Chitwan National Wildlife Park is widely acknowledged as one of the best national parks in Asia. Chitwan National Park, with an area of 967square kilometers, lies 90 kilometers Arial distance southwest of Kathmandu in the Valley between Shiwalik range which is popularly known as inner Terai. Chitwan National Park listed in the Ntural World Heritage site by UNESCO in1984. Chitwan National Park consists of a diversity of ecosystems-including the Churia hills, Ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, and Narayani Rivers. Chitwan National Park shares its eastern boundary with the Parsa Wildlife ReserveElephant back ride safari is the most popular activity of Chitwan National Park and provides opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros along with other may faunas fond in the park. One may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. The Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor, Sauraha gives you information on captive elephant and the calves born there
There are 43 species of animals recorded in the park, there are an estimated 600 Great One- Horned Rhinoceros and a recentally on tigers shows them to number 106 in all. Other mammals are Leopard, Gaur Wild Elephant, Sloth bear, Fresh water dolphin, Rhesus monkey, Langur, Wild boar, stripped hyena, Jackal, Dhole, Ratel, Palm civet, Mongoose, various antelopes, Samber deer, spotted deer, hog deer, barking deer, etc. Ghariyal, a crocodile native of Chitwan, is most spectacular reptile. Other crocodile species is Magger gohi. Other reptiles are: python, monitor lizard, Pangolin, Tortoise, King Cobra and other 19 snake species. There are 485 different bird species. The forests, grasslands, and wetlands of Nepalese Jungles are habitat for birds. Chitwan National Park in the central Terai lowlands provide some of the best wildlife and nature viewing places in Asia. Visit a wonderful world of lush sub-tropical jungles, tall elephant grass, lakes and rivers home to some of the most endangered animals on earth, the elusive tiger and the prehistoric rhinoceros, including many species of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles. Tour by elephant back, jeep and boat. Savor the forest and its unique sanctuary on a quite nature walk with a guide.