Nepalese jungles especially the Tarai region are filled with wildlife. Different types of jungle (National Park) of Nepal are preserving a unique ecosystem significantly valuable to the whole world. Formerly the Park was started at Chitwan as a hunting reserve for the Nepalese royalty & nobility. Now days however, the National Parks (jungle) in Nepal have changed into a natural attraction where visitors enjoy a wildlife safari. Among the inhabitants at Chitwan National Park are the one-horned rhino, the Royal Bengal tiger, the Gharyal crocodile and the colorful peacock. Animal lovers, bird watches and sightseers now all enjoy going there. Chitwan National Park is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding wild life sanctuaries in the world.
Chitwan National Park is located 166 Kms Southwest of Kathmandu, 204 Kms Southeast of Pokhara. The National Park is large area of low, heavily forested hills bordering India in the south. It covers nearly 400 square miles. This creates a heaven of wildlife, which also includes leopards, monkeys, and varieties of deer, wild boar and around 400 species of birds. It is also home to nearly 60 Bengal Tigers.
The area has two distinct seasons – the wet monsoon season (June through September) and the dry winter monsoons. The best time to visit the park is March through May and September to December. The nearest airport is Meghauly and Royal Nepal and Everest Air have regular flights to and from Kathmandu.
Chitwan National Park
The Chitwan National Park is one of Asia’s premier wildlife reserves. Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands are home to a variety of mammals and birds including several endangered species. The park is most famous for the Bengal Tiger, and the large population of Asian one-horned rhinoceros, Sloth bear, leopard, sambar barking deer, chital, hog, gaur, gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and not to mention over 350 species of birds, making it a paradise for ornithologists.