If you’re planning on travelling to Chitwan, then you are most likely thinking of going on safari.
Chitwan National Park is the most famous tourist destination for travellers who come here, and rightly so.
There are beautiful wildlife to see from elephants and tigers to leopards and the famous Indian rhino.
So which is the best Chitwan accommodation to stay in? It really depends on your budget and lifestyle.
Here’s our list of what we consider the 10 best hotels, hostels and resorts to help you decide where to stay in Chitwan.
Booking.com is great for finding and booking your accommodation in not just Chitwan, but any other destination you want to travel to. We’ve used them everywhere including when travelling to different parts of Asia, America, Europe etc.
When usingBooking.com, keep an eye on reward opportunities. Those who are members of the loyalty program can get up to 10% discounts on selected bookings and benefits like early check-ins and late check-outs. You too can become a Genius member by completing at least two bookings within two years.
Agoda have come on a long way in recent years and have a range almost as extensive as Booking.com. They also have really competitive rates, especially when you account for AgodaCash. This is their unique cashback system which gives you cashback on certain properties.
You can then save this up and get money off future bookings. I also love how modern and sleek the Agoda site is, as well as their recommendations for places they know we would like; based off past bookings.
To get the best deal, I recommend choosing your hotel or hostel from the list below, and then checking it out on both Booking.com and Agoda to see who’s cheapest. Don't worry, all necessary links are included below!
Best luxury hotel in Chitwan
Best mid-range Chitwan hotel
Best budget accommodation in Chitwan
Best luxury hotel in Chitwan
Built around a beautiful garden is this amazing 4-star hotel in Chitwan. It offers great accommodation with ensuite bathrooms. You can make a cup of tea using the kettle provided and relax on the seating area as you catch up on your favourite programs on the flat-screen TV. There’s a wardrobe to put all your clothes so you don’t have to live off your suitcase.
A buffet breakfast is provided every morning. You also get to choose from a number of cuisines for your lunch and dinner at the restaurant on site. Hotels in Chitwan with a swimming pool are perfect in the warm weather, and Hotel Earth Light offers exactly that. You can splash around all day. And if you have children, they can also have their share of fun at the kids’ pool. Guests can also soak in the hot tub or enjoy a massage at the wellness centre.
Situated right on the border of Chitwan National Park, this resort is strategically located for travellers who’d like to visit the park. You can head over to the resorts’ tour desk and make arrangements for a safari.
Kasara Resort is definitely a contender for the best resort in Chitwan. It offers excellent accommodation. The spacious rooms have air-conditioning, a kettle and seating area that includes a sofa and desk. The private bathrooms feature a shower, hairdryer and bathrobes. There’s a beautiful garden view from the rooms.
Free WiFi and parking are available. Guests can have a swim in the outdoor pool or relax on the sun loungers. The garden and terrace are also great places to relax on the property. You can also go for a walk or bike tour and have your dog tag along since pets are allowed here.
Best mid-range Chitwan hotel
This is one of the best hotels in Chitwan for a retreat. They have a spa and wellness centre where guests can choose from different packages of spa treatments. You can also have a relaxing massage. Or you could head to the gym for a nice workout session.
If you want to just relax in your airconditioned room, that’s also great. There are a number of satellite channels to watch on the Flat-screen TV and a comfortable seating area with a desk for guests who may need to do some work. The ensuite bathrooms are fitted with a shower and free toiletries are provided.
Free WiFi and private parking is available for all guests. And every morning a delicious buffet breakfast is served. There’s also a bar on site where you can have a few drinks if you wish. A garden and a lounge area are available for guests to hang out.
Green Park is one of the elegant 5-star hotels in Chitwan. The rooms are quite spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful interior decor. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV, kettle and seating area. There’s even a minibar so you can enjoy drinks in the comfort of your room. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower and hairdryer. Free toiletries are provided.
Green Park is one of the best Chitwan National Park Hotels. Located just a few metres from the park, Rapti River and Elephant Riding Point, this property offers easy access for guests who wish to tour the park. Through the concierge service, you can easily book your tour and head out to see the beautiful wildlife. Other activities include cycling, canoeing and walking tours. Guests can also relax at the poolside on the property or enjoy a nice swim.
This amazing hotel in Chitwan with a swimming pool sits on an outstanding riverside location offering great views. The National Park is also close by. Guests can plan their safari tour from the hotel and other activities like canoeing and cycling. Bike and car hire are available at the resort.
