Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Chitwan National Park

Nepal

A short bullock-cart ride from the Narayani River, the natural boundary between Chitwan National Park and the surrounding townships, takes you to the doors of Tharu Lodge. Emulating the longhouse style of local Tharu architecture and built from indigenous materials, the lodge overlooks idyllic Terai landscapes, ensuring that nothing but the sounds of the forest interrupt your stay. Dine under a mango tree; then sway in a hammock in the afternoon breeze after a game drive. Try a bird watching tour - the lodge’s naturalists have recorded more than 300 species of birds in the surrounding habitats. You can get to observe and know the lodge’s twelve resident elephants as they wake, graze, bathe, play and feed, and engage with the mahouts´ daily work. Exploring the villages by foot or bullock cart is the best way to experience rural Nepali life.
  • Set out on breathtaking and adrenalin fuelled nature walks with the resident naturalist who will point out the variety of wildlife, birds and other creatures along the way. Other ways to explore the park include canoe rides and jeep drives.
  • 12 en suite lodge rooms designed in a traditional manner await you. Interiors include bamboo blinds, cool decor and wooden furniture naturally finished and treated. 9 en suite safari tents are merged into the property grounds amongst the indigenous vegetation. 
  • A large dining room serves a range of Indian and Continental dishes cooked with fresh ingredients, sourced from neighbouring village gardens. Lively musical performances by Tharu artists can be enjoyed around a camp fire in the evenings. 
  • Open all through the year.
  • Nearest airport - Bharatpur (46 km), Kathmandu (158 km) 
    Nearest park gate - Amaltari (1.2 km)
  • Children of all ages are welcome. They can keep themselves entertained with activities such as tennis, swimming, elephant bathing, bullock cart rides and an elephant safari.  
  • From £116 From price based on lowest category room per night. Enquire direct to get full range of pricing and to book.
  • In-house lodge naturalist
  • Swimming pool

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Chitwan National Park

World famous as one of the first parks to see tigers regularly in the 1970’s, the rich biodiversity of Chitwan National Park has earned its status as a World Heritage Site as one of the last surviving examples of the natural ecosystems of the Terai region. It was the country’s first National Park declared in 1973 and also holds within its boundary a Ramsar Wetland site, the Beezashari Lake. It is a treasure trove for nature enthusiasts and an early pioneer in some of the best practices Read more>>

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