Enjoy the wildlife sanctuary and dramatic scenery as you pass the traditional village life in the pristine air of Bardia National Park.
Bardia National Park is one of the finest and largest wildlife reserves in Nepal that has been a haven for various rare species of animals and birds. It lies near the southern border in the far northwest region of Nepal and covers an area of around 968 sq. km. Lying on the low land of Terai, the national park forms a transition between the plains of India and the outer foothills of the Himalayas. The vegetation in the national park varies from lush, dense forests to grasslands, woodlands, and riverine, making it a favorable home to a diverse range of faunas found in various kinds of vegetation.
Bardia National Park is among the less explored wildlife sanctuaries where wilderness and challenges are found abundantly. The national park, which was once a hunting reserve, has now been turned into a wildlife reserve. It is an unspoiled and untouched habitat of wildlife that holds the pride of treasuring the largest population of Bengal tigers in Nepal. It also provides shelter to some endangered species of animals likes Rhinoceros, Gharial crocodile, Tiger, Wild elephant, Swamp deer, Gangetic dolphin, Bengal florican, Sarus crane, etc. Apart from wildlife, it is home to over 350 species of beautiful birds.
The Himalayan Thar, the rarest animal and the only living member of the genus Hemi Tragus was recorded as seen in this reserve. Besides, a distant cousin of a wild goat, confirmed as an extinct animal was spotted here. This also proves how well preserved this reserve is. There might still be many unique species of animals stored out in this national park, and who knows, you might be the lucky one to spot them?