While the high Himalaya makes up Nepals northern region, the southern flatland known as the Terai is covered with dense tropical jungle. The safari destinations here offer exciting opportunities to view wild animals and birds from elephant-back, jeep, boat or on foot.
The best season is October-March. April-June is hot (above 40 degrees Celsius) and July-September is rainy. The resorts listed below offer convenient package tours which include transport, jungle activities, cultural show, accommodation and meals.JUNGLE RESORTS AND LODGES
CHITWAN JUNGLE LODGE
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Durbar Marg; Tel: 228918, 228458, 222679; Fax: 977-1-228349; E-mail: wildlife@ resort.wlink.com.np; Website: www. nepalonline.net/junglelodge
Chitwan Jungle Lodge offers jungle activities including elephant rides, nature walks, canoe rides, bird-watching, Tharu stick dances and jungle drives. Two/three-night packages with special discount for local residents and visitors from SAARC member countries. Chitwan Jungle Lodge is a government concession holder.
GAIDA WILDLIFE CAMP
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Durbar Marg; Tel: 227425, 220940; Fax: 977-1-227292
Gaida Wildlife Camp provides accommodation in timber-framed bungalows at its lodge and in spacious tents with attached baths at its jungle camp. Services of naturalists, elephant rides, slide shows, Tharu dance presentations, nature walks, canoe rides, jungle drives, and treks are available. Established in 1977. Gaida Wildlife Camp is a government concession holder.
ISLAND JUNGLE RESORT
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Durbar Marg; Tel: 220162, 229116; Fax: 977-1-225615; E-mail: island@ mos.com.np; Website: www.visitnepal.com/ islandresort
Island Jungle Resort, located on Bandarjhola island, provides accommodation both in spacious safari tents and lodges. Under its 2-night/3-day package, it offers a variety of jungle activities which include elephant rides, jungle walks, bird watching sessions, canoeing, cultural tours and so on. Island Jungle Resort is a government concession holder.
MACHAN WILDLIFE RESORT
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Durbar Marg; Tel: 225001, 245401, 245402; Fax: 977-1-240681; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www. south-asia.com
Machan Wildlife Resort combines wildlife activities with ecologically viable resort facilities. It offers "wilderness in comfort and style" and has the only swimming pool inside the park. Expert naturalists, friendly and professional staff and a herd of elephants ensure a quality wildlife experience. The resorts design reflects the traditional indigenous architecture of the region. Machan is a government concession holder.
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Kantipath; Tel: 221585, 225780, 227559; Fax: 977-1-220178
Temple Tiger offers a variety of programs including 3-day safari packages, 5-day rafting/jungle packages, 4-day Kathmandu Valley treks and 10 and 15-day Tibet overland itineraries. Chitwan programs include elephant safaris, canoe floats, escorted jungle treks, bird-watching tours, nature walks, slide shows and cultural program. Record number of sight-seeing of tigers, rhinos, crocodiles and deer. Subsidiary companies include Venture Travel, Venture Treks and Expeditions and Mountain River Venture. Temple Tiger is a government concession holder.
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: Lazimpat; Tel: 411225; Fax: 977-1-414075, 419126; E-mail: info@ tigermountain.com
Our tree-top hotel Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge is built with materials taken from the forest itself. We use solar power inside the lodge and serve Nepalese and Western cuisine. Tiger Tops Tented Camp consists of 12 large safari tents each with comfortable twin beds and attached bathroom unit. The thatched central Golghar has a fully-stocked bar and a central fireplace. Built in the traditional architectural style of the Tharu tribe, the Tiger Tops Tharu Safari Resort consists of "longhouses" constructed with local materials. Elephants take you on safari, and trained naturalists on escorted walks. We take you on nature walks, bird-watching, jungle treks, land rover drives, wildlife viewing and photography from specially constructed blinds or machans. Tiger Tops is a government concession holder.
Kathmandu Office: Pulchowk; Tel: 525015-18; Fax: 977-1-521291, 524139; E-mail: bachan@ nbe.mos.com.np
Our jungle lodge features rustic-style cottages. Swim, play tennis or just laze in the garden. Ride an elephant, canoe or walk in the Royal Chitwan National Park to encounter rare and unusual treasures of nature. Stroll along sleepy farmlands and ethnic villages. Our ethos is environment conservation, simply because we care. Safari Narayani is a government concession holder.
BAGHMARA WILDLIFE RESORT
Baghmara, Sauraha, Chitwan; Tel: 056-60250
Kathmandu Office: Thamel, Jyatha, Hotel Blue Diamond Complex; Tel: 222180, 221859, 222270, 226320, 226907, 242533; Fax: 977-1-226392; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baghmara Wildlife Resort is situated on the bank of the Budhi Rapti river in an isolated northern area of the National Park, next to the deep Baghmara forest. Our resort is spread over an area of 24,000 sq mt and has modern amenities. All rooms have A/C, TV, telephone and fan, with attached bath and 24-hour hot and cold water. The resort has a swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, a restaurant serving Nepalese, Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine and the Rhino Bar.
