Chitwan National Park-ws

The Chitwan National Park, Nepal's first national park lies at the foot of the Himalayas in the Inner Terai lowlands of Chitwan. Covering an area of 932 sq. this is the most well preserved conservation area in all Asia. The park is rich in flora and fauna and has a fascinating variety of mammals and birds. The park preserves some of the last habitats for endangered species like the Greater one-horned rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal tiger. The reserve was designated a national park in 1973 and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.