Chitwan or “Heart of the jungle” is famous as one of the best wildlife-viewing national parks in Asia and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Located in the Terai lowlands of Nepal; it is a mere 20 minute flight from the Kathmandu international airport. The park is famous for its success in conservation of the rare and endangered Greater One-horned Rhinoceros. From about 3000 animals of the species remaining in the wild; 605 are in Chitwan alone; affording excellent photographic opportunities to visitors. Meet this magnificent animal and a host of other creatures namely tigers, leopards, sloth bears and the unusual looking Gharial (crocodile) which is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. An elephant back safari will reveal the beautiful Hog deer hidden away among the Elephant grass: one of the tallest grass in the world standing at 4 metres! The excitement continues with a bird count of 543 making Chitwan National Park a nature lovers’ delight.