Nepal Bagmati

Barauli Community Homestay

Experience the vibrant culture of the Tharu community amidst the tranquility of nature at Barauli Community Homestay

Incredible Place

Cabin (Cottage / Bungalow / Hut) Forest Village

Experience immersive and authentic cultural exchange in a Nepalese village setting​

Barauli Community Homestay offers a variety of unique on-site events and activities that provide guests with immersive cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with the local community. Guests can participate in cooking classes to learn traditional Tharu recipes using organic and locally sourced ingredients. Guided village walks led by local women offer insights into Tharu culture, traditions, and daily life, fostering meaningful interactions with residents. Boat tours and fishing excursions on the Narayani River provide opportunities for guests to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area and observe diverse bird species. Additionally, evening Tharu cultural performances showcase traditional dances, music, and rituals, allowing guests to gain a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the Tharu community.

Philosophy

Barauli Community Homestay stands out for its dedication to showcasing the authentic culture and traditions of the Tharu community. The personal touch lies in the involvement of local Tharu women who manage the activities and accommodations, ensuring guests experience genuine hospitality and insight into the community’s way of life. Each thatched-roof hut is adorned with traditional paintings reflecting Tharu culture, and guests are invited to immerse themselves in communal dining, fostering a strong sense of connection and cultural exchange. The homestay’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its use of organic and locally sourced ingredients for meals, supporting the Tharu community’s generation-age farming practices and promoting eco-friendly tourism. These unique details create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that allows guests to truly experience the essence of Nepali hospitality and community life.

History

Community Homestay Network was started as a means to empower local communities economically and socially. Witnessing the potential for tourism to uplift rural areas, he sought to create a platform that would enable communities to showcase their culture, traditions, and hospitality to travelers while generating sustainable income and fostering community development. Through this initiative, CHN aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas, promote cultural exchange, and empower local communities to preserve and share their heritage.

Mission & Vision

Barauli Community Homestay offers a unique opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the rich culture and traditions of the Tharu community in Nepal. Managed by local Tharu women, the homestay provides not just accommodation but a gateway to authentic experiences. Set amidst the serene landscapes near Chitwan National Park, guests can engage in a variety of activities that blend cultural immersion with nature exploration. From guided village walks and cooking classes to jungle safaris and boat tours, every experience is a chance to connect with the local community and the natural surroundings. With its focus on sustainability, empowerment, and cultural exchange, Barauli Community Homestay offers more than just a place to stay—it’s a transformative journey into the heart of Nepal’s vibrant heritage.

Inspiring People

Good for Couples Good for Families Escape / Off-Grid Slow / Simple

Empowering local communities while fostering cultural exchange

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Community Homestay Network

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Community Homestay Network (CHN) is a social enterprise that supports a network of community homestays in Nepal. We connect travelers with Communities across Nepal, providing a unique opportunity to stay with Nepali families and immerse in real Nepali life.

Host since ...

2019

We speak ...

English, Nepali

We have lived in...

Nepal

Guests, ask us about...

Community Homestay Network aims to inspire guests through their hospitality by offering authentic cultural experiences that promote understanding, connection, and appreciation for local communities and traditions. By staying at a community homestay, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily lives of the host community, participate in cultural activities, and interact with local residents. Through these experiences, guests are encouraged to broaden their perspectives, embrace diversity, and cultivate empathy and respect for different cultures and ways of life. The goal is to inspire guests to become more socially and culturally aware individuals who are motivated to make positive contributions to the world around them.

Impactful Planet

Animals & Wildlife

We promote responsible and meaningful travel​

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Community Homestay embodies sustainability through various aspects and practices. Firstly, the involvement of local Tharu women in managing the activities and accommodations ensures that tourism benefits directly contribute to the community’s economic empowerment and self-reliance. Secondly, the homestay promotes sustainable agriculture by sourcing organic and locally grown ingredients for meals, supporting traditional farming practices and minimizing the carbon footprint associated with food transportation. Additionally, the use of traditional architecture and materials in constructing the huts reflects a commitment to preserving cultural heritage and reducing environmental impact. Furthermore, initiatives like the Koseli Project facilitate the sale of local products in urban markets, providing additional income streams for the community while promoting the sustainable use of natural resources. Overall, Community Homestay’s holistic approach to sustainability integrates social, economic, and environmental considerations, making it a model for responsible tourism in Nepal.

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Our Location

The gateway to experiencing Nepal's rich wildlife and natural beauty.

Address

Barauli Community Homestay, Kumarwarti Village, Nepal

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