The Bardiya (Bardia) National Park is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) it is the largest and most undisturbed national park in Nepal’s Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Its northern limits 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.[1]

Together with the neighboring Banke National Park, the coherent protected area of 1,437 km2 (555 sq mi) represents the Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) Bardia-Banke that extends over 2,231 km2 (861 sq mi) of alluvial grasslands and subtropical moist deciduous forests.[2][3]

Listen to the pronunciation of Bardiya National Park’s local name

Day 01: Am – Relax in our Tharu bar or beautiful garden.
pm – Discover Tharu life and culture through our Tharu villager and culture tour.
Day 02: Whole day walking safari to Baghauraphanta and Karnali river bank to explore wildlife.
Day 03: Am – Exploration of tiger territory on foot.
pm – Elephant back safari
pm – Jeep safari (minimum 4 person in a group)
Option: Rafting (minimum 4 person)
Day 04: Whole day rafting in Karnali – birds, crocodile, and dolphin viewing.
Day 05: Am – Early morning Bird watching – followed by chance to relax or explore the surrounding village.
pm – Departure after lunch

A deer in the den.

Elephant Back Safari

Bardia Jungle Cottage offers the following package tours
2 nights 3 days
3 nights 4 days and
4 nights 5 days

2 Nights 3 Days
1st day
Pick up guest from arrival point (Amabasa Nepal)
On reaching BJC Welcome drinks and briefing about the programmes.
Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village.
Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch.
Dinner and overnight stay.
2nd day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Jungle Walk/Dugout canoe ride.
Elephant back safari.
Western Nepal tharu dance.
Overnight at lodge .
3rd day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Departure From lodge.
3 Night 4 Days

Same Itinerary for 1st and 2nd day.
3rd day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Whole day jungle walk with packed lunch, Walk to Rhino’s, Elephant’s and Tiger’s territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place.
Come back to Lodge
Over night at lodge.
4th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Departure From lodge.
4 Night 5 Days

Same Itinerary for 1st, 2nd 3rd day.
4th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee
Visit to black sanctuary with packed lunch and drive to Babai Bridge, Walk upstream along the gorge of Babai river
Return to lodge in the evening.
Over night at lodge.
5th day
Wake up call followed by tea or coffee.
Departure From lodge.
Other Special Package for Fervent Trekkers.

1 night 2 days trekking in and around great churiya hills (Tented camps) : A trekkers paradise hardly missed by anyone who really enjoy stepping on the unbeaten tracks of Churiya hills ranging from east to west of Terai Resigon.
Camping on the bank of the Karnali river.
Rafting on the Karnali River.
October-March (warm days and cool nights); April-June (hot, up to 45 degrees Celsius), July-September (rainy)

Acess to Royal Bardia
There are regular daily flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at the Nepaljung airport you are picked up by our staff and driven to Bardia Jungle Cottage – a two hour drive. There is also bus drive but it takes 16 hours one way form Kathmandu to Nepaljung and Bardia. By private vechiles the drives is about 12 hours.
We suggest a minimum of three nights at Bardia in order to appreciate what Bardia as a destination has to offer, in terms of a unique wildlife experience. More than three nights will make you fully appreciate and participate in most of the activities and view more wildlife game. A Gharial Crocodile in Karnali River.

What to Bring.
Swim wear
Sunhat Flashlights
Insect repellent
Sun guard and sunglasses
Casual and comfortable clothes and shoes for easy movement while on safaris.

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