Explore one of the best wildlife viewing national parks in Asia from the luxury confines of Meghauli Serai.

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Experience Taj Safari’s hospitality at Meghauli Serai. The team greets guests with cold towels and an iced lemon grass drink to refresh you after a long journey. Local touches are woven throughout the property. Cushion covers and throws are made from banana fabric. Local art, copper artifacts, and Nepalese pots elevat the interiors. The main lounge is adorned with a chandelier fashioned with 10,000 hand painted beads.

Spot wildlife as you relax in your own private plunge pool in the Rapti Villas. Inside, pastel hues enhance the sense of calm. Lounge in the living area while looking out to the river and the National Park. Take in the glorious views of the forest, Himalayan foothills, and grasslands from the balconies in the Meghauli Rooms. Spaces are decorated with floor-to-ceiling sketches of daily village life. There are 33 villas to choose from, each with thatch roofs and pebbled footpaths. The Rapti Mahal is spacious with a private river-viewing deck, refreshing indoor-outdoor shower, and a large plunge pool.

Across from Meghauli Serai is Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to just over 600 rare greater one-horned rhinos. A canoe safari takes you along the banks of the Rapti River to spot the crocodile-like gharial. Sloth bears, Asiatic wild elephants, stripe hyenas, tigers, leopards, hog deers, and Bengal foxes also roam these lands. There are close to 600 varieties of colorful birds found in the park including the Great Hornbill and Pied Kingfisher.

Explore the jungle on foot, winding your way through tall grasses, past lakes, and into the forests. Naturalist guides lead the way and point out the local flora and fauna. Spot the one-horned rhino and majestic Bengal tiger from a jeep safari. You also have the option to visit a local Tharu village with your guide.

On-site meals are a medley of oriental and Indian with Yak cheese pizza, pungent pickles, flatbreads, river fish, and lentils. At night enjoy dinner around a crackling bonfire or under a canopy of trees adorned with red flowers and the sparkle of hundreds of lanterns. Learn more about the history and nature of the area in the library. An Ayurvedic massage helps to soothe you into a calming sleep to prepare for the next day’s adventures.

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