Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal and boasts a beautiful setting and abundant wildlife. Established in 1973, this park covers an area of 932 km² (360 m²) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. The altitude varies from 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) higher up in the Churia Hills in the south.
Chitwan National Park is home to many endangered animals, such as the greater one horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, gharial crocodile, fresh water gangetic dolphin and others. In addition, four types of deer, two types of monkeys, wild boar, sloth bear, elephant and leopard can also be found here.
Chitwan National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. It has recorded 634 species of birds, including the most endangered Bengal florican, great pied hornbill and many reptiles, amphibians and fish.