Bardia National Park is located in Nepal’s western plain lands, east of the Karnali River, covering an area of 968 sq.km. Initially, a small area was gazetted as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976. In 1982, it was renamed as Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. Greater One-horned Rhinoceros were translocated from Chitwan National Park in 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.
In 1997, an area of 327 sq.km. surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone, which consists of forests anJungle safari, Bardiya National Park, Chitawan National Park, Koshi Tappu wild life reserve, hunting area, National Parks, Wildlife Reserve and Conservation Areasd private lands. The park and local communities jointly manage the buffer zone. Together they initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zones. Now, it is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai, home to many endangered species including tiger, wild elephant, rhinoceros, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. The enchanting birds found here are Bengal florican, lesser florican, Silver-eared mesia and Sarus Crane. The national park is full of open grasslands and glades, making it an ideal place for game-viewing.
Jungle safari, Bardiya National Park, Chitawan National Park, Koshi Tappu wild life reserve, hunting area, National Parks, Wildlife Reserve and Conservation AreasThis park is famous for elephant safari or jungle drive. An elephant ride provides a different view of the park as one can go off the main trail, Morning and late afternoon is the ideal time to go on a ride. During jungle safari or elephant safari you will come across small herds of wild elephants. You will see rhinoceros also in the park. Here you can gain an experience of your life time. While doing the jungle safari you can observe 30 different mammals, more than 250 species of birds, and varieties of reptiles and aquatic animals.
Karnali river is the suitable home for Gangetic dolphin. Babi valley is a majestic place to visit where flagship Rhino, tiger, elephant can be observed in the wilderness site. For pleasurable sight-seeing you should be in Sukarmala from where you can see the panoramic view of Surkhet valley and the elongating plains of the Terai. Here you will have the opportunity of for fishing masher, a large game fish.
Highlights of Safari
Explore the Bardia National Park
Observe 30 different mammals and 250 species of birds
Discover the unique tradition and culture
Activities can be done
Full Day Wild Sightseeing
Rafting at Karnali River
Camping & Hiking
Visit to Crocodile Breeding Center