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Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park:

In 1997, an area of 327 sq. km surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone which consists of forests and private lands. The buffer zone is jointly managed by the park and local communities. Together they initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zones.

The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of Sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests. Sal leaves are used in festival and religious offering. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck; the other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane, more that 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park.

Wilderness and Wilderness in the relatively unexplored deep jungles of far western Nepal where wildlife is more that abundant. Remote, Challenging and offering unique adventure for wildlife and nature lovers.

The Royal Bardia National Park was initially a Royal hunting reserve. It was in 1976 that it was gazetted as Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve with an area of only 368 sq. KM in 1982, It was renamed as Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve Which also included the Babai River Valley. It was only in 1988 that is was granted a status of National Park in order to preserve the dwindling species of rare ecosystem, including flora and fauna, particularly the tiger and its other prey species. This park is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the terai p[providing excellent habitat for most of the endangered species of wildlife and birds. The park now covers an area of 968 sq. KM. It was only 1994 basic facilities existed for independent visitors. It has extensive and varied wildlife-all endangered rhinoceros, Wild elephants, The Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp deer, Black buck, Gharial Crocodile, Gangetic Dolphins.

More than thirty different mammals, over 400 species of birds, many snakes, lizards , and fish have been sighted and recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river habitats. Among these include, Langur monkey, common leopard, Jungle cat, fishing at, large and small Indian civets, mongoose, hyena, wild dog, jackal. sloth bear, otter, porcupine, bandicoots, blue bull (Nilgai), Sambar deer, hog deer, barking dear, wild boar etc. This park is one of the best place to view the most magnificent of cats, The Royal Bengal Tigers. The chance are almost 80% depending on season.

Activities in Bardia National Park:

Nature walks,
Bird watching,
cycling Tours to black buck area isolated villages and surrounding
farmlands, visit to the Karnali Bridge.
Elephant safaris, Jungle drive
Tharu culture programme, Canoeing Trips

A sample Itinerary:
2 nights 3 days
3 nights 4 days and
4 nights 5 days

2 Nights 3 Days Packages

1st day
Pick up guest from arrival point (Amabasa Nepal)
On reaching BJC Welcome drinks and briefing about the programmes.
Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village.
Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch.
Dinner and overnight stay.
For the cost, please e-mail us!

2nd day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee. Breakfast
Departure From lodge.

3 Nights 4 Days Packages

Same Itinerary for 1st and 2nd day.

3rd day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee. Breakfast
Whole day jungle walk with packed lunch, Walk to Rhino's, Elephant's and Tiger's territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place. Come back to Lodge Dinner Over night at lodge.

4th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Breakfast, Departure From lodge.

4 Nights 5 Days Packages
Same Itinerary for 1st, 2nd 3rd day.

4th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee Breakfast
Visit to black sanctuary with packed lunch and drive to Babai Bridge, Walk upstream along
the gorge of Babai river
Return to lodge in the evening. Dinner Over night at lodge.

5th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee. Breakfast Departure From lodge.
For the cost, please e-mail us!

Other Special Package for Fervent Trekkers.

2 days trekking in and around great churiya hills (Tented camps) :
A trekkers paradise hardly missed by anyone who really enjoy stepping on the unbeaten tracks of Churiya hills ranging from east to west of Terai Resigon.

Camping on the bank of the Karnali river.
Rafting on the Karnali River.


October-March (warm days and cool nights); April-June (hot, up to 45 degrees Celsius), July-September (rainy)

Access to Royal Bardia National Park

There are regular daily flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at the Nepaljung airport you are picked up by our representative and driven to Park - Approx a two hour drive. There is also bus drive but it takes 16 hours one way form Kathmandu to Nepaljung and Bardia.

By private vehicles the drives is about 12 hours.

We suggest a minimum of three nights at Bardia in order to appreciate what Bardia as a destination has to offer, in terms of a unique wildlife experience. More than three nights will make you fully appreciate and participate in most of the activities and view more wildlife game.

What to bring:
Binoculars Swim wear, Sunhat Flashlights Insect repellent
Sun guard and sunglasses Casual and comfortable clothes and shoes for easy movement while on safaris.

NB: The colors of your clothes should blended with the natural surroundings. During the winter season from November to February, sweaters and jackets are necessary in the mornings and evenings.

This is a typical package. We are able to design longer or shorter programs according to your time and interest. Inquiry here for itineraries to see how we fit in so many fantastic activities. For cost and other detail information, please e-mail to us.

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Wildlife Safari Program

On tourist point of view, following National Parks are the most popular National Parks for wildlife safari. Please click below for details information and activities.

Chitwan National Park - 2 nights 3 days

Bardia National Park - 3 nights 4 days

Koshi Tapu Wildlife Reserve - 3 nights 4 days

Besides above National Parks, we organise packages on other National Parks and wildlife reserves as well. Please email us for details . We response you with details itinerary and cost within next 12 hours time.

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