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KC’s Restaurant

Rightfully the most popular choice in Sauraha, KC’s is set in a cool, thatch-roofed bungalow with an open terrace overlooking the manicured garden, with a fire pit at the back for winter dinners. The chefs here look…
Zoo in Chitwan National Park

Elephant Breeding Centre

This centre, about 3km west of Sauraha on the far side of the small Bhude Rapti River, provides many of the elephants for elephant safaris at Chitwan. It’s fascinating watching the interaction between mother and bab…
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Bird Education Society

Run by local volunteers, the friendly Bird Education Society should be the first port of call for twitchers. In a new location on the road to the elephant breeding centre, the society has a library of bird books and…
Museum in Chitwan National Park

Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Centre

The informative Tharu Cultural Museum & Research Center in Bachhauli, the nearest Tharu village to Sauraha has colourful murals and exhibits on artefacts and local dress. It’s a must-see for those interested in …
Museum in Chitwan National Park

Wildlife Display & Information Centre

Aimed more at school groups than tourists, this educational centre has displays on wildlife, including a rather macabre collection of animal foetuses and reproductive organs in jars, plus skulls, plaster-cast footpr…
Arts & Crafts in Chitwan National Park

Happy House

With a good selection of souvenirs, this small, family-run business produces its own honey in various delectable flavours and sells colourful Mithila paintings on handmade paper produced by women’s craft cooperative…
Arts & Crafts in Chitwan National Park

Women’s Community Shop

This cooperative outlet, near the visitors centre, sells a small selection of dusty souvenirs including the aforementioned poo paper, with all proceeds going to developing local women’s community groups.
Nepali in Chitwan National Park

Sweet Memory Restaurant

A tiny family-run shack restaurant with plenty of flowers and pot plants, Sweet Memory prides itself on its home-style cooking. The momos and the chicken curry are recommended, and it also serves up good filtered co…
International in Chitwan National Park

Jungle View Restaurant

A pleasant rooftop restaurant overlooking Gaida Chowk, Jungle View has good curries and BBQ plus all your cheesy traveller favourites including pizzas, enchiladas and mousaka. Happy hour (4-10pm) brings popcorn with…
International in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan Bar & Restaurant

This simple gathering of chairs and tables on the sandy riverbank prides itself on its Nepali thalis and local fish dishes, and it does seem to manage the coldest beer in these parts. They usually have an offer such…