Established as a national park in 1988, Bardiya National Park lies in the western region of Nepal. The total area of the park is 968 sq km and a mix of rich ecosystems including Churia hills in the north, Babai Valley, and a buffer zone. About 70% of the park is covered by Sal trees with the rest comprising wooded grassland and riverine forest.
The park is drained by the Karnali River which is home to rare Gangetic Dolphins. The park is a well-preserved habitat for one-horned rhinoceros, Asian elephants, blackbuck, and crocodiles. More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds, and several species of snakes, lizards, and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland, and rivers. Langur, rhesus monkeys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, sloth bears, otters, blue bulls, deer, and wild boars are commonly spotted, creatures.
Jeep safari opportunities are available or you can also go for a jungle walk with our nature guide. You can also visit Elephant shelters, and crocodile centers or go bird watching. One of the major attractions of Baridya is the culture of the Tharu people, who are the indigenous habitants of the park. An evening or two of cultural programs is not to be missed.
The park is easily accessible by both air and land route. One of the easy ways to reach Bardiya is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then take a short jeep ride to the park. People can travel from India Banbasa-Mahendra Nagar border crossing. If are nearby Nepaljung then visiting Bardia National park will be a short drive. There are bus services from Kathmandu to Mahendra Nagar and a stop at Ambassa for Park entry. Bus tickets cost about 21 USD and take about 18 hours. We will arrange the pickup services at Ambassa. Whether travel by bus or by Air, The choice is yours!