Kathmandu, April 6
CG Hotels and Resorts, under Chaudhary Group, has started operation of Meghauli Serai Jungle Lodge at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chitwan National Park.
CG has signed a management contract for Meghauli Serai with Taj Safaris, the creators of India’s first luxury wildlife travel circuit in Madhya Pradesh, as per a statement issued today.
Chitwan National Park, with its dramatic landscapes of dense Sal groves, thick grasslands and meandering water bodies, coupled with the breathtaking wildlife, make it one of the most sought after destinations in country. From its prime position nestled on the banks of the Rapti river, Meghauli Serai offers spectacular views of the park across the river from its 30 rooms and suites.
From its 13 well-appointed rooms that offer elevated views over the jungle-scape to the 16 independent villas each with their own private plunge pools and the plush Rapti Mahal presidential suite, the lodge takes local traditions to a luxurious setting. Meghauli Serai has incorporated local hues into its design and operations for truly sustainable touches.
From its Newari and Tharu-inspired front doors and the use of natural earthy tones that reflect the landscape, to the locally-sourced ingredients that foreground Tharu tastes in inventive cuisine, the lodge offers a relaxing setting for discovery, the statement adds.
Meghauli is easily accessible from Kathmandu by road or by flight. It takes a short 20-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bharatpur airport, followed by a 45-minute or 30-km drive to Meghauli Serai Jungle Lodge in Chitwan National Park.
An alternative is to take a private charter from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, to the Meghauli Airstrip in Chitwan. Helicopter charters are also available from Kathmandu to Meghauli Serai Jungle Lodge.
A version of this article appears in print on April 07, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.