Stayed here with a Naturetrek group for several days. Hotel was fine - nice room, good food and service. What really makes it worth the long and dangerous drive from Kathmandu is the Chitwan National Park. Hotel is right on the doorstep of this natural gem. We spent time in the park on foot , in jeep, elephant back, and in canoe. Fabulous numbers of birds plus animals such as rhino, sambar, langur mankey, jackal and the rare gharial. Drifting down the Rapti river by canoe is wonderfully peaceful. Our guide Suchit Basnet was brilliant. Overall a fantastic wildlife experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Machan Paradise View is situated at Jagatpur on the western rim of the Royal Chitwan National Park in Southern Nepal, nestled in a lush riverine forest on the banks of the sweeping Rapti River.Machan Paradise View has five impressive bungalows with four elegant and luxurious rooms each. The rooms are clean, stylish, and spacious, fitted with contemporary furniture, en suite bathrooms and look out to a magnificent view of the jungle. The rooms are designed to provide you with a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity in the cool leafy surroundings of the jungle as you hear the exquisite sound of the river Rapti flowing by.Machan is the perfect place to go and explore the river in a traditional dug out canoe/Patela Boat to view aquatic birds and animals along the river bank. There are over 450 species of birds, more than half the entire species of birds found in Nepal and over 45 species of amphibians and reptiles within the borders of the Chitwan National Park. The park is also home to over 43 species of mammals including the Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhino, Leopards, sloth bear, and four species of deer. A jeep safari, a nature walk, or the elephant back safari, ensures the wildlife enthusiast an enthralling ride through the jungle and a chance to see all these rare animals. The diversity of wildlife guarantees an unforgettable experience at MachanParadise View also boasts a state of the art conference hall with the ability to host a hundred delegates. It is the only safari resort in the Chitwan area to have the capacity to host and cater to meetings of such volume. Further, with a spectacular swimming pool and a well stocked bar, ... more less