Situated a 40-minute drive from Bharatpur airport, overlooking lush forests on the edge of Chitwan, Nepal’s oldest national park, Tharu Lodge is a charming and peaceful wilderness retreat offering a unique blend of both wildlife and cultural experiences.
Set in tranquil gardens and designed in traditional Tharu style, this newly renovated, rustic chic lodge is the perfect spot for adventure-seekers who are looking for an intimate and remote escape with warm hospitality, personalised service and modern facilities.
12 comfortable fan-cooled rooms, including nine very elegant signature rooms, feature en-suite shower rooms with water heated by solar panels.
The food at Tharu Lodge is superb. Sumptuous Nepali and international dishes are prepared using freshest local organic produce. Meals are served in the dining hall, al fresco under the shade of a tree or on your verandah.
Tharu Lodge provides a wide variety of exhilarating wildlife safaris on foot, by boat, by jeep and on elephant back, giving you the chance to spot crocodiles, rhino and the big cats. Get up close and personal to the lodge’s resident elephants, go on guided visits to a local villages, explore the countryside on a bullock cart or head out on a birdwatching tour.
Tharu lodge is the perfect place to unwind. Between safaris you can take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy a game of tennis or laze in a hammock. The lodge is family-friendly and offers a range of enriching experiences for children of all ages, including riding, feeding and helping to bathe the elephants.
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Tharu Lodge Information
- Location & Getting There
Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge enjoys a privileged position in the beautiful Surung Valley just outside of Chitwan National Park, a 40-minute drive from Bharatpur airport.
The lodge is intimate and offers 12 comfortable fan-cooled rooms, including 9 very elegant signature rooms that feature ensuite shower rooms. Solar power heats the water for hot showers in the ensuite baths and also provides power to the reading lamps and ceiling fans.
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
- Dining: 1 restaurant
Tharu Lodge provides a wide variety of exhilarating wildlife safaris on foot, by boat, by jeep and on elephant backs during which time guests will observe exotic wild animals. Get up close and personal to the lodge’s 5 resident elephants, go on guided visits to a local villages by foot, explore the countryside on a bullock cart, head out on a birdwatching tour or board a gentle boating safari down the peaceful Narayani River. These are the best ways to experience rural Nepali life and absorb the simplicity of a farming community.
Children are welcome, with a range of activities for them including riding and bathing elephants.