Royal Bardiya Nation Park was established in 1988 to serve as a protected area spanning 968 km2 (374 miles2) of the Terai region along the bank of the Karnali River. In 1815, Nepal lost this region to the Dutch East India through the Sugauli Treaty. It remained under the Brittish Crown for 45 years before returning to Nepal following the Indian Independence movement of the 1850’s.
The park stands as the largest and least disturbed protected area in the Terai region and is home to many endangered species including the Bengal tiger, wild elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. The park is home to a wide range of birds including the Bengal florican, lesser florican, Silver-eared mesia and Sarus Crane. The national park is comprised of open grasslands and glades making it an ideal place for spotting game in Nepal.
This park is famous for its timeless elephant safari or jungle drive where you will see herds of wild elephants alongside numerous rhinoceroses offering the experience of a lifetime. The Jungle safari offers the potential to see 30 different mammals, more than 250 species of birds, and varieties of reptiles and aquatic animals. This in coupled with a trip to Sukarmala offering panoramic views of the Surkhet valley and the Terai plain which also offers the opportunity for relaxed fishing trips.
Other enticing activities include tiger and elephant Tracking, Jungle/Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Full Day Wild Sightseeing, Rafting at the Karnali River, Jeep Safari, Dolphin Sightseeing, Camping & Hiking, Fishing, Study Tours, Cultural Tours, Nature Tours as well as a visit to Crocodile Breeding Center.
The best time to visit Bardia is from October to the end June. The park is located 585 km southwest of Kathmandu and is accessible by a 13-hour drive or a 1-hour flight from Kathmandu. Accomodation in and around the park includes the famous safari Lodges in Bradiya are Karnali Safari, Tiger Tops Karnali Lodge and Rhino Lodge Bardia
Duration:1 - 7 Days
Best Season:All Season
Group Size:02+ Pax
Arrival and welcome Briefing by the Camp staff 13:00 - Lunch 15:30 - Elephant ride/nature walk/ 18:30 - Slide show/Tharu stick dance 19:00 - Dinner
05:30 - Wake up call 05:45 - Tea/Coffee 06:00 - Elephant ride/bird watching 08:00 - Breakfast 09:00 - Canoe ride/elephant briefing / swimming and bath 13:00 -Lunch 15:00 - Elephant ride / nature walk / / Canoe ride 18:30 - Tharu Stick Dance/slide show 19:30 - Dinner
Morning free for packing. 8:00 A.M. Breakfast 9:00 - Departure from the lodge
Good Karma Trekking will take you teither park via your preferred method of transport. Booking at your preferred hotel can be arranged for the duration of your stay. After you complete your visit, we will arrange transportation tyour next destination or back tKathmandu as you see fit.