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Trip Overview of Bardia National Park

 Bardia National Park is established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sqm).  it is the principal and for the whole wilderness region in Nepal’s Terai. Neighboring the eastern bank of the Karnali River in the Bardiya district. It is the best place for Jungle safari which provides an exceptional wilderness understanding for visitors. Distinctive flora, fauna, and scenery of the park. The indigenous culture of buffer zone communities is an essential attraction for tourists. During jungle safari in Bardia Park. Wilderness in the relatively unexplored deep jungles of Nepal Bardia National Park. This is remote, Challenging, and offering unique adventure for wildlife and nature lovers.

Initially, a hunting reserve became a conservation area in 1976 and then attained National Park status in 1988. Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation is active in the park monitoring wildlife and breeding habitats. They have also executed an educational plan for local people recognizing the significance and necessitate for conservation. Species preservation in the park has yielded reasonable outcomes as some mammalian species such as tiger, elephant, spotted deer, hog deer, Sambar deer, swamp deer, etc. have made the prominent comeback. In this regard, the reintroduction program of endangering rhinoceros take out regularly since 1986.

Bardia National park for Nepal safari

The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitats in the subcontinent. Therefore,  Nepal has sixteen national parks, wildlife reserves, and conservation areas, occupying 16% of its total geographical area. As a result, Jungle safari tour on elephant back or Jeep rides are offered at the Parsa Wildlife Reserve,  Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park, and the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

Nepal’s most famous  Bardia National Parks offers excellent jungle safari riding on an elephant or a four-wheel to discover some of Nepal’s unspoiled natural habitats. Nepal Jungle safari tour or expedition consists of canoe rides on the Jungle Rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick trips around the villages to discover the unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the towns with unique culture and traditions.

Nepal  Safari is a nature walk in the Jungle overlooking the enthralling beauty of Jungle vicinity with many wildlife dwellers. Jungle walks bestow close-up chance to different analysis categories of animals as well as observe their track, sign, and sounds. The most enthralling program offered by Nepal not found elsewhere in the world is regarded as jungle safari.

In Bardia, about 70% of parks are in the forest

The Bardia National park of Nepal is reputed for its rich biodiversity. Therefore the vegetation in the park arrays from the early succession stage. Tall floodplains grassland lies on the alluvial floodplain of Karnali, Orai, and Babai river systems to the climax stage, Sal (Shorea robusta) forest. It extends on relatively dry flatlands and slopes of the parks. About 70% of the park is in the forest. with the stability of a combination of grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. The wide range of plant life in forest and grassland presents an excellent territory for 642 faunal species. The Karnali-Babai river system. Their small tributaries and myriads of oxbow lakes. The river is the habitat for 125 species of fish and also mugger crocodiles.

The Bardia National Park is home to at least 53 mammals including 23 reptiles and amphibians and 407 bird species. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and blackbuck. The other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger, and Gangetic dolphin. Other birds we also can see is the Bengal florican, lesser florican, and sarus crane.

Best place to see Tiger

On wildlife jungle safari in Bardia national park, you can witness the excellent view of six different species of deer namely Chital or Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Sambhar deer, Swamp Deer, We also see the  Barasingha, and Barking Deer cheerfully hopping around the high grasslands. During your pleasurable visit to the park, you also get ample opportunity to enjoy elephant safari, bird watching, rafting along Karnali River, village tour, cultural program, and crocodile breeding center tour. Wildlife tour in the National park unfolds a vast plethora of amusing, adventure, enthusiasm, and gratification.


Bardia National Park - Trip Info

Crocodile Breeding Centre:

We can visit the Crocodile Breeding Center. They have  Gharial and Marsh mugger to increase its number, which includes two major sections-hatchery and rearing sections. you can enjoy the exciting visit to the crocodile breeding center here.

Jeep Drive:

Jeep drive is another best thing in Bardia to see the animals.  It is also the way to observe the wildlife. We will take you across into the jungle in four wheels drive vehicles and have more frequent sightings of the park’s unique animals, vegetation, and birds. Along the drive, you can also stop the Jeep and wait to see the wild animals, We can walk to the animal possibilities area as well as see the various types of forests and natural beauty and scenery.

Karnali River Rafting:

An early morning 30 km drive by jeep will drop you by the Karnali River. Nepal Rafting is a great opportunity to sight the river birds, Asiatic Gangetic dolphins, crocodiles, insects, three big animals, and many more living in the river system as well as great fishing in the river. Swimming is also possible and sometimes even the dolphins may join your excitement.

Tharu village tour:

Tharus are the local community of Chitwan and Bardia National parks. It is a great way to interact with their cultures.  You will gain insight into the indigenous Tharus, the ancient native people of the Bardia jungle. You can also, experience the local routes and typical lifestyles of villagers. This gives visitors an opportunity to intermingle with locals and get familiarity with their culture and traditions.

Elephant Safari:

Elephant safari is also the safest way to explore the wildlife up close. The elephant takes you to the bush and natural habitat of the quiet and beautiful jungle. which provides a different view of the park. We will do the safari on the back of the Elephant in the grassland and dense forest on elephant back in search of rare wildlife. Your Elephant ride or known as Jungle Safari experiences Asian Elephant, Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Blue Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena and many more.

Jungle/ Nature Walk:

We will do the Jungle walk with our best naturalist. They are very good to track wildlife. They will find the best place in the jungle to point out the hidden life of the wildlife, where you can have wildlife experiences by walking safely, quietly, and leisurely through the forest as well as riverside. A highlight of this trip will be the viewing from the watchtowers (Machhan) to have the wild sightseeing. We need to walk around the prime areas of the park to view nature’s gifts. We can observe the different wild species of animals and birds blended with the surrounding flora and fauna.

Cultural Program:

A cultural program performed by the Tharus is another way to enjoy and make a significant contrast to the visit. Get entertain with stick dances and folk songs. The drumbeat and the agile breathtaking stick dance performed by the Tharus people. Their rhythmic movements and the exciting drumbeat may urge you to join them in their performances.

 

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