Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages - INTRODUCTION
Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages was founded in 1992 and is presently Nepali owned. Due to the extensive experience of the management and the dedicated work of the staff Forest Hideaway has an unmatched reputation, both at home and abroad, as a well-run establishment. Additionally the Forest Hideaway team has the knowledge and facilities to offer you top quality advice and travel planning.
Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages has been committed to the provision of quality service ever since its establishment. It is certified and approved by the Department of Tourism, Nepal.
Forest Hideaway offers friendly and efficient services to you as our customer. Transport can be arranged using our own drivers and cars. Our local guides are multi-lingual and have extensive training and experience in eco-friendly tourist practice in and around the park. We also have the facilities to offer computerised air ticketing and hotel booking world-wide. City tours of the Kathmandu valley with knowledgeable guides can be organised. In fact we cater for all your travel plans and arrangements throughout Nepal including white-water rafting, mountain trekking, jungle safaris and even package tours of Tibet!
THARU STYAL RESORT
Known as ‘Tharu’, the indigenous people of the western lowlands of Nepal live in close harmony with nature. The local community depends on the forest and rivers for their survival and livelihood and still lives as they have done for generations.
In keeping with this rural way of life, Forest Hideaway provides accommodation from budget to deluxe, in traditional clay and timber cottages with grass thatch roofing and indigenous décor.
The hotel contains a library, bar and restaurant offering a set buffet or appetizing a la carte menu. All this is situated within a beautiful garden.
Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages provides a relaxed setting from which to explore the pristine conservation area that is Royal Bardia National Park.
Electricity has not yet reached Bardia – kerosene lamps are used for lighting and solar power is utilized to heat the water during the day and hot water bottles at night. Recently, however, a generator has been added to the facilities which, when required, can add extra warmth and electricity to the hotel. Primarily this electricity is provided for battery charging facilities and the inclusion of a television for wildlife presentations.
Positive Tourism :
Forest Hideaway endeavors to pass on the positives of tourism to the local Tharu community. The majority of the staff are from the surrounding villages, a third of whom have received formal certified training prior to employment. Local tradesmen are employed on an ad hoc basis and many local products are used in the resort where possible.
Essential Facts :
WHERE are we? – Forest Hideaway is situated in the western lowland area of Nepal in Thakurdwara village on the peripheries of Royal Bardia National Park.