Chitwan National Park is listed as a Natural World Heritage Site and is the most popular safari destination in Nepal. It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. It covers a unique ecosystem, containing hills, ox-bow lakes, and floodplains. Dominated by Sal forests, the park has 50 species of grasses. The 56 species of animals include the endangered one- horned rhino, the spotted chital, Royal Bengal tiger, Gharial crocodile, gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard, cobra Krait and the rat snake. 544 species of birds and 126 species of fish have been found in the park
Elephant safari provides an opportunity to get a closer view of the endangered One-horned Rhinoceros. You may also get a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger. Visitors can get information on the domesticated elephant and the baby elephants born at the Elephant Breeding Center at Khorsor in Sauraha.
The best time to visit Chitwan National Park is from October to February, this is the dry season and many possibilities of seeing the tiger and other wildlife as they are more likely to visit waterholes in a few concentrated areas. It is also possible to visit Chitwan from March to May, however, the grasses are seen growing longer allowing some of the animals to hide and from June onward it gets very hot and humid.
The summer days are typically hot with 30 degree Celsius on average day temperature. The monsoon usually begins at the end of June and continues until September. The mean annual rainfall is about 2150 mm and during this time of the year rivers are flooded and most of the roads are virtually closed.
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