Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Peacefully set among the rural villages surrounding Chitwan National Park, Tharu Lodge has great charm, with large, simple rooms and excellent food served in the lovely garden or around the fire under the stars in the evenings. Most of the kitchen’s vegetables are supplied from their own organic farm (which you can tour). Activities include elephant rides, village walks, ox-cart rides, and sunset river safaris, a chance to spot sun-bathing crocodiles and incredible butterflies and birdlife. There is a swimming pool and well stocked bar. Service at Tharu is of a very high quality.