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    TIGER TOPS, ROYAL CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK

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Royal Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site, is 75 miles southwest of Kathmandu, Nepal. Tiger Tops is a luxurious lodge to experience the essence of the jungle life. Royal Chitwan National Park is one of the Asia’s richest and most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. The park encompasses an area of 932 square kilometers and is the habitat of world’s indigenous flora and fauna.

More than 40 different species of mammals such as leopard, gaur (largest of the wild cattle), sloth bear, spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer, sambar deer, wild boar, languor monkey, rhesus monkey, jungle cat, fishing cat, mongoose, civet cat, jackal, otter, Martine, porcupine, squirrel, very rare gangetic dolphin, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and the great One-horned Rhinoceros live in the jungle. Similarly, the deep wood is also the home to the approximately 450 species of birds such as Great Crested Grebe, Little Cormorant, Sarus crane, Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, White Stork, Graylag Goose, Dark Kite, Fishing Eagle, Eurasian Griffon, Kalij Pheasant, Rufous turtle Dove, Large Parakeet, Pied Hornbill, Peacock and rare birds such as Painted Stork, Whimbrel, Sultan Tit, Imperial Pigeon. The park also embraces varieties of butterflies, reptiles such as Marsh muggers and Gharial crocodiles.

Blending with the natural settings Tiger Tops practices responsible tourism.

Our lodges and camps are used as models throughout Asia. Tiger Tops owns and operates Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge, Tiger Tops Tented Camp and Tiger Mountain Tharu Lodge.

The Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge’s tree houses and bungalows are built with forest’s materials and solar powered. Each room is equipped with modern fixtures, reading lamps, ceiling fans, attached bathrooms and showers. Guests dine at the Nepalese-style dining hall called Golghar. It serves Nepalese and Western cuisine along with fresh vegetables from its own organic farm. It has a well stocked bar which is open till the last guest retires to bed. Jungle activities include elephant ride, jeep ride, jungle walk, bird watching, boat safari, elephant briefing, elephant bathing, wildlife viewing and photographing.

Tiger Tops Tented Camp is inside the forested plateau deep in the National Park. It consists of large safari style tents, carefully situated to maximize the sweeping views over the tall elephant grasslands, Reu river, middle hills and the Himalayan peaks. Each safari tent is furnished with comfortable twin beds and is complete with an attached bathroom unit.

The thatched central Golghar is the heart of Tiger Tops Tented Camp with a central fireplace restaurant and fully stocked bar. Meals are served in Nepalese style with Nepalese lunches, an acclaimed specialty and three course western-style dinners.

From the peace and tranquil environment of Tiger Tops Tented Camp, elephants take guests on safari through the towering grasslands in search of animals.

Tiger Mountain Tharu Lodge is located in the edge of the National Park overlooking the lush green forests. Besides the natural attractions one can mingle with the local indigenous ethnic group, Tharus, who have lived in this region thousands of years. These people still practice their own tradition and culture, wear their traditional costumes, speak their own dialect, practice their traditional occupation. One could still see the pure and authentic culture of Tharus while walking thru the village.

Tiger Mountain Tharu Lodge was inspired by the culture and lifestyle of Tharus. Thus, it is built in the traditional architectural style of these rural people with longhouses constructed from local materials such as timber, grass reeds and clay. The eleven spacious and comfortable rooms have attached bathrooms with solar heated water facility. Each room is furnished with one queen size and one single bed as well as ceiling fans. Guests could enjoy both Nepalese and Western cuisine at the lodge. And in the evening guests could chill out at our fully stocked bar, which is open until our last guest goes to bed.

Besides these, guests could enjoy the cultural program presented by the Tharus in the evening, take few laps in the swimming pool, play tennis and badminton, go for a village walk or simply lie on the locally produced hammock and enjoy the serene environment. Table tennis, carom board and Pony rides are especially available. During guests stay at Tiger Mountain Tharu Lodge, guests are also welcome to visit our Organic Farm, a Charity School - Tiger Tops Swiss Air Pre-School run by Tiger Mountain for the local unprivileged children and many other community works initiated by Tiger Mountain

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Other Important National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India:

Bandhavgarh National Park
Bandipur National Park
Bharatpur Keoladeo Ghana National Park
Corbett National Park
Dudhwa National Park
Gir National Park & Sanctuary
Great Himalayan National Park
Kabini River Lodge
Kanha National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Mudumalai Sanctuary
Manas Tiger Reserve
Nagarhole National Park
Periyar National Park
Ranthambhore National Park
Sariska National Park

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