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Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is also one of the most undisturbed protected areas in the Terai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal's famous one-horned rhinoceros. The park located in the far western district of Bardia is bordered by River Karnali in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the River Babai flows right through. The silent jungle, catching wildlife are the major attraction of this place. This national park is the largest national park in Nepal.

Bardia National Park also famous combine with white water rafting in the longest river of Nepal, Karnali, where you could even spot dolphin or gharial on a lucky day. You could meet the charming Rana, Tharu and Dangora people to know more about their culture. A trip to Bardia is certain to stay in your memory as one of the most exciting experiences in Nepal. Big evergreen Jungle, Various wildlife creatures, birds with varied geographical factor cover as an ornament of this park. The park host 30 different Mammals, more than 250 species of birds and several varieties of reptiles and water animals.

The park offers the opportunity of fishing at Karnali River and Babai River. The best time to visit is autumn, winter and early summer when the weather is warm and dry. Bardia can be reached by the road of Mahendra Highway via Nepalgunj or by flight to Nepalgunj and Surkhet form where the park can be driven to. Several safari lodges, Resort, Hotel in Bardia provide excellent accommodation and facilities for guests to enjoy wildlife activities. The nearest city from there is Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar. Park headquarters Thakurdwara is about an hour's drive away from the Nepalgunj – Surkhet road.

Some of the animals found here are the main attraction of this park; these are Elephant, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial crocodile and marsh –mugger crocodile. Additionally, the exotic Gangetic Dolphin of Bengal florican, Lesser Florican, Silver-eared Mesia and sarus crane.