Rana Tharu Community Homestay is a colorful place to stay with its bright flowers and lovely dressed people. The village is just outside of Bhimdatta (formerly known as Mahendranagar), the ninth biggest city in Nepal. It is just 5 kilometers east of the Indian border but around 700 kilometers west of Kathmandu. The village is found tucked beside Suklaphanta...
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Rana Tharu Community Homestay
Since Suklaphanta turned from a nature reserve in a National Park the important grassland areas, where the largest population of endangered swamp deer in Nepal live is given a much higher level of protection than previously. The national park is also home to tiger, leopard, wild elephant, one-horned rhino, many kinds of deer and more. The Tharu people who live in the Terai are rich in cultural heritage and have their own special costumes, unique ways of living, language and religious belief, which make them different from other indigenous communities in Nepal. The Rana Tharu are thought to have migrated from the Thar Desert to Nepal's Far Western Terai region. Although there is controversy over their origin, legend has it that they were formerly members of high caste in Rajasthan who fled after the Moguls invaded India in the 16th century. There are other theories, however, suggesting Tharu people were of Nepalese origin and were descendants of the Śākya and Koliya peoples living in Kapilvastu.
The Rana Thapa has a different dialect which means that though they can generally understand their Tharu neighbors just 50 kilometers away in Bhada Community Homestay, they cannot speak easily.
There are several different groups of Tharu with the eastern Morang Kochila Tharu in Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts; the Kochila Tharu in Udayapur and Saptahari; the Kothari or Dangaha Tharu in the central and mid-western Terai; and; and the Rana Tharu in the far western region of Kailali and Kanchenpur.
Rana Tharu Homestay 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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There is Wi-Fi in every houses but data is not as fast compared to hotels
Yes, all the houses have electricity and there are power points for charging electronics.
Yes, boiled water is provided. The water is safe to drink and we encourage guests to opt for the boiled water instead of purchasing plastic bottles.
Nearly all homestays have a Western toilet. If you prefer a Western toilet, please let us know when booking and we will try to arrange it for you.
Some homestays have attached bathrooms, so if you prefer an attached bathroom, please let us know when booking and we will try to arrange it for you.
No, you will have a private bathroom.
Nearly all homestays offer hot showers. However, if there is no hot shower your host will provide you with a bucket full of hot water. If you prefer a hot shower, please let us know when booking and we will try to arrange it for you.
Yes, towels along with toilet paper and soap are provided.
Some houses have dogs, so if you are allergic please let us know when booking and we will arrange a pet-free stay for you.
Every homestay is designed to sleep one to two people. Single, twin and double rooms are available and linen, pillows and warm blankets for the colder months are provided.
No, you will only share your room with your travel partners.
Some houses provide fans, however, they’re not necessary due to the mild climate. All homestays provide warm blankets for the colder months.
Yes, all hosts speak at least basic English, though most women speak fluently.
No, Smoking is not allowed inside the house. However you can smoke outside.
If you want to cancel the trip with CHN due to any unavoidable circumstances the following cancellation and refund will be applicable:Cancellations regarding stays and experiences only:The guest will ...
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Behavior Guests 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 an...