Tourism back on its feet in Chitwan


28th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


CHITWAN,Dec 28:The tourism industry of Chitwan is gradually picking up.

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Along with other cities of Nepal, Chitwan, which had received a huge blow after the earthquakes and blockade at various Nepal-India border points.

After witnessing sudden rise in number of tourists, tourism entrepreneur and hoteliers are expressing hope for better times ahead for tourism industry.

“It will take the same speed as before the earthquake in 2017”president of regional hotel association of Sauraha, Suman Ghimire said.

Some 87,000 domestic and international tourists visited Chitwan National Park - a key attraction in the district – in last financial year. The number of tourist visiting the national park is about 51,000 in fifth month of this financial year.  Due to the blockade and earthquake number of tourist visiting Chitwan highly affected but this year flow of tourist is rising gradually. Tourist from Asia, America, Europe, Australia and other countries and domestic tourist comes to visit Chitwan national park, hoteliers said.

Sauraha is a tourist town seated on the edge of the Chitwan National Park. There are around 200 hotels in Sauraha.

Chitwan National Park is the habitat of rare animals like one-horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, among others. The national park and adjoining forests in the buffer zone are popular destinations for jungle safari.