The Temple Tiger (Green) Jungle Resort is a totally different kind of "Resort" that is located near one of the entrance gates to the Chitwan National Park. Instead of the typical modern resort look, the Temple Tiger Jungle Resort is uniquely designed with a rustic bungalow look (see photos). So with the Chitwan National Park in the background, this Resort's design and decor seems to fit very nicely.
Inside the "bungalow", our room was clean and spacious. There is a nice balcony area that looks out to the surrounding jungle vegetation - nice views! There is a paved walkway that goes around the Resort which leads to other bungalows, the dining room and to the Resort garden areas where they grow fresh veggies.
FYI: the Resort complex is completely fenced in -- to keep the wild jungle animals from entering. Also, the Resort discourages anyone from leaving the fenced-in complex for an evening walk or to explore the surrounding area on your own. However, several members of our small tour group had asked permission from one of the Resort's tour guides to leave the gated Resort compound to explore the surrounding area. The Resort guide had given his permission but he had stated the he must lead our group for this "walk" around the area - for the sake of safety because there are wild animals in the nearby Chitwan National Park. Nice Service!
The Resort Dining room was large and spacious, and the food served was fresh and delicious - very enjoyable meals here.
In summary, the Temple Tiger Resort is the "perfect" kind of place to stay at while exploring the nearby Chitwan National Park - UNESCO World Heritage site.
Came in as part of a Gate1 tour group and could not have been treated better. Very attentive and friendly staff. Stayed in a spacious and comfortable bungalow where we heard the monkeys skittering on the roof at night. Bathroom a little rustic, but hey, we're in the jungle! Room had ac/heater split which came in handy as the nights got chilly. Tea brought to our door each morning. Went on two safaris - including a picnic along the river banks - where we experienced elephants up close and personal, as well as rhinos (close enough!). The naturalist guide, Kamal Adhikari, was excellent...extremely knowledgeable and very personable. His insights and stories really made the safaris. The dining hall / gathering place was very comfortable and a great place to just hang and chat with a drink. The food was very good. Highly recommend.
We stayed in this resort for two days and nights for the purpose of exploring the Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s tarai area adjacent to Indian border. The resort is located in buffer area around the National Park and almost 10KM from main road. The approach road to the resort is full of potholes and is bumpy. The resort comprises about 20 individual huts built on stilts. Each of these huts has one bedroom and attached bathroom. Total area is about 350 sq ft including a spacious bathroom. Rooms have straw ceiling and wooden floors and are well maintained, clean and comfortable. Individual ACs could be used to cool or heat the rooms. There is tea/coffee facility in rooms but no electronic safe or TV. Free WiFi was available in separate common dining facility but not in living huts. Huts face a green area with lots of trees and the area is in general quite peaceful. Within the cost of stay, the resort provides the facility of jungle safari on a jeep and on elephants as well as boat rides in Narayani River. Two days we spent in the resort were well managed and we could watch animals like rhinoceros, crocodiles, deer, wild pigs and monkeys. All meals in the day as well as tea/coffee were covered in the cost. While the cost per night may appear rather high, but considering the facilities and meals make it worthwhile. Food was good. In dinner we had Nepali food once and pasta etc the next night. Breakfast was simple comprising bread, eggs and sausages etc. Staff of the resort was very polite and helpful. The place is well worth a visit.
After Kathmandu and Pokhara, it was so wonderful to be in the jungle with all its smells and sounds. We can only agree with the reviews by Deb S and Diane V!! They covered everything. We loved the river trip by canoe, and the delicious picnic ashore (they dismantled the seats in the canoes and turned them individual seats for our picnic); then the baby elephant who took a liking to my hair (oh, did it really resemble straw?!) We've been on camel, jeep and burro safaris, but the elephant one here was extraordinary. Those majestic animals!!! We were lucky to see a mother and baby rhino, too, along with several deer species and a multitude of birds. The talk by the naturalist was a highlight, along with his animal and bird calls. The dining hall was rustic and spacious. The food varied and delicious. We were surprised one early evening with popcorn - yes, silly us, but it was so good! Most memorable was a visit to a local school. From the tiniest preschoolers to highscool seniors, they spoke Nepalese, English and French. A two room school with astoturf floor, pencils and notebooks and blackboards. A single electric bulb hung from each ceiling. No computers or desks, they sat on the floor. The teachers were loving and dedicated. The children beamed and sang their national anthem with joy and pride. This was both very inspiring and very humbling. Our experience was truly wonderful at this gentle and caring resort. Oh, one last thing - the inlaid elephant tracks in the bathroom that led to the shower - perfect.
Most people won’t arrive as we did, after a week’s pilgrimage & sleeping on hard beds in Buddhist temples, yet still they will get an overwhelming welcome and sense of indulgence...this is a temple to all that is good. Set in grounds just outside a village on the river bank opposite ChitWan National Park, the compound includes detached and semi detached Kutis, a dining hall and a conference hall that we used for peaceful meditation. The evening was cold when we arrived, but after settling in to our accommodation, we returned to the dining hall and the warm glow of an open fire. Everything is laid on for the visitor, including a chilly one: hot water supplied from solar panels, hot drinks on request as well as a kettle in the room and …( imagine our squeals of surprise!) electric blankets and hot water bottles sneaked into the soft beds. We were entertained by a presentation about the park, ecology and conservation efforts before we embarked on the trips that had been arranged for us to view the local wildlife (by boat, by jeep and on foot). The guides were courteous and informative.
My brother happened upon this place 30 years ago, when it was a small grouping of huts amid the forest of the park. It has since moved but I’m so glad it still thrives. I spent two blissful days here, and harbour treasured memories of encounters with elephants, rhinos, bears, birds and friendly locals. The warm farewells made us feel like we had friends for life. My only suggestion would be for the management to consider what else they could do that is environmentally friendly ( e.g.alternatives for single use plastics; either electric vehicles or modify the engines of the jeeps to make them more energy efficient and less polluting …)