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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK:
Located in the Terai region of Nepal,
with its abundant natural wealth, Chitwan makes a great place for nature
lovers. Resorts and Hotels are numerous in this tourist hot spot as visitors
may spend weeks marveling in the glorious Sal hardwood forest and
"elephant grass" savannah.
A visitor may hop on an elephant's
back and go in search of the famous single-horned Rhinoceros, a beast who's
hide gives bullets a difficult time to penetrate. Chitwan is also home
to tigers, leopards, sloth bear, antelope, several types of deer, and monkeys.
A vast number of bird species along with thousands of exotic plants dwell
in Chitwan as well.
The Chitwan National Park opened as
a solution to problems caused by the mass immigration to the lowlands of
the Terai region. When hill people started moving to the region in the
1950's, they cleared the forests to make way for farming. More than half
the forest had disappeared in a short span of 10 years. By this time, the
human population in the region tripled while wildlife population drastically
In order to reverse some of this devastation,
the Chitwan National Park opened in 1973 and the Royal Nepalese Army deployed
there to prevent poaching. The park now preserves a magnificent array of
wildlife the world can marvel over.
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