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Chitwan National Park

Chitwan national park is the first national park established in 1984 and covering an area of 952.63 km2. It is located in the subtropical inner Terai lowland of south-central Nepal. The national parks include nawalpur, Parsa, Chitwan, and makwanpur districts of Nepal. The headquarter of the national park is in Kasara. The national parks consist of the ecosystem that includes the churia hills, ox-bow lakes, and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and the Narayani rivers. There is a wide range of vegetation in Chitwan national park. There are more than 700 species of wildlife. Apart from king cobra and rock python, there are 17 other species of snakes, tortoise, and lizards. In the lakes inside the national park, there are 113 recorded species of fish and crocodiles. There were 235 gharials in the Narayani River in the early 1950s and it is now declined to only 38 wild gharials in 2003. Chitwan national park is also home to 68 mammal species. We can experience the chance of spotting the endangered One-horned Rhinos, Royal Bengal Tiger, Deer, Monkeys, Wild Boar and up to 544 species of birds. The elephant safari is also the tourist attraction in Chitwan national park. Not only the elephant ride but the elephant breeding center is another go-to place in Chitwan national park.