It is one of the largest and least explored National Parks in Nepal. It is located in the remote Far Western Terai in Nepal.This National Park is the largest habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers in Nepal and is only one National Park with fresh water Dolphins. You stand a better chance of seeing a tiger here than anywhere else in Nepal. It’s a stunning place that seems a very long way from the 21st century -watching the sunrise over the forest from the back of an elephant. It is believed that the largest male elephant in Asia is in this park. This place is supposed to be safe heaven for royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, jungle cats, mongooses, sloth bears, blue cow antelopes, langurs, spotted hog, samber deer, masheer fish, gharial and mugger crocodiles, Gangetic dolphin etc. Same way, more than 30 different type of mammals and 250 species of birds are believed to be here.
Tharu Style Resort
Known as ‘Tharu’, the indigenous people of lowland Nepal live in close harmony with nature. Depending on the forest for building materials and medicines, and on the rivers for fish, these farmer/ fishermen still live as they have for generations.
In keeping with these rural surroundings, hotels in Bardia, with accommodation ranging from standard to deluxe, are built in traditional clay and timber style with grass roofs and Tharu decoration.
With restaurants offering set buffet and la carte meals, hotels provide the perfect relaxed setting from which to explore the pristine conservation area that is Royal Bardia National Park.
Electricity has not yet reached Bardia – kerosene lamps are used for lighting and gas for cooking. Natural solar energy heats the water except in the cool months of January and February when we provide refuse generated hot water and bed time hot water bottles to keep you snug!
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Day 01:On Your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport or Ambasa Stand our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to our Lodge where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programmes for the
Day 02:06:00 : Wake up call 06:30 : Breakfast 07:30 : Elephant Ride. (For an Hour) An excellent opportunity to get the lifetime experience on the Elephant Back and to see the Wildlife of The Park. Visit to Visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center & Tharu Cultur
Day 03:06:00 : Wake up call 06:30 : Breakfast 07:00 : Tiger Tracking & Bird watching. An excellent opportunity to see a Royal Bangal Tiger and a great many species of birds found in Bardia. 13:00 : Lunch 14:00 : Jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild a
Day 04:05:30 : Wake up call 06:00 : Breakfast 06:30 : Drive to rafting Point 09:00 : Rafting start. It is Wild Sightseeing Rafting, this programme has been introduce to show you the wildlife from the different part of the park, will be stopped in more then 3/4 p
Day 05:06:00 : Wake up call 06:30 : Breakfast 07:00 : Visit to Karnali River for Dolphin sightseeing. 12:30 : Lunch 13:30 : Departure for onward journey.
How to Get There?
Daily buses run from Kathmandu to Mahendrenagar (alight at Ambassa). The bus takes around 15 hours and is a beautiful though long journey as you pass through mountains and forests and then through the mainly flat and rural Terai. Tickets cost from 1200 Nepalese Rupees (approx. US$17). Night buses also operate. There are also daily flights to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu for around 11,400 NR (approx. US$158) which make the journey much shorter and easier.
Two buses per day go to Thakudwara at 11am and 2.30pm, taking 3-4 hours and costing around 100 NR. We can also pick you up from Nepalgunj airport and transfer you directly to the lodge (approx. 3 hours).
Daily buses run from Mahendrenagar to Kathmandu (alight at Ambassa), the bus takes around 4-5 hours, costing around 200 NR.
You can travel to Bardia from India by coming via Banbassa-Mahendranagar or Rupidha-Nepalgunj border crossing points.
The actual park entrance is situated close to the small village of Thakurdawa, 14km southwest along a dirt/gravel road from Ambassa on the Mahendra Highway. A handful of buses run each day from Ambassa to Thakurdwara for around 30 NR. The journey takes around 30 minutes. We can also pick you up from the junction.
Offering walking, jeep and elephant-back safaris as well as a range of cultural tours and activities, We provide the visitor with access to a natural wonderland.
1. Elephant-back safaris
2. Walking safaris
3. Educational walks for children
4. Bird Watching
5. Jeep safaris
6. Culture tours
7. Tharu dances
As well as dozens of more common animals and hundreds of birds, Royal Bardia National Park is home to 19 of the 39 species legally protected in Nepal. With 8 types of ecosystems, Bardia holds the key to the survival of many species. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has identified Bardia as playing a major role in the survival of the world tiger population.
1. Royal Bengal tigers
2. River dolphins
5. Great pied hornbills
6. Wild elephants
7. Black buck antelopes
8. Bengal florican’s
9. Gharial crocodiles
Originally a hunting reserve, Bardia became a wildlife conservation area in 1976 and was upgraded to National Park status as recently as 1988. As well as providing a home for a wide range of mammals, birds and reptiles, Royal Bardia National Park provides the ideal environment for the study of wildlife. The WWF and the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation are both active in the Park monitoring wildlife movement and breeding habits as well as pursuing a policy of forestry care and educating local people on the meaning of, and need for, protected areas.
When to come – the best time to visit Bardia is from October to end June.
Transport – It is 585 km southwest of Kathmandu/Pokhara – 13 hours by road or 1 hour flying time.
Booking – Reservation is recommended, particularly in the months of November and March to June. For details of our standard 4 days/ 3 night’s fully inclusive package and extended programmes, please email us today