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 birdlife and more.
Lumbini and remote villages
The 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.
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 travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itinerary 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
- Bardia National Park Terai
- Chitwan National Park Terai
- Lumbini Terai
- Kathmandu Valley 44 miles away
- Kathmandu 45 miles away
- Bhaktapur 47 miles away
- Dhulikhel 49 miles away
- Nagarkot 53 miles away
- Kurintar 55 miles away
- Seti River 63 miles away
- Bandipur 65 miles away
- Pokhara 96 miles away
- Dhampus 105 miles away
- Tanchock 105 miles away
- Birethanti 106 miles away
- Ghandruk 111 miles away
- Annapurna 115 miles away
- Lukla 115 miles away
- Mende 116 miles away
- Monjo 116 miles away
- Namche Bazaar 117 miles away
- Tashinga 119 miles away
- Pangboche 123 miles away
- Everest Base Camp 130 miles away
- The Everest region 134 miles away
Photos of 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.
Buddha Maya Garden hotel enjoys a quiet rural location and has a relaxed atmosphere.
A favorite of ours, Barahi is a very comfortable lodge in beautiful natural surroundings; perfect for exploring nearby Chitwan National Park.
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.