Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s oldest national park located on southern foothills of Mahabharat mountain range. The park, home to flagship species of Rhinos, Elephants and Tigers, is a world heritage site.
The park is largely covered subtropical rain forests such as Sal, Palash, Silk Cotton Records, Pine and grassland. Records show there are 544 species of birds, 126 species of fish, and 68 species of mammals within the park range. Altogether 22 globally threatened species are being protected in the park including ndangered Bengal Florican, Slender-billed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture and Red-headed Vulture
Thousands of tourists visit Chitwan National Park every year to see rare wild animals in their natural habitat. Jungle safari, elephant bathing, bird watching, canoe ride, research and study. Other attractions of the park are Elephant breeding center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Vulture Breeding Center.
The culture and lifestyles of ethnic Tharu community, the indigenous people of Chitwan, is central to the harmonious relationship between human and nature.
Located about 150km southwest of Kathmandu and 90km southeast of Pokhara. the park is easily accessible by both roads and flights. Public and private vehicles connect Chitwan with major cities of Nepal including Kathmandu and Pokhara. There also regular flights from Kathmandu and Pokhara to Chitwan and vice versa.