Kasara Jungle Resort, Chitwan National Park
Opened in October 2013, Kasara Jungle Resort is perhaps the most deluxe camp in Nepal’s beautiful Chitwan National Park. The property consists of 35 rooms and villas, plus two VIP villas, which both have a private infinity plunge pool. The contemporary design and décor of the resort is simple yet effective with a focus on sleek clean lines, soothing neutral colours and good quality natural materials.
Following this sophisticated and minimalistic aesthetic, each room is styled in a light and airy Balinese fashion, and comes with a private water garden courtyard, air conditioning and an indoor-outdoor bathroom. A gorgeous swimming pool lies at the heart of the property and is complete with breathtaking elevated views over the jungle as well as secluded cabanas and day beds. It is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate, as are other calming spots scattered around: choose between the on-site luxury spa or the adjoining sauna. Better still, guests can indulge in Himalayan massages, yoga and meditation classes here as they are all offered by the hotel’s friendly and attentive staff.
Other facilities of the hotel include an open-air bar and elegant restaurant serving delicious drinks and tasty food. We recommend enjoying the dishes that include organic fruit and vegetables, as these are homegrown and plucked right from the hotel’s own gardens.
A huge draw of Kasara Jungle Resort is its great location, which is very close to the National Park, for it ensures a close interaction with nature and the community forests of Chitwan. Overall, this hotel provides an extremely comfortable base from which to experience the jungle on guided tours with the resort’s expert naturalist, be it on elephant-back safaris, jeep safaris, jungle treks and canoes.
If you are interested in cultural visits, you will get your fix here as you can take an ox cart village tour and interact with locals. Nature lovers will also be thrilled by the wildlife tours offered here as it is not unusual to see a wide variety of animals on these – keep an eye out for beautiful birds, crocodiles, monkeys and even rhinos.