The mystical land of Nepal speaks of tales that are entwined with heritage and grandeur. The birthplace of Buddha is known as the spiritual centre of the world, and hence, invites visitors who look for a blissful time in the lap of nature. Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, in the fertile subtropical Terai region of Nepal, Tiger Palace Resort is at the perfect location to enjoy a lavish vacation.
Located in Siddharthnagar, only a few kilometres away from India, Tiger Place is an eclectic ensemble of luxury, class and elegance. And as you step off this comfortable cocoon, you will find yourself at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini. Thus making it ideal for those who love to not just unwind but also explore.
Tiger Palace Resort is a perfect venue for holidays, quick breaks, conferences and weddings. So, it has offers for everyone, be it couples, families or business travellers.
About the property
A thirty minute drive from Sonauli border between India and Nepal brings you to Tiger Palace Resort–an oasis that marks it distinctly in the picturesque Terai valley dotted with bright red palaash flowers. As you make your entry to the resort, the courteous staff welcomes you in the traditional Nepali style.
The resort has 100 luxurious rooms and two palatial villas. Based on the preference of the patrons, the rooms are categorised into deluxe rooms, suites and VIP villas.
The opulence of the rooms is defined in the form of open-air Balinese shower, private pools, Jacuzzi and expansive size balconies.
As you step out of your room, you can surrender yourself for a royal treatment at the spa and wellness centre that offers you specialist therapists and ultra-modern equipment. Yet another place where you may indulge in self-care is the gym where you can practice yoga, zumba or boxing. Head to the swim zone after this, which is endowed with multiple pools, water slides and toddler area. A surprise awaits you here it in the form of a swim-up bar where you can have some snacks with a signature cocktail.
For those who love to take the fun to gaming, the casino is the ideal place to experience an adrenaline rush. It has separate zones for all levels of players, with a special VIP area for high stake players. The casino itself plays by the strictest International standards and provides a high degree of security.
The resort also has a grand ball room with a capacity of 130 people, and three meeting rooms equipped with modern facilities for glitch-free presentations and complemented by excellent banqueting services. If you were planning a social or corporate gathering, the resort certainly makes for the right choice to cast an impeccable impression.
When it comes to dining, Tiger Palace ensures that the guests feel like royalty. There are six restaurants and bars here which offer cuisines from all over the world:
Cabana Avenue – This casual swim-up bar is meant for those who like the sunny, breezy vibes. On offer are cocktails, barbecue snacks and salads.
Ramro Chowk – This 24x7 restaurant offers you the choice of buffet, as well as an à la carte menu, and is suitable for an elegant dining experience with friends and family.
The Jackpot Buffet – The multi-cuisine restaurant is placed within the casino. As varied as the guests and the ambience of the room, the restaurant offers a wide palate to suit every mood.
Terai – Nepali cuisine meets fine dining at this quaint restaurant. Ideal for people who love to get closer to the gastronomical culture while they travel.
Madira – The bar that offers select drinks from all over the world, Madira is a dream come true for everyone bibulous.
Machaan – For a perfect date with nature, you can enjoy an al fresco dining experience in this restaurant overlooking a beautiful teak forest.
Things to do in and around the property
Visit Lumbini – The birth place of Gautam Buddha, and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lumbini is just an hours drive from the resort. Some of the interesting places to visit are Mayadevi temple, Lumbini gardens, Lumbini museum and natural park.
Explore Kapilvastu and Devedaha – The ancient capital of the Shakya Kingdom, Kapilvastu is an important centre for Buddhism. Devdeha is a famous archaeological site associated with an ancient tribe called Koliyas. You will need only a few hours to explore these places 15 to 25 kilometre around the resort.
Take a wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park – Nepal's oldest National Park is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise. Some of the fauna that you can spot here are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, One-Horned Rhinoceros and Giant Hornbill.
Go for bird-watching – Tiger Resort organises special bird watching trips for their patrons in the countryside of Rupandehi. If you are into photography, it is the right opportunity to capture some exotic migratory birds coming from as far as Siberia.
How to reach there
By air: There are two ways to reach Tiger Palace Resort:
(i) Take a flight to Gorakhpur (available from Delhi and Kolkata) from where the airport service staff will drive you to the resort within two hours.
(ii) Fly in to Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal, and connect to a 35-minute daily flight to Bhairahawa’s Gautam Buddha Airport. The resort is just a few minutes from the airport.
By road: You can take the ultimate road trip from Delhi to Bhairahawa. There are expressways connecting Delhi to Lucknow (570 km), Lucknow to Gorakhpur (270 km) and Gorakhpur to Sonauli (100 km). The resort is just 8 km away from the border.
By train: You can take a train to Gorakhpur from any major station in India. Take a cab from Gorakhpur to Sonauli border from where you will be escorted to the resort.
A perfection vacation awaits you in the lapse of nature, enveloped with comfort and opulence. For prices, please visit the official website of the resort.