The homestay accommodation at Bhada is simple but comfortable, and will meet travellers’ essential needs. The traditional houses are large and spacious, reflecting the fact that these homes are built to accommodate entire extended families. The homestay is located in a quiet village that stretches along a rural road. As most of the local people are...
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Being a guest at the Bhada Community Homestay, in the village of Bhada, allows you an up-close glimpse of rural village life on the Western Terai. The local people here are ethnic Tharus, a group that originated in India centuries ago, and now have a culture, language, cuisine, and other customs that resemble both hill Nepali and North Indian traditions.
The Bhada Community Homestay is ideally situated between the Bardiya National Park and the Shuklaphanta National Park, both prime wildlife-watching areas of Western Nepal that see far fewer visitors than the Chitwan National Park.Travelers who make the effort to get out here can experience a landscape and culture that hasn’t been trampled by tourism. Wildlife-spotting activities in the parks are authentic, following the paths that local people use when navigating the area, and you’re unlikely to see many other tourists.
The homestay accommodation at Bhada is simple but comfortable, and will meet travellers’ essential needs. The traditional houses are large and spacious, reflecting the fact that these homes are built to accommodate entire extended families.
The homestay is located in a quiet village that stretches along a rural road. As most of the local people are engaged in agriculture, you’ll get the chance to see them tending their animals, many of which roam free.
As with all Community Homestays across Nepal, you will have your own private room, separate from your hosts, who stay nearby. You will eat with the family in the dining room. Rooms are equipped with fans and mosquito nets, and fresh linen and towels will be provided. Bathrooms are not attached to the rooms, but they’re not far away. Toilets are Nepali-style squat toilets.
The Bhada Community Homestay is run in collaboration with the local women of the community. Running the homestays gives them valuable skills and self-confidence, as well as an independent source of income. It also gives guests an opportunity to interact with ordinary Nepali women, which can be hard in other parts of the country as businesses, accommodation, and tour activities are more often than not dominated by men.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
The village of Bhada is located in a quiet, rural area on the Terai. It’s between both the Bardiya National Park and the Shuklaphanta National Park, so is an ideal stop when traveling between these two places. But, it’s also a worthy destination in its own right, and an easy place to spend a relaxed day or two.
Most of the people who live here are farmers, so you’ll get a chance to see them work (even helping out if you wish!) and experience village life. A fun activity you can enjoy is a bullock cart ride. This is a traditional local way of getting around, and move surprisingly quickly. On a bullock cart ride you can tour the local area, stopping at the impressive Behada Baba Temple in nearby Urma and Koirahi Lake, where fishermen haul in carp. At Bhada you can also explore the village on foot, checking out the local architecture and interesting items that people use in their daily work.
Climate and Weather
The climate of this area of the Terai is more akin to North India than the Nepali hills: extremely hot between March and September (upwards of 35° C), uncomfortably humid during the monsoon (June-September), and cool in winter (as low as 7° C, although daytime temperatures are usually much warmer).
Best Time To Visit
Most travelers will feel most comfortable visiting between October and February, when the weather is cool or warm. At other times of year, the temperatures on the Terai can be extremely hot and uncomfortable.
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By engaging in the Tharu culture you are keeping these unique traditions, language, and religious beliefs alive. The homestay enables the families to earn a little additional money to supplement their income from farming. The village women display their traditional dress and dances, which can be seen to be different from those of their Tharu neighbors to the east and west of their village.
Bhada is home to the indigenous Tharu people. By day, the villagers work on their artisanal products & tend to their crops while the kids play near the jungle.
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BehaviorGuests are required to behave in responsible manner, respect the local Communities, hosts, and other occupants in the homestays.Noise should be kept to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and ...