Welcome to the Terai, homeland of the Tharu.
Today, the Terai is the primary home of the Tharu, a large group of various languages, diverse cultures and clothing. Bardia houses mainly the Dangaha Tharu and the Dessauri Tharu among other Tharu groups. They represent around 70% of the population. The Tharu lives within the wildlife, picking up wood and cutting grass in the jungle for their everyday life. Night time can be a treacherous time as the wild animals frequently walk into their fields, destroying houses and eating crops. Every home and some villages house a sanctuary where a guruwa (“shaman”) can make his office. Anjali’s Dolphins Resort offers the opportunity to discover the Tharu culture.