Tiger Watching in Bardiya


“Chances of meeting a tiger here are pretty good,” said my guide, Santa Chowdhary, as we sat under the tree, facing across the river. It was 40 degrees and the sweat was pouring off us. I wondered at my sanity and how true the saying was about mad English(wo)men out in the midday sun. Continue reading

A Home away from home – Home Stay

A homestay is a cultural exchange in which a person visiting or temporarily staying in another country lives with a family in the host country.  There are home stays for short periods (one night or a weekend) and for longer periods.

Nepal Tourism Year 2011 is expected to attract one million foreign tourists. With 669 hotels including all categories and a combined capacity of 26,063 beds, this would mean a shortfall of 822 beds daily. The concept of homestay program is considered to be the best alternative to hotel accommodation in the hospitality industry. It is a unique opportunity based mostly in villages and away from urban towns. Continue reading