Chitwan, located in the western part of Narayani Zone, Bharatpur, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district is spread over an area of 2,218 sq km and has a population of 472, 048 as on 2001. Chitwan - the word literally means "heart of jungle". One of the prominent tourist’s destinations of Nepal, Chitwan is famous for its Royal Chitwan National Park, which covers an area of 932 sq km. Established in 1973, the National Park is famous for its rich flora and fauna. Recently, it has been enlisted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Apart from its National Park, the place is also popular for its productivity of mustard.
Chitwan Tourist Attractions
Chitwan National Park
Located 120 km South West of Kathmandu, Chitwan National Parkor the Royal Chitwan National Park is the first national park of the country. The place, known for tigers, is home to rich flora and fauna. The national park is home to around 43 species of mammals, more than 450 species of birds, and over 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. Tourists can hear the roar of tigers, chirping of birds, ripples in water and can indulge themselves in the pleasure of watching wild animals following their daily routines. The best time to visit Chitwan National Park is from October to May.
Elephant ride provides tourists with an opportunity of exploring the vast flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. Rhino and other dangerous species can be seen from a distance, on the back of elephant.
Jeep safari can also be good option to explore Chitwan National Park. Some of the rear species can be spotted in the National Park, by taking a ride in jeep.
Water rafting is a quiet adventurous option in Chitwan National Park. Tourists can explore the diverse wildlife by boating as well. The river trip takes two to three days to explore the jungle to its fullest.