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Sauraha is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°34′29″N 84°29′37″E / 27.57472°N 84.49361°E / 27.57472; 84.49361Coordinates: 27°34′29″N 84°29′37″E / 27.57472°N 84.49361°E / 27.57472; 84.49361
Country    Nepal
Zone Narayani Zone
District Chitwan District
Population (1991)
 • Total 2,699
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Sauraha is a village in Nepal's Chitwan District situated close to the Rapti River and the Chitwan National Park, 23 km (14 mi) east of Narayangarh city. It is the eastern gateway to Chitwan National Park. Beginning literally as a small and quaint village of daub huts, houses and hotels, it has grown into a small town with hotels, resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops.[citation needed]

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

In addition to good road access, Sauraha has good air connections through Bharatpur airport with regular daily air services from Pokhara and Kathmandu. The airport lies just 15 kilometer to the west of Sauraha. Will need to change to bus, jeep, taxi for connection to Sauraha.

By bus[edit]

  • Via Kathmandu: there are three types of buses available. Cheaper Birganj bound buses which will drop you at Tadi Bazaar about 4 kilometers north of Sunauli where you can easily get local bus, taxi, rickshaws, tanga/pony carts. These second bit more expensive type is the direct tourist buses that are no more comfortable than normal intercity except they are full of tourists. A third type are more comfortable aircondition buses (Greenline, etc.). All buses will travel via Mugling, Narayangarh/Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar, Sauraha; 4–5 hours.
  • Via Sunauli / Bhairahawa on an eastern bound (Birganj/Biratnagar) buses traveling through Butwal, Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar. Change to local bus, jeep, pony cart, rickshaw to Sauraha: 3 – 4 hours.
  • Via Pokhara: direct tourist buses are available via Mugling, Narayangarh / Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar, Sauraha; 3 – 4 hours.



Jungle / wildlife safaris by foot, jeep andelephant. You may see a rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, and Bengal tiger. Bird watching in and around the jungle, especially Bishazari Tal, a wetland approximately 10 km north-west of Sauraha.