Condé Nast Traveller visits Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge in Chitwan

In Chitwan National Park, in the lowlands of southern Nepal, in slanting morning light, a tiger emerged from long grass and stepped onto the dry dust of a dirt track. A female of larger than average size, about two feet to the shoulder and five feet from the nose to the base of the tail. The gold of her coat a tongue of flame against the rising sun. Unhurried, at ease, she lay down. She savoured the satisfying flatness and smoothness of the road, twisting her hips slightly, the better to feel the coolness of the earth against her body. Through amber eyes she peered, in the indifferent manner of all felines, down the length of road that stretched before her. Her tail swatted the ground idly, raising fine puffs of dust. After a while she rose and, lightly powdered on one side, walked a short distance along the road before stepping once more into the long grass and vanishing completely.

Read the full story here: ON SAFARI IN NEPAL: CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK