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Chitwan National Park: Biggest Attractions of Nepal

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Chitwan – Chitwan National Park is one of the biggest attractions of Nepal. It’s a shelter to the endangered species and several hundred years old trees. Some people are so keen in visiting the forest that they often skip Kathmandu valley and go directly to spend quality time with nature.

The process of building the forest area was incepted in 1968 but was ready in 1968. It is believed that it was the idea of King Mahendra.

An impressive 932 sq.km is covered with greens, forest, grasslands, Monsoon Rivers and dry riverbeds. 1984 the park was given the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal Chitwan park falls in the Chitwan district. Chitwan is located in the central climatic zone of the Himalayas where monsoon hits after June and stays till late September. Not a preferable time to visit but still lot of nature lovers go especially the Europeans.


September to May is the best time to visit the area. Jungle Safari is a major task, which you can do in there.
Tiger’s leopards, Sloth beers, jackal, rhinoceros, etc are seen widely over the area. 450 species of birds including the migratory birds can be seen with 300 species of butterflies. There are 48 army checkpoints encompassing 1000 people in total living within the area of the National park. Since it’s a national property the Nepalese army and warden’s take care of the place.

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