I loved Sapana Village Lodge! It felt like a very special place... The accommodation is comfortable and charming, the grounds are beautifully kept, and the setting has great views out over the river, the surrounding paddie fields and, on a clear day, even the snow capped Himalaya, which you can admire from the comfort of a hammock... Dhurba the owner, Naran the manager, and the rest of the staff are super friendly and smiley, and they can organise all the normal Chitwan activities. They also have their own elephants, who seem to be well looked after, as well as any domesticated wild animal can be (? Be prepared to be upset at the sight of shackled animals though, especially at the breeding centre...) but the Sapana elephants are particularly happy at bath time, which is a great sight to witness... The food is pretty good, although maybe slightly limited for a vegetarian. The best thing about Sapana is that they work with the local villages to improve education opportunities for kids, development skills for women, and ensure the Thara cultural traditions are respected and stay alive. I would highly recommend staying here...!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sapana Village Lodge is located in a fantastic location bordering beautiful Chitwan National Park area in the southern part of Nepal. With an approximately 4 hours drive by road or a 15 minutes flight from Kathmandu, Sapana Village is definitely a suitable destination for individuals, couples and families. A uniquely designed hotel with an authentic Tharu decoration, Sapana Village aims to support the local community. Started as a small business hotel, it has developed as the sustainable and responsible eco tourism project contributing to the indigenous people of the Terai region. Sapana Village Lodge has a small petting zoo for the children. We have rabbits, goats, peacocks , chickens and two elephants named Champakali and Chanchalkali. Our beautiful botanical and medicinal herbs and plants have become the residence for more than a hundred regular and migrant birds of the lowlands of Nepal. You will receive an amazing wake up call by these beautiful coloured birds! At the lodge, you can book a great variety of excursions.Sapana Village Lodge has 28 beautifully decorated deluxe rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with toilet, 24 hour hot water, and a balcony or veranda. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sapana Village Hotel Sauraha