Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is a protected area in Southwest Nepal established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Bardia National Park is the largest undisturbed and pristine park in Nepal’s Terai region covering an area of 968 Km. Sq. Two major river passes through Bardia National Park; the longest river of Nepal, Karnali and Babai River that bisects the entire park in almost two halves.

Bardia National Park is secured from human disruption activities unlike some other parks of Nepal. There is set a boundary for a human settlement near the park boundary. Thus, no human settlements are permitted to settle inside the park.

Flora and Fauna

The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of a sal tree with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and blackbuck, The other endangered species include gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican, and sarus crane. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park.


Museum and Tharu culture are available for visitors at HQ. Telephone and mobile phones can be used in several areas of the park. You can spend your nights at the lodges in the surrounding areas of the park. These lodges provide service to tourists.


Jungle Safari and Walk

Tourists can also take a nature walk to explore the wilderness of Bardia. Not many local people visit the park. Tourists walk in a group or with a guide to have a better chance of spotting the tigers, watching birds, and other animals and plants.

Searching for the Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger of Bardia is its main attraction. Tourists in Bardia safari have the most probability of sighting and encountering wild Bengal Tiger than in other national parks of Nepal.

Bird Watching

Bardia National Park is a habitat of more than 400 species of birds. The park homes endangered birds like Bengal Falcon and Sarus Crane. Thus, bird watching in Bardiya national park is a sheer enjoyment and a paradise for bird enthusiasts.

Meeting Asiatic Elephant and One-Horned Rhinoceros

Bardia National Park homes the exquisite Asiatic Elephant and the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros. The park also has an elephant breeding center and keeps a constant watch over the elephants.

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