Chitwan- The Zone of Fauna and Nature
Chitwan is a spectacular destination for the lover of nature which boasts Nepal’s natural ecosystem and well preserves it.
Chitwan district lies on the southwestern side of Bagmati Province and it is 182 kms away from Kathmandu city. Since it is in the Terai region, the weather is usually very hot. The district headquarter of Chitwan is Bharatpur city. The destination is greatly famous for Chitwan National Park and is abundant in flora, fauna, and some of the rarest animals conserved like the one-horned rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger. You can expect a large number of tourist visits in Chitwan, all thanks to the national park.
People And Their Culture
Ethnic groups of Tharu, Newari, Tamang, Gurung, Darai, Bhojpuri, Magar, and Chepang live here. You can see people celebrating Tharu culture here in mass. Most of them are Hindu but their way of following Hindu culture is a bit different from other parts of the nation. They also celebrate all festivals including Dashain, Tihar, Losar, Holi and many more. And they consider Maghe Sankranti as a New Year.
The Tharus are great at entertaining so you’ll see cultural dances and performances at night and how they enjoy themselves. There is a diversity of people living here and the celebrations are well-harmonized with each other. Them being close to nature and their main occupation being agriculture, the food you devour will also be locally grown.
Famous Attractions In Chitwan
The conversation on Chitwan is incomplete without the mention of Chitwan National Park. It is the first national park in Nepal and rightfully so; it has everything you could experience in the hands of nature. There is an exciting jungle safari, bird watching, and animal watching that thousands of visitors are attracted to every year.
There is Jalbire Waterfall and Bishazari Lake where you can retreat into peace as the water body and the beautiful green hills calm and entice you at the same time. And there are cultural guest houses and villages in Chitwan and Sauraha. These will bring you in direct contact with their lifestyle and culture and how they cherish what they have.
And, Devghat is one of the most sacred places in Nepal that Hindus worship with great devotion. It is famous not just for that reason, but also because of its eye-catching geographical and wildlife features. Being located at the point where Seti Gandaki and Krishna Gandaki meet, it is a great cultural center for its believers.