Bardia National Park, located in the lowland Terai of Nepal and covering an impressive area of 968 sq. km., is the largest National Park in the western Terai of Nepal. This National Park is famous for inhabiting Bengal tigers, Wild Asian elephants, and One-Horned rhinos.
In addition to inhabiting these rare and amazing animals, Bardia is home to several other spectacular wildlife, such as blunt-snouted Marsh Mugger, fish-eating Gharial, Chital or spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Barasingha, Gaur (the largest wild oxen in world), Wild Boar, Blue Bull or Nilgai (the largest antelope on the Indian subcontinent), Himalayan Tahr, Serow, and Gorals. Small mammals that can be found in this place include Langur Monkey, Rhesus Macaque, jackal, three species of cats (jungle, leopard and fishing), Yellow-throated Marten, mongoose, and Indian Otter.
Bardia National Park is also equally impressive when it comes to aerial and aquatic life. There are more than 400 species of birds, which includes endangered species like Bengal Florican and Sarus Crane, and more than 125 species of fish. Karnali and Babai river offers tourists ample opportunity to go fishing. You can also see the rare Gangetic Dolphin and Mahseer in these rivers. The ideal time to visit Bardia if you are bird-watcher is either in November or from February to April because that is when birds immigrate. There are also more than 839 species of flora in this park.
These amazing collection of flora and fauna, in addition to its natural beauty and cultural significances, makes Bardia National Park a must-visit place for anyone who loves nature and wildlife.
Drive from Kathmandu to Bardia by Deluxe Bus with AC, WI FI and Toilet, it takes around 14 Hours. The schedule for drive is 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj it takes around 1 Hours. You will be picked up from here. After briefing about the programs, enjoy breakfast. Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village. Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, you set out for a jungle walk. You walk to Rhino’s, Elephant’s and Tiger’s territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
This day you visit black sanctuary with packed lunch, drive to Babai Bridge and walk upstream along the gorge of Babai river. You return back to the lodge in the evening. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast Jeep drive to Chisopani Karnali river which is 25 Km away from Bardia. You can look Karnali rive and bridge. You can enjoy eating local fish than drive to Kailali explore the Local Tharu Community. You can see the vegetation cultivated according to the season and time. You can enjoy Karnali river rafting, visit the Tikapur Garden, and drive throught one of the longest bridge called Karnali (Geruwa) Bridge which is 1015 m long and visit Rajapur. Than drive back to Hotel.
After breakfast you depart from lodge for Kathmandu.