BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK

Description:

Bardiya National park is the largest national park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq.km. The park situated in Nepal's Western Terai was established for protecting the representative ecosystems and conserving the habitat of tiger and its prey species. Initially, a small area was gazetted as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976. At that time, 1500 households of the Babai valley were relocated outside the park allowing the vegetation and wildlife to flourish. In 1982, it was renamed as Bardiya Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. Greater One-horned Rhinoceros were translocated from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park in 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 1997, an area of 327 km2 surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands. The park and local communities jointly manage the buffer zone. Together they initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zones. An elephant ride provides a different view of the park as one can go off the main trail, Morning and late afternoon is the ideal time to go on a ride. Karnali river is the suitable home for Gangetic dolphin. Babai valley is a majestic place to visit where flagship Rhino, tiger, and elephant can be cited in the wilderness site.

Overviews:

Kathmandu to Bardiya National Park-585 Kilometer
Access: By Air (KTM-Nepalgunj 45minute- 4hrs. drive)
Access: By Land (KTM-Bardiya 15 hrs. Drive)
Covering Areas:  968 Square KM, Established: 1976

Climate

The Park has three distinct seasons, winter, summer, and monsoon. From October through early April, the weather is dry. The days are warm and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperatures gradually raise up with a peak temperature up to 45oc in May. The hot sticky days give way to the monsoon rains in July that lasts until September.

Facilities:

Museum and Tharu culture are available for visitors at HQ. Telephone and mobile phones can be used in several areas of the park. If you are traveling by private vehicle make sure that you have ample amount of fuel. Be advised to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit including medicines. There is a community health post at Thakurdwara near the park headquarter. You can spend your nights at the lodges in the surrounding areas of the park. These lodges provide service to tourists.

Activities at Bardiya National Park

Elephant Safari, Bicycle Tour
Fishing Tour, Bird Watching
Jeep Safari, Specialty Tour
Tharu Cultural Program
Karnali River Rafting, Walking Safari
Crocodile/Elephant Breeding Center

2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS PACKAGES

Day 1: Arrival (By Air OR Drive)- Refreshment-Food, Discover Tharu life and culture, Visit to Tahru Museum, Crocodile Breeding center, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, Elephant back Safari, Jungle walk, -Lunch- Relax nearby Jungle Garden, Dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast, Bird watching, Elephant Breeding center- Lunch- Departure.

3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS PACKAGES

Day 1: Arrival (By Air OR Drive)- Refreshment-Food, Discover Tharu life and culture, Visit to Tahru Museum, Crocodile Breeding center, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, Full Day Jungle walk safari to view Gangetic Dolphin (Provide Lunch) Swimming Possibilities, Back to Lodge, Dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast, Exploration of Tiger Territory,-Lunch- Elephant Safari,  Jeep Safari, Rafting option, Back to Lodge, Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, Bird watching, Elephant Breeding center- Lunch- Departure.

4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS PACKAGES

Day 1: Arrival (By Air OR Drive)- Refreshment-Food, Discover Tharu life and culture, Visit to Tahru Museum, Crocodile Breeding center, Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, Jungle walk Safari to Baghauraphanta  -(Provides Lunch) and Karnali River Bank wildlife Explore, Back to Lodge, Dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast, Exploration of Tiger Territory,-Lunch- Elephant Safari,  Jeep Safari, Rafting option, Back to Lodge, Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, Full Day Exciting Rafting to Karnali River,(Provides Lunch), views of cdolphin, crocodile, Birds, Back to Lodge, Dinner
Day 5: Breakfast, Bird watching, Elephant Breeding center- Lunch- Departure. 

Includes

Transportation by tourist vehicle Or Flight (In-Out)
Accommodation on twin bed room, all meals in Bardiya
All National park activities according to Itinerary Packages.
Cultural Program, Jungle walk, National Park Permit
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks (veg/Non veg)
One Nature Guide during your stay at Chitwan National Park
All Govt. Taxes and Paper works

Excludes:

Extra Day for Jungle Safari, extra transport OR flight
All alcoholic drinks/bar bills/ dry food, cold Drinks
Travel Insurance, Rescue, and Personal expenses

Equipments:

Client's are suggested to bring with them Sun Hats, Sun Glasses, Sun creams, Insect Repellents, Flash Lights, good Walking Shoes, Binoculars, and Reference Books on Bardiya's rich natural heritage. In the rainy season (July to September) a raincoat is highly recommended.

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