Visit the pristine National Park.
Experience the adventure of rafting, hiking and camping.
Flight to lowest altitude of Nepal; Nepalgunj.
Observe the endangered wild animals.
Enjoy the homestays and culture.
Unforgettable elephant ride and jeep safari.
Bardiya National park is one of undisturbed protected areas situated in the lower belt of the western Nepal in Bardiya district. The initial Karnali Wildlife Reserve was later extended into the area of 968 km² declaring as National Park in 1988. The park was established to preserve the eco-system and protect the habitat for several endangered and rare floras and faunas with 70% of the subtropical moist deciduous forest and alluvial grasslands. A 45-minutes flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj will bring travelers to the lowest altitude of Nepal full of wildlife and dense forest. A city neighboring to two major national Parks; Banke National Park and Bardiya National Park.
The protected area is intersected by the Babai River and bordered by the Karnali River on the west of the park. These two rivers are the habitat for the 642 faunal species including few alligators, 23 types of reptiles and 125 species of fish. The Bardiya National park is protected by the Nepalese Army. Similarly, the wild elephant and Bengal tiger are often seen crossing human settlements and roads.
The Bardiya National park has many lodges, resorts and homestays to provide best experience of wildlife. The unforgettable elephant ride and jeep safari introduces you to the dense forest, elephants, rhinos, tigers, leopard and several other wild animals and birds. Travelers can also enjoy the real adventure of camping, hiking, rafting, cycling, canoe riding and night campfires with some hot barbecues of organically reared chicken and roasted boar.
The park is a home to at least 53 species of mammals including wild elephant, one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, swamp deer, blackbuck, rusty-spotted cat, fishing cat and Gangetic dolphin. The Bardiya National Park also protects 407 recorded species of bird including bar-headed geese, white-rumped vulture, Bengal florican, grey-crowned prinia, striated grassbird and several other rare birds.
While the park is full of wildlife and dense forest, it also offers incredible cultural experience of the indigenous tribal called Rana Tharu residing in the protected area. The park is quite popular for living-museum of Tharu indigenous community including homestays and cultural dances which preserve their culture and ethnicity. Guests are welcomed with a smile and garland following cultural dance in ethnic attires.
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