Unique jungle experiences on the edge of Chitwan National Park

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

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.

Our Rating: Premium
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Lodge


12 ensuite lodge rooms designed in a traditional manner await you. Interiors include bamboo blinds, cool decor and wooden furniture naturally finished and treated. 9 ensuite 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.


Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime elephant experience here. At the Tiger Tops Elephant Camp near the lodge, you can stay in one of six fully-equipped safari tents with attached bathrooms. . Accompanied by an experienced Tiger Tops naturalist on all activities, you will learn about the elephants routine, their relationship with their mahouts and their interaction with their environment. You can also set out on adrenaline-fuelled safaris either by jeep, canoe or foot.

Why we love this place

Try a bird watching tour with the lodge’s exprienced naturalists who have recorded more than 300 species of birds in the surrounding habitats. You can also 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.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)