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With the globalization of the village tourism, many countries, including Nepal, have been promoting beautiful villages as destinations for village tourism. Throughout the world, village tourism has been identified as an important tool to alleviate poverty in rural areas. In Nepal too, many villages has been identified as destination for village tourism. Visitors visiting the area not only consume the locally grown products but also buy local handicrafts as souvenirs. This provides villagers with alternative source of income apart from the traditional farming, which will in turn help alleviate poverty thereby lifting the living standards of the locals.
Nepal's Terai possesses a beauty that is totally unexpected in a country known mainly for soaring snow-covered mountains. Chitwan, a majestic and powerful location teeming with wildlife hosts one of Asia's finest national parks, renowned for its dense concentration of wildlife. Seas of elephant grass ripple beneath a magnificent sunset and pervasive sense of relaxation soaks in deeper, the longer you stay.
Chitwan literally means 'heart of the jungle' and in recent years, Chitwan tops the list of things to do in Asia. With its astounding wildlife, Chitwan is a true wildlife adventure. Elephant rides, jeep tours, bird watching and canoe trips offer a different slant on the luxuriant teeming forest.
Royal Chitwan National Park - Sal forests cover 70% of the area and there are about 600 species of plants and are home to the only significant number of one-horned rhinos and other endangered species like the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Gangetic Dolphins and the Gharial Crocodile. There are altogether over 43 species of large mammals, 526 species of birds, 150 different types of butterflies, 126 species of fish and 49 species of reptiles.