A Riverside Rendezvous! Barahi Jungle lodge
Hotel Business Review|January - February 2020
Nestled in the foothills of The Himalayas, endowed with diverse flora and fauna flourishing in the most fertile region of Nepal called Chitwan valley is the world-famous ‘Chitwan National Park.’
Sharmila Chand

Adjoining the forest from two sides offering a breathtaking view of the National Park is ‘Barahi Jungle Lodge’, an ideal getaway for a memorable sojourn with nature.

The Lodge not only offers a breathtaking view of the virgin forests but its location on the banks of the river Rapti, makes it truly outstanding.

As the Resort is situated in the Tharu village, one can get a feel of the local lifestyle and culture in the ambience and décor of every space at the Resort. It truly gives a stunning insight into the aboriginal Tharu culture of Nepal interlaced with wilderness of Chitwan.

The architecture and interiors seamlessly blend with the character of the surrounding forest. The architecture and construction carefully includes local material like local bamboo and sustainable wood.

The Location - Chitwan National Park

Endowed with diverse flora and fauna flourishing in the most fertile region of Nepal called Chitwan valley is the beautiful location of Chitwan National Park in the foothills of The Himalayas. The valley is embraced with Mahabharat range in the North and Churia-Shiwalik hills in South which forms the international boundary with India.

Chitwan National Park, famously known as the Land of Rhinos or heart of the jungle is a 932 sq.km of protected core area along the courses of Naraynai and Rapti River channels. The park was formed in 1973, subsequently designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 to protect the unique Terai habitats.

The park is home to three protected reptiles of Nepal namely Ghariyal Crocodile, Golden Monitor Lizard, and the Indian Rock Python. The forest is characterised by the mix of Sal (deciduous), Riverine and Grassland habitats. The prime wildlife attraction of the park is the Greater OneHorned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Leopards, and Sloth Bears. About 583 species of birds including winter and summer migrants from Indian Subcontinent, Russia and Africa also add to the charm of the forest.

The park also has an endemic species of Nepal–the Spiny Babbler and other attractive residents such as the Great Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant, Black Stork, Redheaded Trogon, Kalij Pheasant and Bengal Florican.

Accommodation

Spreading over 12 hectares, the lodge offers 34 deluxe boutique cottages and one family suite cottage. Each cottage has a private balcony offering panoramic views of the river and National Park.

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