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Highest numbers of tourists visited CNP last year


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The number of tourists visiting the Chitwan National Park (CNP) reached a record high in Fiscal Year 2014/15

Spokesperson for CNP, Tikaram Poudel, said a total of 173,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited the Chitwan National Park during this period, the highest number of the tourists visiting the park so far.

A total of 153,000 tourists visited CNP in the previous year. The number of foreign tourists visiting the park has remarkably increased, added Poudel.  

The park collected Rs 246.8 million in revenue in Fiscal Year 2014/15 against Rs 211.5 million in the previous year.

As per the statistics provided by Chitwan National Park, 170,000 tourists had visited the park in Fiscal Year 2011/12.

Assistant Conservation Officer at the Park, Bishnu Thapaliya, said that CNP has fixed Rs 750 for tourists from SAARC countries, Rs 100 for domestic tourists and Rs 1,500 for tourists from other countries, as entry fee.  

The park has elephant and crocodile breeding centres.