Bardia wild Life Reserve


The Bardia National Park, situated in the mid-far Western region, is the largest and most unspoiled wilderness area in the Terai. It is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. The northern limits of the protected area are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills. The Nepalgunj-Surkhet highway partly forms the southern boundary, but seriously disrupts the protected area. Natural boundaries to human settlements are formed in the west by the Geruwa, a branch of the Karnali River, and in the southeast by the Babai River.

Major Features

  • Area of 968 sq. kms
  • Situated in the mid far western Terai
  • The largest and most undisturbed wilderness
  • Comprises of  forests, grasslands, savannahs and riverine forests
  • Prime habitat for wildlife in the region
  • Endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant and Bengali tiger
  • Endangered birds like Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and Sarus crane
  • Over 30 different species of  mammals, 200 species of birds, and many species of amphibians
  • Migratory birds

Access and Accommodation

  • Drive 15 hours on Mahendrnagar highway & 30 minutes drive to the park
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive 3-4 hours to the park
  • Limited but sufficient Hotel, Resorts & Lodges to chose

Jungle Activities

  • A Jeep safari through the jungle provides more game spotting opportunities than might be expected.  It goes deeper into the jungle, usually beyond the beaten track. The four wheel tour will enable you to view some of the rarest species of animals and birds.
  • Jungle walk across the flowing water of the Karnali River and Baghauraphanta again gives us opportunities to see different spices.
  • The parks are well known as a paradise for the birds
  • Village tours allow visitors to experience a stay in a typical Nepali village along with the cultural traditional closer with locals.
  • Tiger tracking is another activity in Bardia which is walking in the foot prints of the tiger.
  • Whole day rafting in Karnali along with the birds, crocodile, and dolphin watching.
  • Elephant back safari would explore the jungle more deeply than anything else.