Bardiya Jungle Safari takes you to Far Nepal Mid-South Western plains which is renowned as the Terai belt of Nepal. Among many interesting national parks of the country, Bardiya National Park is least visited due to its remoteness. And, due to which makes it more enjoyable where wild-life and the pristine natural environment less disturbed.
Traveling by the overland journey to Bardiya National Park is very long and tiring. And therefore, we choose the scenic flight of 50 minutes to reach the warmer areas of Nepalgunj city airport. During the air-travel, you can overlook the sweeping panorama of Himalayan peaks from Langtang-Ganesh-Manaslu-Annapurna to the Dhaulagiri range till it lands.
Nepalgunj is the city of sub-tropical climate and close to Indian border nearby UP (Utter Pradesh) state of India. and therefore, we see the place and people with strong Indian influence of Hindu and some Muslim cultures. Then, after a short drive leads further west to reach Bardiya National Park premises. Then, we check-in into a nice lodge for varied game-life and activities.
The Park covers an area of 968 sq. km and famous for Black Buck, and Royal Bengal Tiger. Also, famous for one horned Rhinoceros and hundreds of different species of mammals and reptiles with exotic bird’s life.
Located east of great Karnali River, one of the largest undisturbed park of Nepal. Around 70 % of the total area is covered by Sal trees (Sorea Robusta) forest with mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest.
The park provides excellent habitat for rhinoceros, wild elephant, Royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, blackbuck, Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles. Nevertheless, the park is also famous for Gangetic freshwater dolphin which is near to extinct.
Some endangered birds found in this park includes Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and Sarus crane. Also, the park includes more than 30 different mammals and over 200 different species of birds. Many snakes, reptiles and fish have also been recorded within the park forest, grassland and rivers.
After an enjoyable and thrilling Bardia Jungle Safari, it’s time to return back to Kathmandu. Again, with a sweeping scenic flight from Nepalgunj, we conclude this fabulous trip in Kathmandu.
Best Seasons for Bardiya Jungle Safari:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September. However, dry seasons are the most preferred seasons for the Bardiya National Park visit. Therefore, Autumn(September to November) and Winter(December to February) are regarded as the best seasons for Bardiya Jungle Safari.