Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the ‘Terai’ region, which formerly extended over the foothills of Nepal. The Chitwan National Park is enlisted in the Natural World Heritage List and was, together with Parsa Wildlife Reserve, created out of the once fertile rice and wheat fields that swiftly covered the Rapti Valley after the fall from power of the Rana dynasty in the 1950s. The park was the first of Nepal’s extensive network of wildlife sanctuaries. It is rich in flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros inhabits the park, which is also one of the last refuges for the endangered Royal Bengal tigers. Besides the beautiful flora and fauna, which makes Chitwan worth a visit, it also has many other options such as rafting, jeep safari, canoe trips, paragliding, home stay, and trekking.
Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail
This unspoiled trail is an ideal choice for those seeking cultural interaction away from the popular, commercialised routes. Home stays are required, as very few foreigners visit this trail and facilities have not been constructed for tourists. The trek can be conveniently combined with a visit to the (natural) World Heritage Site of Chitwan National Park at Sauraha. More information on this trail can be found under Chitwan Chepang Hills Trail
Meghauli is one of the richest villages in Chitwan in terms of wildlife, different cultures, and sports and it is located in the adjacent of Chitwan National Park. National crocodile breeding pond and Meghauli herbal farming in the buffer zone are the main attractions. It is the best area for bird watching, site seeing and varieties of wildlife. More information on this village can be found under Meghauli
YouTube Impression of Chitwan