Chitwan National Park stands today as a successful testimony of nature
conservation in South Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal
established in 1973 to preserve a unique ecosystem significantly
valuable to the whole world. The park covering a pristine area of 932
sq. km is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern
central part of Nepal. The park has gained much wider recognition in
the world when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage
Site in 1984.
Formerly, the Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was
exclusively managed as a hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Ministers
and their guests until 1950. In 1963, the area south of Rapti was
demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. In 1970, His late Majesty King
Mahendra had approved in principle the creation of Royal Chitwan
Time to Visit
October to February
Nearest airport is in
Kathmandu which is connected with Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai and
many more cities of India.
Royal Chitwan is well
connected by good network of roads from India and Nepal.
Chitwan National Park
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay