Bardia National Park Tour
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Bardi National Park TourBardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai, covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park was established to protect the ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species.
What makes a visit to Nepal's Bardia National Park particularly special is not just its large and intact habitat area and its isolated location, but also the presence of one of the last known herds of wild Elephants in South Asia.

Bardia also boasts of the greatest number of deer species in Nepal. The six deer species found in the park are: Chital or spotted Deer with its ubiquitous white spots on a brown coat; Hog Deer; similar to but smaller than Chital; Sambhar, the largest Deer on Indian subcontinent with a shaggy coat and thick antlers; Swamp Deer; Barasingha; and reddish-colored Barking Deer, the park's smallest Deer.

Other large mammals are: Gaur, the largest wild oxen in world; wild Boar, an omnivorous black-coated creature with large tusks; the agile sloth Bear, a shaggy black bear with a distinctive white "V" on its chest; Blue Bull or Nilgai, the largest Antelope on the Indian subcontinent; and Himalayan Tahr. Serow and Goral, two goat-Antelope members, are also found. Small mammals include: Langur monkey, Rhesus Macaque, and jackal, three species of cats (jungle, leopard, and fishing); yellow-throated Marten; Mongoose; and Indian Otter.
Two species of crocodiles swim in the Karnali, Girwa, and Babai Rivers - the blunt-snouted Marsh Mugger and the fish-eating gharial with its long thin snout. These creatures share the water with the fresh-water Gangetic Dolphin. The Karnali also supports the great mahseer, which weigh up to 90 lbs, an angler's prize catch.
Birds are the park's most conspicuous fauna with over 300 resident and migratory species. Avid bird-watchers can visit the park in November or from February to April when migrants arrive, depart or pass through.

GETTING TO BARDIA NATIONAL PARK
By air
There is a daily one-hour fight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Soon after arriving at the airport, a representative from a resort that you have booked will drive you to the resort enlightening you with the mystiques of Royal Bardia national Park.

By road
There are several overland routes available to reach the park. You can either reserve a private transport or use local bus for your travel destination. It takes 15 hours from Kathmandu and 11 hours from Pokhara and Chitwan to reach Ambassa. On your drive, you will cross Dhangadi, Mahendranagar or Karnali depending on your selected route. Finally, a representative from your resort will receive you at Ambassa from where you will be driven to the resort.

By Raft
You can reach Bardia National Park after a Rafting trip on Karnali River. (visit Rafting section for detailed information on ‘Karnali River Rafting’

WILDLIFE SAFARI PACKAGE TOURS
The itineraries and activities of the Chitwan and the Bardia national parks are almost similar in character, but activities may vary between seasons. The number and course of your safari activities are determined by the number of nights you book for. Two nights - three days programs could include activities like Elephant back safari, jungle walk, bird watching, dugout canoe rides on the river. In the evening a cultural show of the traditional Terai dances are a must.

WHAT TO BRING
Neutral colored clothing is recommended.
Light clothing is needed for day time with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March.
Pants / Trousers are recommended for elephant safari.
Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses etc. are essential. Insect repellent and personal medical requirements should be carried.
It is highly recommended to travel light with only one small suitcase or duffle bag.
During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended.
A Small flash light is recommended.
Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment for bird and wildlife viewing.
(In case of rafting and Jungle Safari tour combination please visit ‘rafting in Nepal’ section for more details on Rafting and its essential information.

Itineraries for Bardia National Park:
Option I: 2 nights 3 days program
Day 01: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up from here. After briefing about the programs, enjoy breakfast. Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village. Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.

Day 02: After breakfast you set out for jungle walk. You walk to Rhino’s, Elephant’s and Tiger’s territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.

Day 03: After breakfast you depart from lodge for Kathmandu.

Option II: 3 nights 4 days program
Day 01:
Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. You will be picked up from here. After briefing about the programs, enjoy breakfast. Visit to crocodile breeding center and tharu village. Jungle drive whole day with packed lunch. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 02: After breakfast you set out for jungle walk. You walk to Rhino’s, Elephant’s and Tiger’s territory up to Gola, Dolphin Place. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 03: This day you visit black sanctuary with packed lunch and drive to Babai Bridge and walk upstream along the gorge of Babai river. You return to lodge in the evening. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at lodge.
Day 04: After breakfast you depart from lodge for Kathmandu.

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