Shanta Ghar - A Rustic Guesthouse
Hosted by Ramakanta
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16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
5 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
5 baths
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Shanta Ghar “peace home” is a rustic natural eco resort in the remote grassland area of beautiful Madi all surrounded by Chitwan National Park. It is made of the famous Sal wood and is handmade by local carpenters in the old Nepali traditional way.

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Welcome to Shanta Ghar Resort, which translated from Nepali means “Peace Home”. Located in the heart of Chitwan National Park in Madi Valley, Shanta Ghar Resort is a tranquil haven away from the tourist hustle and bustle and a perfect location from which to explore the colorful and intriguing Chitwan area. Surrounded by jungle rich in wildlife, our guests are able to experience nature while enjoying authentic Nepali family life.

Shanta Ghar Resort has an inviting treehouse structure that provides beautiful 360 degree views of rice paddies, sunsets, the jungle and wildlife. Local carpenters constructed Shanta Ghar Resort by hand in the traditional Nepali way, utilizing the famous Sal wood.

Hari, owner and operator of Shanta Ghar Resort, makes it his mission to ensure that his guests are happy, comfortable and well taken care of. Guests are invited to join Hari and his family for traditional Nepali meals, and Hari is happy to accommodate a variety of requests from his guests.

Shanta Ghar Resort strives to create a relaxing environment; however the adventure of the jungle is just off our doorstep. We offer jungle treks and jungle camps and can teach you how to cook traditional Nepali food. Of course, you can also just relax and unplug from the craziness of life by enjoying our garden and watching the array of wildlife that visit our property from sunrise to sunset.

There are many options for your stay at Shanta Ghar resort. It is possible to rent a room, or even the entire facility.

The treehouse structure has one common sitting room and 6 bedrooms: two deluxe with a connected western toilet, and four double rooms with a shared toilet and warm shower. All rooms have French doors with balconies and an outdoor sitting area. In the stonehouse, we have two round rooms with private bathrooms.

Altogether Shanta Ghar Resort can accommodate anywhere from 16-24 people.

Breakfast is included in the room price, but all other meals can be ordered for reasonable prices. Shanta Ghar serves traditional home cooked Nepali vegetarian food. All of our ingredients are organic and are grown in our garden or are locally sourced. On special occasions we can provide local organic meat for you to taste. Our milk and butter is from our own buffalo.

Guest access

How do I get there?
From Kathmandu or Pokhara
Kathmandu - Shanta Ghar - 170 Km approx
** BY BUS : Tourist Bus (Greenline/Rainbow etc)
Option: Catch local bus – which runs every 30 min : Cost approx RS 170 each person approx
NOTE: Please make sure you tell the bus driver you are getting off the bus at Bharatpur Bus Park to ensure he can easily get your bag off of the bus. This is because you will be exiting the bus before most other people.
Within Bharatpur Bus Park just walk right side Chaubiskoti Junction - there is Madi Bus Park. This is where you will take the bus to Madi. If you are unsure which is the correct stand you can ask someone to point you in the right direction.
When you are on the bus inform the driver you wish to go to Shanta Ghar which is in Ayodhayapuri 7-Tamta Bazar. The drivers are well known of this place, our village is small.
BY PRIVATE: For hassle free if you would like to travel to book a private Jeep then we will arrange it as per your pre request.
Additionally, if you require we can come and meet you at Madi Bus Park which is situated in Bharatpur Bus Park. We can then all take the bus back together to our home.

If you arrive by Air into Bharatpur Airport the same options are available for you.
You can take a rickshaw from the Airport to Bharatpur Bus Park, this will cost you around 50-100NPR depending on your bartering skills. Here you will catch the bus to Madi from Madi Bus Park, as per the instructions above. Or the option of a private car is available, again at a reasonable cost.
For hassle free if you would like to visit by our private vehicle then we will be happy to arrange you a Jeep which will be more comfortable to reach resort.
PLEASE BE AWARE- On the bus from Bharatpur to Shanta Ghar there are two army check points for the National Park. The army will come on board to search the bus and possibly your bags. This is in place to prevent the poaching of protected animals within the national park.

Interaction with guests

Torch light for looking long range if like to see the wild animal at night on the farmer filed from home.
sandal for walking around river crossing.

Other things to note

Who Are You?

We are a family of six. Ramakanta and Dipa and our three children Dipika, Dipesh and Dinesh and my mother Juna.
My mother and Dipesh ,Dipika stay at city Bharatpur for school.
When they gating holiday they are coming to us.

Do We Stay In Your Family Home?

No we live in a tree house down.

Is It Safe?

Yes our home and village is a very safe place, you do not need to worry.

Is There An ATM?

No the closest ATM is in Bharatpur which is at least 3 hours away. A return journey will take you a minimum of 6 hours.
Please make sure you bring enough money with you.
PLEASE NOTE- In addition to Neplese Rupes we can also accept cash payments in the following currencies, Indian Rupees, USD, Euro and GBP.

If We Stay At Shanta Ghar, What Do You Recommended We Bring?

Suitable clothing and footwear for trekking
Water bottle or container
Mosquito repellent
Warm clothes for an evening
Along with all your usual items and whatever other things you may need, such as medication you might need(the closest village with shops is 10km, which takes around 45 minutes)

What Do You Provide?

Free safe drinking water
Mosquito net
Lunch and dinner(500 NPR per meal per person)
All the food provided is organically grown on our farm or locally sourced.

