Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaruni Sanctuary Lodge Sauraha
The Maruni Lodge was great. Unfortunately you can no longer stay at the Tiger Tops Lodge so world renowned till the government stepped in and closed it down because it was inside the park parameters. Best part though is that Gauri Malakar was a manager at Tiger Tops so she will make it all perfect. Rooms comfortable. Quiet other than the noises of nature. Food excellent, gardens very nice. Shower is all in one with the bathroom...workable. Evening entertainment great. Wonderful stay.
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... bathing. This was a daily activity and was usually very popular. People went to see the elephants get washed, and to be washed themselves by the elephants. Unfortunately, it was raining, and quite cold (comparatively). There were a few people who braved the water and went for an elephant dunk, but most people, like us, stayed huddled at the water's edge, wondering why noone got attacked by the marsh muggers. We didn't like the metal hooks that were ...
... re used to it.
Still no reply from my e-mail to the monastery in Kathmandu, think I'll have to give em a ring. Also need to change some pounds to rupees & no bank up here.
With these things on my mind I walked into town with the idea of a walk around the valley to the south. I can see a track from my hotel window winding about and crossing the forest. On the way I bumped into Nick who showed me where to change money & agreed that ...
... thunder of hooves and feel the ground shudder beneath our feet as he lowered his head and began his charge. Unfortunately, there were no children to throw in front of me. Cathy would have to do. I made sure she was close by.
By the time we had positioned ourselves on a low berm about 30 yards away, the rhino was looking warily around; testing the air. Moments later another group of trekkers appeared behind him. Judging by the amount of chatter that ...
... hooligans displaying home-inked tattoos. They regarded me with indifference as they puffed on their Marlboros.
The ticket shyster made an appearance. According to him the fare for the 6.5 km hop-skip-and-jump into Sauraha was NR100, which made it twice as expensive as the 20 km leg from Narayangarh. That little nugget gave me pause it seemed like the foreigner tax was being implemented. Laughing at him probably didn’t do much to help the ...
... saddle and the buildings that line it drop off sharply to the rear. A prosperous trading centre until the 1970’s, when the Kathmandu – Pokhara highway was built, it became isolated, ignored and almost abandoned as tradesmen moved down into the valley to seek work.
In recent years a limited embracing of tourism has returned some of its former prosperity; once derelict buildings have been refurbished and transformed into cafes, restaurants and ...