Covering an area of 932 sq. kilometers, the park includes hilly areas of the Shivalik Range covered by deciduous trees. Parts of the park are floodplains of the rivers; Narayani, Rapti, and the Reu. These floodplains are covered by dense tall elephant grass, forests of silk cotton, acacia and Sisam trees. Chitwan National Park was officially established in 1973 and included as a World Heritage Site in 1984. Journey down the river by canoe, watch the sunset over the jungle and keep your eye ours for crocodiles and any one of the 500 birds that inhabit the park. Experience an open jeep safari to the depths of the jungle, locations only known to locals in search of the one-horned rhino, leopards, barking deer, monkeys, wild boar, sloth bears, and the smooth-coated otter.