The 34 deluxe cottages of the lodge are connected by cobbled stone paths and surrounded by towering greenery. Each room inside the cottage has beautiful traditional furnishings made with bamboo, wood and elephant grass. Opt for a package deal here, which includes stay, food and various activities such as a jeep safari, canoe ride and local entertainment. A suite with a private pool for two adults and two kids starts at ₹39,000. Click here to book now.
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Indians have to pay an entry fee of ₹200 per day to enter Chitwan National Park. For foreigners, the fee is ₹500. This has to be paid at the ticket office, located on the Sauraha side of the park. Call ahead on 056-620405/580072 to know the timings of the tourist office. It is advisable, though, to let your guide or guesthouse handle your entry ticket. In fact, more often than not, the entrance fee will be included in your stay and safari package.
The temperature in the months of October to March hovers around 25°C, making it the most suitable time to be at Chitwan. January, February and March, however, are the best months to see animals, as this is when the villages trim the almost 8-m tall elephant grass all around, improving visibility tremendously.
How to get here
By air: You can get a flight to Kathmandu in Nepal from all major Indian cities, though the cheapest airfare is from New Delhi starting at ₹9,200. From Kathmandu, a local bus will take you to Sauraha for around ₹600 in four to five hours.
By train: Take a train from New Delhi till Gorakhpur Junction. From there take a local bus or jeep to Bhairawa. It'll take about three hours and around ₹55. From Bhairawa, you can take either a bus or jeep to Kathmandu.
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