Due to the approach of the monsoon season, the Chitwan National Park has decided to cease jungle safaris, jungle walks, and other activities within the park beginning June 15.

With the arrival of the monsoon in Nepal and its slow spread across the country, the park, Nepal’s first wildlife-protected area, decided to halt these activities to avoid dangers and damages caused by the monsoon rains.

Chitwan National Park decided to protect the forest trail and human lives from monsoon-related calamities and tree felling.

During the monsoon, the park has also closed tourism activities such as boating on the Rapti River.

In the park, which is home to 68 recorded mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 126 species of fish, a jungle safari is one of the most popular tourist attractions and most significant revenue generator activity.