Hotels in Chitwan open after months long lockdown

Hotels, resorts and lodges in Sauraha area of Chitwan District have re-opened their premises after being shuttered for more than 4 months owing to Nepal’s lockdown, and subsequent ban on such re-opening of such establishments. Entrepreneurs have also ensured strict safety protocols be followed in their establishments.

However, with international flights planning to resume flights only from 17th August onward, and other enforcements in inter-district movement, hoteliers will have to bank on local tourism for the time being.

Hotels, restaurants, and trekking and mountaineering activities have been allowed to reopen from Thursday, but international flights will resume only from August 17.

Chitwan National Park, Nepal’s first national park is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. It receives an estimated 200,000 foreign tourists annually.

The national park is home to numerous activities for tourists which range from nature enthusiasts to recreational travelers. It is home to several flora and fauna, including the famed one-horn rhinocerous and the elusive tiger.

Tourists indulge in a canoe-ride, in jungle walks/safaris, and many times are also seen observing the local culture. Many establishments also offer in-house recreational activities such as a swimming pool, or a relaxing spa. Travelers with varied interests make their way to Chitwan National Park every year, and are seen taking pleasant memories with them.

The opening of establishments in Chitwan is also being met positively within the industry – hoteliers in other cities are also arranging to open their establishments soon.