Machan Wildlife Resort - INTRODUCTION
Where the Sal forest of the Chitwan jungle meets the wide and beautiful valley of the Rapti river, the world is wild and splendid. Broad grassland sweeps north to the Mahabharata range and virgin jungle extends south to the Churia hills. For centuries the dense jungle bordering on the foothills of the Himalayas formed an impenetrable barrier, keeping Nepal a hidden and mysterious kingdom. The last three decades have seen that barrier breached, but the jungle of the Royal Chitwan National Park remains a world apart. Here the spirit of great explorer-adventurers still lives.
With the opening of Machan Wildlife Resort a new chapter is being written in adventure and exploration in the Chitwan jungle. The perfect beauty of its setting allows one to realize a fantasy most of us have cherished since childhood: the spirit of Mowgli in the world of Rudyard Kip ling.
Machan Wildlife Resort is located 190 km southwest of Kathmandu in the eastern edge of the Royal Chitwan National Park.
By land - Our vehicles will drive you there on the same mountain road which originally revealed Nepalís hidden beauty to the outside world. The road crosses the Mahabharat Range at 2500 m and follows the Trishuli river most of the way.It offers splendid views of the Himalayas in clear weather.
By air -There are two daily flights from Kathmandu to Bharatpur airfield, the nearest to Machan Wildlife Resort, and from Bharatpur guests are transported by Land-Rover to the resort which is 40 km from the airfield.
By raft - You can opt for a raft trip down the Trishuli river which follows the road down into Chitwan National Park, with our trained rafting crew, and bivouac at camps on riverside beaches. This is Nepalís most popular rafting river, for its impressive gorges, exciting rapids, and some easier sections. For many people it represents the ideal compromise trip: just the right length of, exhilarating rapids, and not too difficult.