CHITWAN PARK COTTAGE
Sauraha; Tel/Fax: 977-56-29370
Here you are pampered by kind Tharu hospitality as we lead you through a fun-filled jungle holiday. Located near the Tharu Village, the resort comprising of timber framed cottages combines local ethnic culture with modern living. Our wildlife activities include nature walk, elephant-back safari, bird watching, canoeing trip, Tharu village tour, deep jungle drive and a visit to the elephant breeding center.
CHITWAN RESORT CAMP
Kathmandu Office: c/o Mandala Book Point, Kantipath; Tel: 227711, 245570, 249555, 255444; Fax: 977-1-248553, 255921; E-mail: email@example.com
Chitwan Resort Camp is located in the heart of Sauraha in a unique location to explore the park. It is run by a team of professionals having several years of experience in wildlife activities and who deal in different in different package programs at Royal Chitwan National Park only. All rooms have attached bath with 24-hour running hot and cold water. We have discount package programs for overseas residents and volunteers in Nepal.
Kathmandu Office: P.O. Box 3828, Jamal; Tel: 231271, 221854; Fax: 977-1-521057
Far from the towns fret and dust, Green Mansions lies on the edge of the Community Forests Reserve, overlooking the tall green tropical trees. Constructed on the lines of a tribal village, the resort has two six-room and four two-room blocks - each room with its own veranda and ensuite toilet. The large central building houses the dining room, bar and a reading corner. A cooling pool filled with lotus and fish surrounds the building. A swimming pool with an outdoor barbecue and Garden Bar scheduled for completion soon. Welcome to the informal ambiance of Green Mansions.
HOTEL HERMI TAGE
Sauraha; Tel: 056-80090
Kathmandu Office: P.O. Box 12220, Tridevi Marg; Tel/Fax: 977-1-424390; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; URL: www.dataforce. net/~krishna/index.htm
Located on the bank of the river bordering the Royal Chitwan National Park, the hotel has been uniquely designed to provide utmost physical comfort, mental peace and thrilling aesthetic pleasure. Magnificent sunset views can be enjoyed from the 12 double-bed rooms which have attached baths and running hot and cold water. Twelve more rooms coming up in the near future. From the dining room, one can see animals bathing. Restaurant serves international cuisine. The hotel offers one night/two day, two night/three day and three night/four day packages.
JUNGLE LAGOON SAFARI LODGE
Royal Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu Office: G.P.O. Box 2455, Thamel; Tel: 258427; Fax: 977-1-248493; E-mail: email@example.com
Situated on the bank of the Rapti river which forms the northern boundary of the Royal Chitwan National Park. Sweeping views of lush green forests to the south and snow-capped mountains to the north. Accommodation in individual bungalows with attached bathroom, running hot and cold water. Restaurant serves Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Continental cuisine prepared by trained cooks under highly hygienic conditions and has a well-stocked bar. Laundry services, ISD/STD facilities and a Nepal Bank exchange counter. Programs tailored to maximize adventure while going on elephant back safari, canoeing down the Rapti river, visiting the elephant breeding center, bird watching and nature walk - all escorted by our trained jungle guides.
JUNGLE NEPAL RESORT
Sauraha, Chitwan; Tel: 056-29363 (PP)
Kathmandu Office: P.O. Box 412, Kwabahal, Thamel; Tel: 227752, 256517, 245069; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer comfortable rooms with attached bath, and 24-hour running hot and cold water in our traditional Tharu huts. We have maintained an environment of "jungle within a jungle" inside the resort conducive to guest relaxation. Our restaurant offers delicious local, Oriental and Continental cuisine. We assure you a comfortable stay with best services from our experienced staff members.
JUNGLE SAFARI LODGE
Royal Chitwan National Park, Sauraha; Tel: 056-60061
Kathmandu Office: Thamel; Tel: 416300, 416918, 420316; Fax: 977-1-417146; E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jungle Safari Lodge has extensive experience in the field of hospitality. The lodge, in one form or the other, has been operating for more than 15 years. Indeed, it was one of the first to be established in the Chitwan National Park area. Not only do we assure you the best possible ways to experience wildlife and their habitat in Chitwan, we also promise the best of services available.
The lodge offers a variety of jungle activities, including elephant rides, canoe trips, jungle walks, bird watching, village tours and cultural programs. In addition to the 2-night/ 3-day package program, it arranges optional camping in the park as well as jeep drives.
JUNGLE WORLD NEPAL
Chitwan; Tel/Fax: 056-60180
Kathmandu Office: Thamel; Tel: 416683; Fax: 977-1-419436; E-mail: email@example.com. np; firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www. view-nepal.com/jwn
Located in a peaceful area with a nice garden and rooms with modern facilities, Jungle World Nepal has many attractions. A variety of jungle activities is conducted inside the Royal Chitwan National Park by professional staff. Modern communication system is available. We also have the Green Heaven Bar and a 300-person conference hall.
