The Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the terai that is home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and Nepal's famous one horned rhinoceros. Spread in the 968 sq km area, Bardia is the largest National park in Terai. Bardia is what Chitwan used to be 30 years ago, visited by very few tourists.
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Day 01: Drive or fly to Nepaljung / Check in the Safari Lodge / Rest or take a tour like bird watching, visitor's center or village tour.
Day 02: Morning, go for an elephant ride, come back and have breakfast. Explore the jungle on foot looking for Tiger, Rhino, wild elephants and exotic brid life.
Day 03: Jeep Safari and visit Elephnat breeding center.
Day 04: Bird watching trip in the morning and then departure after breakfast.
Karnali River draining Himalayas of the western Nepal provides longest river rafting in Nepal. After unique Karnali expedition of demanding and huge rapids, Bardia National Park becomes a real refuge.
Day 01: Drive to Nepaljung
Day 02: Drive to the Rafting put in point and start Rafting in Karnali River
Day 03 - 10: End rafting and drive to the Bardia National Park
Day 11 - 12: Morning, go for an elephant ride, come back and have breakfast. After breakfast wallow with elephant in the river. Give a bath to the elephant. Lunch and in the evening go for jungle safari (in jeep or cart) and canoe ride back to the lodge looking for crocodile. In the evening enjoy cultural dance with dinner.
Day 13: Jungle walk, village tour or canoe ride in the morning. After breakfast we will depart.
No of Tiger in Nepal increased from 200 to 237 in last 4 years according to latest census.
Best time to travel to Bardia is from mid October till mid December and February till mid June. The months of October till December are cooler in the region making the jungle safari pleasant. After December some of the days may be hazy because of fog and the wet cold make animals less active. March till June, animals become more active and are easily seen by the limited water holes because of dry season. However it starts to get hot and humid after April.
The best way to reach the park is via Nepaljung. Nepaljung is connected by air and by road with Kathmandu. From Nepaljung you have to drive 2 hrs to the National Park.
There are two types of accommodation available in Bardia. While there are 7 Hotel / Lodges outside the park, only one is inside the park.
The area is covered extensively with sal (Shorea robusta) forest, and grassland and riverine forests. Importatnt wildlife includes tiger, elephant, rhinoceros, and five species of deer. Small population of two crocodile species and some resident Gangetic dolphin are foound in the Karnali River. The park hosts 30 different mammals and more than 250 species of birds.