Fewer Foreign Tourists Visit Chitwan National Park

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Fewer Foreign Tourists Visit Chitwan National Park

While Nepal is gearing toward the largest ever promotion campaign 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' that will start in less than a month, foreign tourist arrivals to Chitwan National Park shrink.

Together with Meghauli, Patihani, Madi and Devghat, Chitwan National Park is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Nepal – besides mountains, of course – that draw large numbers of visitors every season. 

Yet numbers of foreing tourists in 2019 droppped by about 3 percent in 2019 over the same period last year. At the same time the share of visitors from SAARC countries and Nepali nationals in the total number of tourists who visited Chitwan, grew impressively by 26.85 percent. It is a very positive tendency that shows the country's tourist industry is reviving after the devastating earthquake of 2015 and economic blockade imposed by India which resulted in a drastical fall of visitors from SAARC coutnries in the following years.

Located in the south-central Nepal, Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and covers an area of 952.63 sq. km. It is a part of a larger Chitwan-Parsa-Valmiki Tiger Conservation area that comprises a large stretch of alluvial grasslands and subtropical moist deciduous forests. The Chitwan National Park is home to over 700 species of wildlife, including mammmals, insects, reptiles, fish and birds.

In 1984, Chitwan NP was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The main transportation hub for the Chitwan area is the city of Narayangarh in Bharatpur.



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