ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Nepal’s first and most famous national park Estd. In 1973, is situated in the Chitwan covering an area of 932 sq. km covered by deciduous sal is forest. A fifth of the park is made up of the floodplains of the Narayani, Rapti and the Reu Rivers and is covered by dense tall elephant grass interspersed with reverine forests of silk cotton (kapok), acacia and sisam trees.
This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 300 of the endangered Asian One horned rhinoceros and harbors one of the largest populations of the elusive and rare Royal Bengal tiger. Besides rhinos and tiger, Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. There are four species of deer, including the spotted chital, leopard, wild boar rhesus monkey grey Langur monkey wild dog small wild cats, the white stockinet gaur (the world’s largest wild cattle) and many other smaller animals like Wild elephant, Antelope, Striped hyena, Pangolin, Hog deer, Barking deer, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Rate, Palm civet, Wild dog, Reptiles: Lizard, Python, Cobra, more than 45 species of amphibians.
The swampy areas and numerous ox bow lakes of Chitwan provide a home for marsh crocodiles. In a stretch of the Narayani river is found one of they few remaining of populations of the rare and endangered fish only eating gharial, or Gangetic crocodile. Here also is found one of the world’s four species of fresh water dolphins.
For the ornithologist and the amateur bird watcher the park offers excellent possibilities with more than 450 species. Some of the resident specialties are peacocks, several species of woodpecker’s hornbills, Bengal florican, and redheaded trogons. Winter birds such as waterfowl Brahminy duck pintails and bar headed geese amongst many other cold weather visitors are drawn by the sanctuary of the park’s rivers. In the summer the forest is with alive neating migrants such as the fabulous paradise flycatcher, the Indian pitta and parakeets.
Kurintar is situated on the bank of Trishuli River. It is 102Kms from Kathmandu, 98 Kms from Pokhara and a 52Kms from Chitwan. This is the ideal place for those who want to spend their holiday in quiet natural place
It is a small town, eight kilometers southwest of Kathmandu on the top of a hill; Tribhuvan University is located at the foot of the hill. This historic town has many things to offer like old shrines and temples, old houses, the people typically dressed in old traditional customs, people working on ancient loom etc.
Baneshwor, - . Kathmandu Nepal
Valid from 01-Nov-2012 untill 31-Dec-2013
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