Chitwan (which means heart of the jungle) lays in the southern belt of Nepal and is popular for its National reserves. Chitwan was a dense forest ruled by Tharus and you will still see the Tharus in the reserve areas. Chitwan National Park, the oldest parks in Nepal has diverse species of flora and fauna. The parks have rare species like the Bengal Tiger, Gharial, Asian Rhinoceros and also other animals such as Leopards, Mugger Crocodile, Indian Rock Python and several species of Deers. Part of Chitwan which has the Bis Hazari (20 Thousand) Lakes is a beloved habitat for birds and reptile families.
Chitwan connects the major metropolitan Kathmandu and Pokhara with the western and southern parts of Nepal which are the trade boarders with India. Hence, Chitwan has become the hub of trading and is attracting a lot of businesses.