Chitwan is situated in the southern part of Nepal and is famous for the National Park which is home to myriad animals and birds (some of them endangered). It is situated in the lowlands popularly called the Terai. The word Chitwan itself means “heart of the jungle” and is considered one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia. It is the habitat for the famous Bengal Tiger and the endangered one-horned Rhino.
Bardia National Park was declared a national reserve in 1976 and covers an area of 374 square miles. The Babai River runs along to the south of the park while the Shivalik Hills adorn its northern extremes. The park comprises of grasslands and forests. Bardia has a large number of deer species like the Chital, the Hog Deer, Barasingha, Sambar and the Swamp deer among others.