Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

The Bardia National Park is spread over 968 sq.km, located in the western Nepal Terai. It is easily the largest and least disturbed wilderness spread in the terai and is predominantly sal forest sprinkled with tall grasslands. It's bounded on the north by the Churia Hills and is skirted on the west by the Geruwa River. It is here that your chances of spotting a tiger in Nepal are the highest. Other animals include the rhinoceros, swamp deer, leopard, jungle cats, blue bulls, sloth bear, barking deer, and languor. There are a few wild elephants and some of the males are considered the largest in Asia.

Bardia SafariThe Geruwa River that rushes in through a breakin the hill range, is home to the famous masher game fish, gharial, marsh mugger crocodiles and the freshwater Gangetic dolphins. The park also has cobras, kraits and pythons. The park boasts more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florica, Sarus crane and many species of geese, duck and parakeets.

When to visit?

The best time to visit Royal Bardia National Park is from October through June.

How to get there?

By surface: Royal Bardia National Park can be reached by direct bus departing every afternoon from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Royal Chitwan National Park.
BY Land: Buses reach at Ambassa, the turn off for the Park, at approximately 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottage is 13 k.m. from Ambassa. You will be received at Ambassa by our staff, and transferred to the hotel.
By fight: Flights are available daily from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport, you will be transferred to the resort by Jeep, which takes 2.5 hours from the airport.

What to bring?

Binoculars, Flashlight, A jacket or sweater from November through February. Lightest clothing with sunglasses and hats from April onwards. Pants should be worn during elephant rides. Bright colors such as red and white should be avoided since those colors have been known to upset the rhinos. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewelers and valuable items. During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended.

 

2 nights / 3 days programs:

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival, our staff from the Lodge will receive you. You will then be transferred to Rhino Lodge (88k.m) where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing about the programs.
15.00 Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu Village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus.
20.0 Dinner
Day 02: 06.00 Wake up call.
06.30 Breakfast
07.30 Elephant Ride. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai, or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Visit to Visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum.
13.00 Lunch
15.00 Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animalas, small mammals, birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists, and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.
19.00 Tharu Culture dance
20.00 Dinner
Day 03: 06.00 Wake up call
06.30 Breakfast
07.00 Visit to Karnali river for Dolphin sightseeing
12.30 Lunch

13.30 Drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch up your flight to Kathmandu

Tour extention: 3 nights / 4 days programs:

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival, our staff from the Lodge will receive you. You will then be transferred to Rhino Lodge (88k.m) where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing about the programs.
15.00: Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu Village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus.
20.00: Dinner

Day 02 06.00 Wake up call.
06.30 Breakfast
07.30 Elephant Ride. An excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai, or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Visit to Visitor Center, Crocodile Breeding Center and Tharu Cultural Museum.
13.00 Lunch
15.00 Jungle Walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animalas, small mammals, birds, and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists, and wildlife tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful.
19.00 Tharu Culture dance
20.00 Dinner

Day 03: 06.00 Walk up call
06.30 Breakfast
07.00 Bird Watching. An excellent opportunity to see a great many species of birds found in Bardia.
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Jeep Drive. An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home.

Day 04: 06.00 Wake up call
06.30 Breakfast
07.00 Visit to Karnali river for Dolphin sightseeing
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch up your flight to Kathmandu