Chitwan National Park Travel Guide
Drawing your attention towards its tremendous wilderness and an abundance of even the rarest species, the Chitwan National Park is constantly exhibiting its peculiar characteristics which are enabling it to stand out of the crowd and that too antiquely. This national heritage spot has grabbed a noteworthy rank amongst the best national parks all over the world for its highly extended forests, peaceful as well as lush-green environment and also the animals. While passing across varied flora and fauna here, one might spot the one-horned rhinos, monkeys and the deer too. However, just in case you are fortunate enough and the day is in your favour, you can have some of the rarest sights of the Royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bear or a white elephant. Get ready to get awestruck by the attractive flora and fauna of the Chitwan National Park as they are way too above your expectations.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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Living in the wild
Nepal, famous for its closeness to nature, never disappoints the solace seeker & natur lover in a traveler. Situated in south central Nepal in the sub-tropical lowlands, Chitwan National Park is a rich natural area in terai. It comprises of tropical and subtropical vegetation with grassland, riverine and Sal forest. It was designated as a World Heritage site in 1984. It is famous for sheltering One Horned Rinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Surrounded by Rew, Rapti and Narayani rivers, this park has gathered rich experiences in nature conservation. It also boasts of a buffer zone, an area around the park which contains Ramsar Site- Beeshazari Lakes. The park shares its boundaries with Someshwar hill on the western side and Parsa Wildlife Reserve in the eastern side. The park can be entered through the eastern town of Sauraha or the western village Meghauli.
Tourists are provided with many alternatives to enjoy their time in Chitwan National Park. Inside the park, resorts are available for lodging and access to wildlife activities. They can go on a wild Elephant safari seeing The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor and meanwhile enjoy viewing scarce One-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal tiger.
The park is also home to various other enthralling species like leopards, wild boars, sloth bears, monkeys, four horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, deers and birds. Apart from elephant safaris, other methods are also used to travel inside the park like Jeep ride, canoe rides and jungle walk. But for all methods of communication, hiring a guide is immensely recommended. Grasslands are also an important part of Chitwan Nationa Park covering almost 20% of the park. More than 50 different types of grasses are found here some of which can grow upto 8 mtrs. in height.
Among the various places offered by this Park, tourists love to explore Lake Lamital, Lake Devital, Bishajari Tal, Devghtdham and Kailashpuri (religious sites), Balmiki Ashram, Pandvnagar, a historio-religious site. Situated in Kasara, the headquarters of the park, is a museum which has enlightening displays. Also nearby attractions are Bikram Baba, a Hindu religious site and Gharial Breeding Center, which shelters Marsh Mugger and a number of turtles.
The trip to Chitwan National park will definitely compel the traveler to readily come together with the vastness of nature and its innumerable wildlife. To know more about various endangered animals, to look closely at the flora and fauna and to breathe a little fresh air, Chitwan National Park successfully provides all these options.