TAJ opens jungle safari lodge in Nepal, The Meghauli Serai

In its first foray into Nepal in over a decade, Taj Group has opened a new luxury camp in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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, the Taj Meghauli Serai Jungle Lodge 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 Lodgein 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.