USD 85Book Now
Our experience “Maghi at Bhada” creates an opportunity to connect with the Tharu community and learn about their culture while enjoying an important festival amongst locals.
Maghi holds special value in the Bhada Community Homestay. Family members receive blessings from the family’s elders and the women of a community are involved in the preparation of foods like Dhikri and Roti. Other than Dhikri and roti, meat items are also enjoyed as delicacies. The Tharu community believe the day of the festival is an auspicious day to start new things, be it a new business or finding a new community leader. In order to celebrate this special occasion, the day is filled with family gatherings and varieties of local food.
At Bhada Community Homestay in the Western Terai, you can immerse yourself in rural village life and experience the rich culture and customs of the ethnic Tharu community up close. This hidden gem is nestled between Bardiya National Park and Shuklaphanta National Park.
Embark on an exploration of the Bheda Baba Temple, an important site for the locals residing in this area and witness the Tharu Cultural Program at Bhada Community Homestay, where you’ll be treated to a unique showcase of traditional dances and songs by the local community.
A visit to Bhada Community Homestay promises an enriching and unforgettable experience, providing an intimate glimpse into the authentic and vibrant life of the Tharu community in the Western Terai region of Nepal.
Upon arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome, followed by lunch with local flavors made by the hosts. After a short break to refresh yourself, join your friendly host for a village walk and explore the vibrant community while immersing yourself in the daily lives of the locals, gaining insights into their unique way of living. In the evening, get together with your hosts to cook various local dishes consumed by the people of the community.
You will be going for a short walk to Bheda Baba Temple early in the morning, its a local spiritual gem known for its historical significance and architectural beauty. It is just 3km away from the homestay and is considered to be very important to the locals. Your day will be filled with varieties of local cuisine and songs and dance as well as visit to the relatives of the host family. Traditionally, for the Tharus, Maghi is the time of eating, having fun and relaxing with their relatives.
Wake up to a warm breakfast in the morning prepared by your host. Shortly after breakfast, you will be departing from the homestay.