Bardia National Park Explore

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-NPTB01 | Duration: 5 days | Program Type: Tour | Minimum pax: 01 | Mode of Travel: Flight / Land | Start Trip: Nepaljunj | End Trip: Nepaljunj | Driving Hour: 14 hours | Driving Distance: 531 KM | Program Grading: grade

Trip Overview

  • Location: Thakuradwara, Bardia, Nepal 
  • Nearest Access: Thakurdwara 
  • Main Wildlife Found: Bengal Tiger, Wild Elephant, One-Horned Rhinoceros 
  • Coverage Area: 968-sq-kms


Bardia National park (968 sq. km); is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai. Thickly covered with Sal trees and carpeted with class and savannah, the park has the second largest tiger population after Chitwan National park. Other wild animals that roam here are the one-horned rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck, antelope, Goral crocodile, and genetic dolphin. Endangered bird that make their home here, include the Bengal Florida and sarus crane. 

The park is reputed for its rich biodiversity. The vegetation in the park from early succession stage, tell floodplains, grassland, established on the alluvial floodplain of Karnali, Orai and Babai river systems to the climax stage, Sal (Shorea Robusta) forest, extended on relatively fry flat lands and slopes of the park are relegated and are dominated by grass species. The faunal diversity to the park includes 53 species of Mammals including endangered mega herbivores like rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicorns) and elephant (Elephant maximums), more than 25 species of reptiles, over 400 species of birds, 121 species of fishes and unknown diversity of mollusks and arthropods.

To reach in Bardia Park is about four hours drive from the town of Nepalgunj which is linked to the Kathmandu by road (531km) 10/12 hours and by air 75 Minutes. The Main programs are elephant riding, elephant bathing, jungle walking, bird watching and cultural programs.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive or fly to Nepaljunj (531km) O/N
Day 02: Drive to 4hrs to park headquarter and Cultural Tour to a Tharu Village & visit Elephant Breeding Center O/N
Day 03: Jungle Walk & Elephant Ride
Day 04: Trek to the Karnali River to see Dolphins and Bird Watching Back to Hotel O/N
Day 05: Drive to Nepaljunj all the way Kathmandu or fly back to Kathmandu

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