Park Safari Resort offers one of the best accommodations in Chitwan. The rooms are air conditioned and fitted with a wardrobe and flat-screen TV. You get a fridge and kettle for your convenience. There’s a private bathroom with a shower, hairdryer and toiletries.
The restaurant onsite serves a delicious continental breakfast. There are other meals as well and guests can also eat at the local restaurants nearby as they tour the area. The staff at the resort are very friendly and helpful and ensure your stay is enjoyable. Free WiFi and private parking is available for all guests.
From the airport, guests can use this resort’s free airport shuttle service to get to the property. Safari Wildlife and lodge offers cheap accommodation in Chitwan but with great value for your money. The rooms here have comfortable beds and are fitted with a seating area and a private bathroom.
There’s a restaurant on site serving Nepalese and local cuisines. Guests can prepare a snack or cook their meals in the shared kitchen and maybe even learn how to cook some local dishes. There’s a picnic area, a terrace and a garden where guests can hang out.
The staff are very attentive and kind. They are always willing to assist and give suggestions of places to visit. At the reception, you can organize for luggage storage, currency exchange and get ticket services. For this and other reasons, Safari Wildlife and Lodge is one of the best Chitwan budget hotels.
Best budget accommodation in Chitwan
Just a walking distance from town stands one of the cheap hotels in Chitwan. It’s ideal for travellers on a tight budget and can cater to couples, families on vacation and solo travellers. From here, guests can plan their Chitwan National Park tours to see the amazing wild animals of Nepal.
The accommodation includes nice spacious rooms that are clean and tidy. Each comes with an air-conditioner and a private bathroom. There’s free WiFi access throughout the property and free private parking. A 24-hour front desk is available to answer all your queries and concerns.
This Chitwan hotel offers a continental breakfast every morning. At the restaurant, Indian cuisine meals are available. Guests can also eat out at the local restaurants nearby. The staff at OYO 434 Vision Safari and very friendly and willing to offer suggestions on places to go and things to see in the area.
This serene lodge immersed in nature is one of the best places to stay in Chitwan. Evergreen Eco Lodge is focused on preserving the environment by being as eco-friendly as possible. You’ll notice the use of solar electricity, composting toilets and recycling wastewater.
The accommodation here is quite varied and unique. There are huts, cottages, private rooms and dormitory rooms. You can select where you want to stay. Free WiFi is available and free private parking. Guests can go cycling which is one of the most popular activities. You can also stay within the property and enjoy a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool or relax in the garden.
At the bar and shared lounge area, you can meet other guests and socialize. You’ll find people playing board games and puzzles as they hang out. The sun terrace is also a nice spot to sit and relax.
Overlooking Rapti River and the beautifully manicured gardens on the property, this accommodation in Chitwan is breathtaking. Rooms have a flat-screen cable TV, some include a seating area and all have private bathrooms. Some rooms have beautiful views of the river and some have a garden view.
There’s a 24-hour front desk. The staff here are friendly and can help you organize all your tours and activities including Jeep or walking safaris to the National Park. There’s a BBQ and a terrace where guests can hangout
Free WiFi and free private parking are available at the property. Guests can have meals at the River View Restaurant, order for room service or eat out at local restaurants nearby as they tour the surrounding area.
When it comes to cheap accommodation, Jungle Sunset Camp is one of the best hotels to stay in Chitwan. Though pretty basic, it offers all you need for a comfortable stay. The rooms have a comfy bed, a seating area and a private bathroom with either a bath or shower and free toiletries. Air-conditioning can be provided at an additional cost.
Located right next to Rapti River, there are beautiful river views from the terrace of each room while some units also include a balcony. Free WiFi and free private parking is available. Guests can rent bikes at the resort and go cycling. Other common activities include hiking and canoeing, all at an additional charge. You can enjoy a tasty Indian cuisine at the restaurant on-site or eat at the nearby restaurants.
Chitwan is generally warm and has beautiful natural attractions for both tourists and locals. You can indulge in a number of outdoor activities. For example:
For more information on what to get up to, check out our in-depth guide on the best things to do in Chitwan.
There you have it, our guide to the best accommodations in Chitwan. This will hopefully make your work easier when choosing where to stay. And when you do visit this beautiful district in Nepal, let us know where you spend your holiday and your experience in general. We’ll be glad to get more ideas on unique things to do here.