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The Terai encompasses the southern half of Nepal, is mostly at low altitude, and is green and lush.

Chitwan and Bardia National Parks

The major draw here are the national parks of Chitwan and Bardia, where there are populations of Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, plentiful bird life and more.

Lumbini and remote villages

Lumbini NepalThe Buddha's birthplace at Lumbini, close to the border of India, is an important pilgrimage site, and the hills in the north of the region, known as the Mahabharat range, hide remote villages and panoramic viewpoints which are wonderful for short, off-the-beaten-track treks.

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Places to visit in Terai

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Terai, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Terai

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Terai, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Terai

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Terai

    Accommodation choices for Terai

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Terai. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Barahi Lodge, Chitwan

      Barahi Jungle Lodge

      First Class

      A favourite of ours, Barahi is a very comfortable lodge in beautiful natural surroundings; perfect for exploring nearby Chitwan National Park.

    • East grounds and gardens

      Buddha Maya Garden

      Medium

      Buddha Maya Garden hotel enjoys a quiet rural location and has a relaxed atmosphere.

    • Karnali Lodge, Bardia

      Karnali Jungle Lodge

      Medium

      One of the more exclusive properties in the area that is managed by Tiger Mountain. The lodge has only 12 double rooms with attached baths, all built using local materials and incorporating local styles. All activities are included in the price of staying here.