ilderness and 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 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 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 cat, 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 places to view the most magnificent of cats, The Royal Bengal Tigers. The chance are almost 80% depending on season.
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 program, Canoeing Trips, Rafting and more.
October-March (warm days and cool nights); April-June (hot, up to 45 degrees Celsius), July-September (rainy)
There are regular daily flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at the Nepaljung airport you are picked up by jeep to Bardia which is a two hour drive. There is also bus drive but it takes 16 hours one way from 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.
Following package programme are suggested for The Royal Bardiya National Park.