Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

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Tharu Culture

It is one of the largest and least explored National Parks in Nepal. It is located in the remote Far Western Terai in Nepal. This National Park is the largest habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers in Nepal and is only one National Park with fresh water Dolphins. You stand a better chance of seeing a tiger here than anywhere else in Nepal. It's a stunning place that seems a very long way from the 21st century -watching the sunrise over the forest from the back of an elephant. It is believed that the largest male elephant in Asia is in this park. This place is supposed to be safe heaven for royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, jungle cats, mongooses, sloth bears, blue cow antelopes, langurs, spotted hog, samber deer, masheer fish, gharial and mugger crocodiles, Gangetic dolphin etc. Same way, more than 30 different type of mammals and 250 species of birds are believed to be here.

Tharu Style Resort

Known as 'Tharu', the indigenous people of lowland Nepal live in close harmony with nature. Depending on the forest for building materials and medicines, and on the rivers for fish, these farmer/ fishermen still live as they have for generations. 

In keeping with these rural surroundings, hotels in Bardia, with accommodation ranging from standard to deluxe, are built in traditional clay and timber style with grass roofs and Tharu decoration. 

With restaurants offering set buffet and la carte meals, hotels provide the perfect relaxed setting from which to explore the pristine conservation area that is Royal Bardia National Park. 

Electricity has not yet reached Bardia - kerosene lamps are used for lighting and gas for cooking. Natural solar energy heats the water except in the cool months of January and February when we provide refuse generated hot water and bed time hot water bottles to keep you snug! 

Safari Activities 

Offering walking, jeep and elephant-back safaris as well as a range of cultural tours and activities, We provide the visitor with access to a natural wonderland. 

Elephant-back safaris 

Walking safaris 

Educational walks for children 

Bird Watching 

Jeep safaris 

Culture tours 

Tharu dances 


Endangered Species 

As well as dozens of more common animals and hundreds of birds, Royal Bardia National Park is home to 19 of the 39 species legally protected in Nepal. With 8 types of ecosystems, Bardia holds the key to the survival of many species. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has identified Bardia as playing a major role in the survival of the world tiger population. 

Royal Bengal tigers

River dolphins



Great pied hornbills

Wild elephants

Black buck antelopes

Bengal florican's

Gharial crocodiles



Originally a hunting reserve, Bardia became a wildlife conservation area in 1976 and was upgraded to National Park status as recently as 1988. As well as providing a home for a wide range of mammals, birds and reptiles, Royal Bardia National Park provides the ideal environment for the study of wildlife. The WWF and the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation are both active in the Park monitoring wildlife movement and breeding habits as well as pursuing a policy of forestry care and educating local people on the meaning of, and need for, protected areas. 

Essential Facts

When to come - the best time to visit Bardia is from October to end June. 

Transport - It is 585 km southwest of Kathmandu/Pokhara - 13 hours by road or 1 hour flying time. 

Booking - Reservation is recommended, particularly in the months of November and March to June. For details of our standard 4 days/ 3 night's fully inclusive package and extended programmes, please email us today

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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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