Will I See Wildlife?

I am an experienced guide and have taken many tourist through the Himalayas. Now I am back living and guiding in the area where I grew up. Although I cannot 100% guarantee you will see wildlife I will do my very best to take you places where the animals roam. These are wild animals so we can never predict exactly where they will be but we can try!
Here are some of the animals you may see
Black pigs
Wild Cats
Parrots and many other birds

Other Useful Tips

VISA- Depending on which country you reside in a visa will more than likely be required. You can either obtain this before you travel or alternatively a visa on arrival is also possible. The process can be slow at the airport. If you are obtaining the visa on arrival you will be required to pay for it in USD(other currencies are also accepted). There are two machines in the visa on arrival hall that will scan your passport and take your photo. You can fill in the forms here electronically. The machine then prints you a ticket to take to the desk where they can process your visa.This is the quickest way to do it.

The electric in our village is solar powered. There will always be lighting at the tree house. Charging sockets can be provided on request so you can recharge your phone, laptop etc. Alternatively we have power at the family home, I will gladly charge your items there.
If you need it wifi is also available at our home.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 king beds, 2 queen beds, 2 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed, 2 sofas

House Rules
Self check-in with doorman

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Fliss User Profile
January 2017
Mr Ramakanta goes above and beyond to make sure that his guests are well looked after and managed our stay at beautiful and unique Shanta Gar perfectly. It is a place for those who like off the beaten track and have a sense of adventure since is a little further from the main tourist traps surrounding Chitwan. Come here if you want to experience real Nepali life - Mr Ramakantan will make sure that you find the place and will even arrange a car to collect you from Bharatpur. He also kindly arranged a jeep tour and elephant ride for us (with a security elephant and rider from national park so you have only 1 guide and rider per elephant). A unique way to see the jungle and the animals that is incredibly memorable. It is also well worth a guided walk to the local waterfall which involves stunning views of the villages and fields surrounding Shanta Gar along with the main event - the river. Also well worth a trip on the local buses which will really give you an experience (whether getting stuck in the river or taking hours longer than expected it definitely gives an insight into quite how lovely Nepali people are!) Thanks so much for all your hard work in creating a wonderful stay which I will remember forever
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Response from Ramakanta:
Namaskar! Fliss & Steph, Thank you so much for your heart touching review to alive our natures of Shanta Ghar. We will always remember both of you and looking forward to welcome you again in future. Kindly please keep in touch with us and help us by recommending to your circle. Take care
January 2017

Yen Fook User Profile
January 2015
Shanta Ghar is a nice, tucked away wilderness located in a village inside the Chitwan NP. The host was a nice and accommodating person and will do everything within his means to meet your needs. We had originally booked to stay eight nights but ended up staying only three. This is because both my wife and I were sick and down with acute sinus infections that we got from the bad pollution in Kathmandu and along the journey of polluted highways going out of the capital city. I was coughing almost nonstop every night. We would have loved to stay the eight days but the lack of heating at night only aggravated our conditions so we had to leave to sick medical attention. We love this tucked away place! If we were better and the weather warmer, we would have stayed on and accomplished more in the way of photography! Maybe next time.

Rosalie User Profile
October 2017
We had a great stay at Ramakanta's house. With cosy decoration, wide livingspace a delicious food, it is a great place to escape and take your time to relax and enjoy traditional Nepal life. Ramakanta and Dipa are great hosts who try to provide for any need. A true recommendation!! Our advies: go to Bharatpur by plan, and let Ramakanta get a taxi for you. The taxi Will cost you 4000 rupees and takes 2 hours. Local bus takes much more time.

Aliina User Profile
October 2017
We had nice and exciting few days at Ramakanta's place. The family was so hospitable and nice to us. Ramakanta even pick us from Bharatpur so we didn't have any problems to get there. We went for few trips to see waterfalls and animals in the jungle. You should prepare with a lot of cash (restaurants and servises aren't near) and also ask the prices before if you want to do some trips or anything. Altogether we had a pleasant stay at Santa Ghar resort.

Elisabetta User Profile
July 2017
Had an amazing stay at with Ramakanta and his family. Everything was just perfect! I personally loved the location of the listing, it's perfect to escape the city and enjoy a beautiful view! It is a bit difficult to reach but Ramakanta and his family will do anything to help you. Staying here was one of the highlights of my trip to Nepal! The room was pretty and clean, everything worked perfectly. And we'll be always grateful to Ramakanta and his family for their hospitality. Highly recommended!

Anish User Profile
June 2017
One of my best travel experience so far! I guess it's about the place you live in & the people you live with matters the most while choosing for a homestay. Mr Ramakanta helped us with our itinerary, and we really enjoyed the privacy of the room, the beautifully seasoned food, which derives ingredients from their own farm.
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Response from Ramakanta:
Thank you so much to you all for hart touching writing. we are so happy with you all. see you net time for
June 2017

Vinod User Profile
May 2017
Ramakanta's place is Atrue experience of Rural Nepal. The property is extraordinary as mentioned in other reviews. The location although far out is ideal for the experience as it adds that degree of mystery. The food is simple,organic and home cooked.

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Hello! I am very proud to tell you about Shanta Ghar a beautiful resort I've build and started together with my long time friends from Norway. We met 25 years ago when I was a trekking guide in the Himalayas, Anapurna. I have met a lot of nice people from all over the world durin…
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