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Kasara Resort

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Kasara Resort is a luxury lodge in Chitwan National Park in Nepal and has 35 rooms and villas, all carefully blending modern amenities with their natural surroundings. Kasara Resort also boasts fantastic food and specialist wildlife guiding.

At a Glance

  • Kasara Lodge has a philosophy of 'simple luxury' - chic, minimalist rooms and architecture to blend modern amenities with the natural surroundings

  • Fantastic in-house guides and five elephants resident at the hotel

  • Large inviting swimming pool, and there is also a spa

  • Probably the most deluxe lodge in Chitwan and perfect for those not wanting to get too far back to nature

  • Ideal for families with two bedroom options, but also for couples and even honeymooners

Wildlife, Adventure, Couples, Family

Insider's View

Visit during March and April for the best chance to see wildlife - it will be hotter but the undergrowth is thinner and the wildlife are attracted to water-holes.

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Description

Chitwan National Park has always been seen as one of the diverse and beautiful parks in the subcontinent, with a wide range of ways to explore from jeep safaris, elephant safaris, bush walks and canoe safaris. In the 1960s, the lodges and staff who worked in Chitwan were seen as visionaries, with many of their ideas taken to Africa and India. Since then, those destinations produced lodges that surpassed their aforesaid mentor, but Chitwan has recently risen to the challenge with new additions like Kasara.

With Kasara Resort, they have their first truly luxurious lodge. It is designed along the principle of 'simple luxury', so expect chic, minimalist rooms and locally inspired architecture, blending in to its natural jungle environment. There are 35 rooms and villas, and also two VIP villas with their own private infinity pool. The villas are large, furnished with neutral tones, and come with a private water-garden courtyard, sundeck with sit-out, and indoor and outdoor bathroom (do note you might see the odd creepy crawly!). The Jungle View Villa Suites are two-storied with a king size bed and two twins, so ideal for families and have their own pool and sitting area. All rooms are air-conditioned, which is actually fairly rare for the lodges in Chitwan, meaning you can visit during the hotter spring months when the wildlife is at its best.

The wildlife is why you come to Chitwan, and the guides are Kasara are hand-picked and very knowledgeable. Kasara has five of its own elephants for you to head off exploring the park, as well as options to visit the park in jeeps, boat or on foot. This gives you a really varied wildlife experience.

Return back from your wildlife experience and there is a welcoming pool and fantastic cuisine. Kasara grows many of its own vegetables and focuses on locally sourced ingredients. There are both Nepali and international options and can be enjoyed in either the Main Cafe, or in your villa. Move upstairs and you can enjoy the cosy Bar & Lounge - featuring over 50 different wines. For those who want to relax, Kasara has a spa with a range of treatments and massages.

The Kasara Resort has upped the level of comfort you can expect from a stay in Chitwan National Park - carefully blending luxury with the feeling you are still visiting a wildlife park. Getting this balance right has been their greatest achievement.

Accommodation

There are 35 rooms and 2 VIP 2 Bedroom Villa Suites. All rooms feature air-conditioning, day beds, WiFi, swimming pool access, indoor/outdoor bathrooms.

Villa

The regular villas offer 130sq meters of space, and a living space of 55sq meters. Each villa comes with a private water-garden courtyard, a private garden, an indoor-outdoor bathroom space, and a sun deck also setup for personal dining. Villas are air-conditioned, have day beds and WiFi.

Jungle View Villa Suite

The Jungle View Villa Suites have been inspired by and dedicated to the old KASARA Palace that once stood in the area. The Villas are two-storied private residential areas with ample space and rooms, and overlook the forest. Each room has a private balcony with a forest view. There is a sitting area and dining table for meals either inside the villa or on the pool terrace. Guests will also enjoy the spacious bathroom with an outdoor garden shower for a feeling of oneness with nature. There is a King size bed and two Queen size beds, private pool and are air-conditioned.

Facilities

Kasara has a large swimming pool, main cafe serving meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, bar/lounge and a spa.

Location & Directions

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Kasara is located on the northern edge of Chitwan National Park to the south of Nepal.

When to go

Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Fall and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Fall (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.

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