Nepal - The Terai & Mahabharat Range (Chapter)
This is the Terai & Mahabharat Range chapter from Lonely Planet’s Nepal guidebook.
Wedged between India and the Himalaya, the plains of the Terai are home to over half Nepal’s population, a colourful mix of cultures showcased through the thatched mud-hut villages of the Tharu and the vibrant art of the Mithila.
- ride on an elephant’s back to spot tigers and one-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park
- explore the cobblestone streets of medieval Tansen (Palpa) before hiking down to the abandoned palace of Ranighat
- cycle among Buddhist temples through the peaceful landscaped grounds of Lumbini, renowned as the birthplace of the Buddha
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Narayangarh & around, Bharatpur, Chitwan National Park, Sunauli & Bhairawa, Lumbini & around, the Siddhartha Hwy, Butwal, Tansen & around, the Tribhuvan Hwy, Hetauda, Daman, Nepalganj, Bardia National Park, Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Mahendranagar, Birganj, Janakpur, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Itahari, Biratnagar, Dharan, Hile, Ilam & around and Kakarbhitta.
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