With the formation of a stable government and political stability in the country, the number of tourists visiting the Chitwan National Park (CNP) has gone up in the recent days.
Along with the rise in the tourists’ arrival, the revenue collection has also increased, according to the Information Officer of CNP Nurendra Aryal.
A total of 133,171 tourists visited CNP and buffer zone areas in the first ten months of the current fiscal year. Altogether 88,939 tourists from third countries visited the CNP while 13,408 from SAARC countries and 30,824 Nepalis reached the national park and buffer zone areas. During the period, Rs 215 million in revenue was collected against Rs 225 million in revenue.
Last year, a total of 139,978 tourists had visited the CNP including 88,019 from third countries and 15,906 from SAARC nations.
The entrepreneurs have expected strong inflow of tourists in the last two months of the current fiscal resulting in the highest number of tourists compared to the last three fiscal years.