Recentfusion.com—Pokhara: The Barahi Jungle Lodge running under Barahi Group in Meghauli of Chitwan has been featured as one of the five responsible boutique hotels of Nepal, by US based news giant Cable News Network (CNN).
In a title, Heaven in the Himalayas: Nepal’s top 5 responsible boutique hotels, Jenni Marsh writes for CNN, in 2009, the Nepalese government controversially ordered all resorts operating within Chitwan National Park — home to one of the world’s largest Bengal tiger populations, and rare rhinoceros — to exit the park to assist wildlife conservation efforts.
CNN adds that the lodge has been developed as Eco-lodge and was rated by the Travel Operators for Tigers as an iconic hotle of sustainable tourism. The lodge doesn’t provide drinking water in plastic bottles. It offers local Tharu dance and cultural programs to its guests.
More than that, it has planted 5,500 indigenous plants, including seasonal fruits which guests are encouraged to pluck and eat. All 18 cottages in the resort’s 13 hectares of pristine forest have a view of the magnificent Rapti River and national park, as well as a private balcony and access to the biggest swimming pool in Chitwan, CNN writes.