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WHC List #0284 – Chitwan National Park

WHC List #0284 – Chitwan National Park

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.

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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