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Jungle Safari, Wild Life Adventure, Rafting, Bird
Watching and much more in
Bardia national Park
Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park lies in the mid-far western region of Nepal and
is only about one and half hour drive on Mahendra Highway towards west.
Bardia National Park is largest most unspoilt wilderness area (968 sq
km) in the terai expanding from the Churia hills southward to the gentle
slopes of the "Bhabhar'. The higher grounds of the Churia have dry deciduous
forest of mostly hardwood sal. The porous slopes of the Bhabhar support
large open grasslands known locally as 'Phantas'. These are some of the
last remaining grasslands that once covered much of the Gangetic plains.
How To Reach / Access Time from Nepalganj
Bardia National Park is about 90 kilometres from Nepalganj. From Nepalganj,
one can reach Bardia National Park in one and half hours journey by any
taxi easily available from Nepalganj. If you have already booked any hotel
/ resort the hotel vehicle will come to receive you at airport or your
stay place in Nepalganj.
Entry Fee Per Person Per Day:
For Nepalese Nationals, Nepali Rs.20/-
For Indians and SAARC Nationals, Nepali Rs. 200/-
For Other Foreign Nationals, nepali Rs. 500/-
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the region is from October to April. Never make
any plan in Monsoon season, that is June last to September last as this
area faces severe monsoon rains continued for several days.
- Fee can be paid at Park Entrance Gate.
- Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years.
- Park Entrance fees is regulated by Department of National Parks and
Wildlife Conservation (Phone: +977-1-4220850).
- Entrance fees for mountain National Parks can be paid at ACAP counter
(Phone: +977-1-4222406) at Sanchaykosh building in Thamel,
Really Wild Jungle
The park, a sub-tropical jungle, includes thickly forested by trees with
tracks, watch towers, several open grasslands, savannah and riverine vegetation.
Babai river cuts its course through the middle of the park. On southern
fringes are the villages of the indigenous and unique Tharu people of
western Nepal. The western end of the Bardia is bounded by numerous water-ways
of the sprawling Karnali river which have created many large and small
gravel islands. These islands and much of the lower ground area covered
by a mosaic of grassland and riverine forest of acacia, sisam and the
large buttressed silk cotton trees. In spring, the silk cotton blooms
and the forest comes alive with scarlet flowers.
Variety of Rare Animals
Bardia is the home of a wide variety of animals, many of which live in
and around the Phantas. These open grasslands such as Baghora and Lamkoili
are the best places to view animals.
The park is home to the largest population (per sq km) of the exlusive
Bengal tiger and there are 30 more species of other mammals, such as bears,
monkeys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, wild boar, leopards, deer,
tiger, rhinoceros, wild elephant, black buck, hog deer, samber deer, and
barasingha or swamp deer. Two species of monkeys, the langur and the rhesus
macaque are also present. The park also boasts a small population of the
rare gharial, the marsh mugger crocodile and the Gangetic dolphin.
There are more than 350 species of birds including cormorants, egret,
stork, geese, jungle foul, kingfisher, horn bills plus endangered species
such as the Bengal florican, silver eared mesia and the saurus crane making
the park a true delight for bird watchers
The park is famous for its small herds of wild elephants which are rarely
seen.The island of the Karnali river harbours the sub-continent's largest
antelope species, the nilgai or blue bull. The Karnali and Babai rivers
attract a large number of wintering waterfowl along with resident species
such as herons, kingfishers and wall creepers. More than 350 bird species
have been recorded in Bardia, truly a bird watcher's paradise.
Things To Remember
- Carry a comprehensive first aid kit including medicines for intestinal
problems as there is not any proper medical facility in/near the park
- If you are travelling by your own vehicle make sure that you have
ample amount of fuel, as there are no filling stations in the park area.
|Some Famous Resorts at Bardia National
1. Bardia Adventure
2. Tiger Tops
3. Bardia Jungle Cottage
and many other you can find near Bardia National Park
Activities in Bardia National Park
||Black Buck Tour
||Churia Hill Tour
|Elephant Breeding Centre
||Crocodile / Aligator Breeding Centre
Photo Gallery -
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Some Famous Resorts / Hotels at Bardia National Park
Adventure Jungle (Click Here for Complete Detail of Bardia Adventure Jungle.)
2. Tiger Tops Karnali
3. Tiger Tops Tented Camp
and many more ....
The list and detail of resorts / hotels will be added
soon. Keep visiting
How to get there
There are daily flights from Kathmandut to Nepalgunj airport from
where Bardia National Park is just 2 hours' drive away (45 miles or 70 kilometres)
One can reserve a private transport and reach the resort or catch
a direct bus from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan or Nepalgunj plying on the
Mahendranagar, Dhangadi or Karnali route, drop at Ambassa from where you
can go by vehicle of your hotel or resort or by private bus.
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