Safari in Bardiya National park
Safari in Bardiya National Park

Bardiya National Park is the largest and most undisturbed wild area of the Terai, densely covered by Sal forests, reverie forests and grassland. The national park is the largest habitat of Royal Bengal tiger in Nepal. Within its confines of 968 square kilometers, there are animals such the rhinoceros, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck, Ghariyal, wild boar, wild bison or Nilgai, Golden Jackal, Stripped Hyena, monkeys, sloth bear, and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds include the Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Silver- eared Mesia, and Saras Crane. Over 30 different animals, 200 species of resident and migratory birds, including many reptiles and fish are found thriving in this wilderness.

Safari activities

Jungle walk: To see Sal forest, open grass land, mammals and birds, and to track Tiger through their foot prints with the help of trackers.
Village walk: To see the village and life of Ethnic people Tharu.
Wait in machan: To see Bird, wild animals, and Royal Bengal Tiger (if lucky)
Elephant safari
Visit to Karnali river: To see fresh water Dolphins, crocodiles, and Bird watch
White water river rafting: through rapids, hillside forests, and deep jungle; Bird watching, sighting of Dolphins and crocodiles, etc.
Cultural program: by Tharu ethnics in their traditional colorful costumes. The variety includes famous stick dance and dance with guests.

How to go there?
By surface: Drive 10 to 12 Hours by Private car or by local bus from Kathmandu;
By air: Fly (90 minutes) and then 3 to 4 hour drive to Thakurdwara

Safari itinerary
Day 01Arrival and free time, evening Discover Tharu life, Tharu culture and Dinner
Day 02Whole day walking safari to cover Baghaphanta Watching Tower, grassland, and wild elephant area
Day 03Exploration of Tiger Territory on foot and Elephant ride safari in afternoon
Day 04Very early morning bird watching; after lunch depart.
Extra dayRiver rafting in River Karnali
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