Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and has granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. This famous park offers a wilderness of rich ecosystem that includes mammals, birds, reptiles and water animals of several kinds. The highlight of this park are the 500 Asian One-Horned rhinoceros and some hundred Royal Bengal tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. Apart from the magnificent Rhino, other creatures like the Asiatic wild elephants, stripe hyenas, hog deer and the Bengal fox are just wonderful to see. The park is the must visit for those who loves to watch the birds playing with the nature. 600 species including indigenous and migrant species such as the spectacular Great Hornbill, Ruddy Shelduck, Pied Kingfisher, Red-headed Trogon and the endangered Bengal florican to name a few.