Chitwan

Known as the heart of Terai region, Chitwan is located in the central climatic zone of the Himalayas, with a subtropical climate. Being the seventh largest city of Nepal, Chitwan is one of the growing tourism hubs.

The major attraction of Chitwan is the Chitwan National Park that exhibits a wide variety of wild animals like Tiger, leopards, Sloth beers, jackal, rhinoceros, etc in an impressive 932 sq.km. Around 450 species of birds including the migratory birds can be seen with 300 species of butterflies are all found at the national Wildlife Park. 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, which is funded by the government. Anti poaching is on top of their list. In 1984 the park was given the status of a World Heritage Site where the park is currently under the supervision of the Mahendra trust.

Tharu’s, Derai’s, Kuma’s and Boti’s are the local inhabitants of the area and one can get a taste of their cultural dances and craftsmanship. Development has spoiled the area thoroughly. Massive construction and deforestation has resulted in a major threat.