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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…
National Park in Chitwan National Park

National Park Headquarters

The National Park Headquarters are inside the park at Kasara, about 13km west of Sauraha on the south bank of the Rapti River. Most people visit as part of an organised jungle safari and there’s a small visitor cent…
Traditional Dance in Chitwan National Park

Tharu Cultural Show

Most of the larger lodges put on shows of traditional Tharu songs and dances for guests, including the popular stick dance, where a great circle of running men whack sticks together in time. It’s very much a tourist…
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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…
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

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…
International in Chitwan National Park

Sauraha Beach Restaurant

Right on Sunset Point with a scattering of low tables and reclined chairs this is a good place for sunset drinks and al fresco dining. Choose from Nepali, Indian, Italian, Chinese and more. For a better view or perh…
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…