Chitwan is another interesting place to visit due to the Chitwan National Park where a wide variety of wild animals, including Royal Bengal Tigers, one-horned Rhinoceros, among others can be seen. The park is Asia’s best preserved conservation area, where wildlife thrives and their habitats remain intact. It has over 50 different species of mammals, 400 different species of birds, and 65 different types of butterflies in its hardwood Sal forests, riverine vegetation, and savannah. It is a truly wildlife adventure of a different kind – jungle safaris on elephant backs or jeeps, bird watching, canoe rides and jungle walks.
Bish Hazari (20 Thousand) Lake is another attraction which is in the southern corner of Bharatpur nearby Chitwan National Park. The lake is very attractive to the bird lovers and serves as an important bird watching center. The lake area houses lots of crocodiles and this is equally attractive for the reptile lovers.
As a religious site, Devghat is one of the holiest places in Hindu mythology, situated around 7 km north-west of Bharatpur at the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Trisuli Rivers. Confluences of major rivers such as these are considered very holy. During the Makar Sankranti festival in January, Hindu devotees gather in this place to take holy dips in the river. There are a number of sacred and historical sites around Devghat which provide interesting side trips.