Where is the lodge located ?
The Lodge is located in the quiet Jagatpur area. Situated alongside a tributary of the river Rapti, the lodge overlooks the national park and guests are often treated to the sight of deer and rhinos.
How do you get to the lodge ?
There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur which is about 25 to 30 minutes flight time and from Bharatpur airport guests are transferred by our vehicle to the resort which is 22 kms from the airfield, an hour’s drive.
The Journey by road is a scenic 5 hours drive along the Trishuli river most of the way. After reaching the local town of Bharatpur in Chitwan, the distance to the resort is 22 kms which is an hour’s drive.
“Chitwan” meaning the ‘Heart of the Jungle’, is one of the best known and the oldest national park in Nepal. Irrigated by three rivers, Chitwan is a tropical jungle with dense thickets of Sal trees interspersed with large grasslands.
Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan National Park (CNP), established in 1973, is located in the Southern Central Terai of Nepal. It formerly extended over the foothills, the property covers an area of 93,200 hectares and extends over four districts: Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa and Makwanpur.
The region is humid and sunny almost round the year. In winter the coldest months are between November to the end of January with early morning and night temperatures falling to 5 to 10 degrees Centigrade. The days are misty and pleasant in winter. The summers are warm with the hottest months being April to June where midday temperatures go over 33 degrees centigrade routinely.
October to March is the most comfortable time to visit in terms of temperature. It is just after the monsoon and the jungle is lush green. April to June is warm but waterholes become hot spots for animal activity and offer excellent photographic opportunities. The Monsoon usually hits Chitwan towards mid
The Lodge is located in the quiet Jagatpur area. Situated alongside a tributary of the river Rapti, the lodge overlooks the national park and guests are often treated to the sight of deer and rhinos. The property celebrates environmental consciousness in all aspects of operations. The guest areas all have large windows and the lobby is open with uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest.
The species listed below represent a small sample of iconic and/or IUCN Red Listed animals and plants found in the Chitwan National Park. • Arundo donax / Giant Crane • Axis porcinus / Hog Deer • Bos gaurus / Indian bison • Buceros bicornis / Great Hornbill • Caprolagus hispidus / Hispid Hare • Crocodylus palustris / Mugger • Cuon alpinus / Dhole • Dalbergia sissoo / Shisham • Dillenia indica / Elephant Apple • Elephas maximus / Asian Elephant
Constituting the largest and least disturbed example of sal forest and associated communities, Chitwan National Park is an outstanding example of biological evolution with a unique assemblage of native flora and fauna from the Siwalik and inner Terai ecosystems. The property is the last major surviving example of the natural ecosystems of the Terai and has witnessed minimal human impacts from the traditional resource dependency of people, particularly the aboriginal Tharu community living in and around the park.
Chitwan was declared a national park in 1973, following approval by the late King Mahendra in December 1970. The bye laws (Royal Chitwan National Park Regulations) were introduced on 4 March 1974. Substantial additions were made to the park in 1977 and the adjacent Parsa Wildlife Reserve was established in 1984. The habitat had been well protected as a royal hunting reserve from 1846 to 1951 during the Rana regime. An area south of the Rapti River was first proposed as a rhinoceros sanctuary in 1958 (Gee, 1959), demarcated in 1963 (Gee, 1963; Willan, 1965) and later incorporated into the national park. Chitwan was designated as a World Heritage site in November 1984.
Chitwan National Park has a long history of protection dating back to the early 1800s. It has been designated and legally protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973. The Nepalese Army has been deployed for park protection since 1975.
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