Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Bharatpur

Royal Chitwan National Park, Chitwan and is the oldest national park of Nepal. It was created in 1973, and was listed in 1984 on the World Heritage List. It covers more than 932 km2 and is home to several animal species in danger of extinction, like Rhinoceros unicornis or the Bengal tiger.

Chitwan means “heart of the jungle.”

The park is located in the lower region of the country, the Terai at the foot of the Himalayas.

The flora of the park is lush with tall grass and sal forests, a large tree. There are also numerous marshy areas.Chitwan_2 Chitwanpostsign DSC_0535 Nepal Chitwan National Park