Bardia National park is the largest national park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq km. In 1982, it was given named as Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. One if the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros were trans-located from Chitwan National Park in 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 to Bardia National Park.
On your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport or Ambasa somebody will receive you then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment and small briefing about the lodge and its facilities. After the briefing programs, we take you for village tour of Tharu people inhabitant of the region where we could get close to their culture-tradition and lifestyle.
Breakfast and then go for Elephant ride which is an excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the elephant back and to see the wildlife of the Park. Visit to Crocodile Breeding Center, Tharu Cultural Museum and Lunch break.
After lunch, we go for a Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the tower (Machan) for the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced nature guide. Back to camp and dinner.
As usual Breakfast and then go for Tiger Tracking and Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bengal tiger and other species of birds found in Bardia.
Lunch and go for jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia National park their home. Back to lodge and Dinner.
As usual Breakfast and go to Karnali River for Dolphin Sightseeing. Lunch break and departure to onward Journey either back to Kathmandu or same way to India.
The main attraction of Bardia National park is the elephant ride which provides a different view of the park as one can go off the main trail. Morning and late afternoon is the ideal time to go on a Jungle safari in Bardia. Karnali River is home to dolphin, endangered Gharial crocodile and Marsh mugger. The blue waters also provide habitat for the endangered Gangetic dolphin and Large Mahasheer.
Babi valley is a majestic place in Bardia National Park to visit for observing flagship Rhino, tiger and elephants in the wilderness. The trans-located rhinoceros from Chitwan were introduced in this valley. The luxurious forests in the east of the park also provide a good habitat and corridor for several species. The Karnali River is known as one of the excellent rafting river in Nepal because of its fast flowing water and several high rapids. River bank and forests has created prime habitat for birds such as Herons, Egrets, Black-necked and stork. Bardia National Park is the only one national park where we could have a high probability of observing tigers in the wilderness.
The Tharu ethnic group is native to this area. Traditionally they are subsistence farmers and practice their own tribal religious. Handicrafts made by the community members that could be bought as souvenirs. How to access there; either we could take daily flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and take about two hours bus ride 65 Km. or we could take 16 hours bus riding from Kathmandu to get there. Instead to take long hour drive it would be ideal to stop one night in Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Buddha). This is almost half a way to drive to Bardiya.
|Tiger Tracking||Elephant Tracking|
|Jungle/Nature Walk||Bird Watching|
|Karnali River Rafting||Jeep Safari|
|Cultural Tour||Nature Tour|
|Crocodile Breeding Center||Village Tour|
|Cultural Program||Bicycle Tour|
The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please feel free to contact us for any kinds of information.