Bardia National Park is located in Nepal's western plain lands, east of the Karnali River, covering an area of 968sq.km. It is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai. It is the home to many endangered species including tiger, wild elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gagnetic dolphin and one of the last known herds of wild Elephants in South Asia. More than 30 different mammals, over 250 species of birds, and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river habitats. This park is famous for elephant safari or jungle drive. Muger and Gharial crocodiles share the water with gigantic dolphins as well as several other species of reptiles, amphibians, insects, and butterflies and there is always the rare chance that you can see the elusive freshwater Gagnetic dolphins. The varied geographical factors together with the thick cover of Sal, savannah forests and grasslands render this region ideal as wild animal habitat.
Explore the Bardia National Park
Observe 30 different mammals and 250 species of birds
Discover the unique tradition and culture
Activities in Bardia National Park
The jungle scenery, birds and animals alone do not make up the unique features of Royal Bardia National Park. The indigenous local people, the Tharu, are also of immense interest. A professional guide/expert naturalist will accompany you through the area and help you gather insights into the Tharu way of life.
An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasinghe, Nilgai or Blue Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Royal Bardia National Park their home.
A highlight of this trip will be the viewing from the watchtowers (Machhan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalist and wildlife trackers. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.
A cultural program performed by the Tharu will be another highlight of your visit to the Bardia. The Tharu in colorful traditional costumes, unique in their disparity with the common mode of dress all over Nepal, are sure to captivate you.
Bird watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot and identify the different varieties of birds, both local and migratory, that are found in Nepal. An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Bardia.
Crocodile Breeding Center
A fascinating visit to the crocodile Breeding Center is organized in order to give the information to the visitors about the local breeding of the crocodiles in Nepal.
Next, there will be nature walks in the jungle as well as bird watching and village tours, all of which will be accompanied by expert naturalists.
Rafting at Karnali River
White water rafting and scenic float through exciting rapids, deep gorges, forested hillsides and remote villages. An excellent opportunity for bird watching. Packed lunch will be provided.
For an adventurous excursion we also offer to take you through the road less jungle on a four-wheel drive vehicle. The slow growl of open jeeps, the sights and sounds of real animals in the wild can be an unforgettable experience.
Day 01: Arrive in kathmandu(1300m) Transfer to hotel & overnight at hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseen in kathmandu /welcome Nepali Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 03: Fly or Drive to nepaljung Airport or Ambasa Stand and then transferred to resort where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on your stay & its facilities.then Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu Village where you will learn more about the life and their lifestyle
Day 04 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center & Tharu Cultural Museum and in evening Tharu Cultural dance
Day 05 : Bird watching. An Excellent opportunity to different species of birds found in Bardia. Visit to Karnali river for Dolphin sightseeing,after midday Drive to kathmandu & overnight at hotel
Day 06 : Trip ends/Departure for onward journey
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.