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  • Alex Gillam

Chitwan National Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose dense jungles, verdant plains, and awe-inspiring landscapes play host to some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth. Home to more than 500 species of birds and nearly 70 species of animals, on any given trek through the park you have the chance to observe: Sloth Bears, Spotted Eagles, Elephants, the rare One-Horned Rhinoceros, and, on special occasions, the legendary Bengal Tiger.

After donning your safari togs in the light of the early morning, the opportunities for exploration are endless: you can venture into mist-laden jungles for an up-close look at the critters within, you can hop aboard a canoe to go cruise in search of crocodiles, visit a nearby village for a unique cultural opportunity, or, for a more laidback experience, sit back, grab a pair of binoculars, and enjoy wonderful views of the exotic birds all around you.

Thanks to the government’s active conservation efforts, Chitwan National Park marries the nostalgia of an earlier era with some of Asia’s finest wildlife viewing opportunities; to top it all off, all lodges within the park have been removed, ensuring that you have an excellent game experience unimpeded by the presence of others.

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