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where to stay? how long?

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where to stay? how long?

where is the closest town/city?

what is the cheapest accommodation nearby? how long should i visit? is sept/oct a good time to go?

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1. Re: where to stay? how long?

The closestviallage to the park is Sauraha where there are lots of hotels:


Many peopel stay for two or three days but if you like it, stay longer. September/October is a good time to go. There is a possibility of rain in Sep, less so in Oct. It is busier in Oct.


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unless you are extremely "budget concious", my advice - do not shoot for the "cpeapest accomodation" in Sauraha - as is more than half of these so called "resorts" in this town are barely worth the sign board they are displayed on......

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3. Re: where to stay? how long?

I have stayed at couple of different hotels in Chitwan, one inside the national park which was quite expensive and I think it's closed now. Another time I was staying in Hotel Rain Forest which was pretty good. The price through an agent was about US$ 90 with foods, activities, accommodation included. I think the price was pretty fine for all those services.

Good Luck!

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4. Re: where to stay? how long?

Personally I would opt for a package - Usually a package that includes transportation from either Kathmandu or Pokhara by Tourist Bus and Includes accommodation with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as All your activities (National Park Entrance fee, Elephant Ride, Dug Out Canoe Trip, Jungle Walk, .Cultural Show, Bird watching / Village Walk etc) start at around $30 per person per day in a Budget Resort. You will easily arrange a package once you arrive in Nepal and there is no need to book anything in advance as you will always get a better deal with an agent when dealing face to face

My Own favourite for Sauraha is Tiger Residency http://www.tigerresidency.com/

This is a little more expensive but the accommodation and the food are well above average and the guide, Laxman is simply superb, he can recognise all the birds by sight, silhouette and bird call and knows their names in English, Latin and Nepali

I have steered quite a few people to Tiger Residency over the years and have had a lot of Good feedback !!

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Good Luck


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