accommodation at Machan Wildlife Resort
is in timber-framed bungalows having private
bathrooms providing modern toilet amenities.
To blend with the environment, lighting
is by kerosene lanterns which we place
outside your rooms at sundown. The main
building with the dining room and bar
and the pathway to the rooms are lighted
by electric bulbs, and the power comes
from a generator.
The paintings on the walls and the curtains
also have a peculiar charm of it’s
own. They were created by the women of
Nepal’s Methyl culture.These women
live in villages near the Tear town of
Janakpur, where Sita, the heroine of The
Ramayana, was married to the God, Ram.
The villages once belonged to a Kingdom
called Mithila and today the women continue
to maintain the rich ancient traditions
of their culture.
FOOD AND DRINKS
The Resort restaurant offers both Nepalese,
Continental, Indian and Chinese cuisine,
hygienically prepared with concern for
your health. Our bar offers a wide variety
of imported and local liquors, beers,
soft drinks and exotic cocktails.
just outside the tropics, the days in
Chitwan are generally warm for most of
the year and require only light clothing.
However, from November to February the
early mornings and evenings can be very
chilly, requiring a warm sweater or jacket.
Early morning elephant rides can be particularly
cold before the sun rises and warms the
air enough to dispel the damp morning
Light weight, loose-fitting trousers
and long-sleeved shirts are recommended
for elephant riding as they give protection
from cuts and scratches while moving through
the tall grass and forests. Canvas shoes
or lightweight boots are ideal for walking
or elephant riding as they give protection
from thorny vines, insects and prickles.
Bright colors are very conspicuous in
the jungle and we advise that you wear
neutral-colored clothing. A sunhat or
light neck scarf and suncream are necessary
for preventing sunburn and perhaps insect
repellent for use out of doors in the
evening. You may wish to bring a swim
suit for a dip in the swimming pool in
Machan Wildlife Resort, a team of expert
naturalists has been formed under the
leadership of Dr. Charles Ramble, an anthropologist
and naturalist with wide experience of
Nepal. They will share their knowledge
of the jungle’s flora and fauna
as they guide you on elephant back and
in Landrovers, on nature walks and bird-watching
excursions Canoeing is done in traditional
dugout canoes which will give you a tranquil
crocodile’s-eye view of the jungle,
and a few miles drive upstream to the
villages of the Danwar tribal community
will allow you a glimpse into the lives
of the jungle dwellers of Nepal.
When the spirit of the explorer-adventurers
is strongest, we will trek with you into
the dense forests of the Churia hills,
the last domain in Chitwan where wild
elephants still roam. Hidden in this remote
region are the remains of ancient settlements
that the jungle has reclaimed. To appreciate
MACHAN fully we recommend a visit of not
less than 3 days.