Meghauli is one of the richest villages in Chitwan in terms of wildlife, different cultures, and sports and it is located in the adjacent of Chitwan National Park. National crocodile breeding pond and Meghauli herbal farming in the buffer zone are the main attractions. It is the best area of bird watching (Bengal Florican, Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican, Black Stork and White Stork), site seeing and varieties of wildlife. Meghauli is also popular for seeing the one-horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, Chital, hog Deer, barking deer, Sloth bear, Palm civet, Langur Rhesus monkey and the Gharial crocodile. Also the more common species such as gaur, wild elephant, hyena, pangolin, gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard and stripped pyton are living in this part of Chitwan National Park.
The village itself is an enchanting place with a wide area for sporting activities. Every year the sports like Para-jumping and the World-Cup ‘Elephant Polo’ (first two weeks of December) are held in Meghauli. One can also see the local Tharu stick dance, tiger dance and mask dance ghost dance), which are popular in this village. Since 2011 the concept of Home stays has begun in the local Tharu community in Meghauli. The Meghauli entrance gate and Tharu culture museum were inaugurated before the official start of the Home stays.
Major Attractions & Programs
Below we have listed the major attractions of Meghauli and we can create an itinerary for you are per your requirements and available time. For more information, please contact us!
- Chitwan National Park and its Biodiversity
- Wildlife Safari (riding on an elephant)
- Sunset and Clear mountain views
- World Elephant Polo and Para-jumping (every year in first two weeks of December)
- Bird Watching and Crocodile Project
- Typical Hilly and Tharu Cultural programs
- Boating / Rafting
- Orphan Wilde Animals Conservation Centre (under construction)
- National Museum and Tharu Cultural Museum
- Site Seeing and Bullock-cart drive
- Community Forests and Machan Towers
- Joint Venture (confluence of two big rivers, Rapti and Narayani rivers)
- Meghauli Village, the unique pattern of Tharu Aborigine
- Wedding Ceremony according to Tharus’ Culture
- Gateway office, Eco-Park, Picnic Park, children’s park and souvenir centre, etc.
- Camping and many more …