Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Aug. 12: The highest number of tourists visited the Chitwan National Park (CNP) in the last fiscal year 2070-71 BS.
A total of 173,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited the Chitwan National Park during the period, which was the highest number of the tourists visiting the park so far, said Park Spokesperson, Tikaram Poudel.
According to the Park, number of foreign tourists visiting the Park has increased remarkably.
The Park collected Rs 246.8 million in revenue in the fiscal year 2070-71 BS against Rs 211.5 million in revenue in the previous fiscal year 2069-70 BS. A total of 153,000 tourists had visited the Park in the previous year.
Poudel said that the revenue collected in the last fiscal year was more by 35.3 million than the revenue collected in the fiscal year 2069-70 BS.
As per the statistics provided by the Park, a total of 170,000 tourists had visited the park in the fiscal year 2068-69 BS.
Assistant Conservation officer at the Park, Bishnu Thapaliya, said that the Park has fixed Rs 750 for tourists from SAARC countries, Rs 100 for domestic tourists and Rs 1,500 for tourists from the third world countries as entre fee.
The Park collects a large sum of money from entrÃ©e fee. It has elephant and crocodile breeding centres.