Royal Chitwan National Park

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Nepal has wide range of green forest throughout the nation. It has lots of wild national parks to perverse the forest itself and the animals that live inside it as well. The illegal poaching and hunting has made so many of the animals extinct in Nepal as well. So these national park helps to prevent those sort of illegal activities.

Amongst all Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP)is the oldest national park of Nepal. It was established in 1973 and was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It nearly covers an area of 932 km². The RCNP is located at the foot of the Himalayas in the Terai region. It xtends up to Chitwan, Makawanpur, and Bara districts of Narayani Zone of the mid-development region. There RCNP is home to at least 43 species of mammals, 450 species of birds, and 45 species of amphibians and reptiles in Nepal. A few of these animals include sambars, chitals, rhesus monkeys, and langurs. Amongst these animals the most precious and rich in flora and fauna are single-horned Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and the Bengal tiger. The climate of this area is tropical.

Lots of kings in the past used it as their big game of hunting until 1951 A.D. The park now is the main attraction for tourists who are nature lover. The tourist from different countries come here for rafting, safari, trekking, canoeing, elephant riding, etc. There are many hotels, lodges, and resorts outside the nation park for the comfort of the tourists

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