Chitwan is named after the Chitwan valley, located in between the Siwalik and the Mahabharat Ranges. It is one of the 75 districts of Nepal and has a population of around 472, 048. Chitwan is renowned worldwide for the Chitwan National park, which has been given the status of world heritage site. For all those who have a keen interest in wild life and nature, Chitwan is the perfect place to be in. It is also popular for the production of mustard from which mustard oil is made.
Chitwan Tourist Attractions
Chitwan National Park is Chitwan’s prime tourist attraction and holds the credit of being the first national park of the country. Situated in South Nepal, Chitwan National Park was set up in 1973 and is spread over an area of 932km sq. The park, being the country’s natural treasure, is listed among the world heritage sites. The park enhomes seven world class resorts providing the tourist with all requisite facilities. It is home to around 50 species of mammals and around 450 species of birds, with the one horned Rhino and the Royal Bengal tigers being the prime attractions. Chitwan National Park offers many other activities
Jungle safari includes elephant rides, canoe rides on the Jungle Rivers, which provide a close view to the wildlife sheltered in the Park.
An interesting sport, Elephant Polo is unique that draws thousands of tourists to Chitwan, every year.
Canoeing on the Chitwan Rivers to see the waterfalls can be a pleasurable experience. It is a treat to see the elephants showering.
White Water Rafting
White water rafting is an ultimate adventurous activity, which can be enjoyed in Chitwan National Park.