We are Budhi & Sonja, a Nepalese / Dutch couple. We heartily welcome you to our homestay. Our home is perfect place for travelers with a passion for nature and wildlife. But also for people who like to explore the countryside and experience the Nepalese Tharu culture. For you, if you would like to go local in Nepal and experience the Nepalese way of living.
Please contact us for more information about prices, our special offers, activities and transport! We are looking forward to welcome you!
Close to Bardia National Park
Almost 10 years ago in January 2014, we opened our homestay, where we live with Budhi his parents and children. We are an officially registered homestay and, member of the Homestay Association Nepal. We live in the in the village of Shivapur, 2 kilometers south of the village of Thakurdwara and 20 minutes walk south from the entrance of Bardia National Park. On the page how to reach Bardia you can check the means of transport to our home.
Nepalese way of living
Our house is surrounded by Tharu houses and flat fields where rice, wheat, corn, lentil and mustard grow. You can relax on the veranda, in the shade of the mango and litchee trees or in our cosy dining rooms, from where you have a view on the countryside and the northern hills of Bardia National Park. We grow our own fresh vegetables and in our garden we clean and dry our harvest. During festival times the local people pass by and like to sing and dance at our compound.
We have five comfortable and spacious bedrooms. All of them are twin rooms with a double beds an a single bed. Each room has an attached bathroom. The toilet and shower are separated from each other by a small corridor with a washbasin. This makes the bathroom more comfortable compared to other lodges in Bardia National Park. Our showers work on solar power and provide you 24 hours hot water. And our solar system also makes sure you have 24 hours acces to electricity.
In the room you will find mosquito nets and an electric ceiling and stand fan to keep you cool during warmer days. We provide towels and toilet paper. Every room has access to free WiFi 24 hours a day.
Nepalese and Western fresh food
We have two cosy dining rooms with a beautiful view on the countryside. Here you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner, read books from our small library or play games. Or enjoy your food outside under the mango tree or near the campfire. We like to cook Nepalese or Western food for you from local fresh produce from our own garden and surrounding fields.
During cold evenings we make sure a campfire keeps you warm and we organize barbecue moments. We care about our environment and like to request you to bring your reusable water bottle so that you can refill it for free with filtered water. And please, leave as less (plastic) waste as possible behind. For a small amount of money we can offer you laundry service.