This park is the most popular destination for tourist wanting to have a good experience of the regions wildlife. It was declared a national park in 1973. In 1984, UNESCO designated it as Natural World Heritage Site. The park offers protection to 56 species of mammals including the one horned rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, leopard, sloth bear, wild elephant, striped hyena, Gangetic dolphin and wild bison. There are an estimated species of birds, 126 species of fish, 590 species of butterflies and 47 species of reptiles in the park. A recent study also points out the over a third of Nepal's total population is in Chitwan.
Manakamana Cable Car
Manakamana is a holy site of Hindu Pilgrimage. Pilgrims of different places including India come in the thousands to visit and pay homage to goddess Manakamana. ITis believed by the locals that she fulfills our wishes if we pray her by heart. So she is called 'Manakamana" which means 'wish of heart'.
There is only one cable car service in Nepal is Manakamana Cable Car. We can reach the temple of Manakamana by this car. Manakamana Temple is just away three hours from Kathmandu by drive. This is a holy place where hundreds of goats and chickens are sacrificed every day. The cars go straight up to the hilltop and comedown so beautifully which a wonderful experience.