Chitwan Tharu Village, Sauraha

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Chitwan Tharu Village offers an intimate look into the authentic lifestyle of the Tharu people. This Nepali ethnic minority makes up about seven percent of the population, and has remained largely untouched by globalization. Residents live and work in the village's mud homes, often too busy going about their lives to interact much with visitors. The livestock grazing in the area belong to the villagers, and a small museum gives more information about Tharu culture, tools, and dress. The village is about 2 km (1.2 mi) outside of the center of Sauraha; you can reach it easily by car, ox-pulled cart, on foot, or by bicycle. Plan your Chitwan Tharu Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sauraha using our Sauraha travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A nice village located on a river where they wash elephants and where you can experience a beautiful sunset. Also very fun to study the local population.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Village tour was a part of our combo package which i dint think quite worthy tour. Few houses on the way to elephant breeding center was a village tour which i dint find appropriate.  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    you need to go a little way but so far you seen another made to live on it is another part of nepal
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  • June 20, 2017
    Best place in Chitwan. My room was dirty but ok
  • October 21, 2016
    The staff working at the resort are very friendly and cordials. also the guide that take you at the activities, there are punctual and serious person so you know that everything is going to be just fine. Very welcoming people i enjoy a lot and the food is also good. Hope to be back again some day !
  • December 31, 2016
    Excellent location - super friendly staff Free WiFi Hot solar powered shower Mix of solar and mains powered lights (yes - there are power cuts) Staff couldn't have been more helpful in arranging activities and guiding Nice cooked breakfast each morning
  • November 10, 2016
    Amazing place for great food and awesome birds in the surrounding trees. And very close to river. Also very close to all local amenities.
  • May 23, 2016
    My study abroad group stay for a week here. We really enjoyed the views and the location. There were a few small stores close by that we could walk to. The staff was SO NICE. I had to do a Nepali homework assignment and the manager helped me do it! The manager's English was amazing. He is a member of the Lion's club! Very cool guy. The beds are not comfy at all, but that hold up with the rest of the country. The food was very good. We ate in buffet style, but I'm not sure if that is always what they provide. (We were a large group of about 25). Next door live some very friendly elephants! The owners of the elephants do not speak English, but if you ask to pet them in Nepali, they will let you. The roads in the town are well maintained (few potholes comparatively with other places in Nepal), but watch out for elephant poop. The town is FULL of elephants, and you can see them all marching home after the tour day is over. It's very cool to see. Some of them are painted, which is very beautiful. We did a river tour and rode some elephants while we were here. I highly recommend both. The management helped us rent bicycles which was a great way to get around the town.

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Accommodations are really what Sauraha is all about these days--providing a place to stay for all those visiting Chitwan National Park. Choose from dormitory-style lodgings in youth hostels and backpacker-friendly guesthouses, or go for standard hotels, resorts, and eco-lodges. Most options offer easy access to the main amenities in town, including restaurants, Internet cafes, and stores, and all sit close to the departure points of jungle and wildlife safaris.
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