Green Mansions Jungle Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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The contrast between the humidity of now and the cold of the Tibetan plateau is quite striking.
Our lunch stop underlined this. Searching for somewhere to eat through a plethora of footwear shops n the stifling heat was quite a challenge. Eventually, Marianne and I found a place to buy some samosas. We spent quite a bit of time haggling over the price of small "lady’s fingers" ...
After quite a bit of deliberation we still decided to go on the elephant safari, a decision that didn't sit too comfortably, but we rationalized it by saying that we would be paying for the good upkeep of these elephants. Anyway we got a 35 year old elephant and a mahoot who didn't use a metal spike unlike some of the other mahoots, he had a wooden stick but hardly used it. Our elephant ate most of her way round the course and ...
... the scorching sun until we were stopped by the guide who turned around and put his finger to his mouth. We assumed that meant to be quiet, and then he pointed to the edge of the river. We all looked and only about 10 feet away from us was a giant, wild rhino!! It looked like a mix of a huge armadillo and a dinosaur. It's horn was sharp and large. The rhino drank from the river as we stood still in amazement trying to get pictures of it. We then continued on into thick ...
... of Sauraha. The town centre was dead, not a tourist in site yet so many places open for business, it actually was quite a sad sight to see. The night was spent watching a traditional 'Tharu' dance which I thought was going to be incredibly boring but turned out to be really interesting. There was an even split of male and female performers who demonstrated acts such as their harvesting or war dance. Really worthwhile watching, especially to see a 6ft man stay in a squat position for ...
... Amazingly we met a family from Southwell who know some friends of Dave’s!
At lunch we also met Gopal who’s a guide here and who gets rave reviews on Trip Advisor for his knowledge of all the local plants, birds and animals.
After lunch Dave met the president of the Nepal Community Library Association in the library across the road, who told him how the owner of the hotel had used some of his profits to set up the library and is funding the building of a ...