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Bardian National Park

Bardia, Nepal

The Royal Bardia National Park, situated in the mid-far Western region, is the largest and most unspoiled wilderness area in the Terai, covering an area of 968 The park, a sub-tropical jungle, is thickly forested by sal trees and carpeted with grass, savannah and riverine vegetation. The north is bordered by the Churia hill range, the west by the Karnali river, while the Babai river cuts its course almost through the middle of the park. On the southern fringe of the park are the villages of the unique and indigenous Tharu people of Western Nepal. Considered as one of the most picturesque national parks in Asia, it teems with rich and diverse flora and fauna.

The park is home to more than 30 different mammals, including the langur and rhesus monkeys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, sloth bears, otters, blue bulls, deer and wild boars. It is a regenerated habitat for endangered animals like the tiger, rhinoceros, wild elephant ( the park harbours the biggest wild tusker in Asia) and black buck, Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles the great game fish-masher and the Gangetic dolphin cavort in the river waters. The unique birds which number over 350 species include cormorants, egret, storks, geese, jungle fowls, king-fishers and endangered species such as the Bengal florican, silver-eared mesia and the saurus crane thus making the park truly a bird watchers paradise.

How to get there?

By Air: If you choose to fly, there is a daily flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, which is the nearest airport from the Royal Bardia National Park .After flying for about an hour from Kathmandu, you will be received by our naturalist at the Nepalgunj Airport. From the airport you will be taken to the Park by Jeep.

By Road: You can reserve a private transport and reach till the lodge or alternatively take overnight or day buses plying on the route of Dhangadi, Mahendranagar or Karnali. Drop at Ambassa ( the gate way of Royal Bardia National Park ), which takes 15 hrs. from Kathmandu , 11hrs. from Pokhara and Chitwan . You will greeted by our naturalist at Ambassa stop who will take you to the Park by Jeep.

What to bring with you?

1. Binoculars

2. Sun Hat and Sun Cream

3. Swim Wear

4. Light Clothes; Color should blend with natural surroundings

5. Light sweater or jacket for mornings and evenings during the winter season (Dec to Feb)

6. Shoes for easy movement

7. Flashlight

8. Swiss knife

9. Reading books

Day 01: Upon arrival at Nepalgunj Airport / Chisapani Bridge or Ambasa Stand, our staff will receive you. You will then be transferred to Lodge where you will be offered refreshment & be given a briefing on our lodge & its facilities. After being given your programs for the day, your room will then be allocated to you. 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 Safari. 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. 13.00 - Lunch.

15.00 - Jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and waits in the Tower (Machan) to have the wild sightseeing, accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life tracker. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. 19.00 - Tharu cultural dance. 20.00 - Dinner

Day 03: 06.00 - Wake 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

Jeep Drive . An excellent opportunity to see wild animals and you will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. 20.00 – Dinner

Day 04:06.00 - Wake up call 06.30 - Breakfast. 07.00 - Visit to crocodile breeding center. 12.30 - Lunch 13.30 - Departure for onward journey.

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