Bardiya National Park is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) it is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in Nepal's Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River in the Bardiya District.

The northern limits of the protected area are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills. The Nepalgunj-Surkhet highway partly forms the southern boundary, but seriously disrupts the protected area. Natural boundaries to human settlements are formed in the west by the Geruwa, a branch of the Karnali River, and in the southeast by the Babai River.

The Bardia jungle safari includes elephant ride, bird watching, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep safari, local village excursion and cultural programs. Those who want to enjoy the Bardia jungle safari either take a flight to Nepalgunj or take a drive to Bardia, situated 585 km away south west of Kathmandu. Bardia jungle safari is a unique opportunity for all those who enjoy watching birds, animals and plants in the most natural environment. Most of the vegetation in this place is natural flora consisting of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. The Bardia National park is a paradise for plant lovers since it has 839 species of flora and 642 species of fauna. The tourists can easily view reptiles and amphibians in this forest. Here one can find different types of crocodiles. This park also shelters about 53 species of mammals. Every year around 400 different species of migratory birds arrive at this national park. Unique flora, fauna, landscape and indigenous Tharu culture of buffer zone communities are main tourist attraction of Bardia jungle safari. The Bardiya jungle safari is done either on foot or on jeep or on elephant. On the outskirts of the jungle one can walk freely on foot without any danger of wild animal movement. The safaris to tiger, leopard and deer sightings are on jeep. The elephant ride is full of fun, consists of a tour around the park to view rhinos, deer and crawlers. This place has hot and humid climate throughout the year with monsoon from June to September.

Trip Facts

Activity: Tour

Duration: 6 Days


Highest Alt: 

Trek Type: Jungle Safari / Tour

Best Season: October - May


Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2

Drive/Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 3

Walking and Elephant Safari in the park

Day 4

Walking and Jeep Safari in the park

Day 5

 Sightseeing and Back to Kathmandu city

Day 6

Final Departure