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Sanctuary Resort
 Tharu Community Inspired Design

Tharu Village

Design & Concept

Sanctuary Resort is designed with the aim of incorporating the cultural significance of the Tharu community, which lives in the surroundings of Chitwan National Park. After studying the village and the architecture of Tharu Village, the resort was achieved by using the traditional craftsmanship of the Tharu people, available sustainable materials from the surrounding area of Chitwan and the rich textural language to create links with the existing community so the building belongs to the Tharu Community.

Sanctuary Resort is committed to designing buildings that seamlessly blend with the local “Tharu” community, ensuring a sense of belonging and harmony within the village. To achieve this, we have meticulously scaled down our buildings using linear structures and lightweight materials, allowing them to integrate with the natural surroundings effortlessly. Our architectural layout mirrors a traditional family compound, with a central courtyard serving as the heart of the design. Through thoughtful and intentional architecture, we have cultivated a safari-inspired atmosphere that immerses guests in the untamed wilderness, providing an outdoor living experience that fosters a deep connection to nature. Our ultimate vision is to authentically encapsulate the essence of the “Tharu Community” experience through our architectural approach, seamlessly merging our structures with the verdant grass landscape.

inside the resort

Sanctuary resort interior of a room

About Sanctuary Resort

Sanctuary Resort is a luxurious safari resort with a swimming pool located on the edge of Chitwan National Park in Nepal, away from the busy tourist areas. It offers incredible peace and tranquillity in its well-maintained grounds on the banks of the Narayani River. The resort is situated in the Amaltari area on the park’s west side, providing our guests with a secluded and magical experience. The resort is approximately 42 km from Bharatpur Airport and can be reached by car in about an hour.

Your Nature Escape and Luxurious Retreat

Just as the national park is a sanctuary for endangered species, Sanctuary Resort is a haven for you. Come to escape the trappings of everyday life, enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, and get in tune with nature. Revel in our first-class service, as our friendly and attentive team ensures you have everything you need. Whether relaxing by the swimming pool or enjoying our international chefs’ fine offerings, we will do everything we can to ensure you have a wonderful, memorable stay in our jungle home.

wildlife at Chitwan national park

The Wildlife of Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is on our doorstep, ready for you to explore. This world heritage national park is 932 sq km (with an additional 750 sq km of the buffer zone) of jungle nature at its finest. The park is home to over 43 species of mammals, including the Bengal tiger, leopard, sloth bear, deer and Nepal’s largest one-horn rhinoceros population, as well as 45 species of reptiles and amphibians, including mugger crocodiles and gharials. The park also boasts over 500 different bird species (more than in any other protected area of Nepal) to delight the most avid bird watcher.

tharu community

Tharu Village Experience

When you arrive at Sanctuary Resort, you can leave all your cares at the door. Our fully inclusive packages offer you everything you need for your stay. Our renowned multi-cuisine kitchen will spoil you with culinary delights. All of our activities are planned to suit your desires. We proudly provide the experience of the local Tharu Village and the Community Culture, an ecologically sensitive yet naturally immersive jungle experience complimented by our sophisticated service and our beautiful resort’s inviting and comfortable ambience. All you need to do is relax and enjoy.

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