The word 'Chitwan' means 'Heart of the Jungle.
The area covered: Chitwan National Park covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi).
Location: It is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the districts of Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur.
Altitude: Ranging from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills
Headquarter: The park's headquarters is in Kasara.
Climate and Temperature: Chitwan national park consists of tropical monsoon climate with high humidity all through the year
Since the conclude of the 19th century Chitwan - Heart of the Forest – utilized to be a favorite hunting earth for Nepal’s administrating class across the winter seasons. Till the 1950s, the excursion from Kathmandu to Nepal’s South was onerous as the span might merely be grasped by foot. Thus, in an span recognized as Four Mile Forest cozy camps were set up for the outdated large game hunters and their entourage, whereas they stayed for a couple of months enkindling hundreds of tigers, Rhinoceroses, leopards and sloth bears.
In 1950, Chitwan’s forest and grasslands spread above extra than 2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi) and was residence to concerning 800 rhinos. After poor farmers from the mid-hills advanced to the Chitwan Valley in find of arable earth, the span was afterward opened for area, and poaching of wildlife came to be rampant.
In 1957, the country's early conservation regulation inured to the protection of Rhinos and their habitat. In 1959, Edward Pritchard Gee undertook a survey of the span, suggested conception of a protected span north of the Rapti Stream and of a wildlife sanctuary south of the stream for an examination era of ten years. Later his consecutive survey of Chitwan in 1963, this period for both the Fauna Preservation Area and the Global Coalition for Conservation of Nature, he suggested expansion of the sanctuary to the south.
In 1977, the park was increased to its present span of 932 km2 (360 sq mi). In 1997, a bufferzone of 766.1 km2 (295.8 sq mi) was added to the north and west of the Narayani-Rapti stream arrangement, and amid the south-eastern frontier of the park and the global frontier to India.
The park’s headquarter is placed in Kasara. Close-by the Gharial and Turtle Conservation Breeding Centres have been established. In 2008, a Vulture breeding centre was inaugurated aiming at grasping up to 25 pairs of every single of the two Gyps vultures’ species nowadays critically endangered in Nepal - the Oriental white-backed vulture and the slender-billed vulture.
Chitwan National Park is considered to be one of Asia's best national parks for viewing wildlife.
There are at least 68 mammal species found within Chitwan including the Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears, smooth-coated otters, Bengal foxes, honey badgers.
Approximately two-thirds of the globally threatened species of birds found in Nepal are found in Chitwan National Park.
There have been as many as 543 different bird species recorded in the park.
There are still butterfly, insect, and moth species being newly recorded in Chitwan National Park.
Day 01: Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan
Day 02: Chitwan Tharu cultural program:
Day 03: Chitwan Safari
Day 04: Birdwatching and back to Kathmandu
Day 01Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to ChitwanThe trip starts at Kathmandu. Transportation from Kathmandu to Chitwan, transportation available by air and road. On reaching chitwan, Arrival Refreshment Briefing about our resort & its facilities. Lunch, Village tour on Ox cart Dinner Enjoy our B3 Bar service
Day 02Chitwan Tharu cultural program: Wake up with the sunrise, Breakfast, walking Jungle tour, Lunch program, private Jeep safari, Tharu cultural program in Chitwan.
Day 03Chitwan Safari Wake up with the sunrise, Breakfast, Elephant Back Safari, Lunch program, Canoe ride, Nature walk, Visit to the Elephant breeding center, Dinner, Enjoy our B3 Bar service
Day 04Birdwatching and back to Kathmandu Wake up, Tea & coffee, Bird watching tour Breakfast, Proceed to airport and fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your own Hotel.
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