For a country known for its beautiful mountains, the Gangetic flat lands of the Terai that stretch through the southern part of Nepal provide a wholly different experience. A visit to Nepal remains incomplete without seeing the beauty of the Terai and Chitwan is the best place to do so.
The Royal Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. Chitwan has over 50 different species of mammals, 400 different species of birds, and 65 different types of butterflies in its hardwood Sal forests, riverine vegetation, and “elephant grass” savannah. More than 70 different species of grass grow here. The most famous wildlife in Chitwan is perhaps the single-horned Asian rhinoceros and the Bengal tiger. Other wild mammals one may see are leopards, various types of deer, monkeys, sloth bear, and antelope.