Colorful Rana Tharu Culture, Unique Wildlife & Accommodations.
A trip to this far western part of Nepal, you will never forget.
You fly to Dhangadi from Kathmandu and drive to Bhimdatta (formerly known as Mahendranagar) in the far west end of Nepal. You will stay in a small village in a Community Homestays and meet the colourful Rana Tharu people. It is claimed that these Tharus (there are several groups of Tharus), migrated from Rajasthan hundreds of years ago. The Ranu Tharu are famous for their unique dances and colorful dresses, even their language is different from their Tharu neighbours in Bardia and Chitwan.
Visiting Suklaphanta National Park, is also very unique with its big grassland area, the perfect habitat for the endangered Swamp Deer Here in the park you find Nepal’s, if not Asia’s largest population.
Less than two hours away, you are welcomed to the Bhada Community Homestay. This village is quite different, with most of the houses built in the traditional style with mud walls and the typical huge mud storage bins. This village is very scenic and it fascinating just strolling around to observe people going about a wide range of agricultural activities. You can walk, visiting the large lake nearby.
Finally you reach Bardia National Park, the largest in the Terai. Here you stay a night with the Tharu villagers in the Dalla Community Homestay where you can enjoy a variety of jungle activities: jeep safari, jungle walks, bird watching, or just relaxing.