Tourism > Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the oldest and first park in Nepal. It was established in 2030 B.S. (1973AD) following approval by the late King Mahendra in December 1970. It has been included under the list of World Heritage Site in 1984 AD. The Chitwan National Park is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. It has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.
It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of fauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.