World Heritage #0284 – Chitwan National Park

Oct 2, 2015Nepal, South and Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites

Nepal is so varied. From the highest and most barren mountains in the world, to the low-lying, wet and humid jungles – like this one.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes more than a thousand properties with outstanding universal value. They are all part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

 

Official facts

Country: Nepal

Date of Inscription: 1984

Category: Natural site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s short description of site no. 0284:

At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the ‘Terai’ region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger.

 

My visit

No, we did not spot any tiger. Hardly anyone does. Nevertheless it was a pleasant visit to a wonderful place, so peaceful and calm, so relaxing. Hiking in the forest, riding in a dugout canoe down the river, or rhino watching from the top of an elephant, Chitwan is a place not to be missed.

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