The Nepalese way of living in our homestay
We are Budhi & Sonja, a Nepalese / Dutch couple. We heartily welcome you to our homestay, situated in the countryside and close to the entrance of Bardia National Park in Nepal. A perfect place for travelers with a passion for nature and wildlife. But also for people who like to explore the countryside and experience the Nepalese Tharu culture. This accommodation in Bardia National Park is perfect for the adventurous as well as for those looking for peace and serenity. For you, if you would like to go local in Nepal and experience the Nepalese way of living.
Budhi his parents live here in a traditional Tharu house and on the same grounds we built our homestay, which opened in January 2014. We are an officialy registrated homestay, approved by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism. Our house is surrounded by flat fields where rice, wheat, corn, lentil and mustard grow. You can relax on the veranda or in the shade of the fruit trees and enjoy the view of the countryside and the Shivalik hills. In our spacious garden we dry rice and wheat, children play here and during festival times the local people like to sing and dance here.
Comfortable rooms with Nepalese and Western fresh food
We have four comfortable and spacious bedrooms. All of them are twin rooms with double beds or single beds. Each room has an attached bathroom. The toilet and hot shower are separated from each other by a small corridor with a washbasin. This makes the bathroom more comfortable compared to other lodges in Bardia National Park. In the room you will find mosquito nets and an electric fan to keep you cool during warmer days. We provide towels and toilet paper. Every room has access to free WiFi 24 hours a day.
The small but cosy dining room offers a beautiful view on the countryside. Here you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, read books from our small library or play games. We like to cook Nepalese or Western food for you from local fresh produce. During cold evenings you can sit around the campfire where we sometimes have a barbecue. You can fill up your water bottle for free with filtered water. For a small amount of money we can offer you laundry service. And if the rooms are full we can also put up a tent in our big garden.
Location close to Bardia National Park
We live in the village of Shivapur, 2 kilometers south of the village of Thakurdwara and 20 minutes walk south from the entrance of Bardia National Park. Thakurdwara is 80 km away from Nepalgunj airport and 15 km southwest from the Mahendra Highway where the villages Ambassa and Bhurigaun are situated. On the page ‘how to reach Bardia’ you can check the means of transport to our home.
Please contact us for more information about prices, our special offers, activities and transport! We are looking forward to welcome you!