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Why visit Chitwan National Park?

The very first of Nepal’s national parks, Chitwan National Park was established in 1973 and granted the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Chitwan translates to “heart of the jungle”, and is home to the one-horned rhino and the royal bengal tiger.

Chitwan National Park is home to many endangered animals such as the one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile and fresh water gangetic dolphin.

Wildlife enthusiasts will also find a thriving population of four types of deer, two types of monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, elephant and leopard. Additionally, the park boasts 565 bird species, including the endangered Bengal florican, making this destination a paradise for bird lovers.

Why Visit?

  • Discover many endangered animals such as the one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile and fresh water gangetic dolphin.
  • Experience an unforgettable elephant back safari through the grassland and riverine forests of the Park in search of its exceptional wildlife.
  • Unwind on a tranquil boat ride on the Rapti River, looking out for fish-eating crocodile and migratory birds along the way.

Climate

Summer (March – June)
Min 18°C/64°F Max 35°C/95°F

Winter (October – February)
Min 7°C/45°F Max 24°C/75°F

Monsoon season lasts from June to September