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Meghauli Serai, Chitwan National Park

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At A Glance

Standing on the banks of the river Rapti, Meghauli Serai overlooks a vast expanse of rippling waters and the core of Chitwan National Park. This 30 room lodge is designed to showcase the spectacular wilderness and rooms as well as guest areas afford uninterrupted views of the jungle. The main lounge with an imposing chandelier made with 10,000 Nepalese hand painted beads. The lodge embraces local décor and aesthetics with an abundant use of local art and artefacts. The large Newari door leading to the lobby has been procured from a local Tharu village. A large infinity pool with a viewing deck and a ‘machan’ over the river for private dining and wildlife viewing add to the charm of this jungle lodge at Chitwan. 

Meghauli Serai , Meghauli Ward no 1,  Narayani Nager Palika,  Chitwan National Park - 44207  Nepal



 Safari Drives at Chitwan National Park 3x2

Twice daily safari drives are conducted by expert naturalists in specially designed 4X4 vehicles with theatre style seating. Morning safaris at Chitwan starts shortly after sunrise. Along with the thrill of tiger tracking, is a memorable stop for a picnic breakfast.

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A walking safari is ideal for adventurers looking for a closer communion with nature. Be it the nature trails offered in the buffer zone of the park or a leisurely nature walk, it is an opportunity to get acquainted with the smaller creatures.

 Canoe Safaris by Taj Safaris

While safari drives and walking safaris let guests see the larger and smaller animals respectively. A canoe ride is an excellent way to enjoy the unique eco system around the rivers and floodplains.

Elephant Safaris Chitwan National Park 3x2

A few gentle elephants are residents at Meghauli Serai and are a constant source of delight to guests. Accompanied by the elephant handler- a ‘mahout,’ guests can take a lumbering ride through the forest.


The ‘Tharus”, are traditionally a forest dwelling community that have inhabited the Himalayan foothills and are found in the Terai region of Nepal and India. Meghauli is a traditional Tharu village near Meghauli Serai which guests visit along with a naturalist and a local guide to explain each aspect of this culture.

Dining Experiences by Taj Safaris

The Taj Safari Lodge in Meghauli Serai is located in pristine jungle environments, where guests have the luxury of viewing a vast expanse of very starry skies.

CSR Activity Taj Safari

For the adventurous youngsters with a love for all things wild, our Budding Naturalist programme is an interactive curriculum. Usually spanning three to four days, the programme can be tweaked depending on the duration of stay.



Hotel Facilities
  • 13 contemporary rooms with balconies overlooking the National Park and Terai grasslands
  • 16 Villas with private plunge pools
  • Presidential Suite with a private deck overlooking the banks of the River Rapti. The suite can interconnect with a second bedroom giving an option of a two bedroom suite
  • Private and unique dining options – indoors, outdoors, in-room (24 hours) or pool-side
  • Anywhere, anytime dining concept
  • Well stocked Library
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Air conditioning and power backup facility
Wellness Amenities
  • Jiva Spa with ancient wellness treatments.
  • Enjoy a massage in the privacy of your room or at the 3 massage rooms including a couple massage room
  • Large outdoor infinity pool. All villas have private plunge pools.
  • Chauffeur-driven pick-up from the closest airports – Meghauli, Bharatpur or Kathmandu
  • Jeep Safaris in customised 4x 4 vehicles with naturalists - skilled experts who interpret the sights and sounds of the forest
  • Walking safaris amidst tall elephant grass accompanied by our naturalists
  • Elephant safaris and walking safaris amidst tall grass accompanied by our naturalists
  • Canoeing trips on the Rapti river to spot Chitwan’s rich bio-diversity
  • Village Visits – mingle with Tharu tribals and experience their quaint lifestyle
  • Experience pottery on a real potter’s wheel
  • Elephant bathing and feeding
  • Safari shop
  • Private butlers with all villas, safe deposit lockers & 24-hour laundry

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Getting There

  • Kathmandu – Bharatpur Airport (Daily flights) - 20 minute flight

Kathmandu – 176 km, 6 hours | Pokhara 200 km, 7 hours