Kathmandu - Chitwan
Today we will leave for the Chitwan National Park famous for the Rhinos and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Chitwan National Park is located about 146 km from the capital city Kathmandu with a traveling distance of 06 hrs. Situated in the foothills of Churia ranges is the first national park of Nepal. About 56 species of mammals are found in Chitwan including the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, rhesus monkey, langur, deer, leopard, gaur, wild boar, wild dog and wild cat and about 49 species of amphibians and reptiles are found in Royal Chitwan national park including the endangered long snouted gharial, marsh mugger crocodile and python.
The Chitwan National Park is also very rich in avian life and about 539 species of birds have been recorded here. Some of these are the summer migrant birds like paradise flycatcher, Indian pitta and parakeets etc. during, while winter birds include waterfowl, Brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants and migratory birds from Siberia etc.