THE RHINO RESIDENCY RESORT
Royal Chitwan National Park, Sauraha
Kathmandu Office: Durbar Marg; Tel: 231198, 220697; Fax: 977-1-231200; E-mail: rhino@ residency.wlink.com.np; Website: www. speedweb2000.com/rhino
Our resort is located in a tranquil area by the banks of the Rapti river just south of Sauraha. It is a mere minutes walk from the National Park. Our Resort of 24 rooms is housed in three round blocks, each comprising of eight air-conditioned rooms with attached baths and 24-hour hot and cold running water supply. Our restaurant serves Indian, Chinese, Nepalese and Continental cuisine, and our bar boasts of the worlds best beverages. Our well-trained staff is ever ready to offer you the best in services and hospitality.
We offer you nature walks; briefing about elephants, bathing with them and elephant ride safari; slide show presentations, Tharu cultural dance programs, village tours, jungle excursions, jungle drives, bird watching tours and other wildlife related and cultural activities besides the use of our facilities like the swimming pool, tennis court, library, mini museum, conference room (for 60 people) and more.
Kathmandu Office: P.O. Box 1912, Tripureswor; Tel: 265454; Fax: 977-1-265453; E-mail: email@example.com.
Rhino Resort has come up with a new concept in jungle safari tour. Its modern bungalows with deluxe rooms provide homely comfort and the best service. It is situated in one of the best parts of the Chitwan jungle where bird watching and game viewing are abundant. Rhino Resort delights its guests every evening by serving free drinks with live folk music and cultural dance. It is a good place to capture true nature for complete satisfaction.
ROYAL PARK HOTEL
Sauraha; Tel: 056-80061
Kathmandu Office: P.O. Box 8964; Thamel; Tel: 412987; Fax: 977-1-411085; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is situated at an excellent location facing the Rapti river and the National Park. One can observe rhinos across the river. It is now under German management and also has facilities for the handicapped. There is a small library as well as a collection of big game hunting photographs of the Rana period.
River front, Sauraha, Chitwan; Tel: 056-60189; Fax: 977-56-60235
Kathmandu Office: Tel: 224318, 226058; Fax: 977-1-226058; E-mail: email@example.com. com.np
Tiger Camp is not only the best place for wildlife viewing, but also perfect for relaxation, entertainment and honeymoon. Our ecologically friendly bio-gas plant and animal and fuel-wood farm enhance the cause of "green peace". The cottages blend perfectly with the natural surrounding, the interior decoration of our standard rooms is luxurious by any standard for the thick jungle and our deluxe rooms are fitted with air-coolers and have bath tubs for relaxation. Our machan rooms stand on stilts and are truly unique. Tiger Camp is also suitable for Yoga practitioners and culture enthusiasts.
TIGER'S ISLAND RESORT
Kulehani, Nawalparasi; Tel: 056-24173
Kathmandu Office: Thamel, near Hotel Manang; Tel/Fax: 977-1-439392
A Franco-Nepalese joint venture, the resort has just opened at Bandarjhola island, a stones throw from the Royal Chitwan National Park. Spread over five acres, the resort offers 12 spacious double-bed rooms with modern amenities in six cottages from the rooftops of which you can watch wildlife. The Chital Restaurant and Bar for 30 pax serves a variety of cuisine prepared by an experienced chef. The resort also has a jacuzzi and a swimming pool. Two night/three day, 3 night/four day packages available at competitive rates.
BARDIA JUNGLE COTTAGE
Royal Bardia National Park, Thakurdwara; Tel: 084-29714
Kathmandu Office: Shakti Travels & Tours, Lazimpat; Tel: 428552, 428691; Fax: 977-1-428691; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.visitnepal.com/shaktitravels
At Bardia Jungle Cottage, accommodation is in typical Tharu-style cottages made of bamboo, timber and clay. The comfortable cottages have attached bathroom with running hot and cold water. The resort offers a number of activities - elephant-back safari, swimming in the nearby river, nature walks, jungle drive, bird watching, Tharu cultural program, cycling tour to the Black Buck area, canoeing trips, rafting and much more. Its restaurant serves Nepalese and Continental cuisine.
RHINO LODGE BARDIA
Royal Bardia National Park, Shiwapur-9, Thakurdwara; Tel: 084-29720
Kathmandu Office: Thamel; Tel: 416300, 420316, 416918; Fax: 977-1-417146; E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhino Lodge is located only five minutes away from the elephant stable and 20 minutes away from the park headquarters. The lodge offers comfortable cottage accommodation with attached bathrooms with hot and cold water. Covering a large area, the lodge is set amidst well maintained lawns, walkways and gardens full of colorful flowers. Its restaurant serves Nepalese and Continental cuisine. We provide elephant rides and four wheel drives that take you deep into the jungle to observe wildlife as well as birds.
KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE CAMP
Kathmandu Office: Kamaladi; Tel: 226130, 247078, 247079; Fax: 977-1-224237
Situated at the northeastern corner of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the camp consists of 12 large, comfortably furnished tented rooms with en-suite facilities as well as a separate dining room and bar. Guests are taken on boat rides, nature walks and jeep rides to observe the flora and fauna of the reserve.
MD Publishing Co.
Tripureswor, P. O. Box 3525, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: 260327, 256003 . Telex: 2611 EMC NP. Fax: 977-1-261159.
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