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Bardia national park – where last no of Tigers and Rhinos live

Bardia national park in the western lowland of Nepal is more pristine and well preserved wilderness to become the natural habitat of Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Single horned Rhinos and many other endangered species. Jungle safari in the park provides better chances of seeing the illusive Tigers. It is accessed by fewer tourists making it unspoiled as Chitwan National park used to be some 3 decades ago.
Royal Bengal Tiger
Royal Bengal Tiger 2017-08-31 12:15:30
Some 968 sq. km area of jungle in the western Terai of Nepal is protected as Bardia national park. Its protection history begins in 1960’s after 368 sq kms of the jungle was set aside as royal hunting reserve. The hunting ground was named as ‘Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve’ in 1976. After the inclusion of Baba River valley in 1984, finally the present days Bardia National Park in 1988 only.

About 839 species of flora and 642 species of fauna have been recorded in the national park. 70 % of the territory is covered with mixture of forest, grassland, savanna and riverine forest. This is the habitat of two types of crocodiles – the Mugger and Gharials. 53 species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the rare Asian single horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, wild elephants, swamp deer and Gangetic Dolphin.

How to get there ?

Bardia National park is 585 km from Kathmandu and 485 km from Pokhara. There are regular bus from both cities. There is also regular flight to Nepaljung. From Nepaljung it is about 87 km. Pick up from the safari lodge should be order beforehand if you are flying.

Transportation is quite expensive because of distance. For tourists it is better to rent a car and visit Bardia along with Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, Chitwan national park and Pokhara along the way rather than driving straight to Bardia and back.


Like Chitwan, safari lodges are not allowed inside the park in Bardia as well. Accommodations are based in outskirt villages. It is not as commercial as Chitwan national park. There are only few safari lodges and all of them are basic. Rhino Lodge, Bardia Jungle Cottage and Bardia King Fisher Resort are in the top choice of tourists. Tiger Top’s Karnali Lodge have been successfully providing luxury service with authentic essence for those willing to pay more.

Jungle Safari Activities to take

Bardia’s jungle trek is popular for Tiger sighting and other wildlife watching. Spending night deeper into the jungle in Machans (Animal watch towers) have more changes of seeing Royal Bengal Tigers and wild Elephants. Jeep safari can also go deeper into the forest increasing your chances of seeing some rare wildlife. Jeep safari are available for 4 to 8 hrs. The drivers and guide knows the most common dwellings of the animals to peek on them.

Riding elephants you get the feel of the jungle and see Rhinos, deer, monkeys and birds. Similarly canoe ride is the other exciting activity to watch crocodiles and animals at the shore.

Activities are scheduled as per your package and also visit Elephant breeding center and Tharu museum. In one of the evening they also organize Tharu cultural show (dance).

It is better to take at least 3 nights 4 days package after driving or flying so far.

Rivers in Bardia national parks are also famous for Himalayan Mahseer fishing. This fresh water fish could get up to 55 kg and makes an adventurous game fishing. The fishing trip could be planned from a day to two weeks with rafting and camping expeditions.

Bardia National park is still pristine, less commercial with higher changes of Tiger sighting. Visiting Bardia is gives you deeper insight of Tharu culture, life of western Nepal and the adventure of Jungle.

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Rabindra Adhikari
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