Meghauli Serai - For the Wild at Heart
Meghauli Serai, Taj Safaris
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
At a Glance
Enjoy a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool after a day exploring
Excellent guides combined with the renowned hospitality of Taj
Specatularly situated on the banks of the Rapti River
Unique experiences from getting up close to the wildlife with walking safaris and canoeing down the river
Earthy tones combined with modern luxury to unwind
Best time to Visit
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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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A fantastic addition to the Taj Safaris portfolio, Meghauli Serai sits in the Chitwan National Park, a serene wilderness adventure. Delve into the heart of the jungle, spotting incredible wildlife from rhinos, leopards and with lots of luck even tigers
Brought to you by Taj Safaris, Meghauli Serai can be found in the Chitwan National Park, a short 20-minute flight from Kathmandu to nearby Bharatpur. As Nepal's first national park, Chitwan, 'the heart of the jungle', is a rich natural area renowned for its protection of one-horned rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal tiger and gharial crocodile.
Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Taj have brought its legendary hospitality to Nepal. The location of the lodge itself is perfect, sitting directly on the banks of the Rapti river offering spectacular views. Nepal is still alluring as ever and with Chitwan spanning nearly 1,000km, here guests can discover the wild side of this beautiful country.
Start your day with breakfast in the park, amongst the natural surroundings you might be joined by some unexpected visitors. Other unique experiences include safari drives with knowledgeable naturalists and for the brave hearted jungle walks will get you even closer to the action. Canoeing down the river is also a perfect option for those wanting a different vantage point to spot some incredible wildlife.
Blending in perfectly with it's surroundings, the lodge has a earthy tones with pastel hues combined with modern facilities you'd expect from Taj. There a selection of modern rooms to choose from with balconies looking out over the grasslands. A exquisite presidential suite or sixteen luxury villas are also available, with each suite enjoying its own private plunge pool and views overlooking the flowing river.
Expect a dining experience like no other at Meghauli Serai. Fresh and local produce are sourced from the property's organic garden which is cooked up in a traditional Newari and Tharu style. Have a true bush dining experience getting to know your fellow travelers and sharing stories over the crackling fire. For a more romantic atmosphere, private dining can also be provided by the pool where you can savour the chef's gastronomic delights.
Learn about the biodiversity of the park, the hundreds of different bird species and animals that have built their habitats here from sloth bears, leopards and infamous tigers. Learn how important the conservation of the park is for their survival.
Easily accessible from Kathmandu, combine the discovery of these lowlands with a longer trip through other parts of Nepal or the Indian Subcontinent, a magical and compelling part of the world.
Choose from the presidential suite with spectacular views of the Rapti River, private viewing deck and plunge pool. Similarly there are 16 luxury villas with private pools to relax in and featuring great views. Finally Meghauli offers 13 contemporary rooms with balconies to look out across the grasslands below.
There is a bar and communal lounge offering a friendly place to relax. The main infinity pool and deck is ideal for dining as well as the private machan for wildlife spottings and private dining.
The lodge offers many unique experiences including jeep safaris which allow for optimum time in the park wildlife spotting and walking safaris not for the faint hearted. Elephant lovers can enjoy playing with a elephant bathing and feeding experience whilst canoeing down the river makes for a more active experience.
Jack Mace (Staff)
You know you are staying somewhere special from the moment you are met by the singing, happy staff and they open the huge wooden doors to the main lodge. What you are greeted by is a beautiful entrance lobby which has views onto the lovely pool which overlooks the mighty Rapti river - a sight to behold! Meghauli Serai is a super luxurious property which has so much to offer. The main lodge is stunning, it houses a fantastic restaurant and bar, a great lounge and library, and a huge pool and relaxation area all with views the onto river and Chitwan National park beyond. The resort has a combination of hotel rooms (in a block) and 16 amazing river-front villas, fully equipped with a plunge pool. Id really recommend these if want something more private and special. The resort is amazing but it's the experiences which will last with you forever. They offer a huge array of activities including jeep safari, river safari, elephant safari, walking safari, local village walk and much more. I'd recommend the river safari for sunset - just magical! All this is organized by some of the most amazing and lovely staff I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. What a place!
Game drives in Chitwan National Park
Take a game drive in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park. These game drives can be on foot, or by boat. These experiences take place in the early morning and late afternoon.
Jeep Safari at Chitwan National Park
Spot wild animals at Chitwan National Park on an open jeep.
Nature Walk at Chitwan
Experience the jungles of the lower Nepal plains up close with the nature walk.
River Safari at Chitwan National Park
Enjoy a leisurely canoe ride down Rapti river in Chitwan National Park.
Tharu Cultural Show at Chitwan
Enjoy a performance by the local Tharus in their traditional dress.
Village Walk at Chitwan
Learn more about the Tharus, the native people of Nepal Terai, on the village walk.
Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park & Dhulikhel
from $4100 pp 13 nights
- Impeccable and friendly service
- Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
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Location & directions
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Meghauli Serai is located in Chitwan National Park to the south of Nepal.
How to get there
Chitwan is accessed through a flight to Bharatpur (either from Kathmandu or Pokhara) followed by a 1-hour drive. You can drive from Pokhara (5-hours) or Kathmandu (8-hours). Alternatively you can tie it together with rafting along the Seti River, the town of Bandipur or more remote hotels in Nepal.