Bardiya Jungle Safari takes you to Far Nepal Mid-South Western plains which is renowned as the Terai belt of Nepal. Bardiya National Park is the least visited among many interesting national parks due to its remoteness. And this makes it more enjoyable where wildlife and the pristine natural environment are 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 a city with a 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, it leads further west to reach Bardiya National Park premises. Then, we check into a nice lodge for varied game-life and activities.
The Park covers an area of 968 sq. km and is 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 life.
Located east of great Karnali River, one of the largest undisturbed parks in Nepal. Around 70 % of the total area is covered by Sal trees (Sorea Robusta) forest with a mixture of grassland, savannah, and riverine forest.
The park provides excellent habitat for rhinoceros, wild elephants, Royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, blackbuck, Gharial, and marsh mugger crocodiles. Nevertheless, the park is also famous for the Gangetic freshwater dolphin, which is near extinction.
Some endangered birds in this park include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia, and Sarus crane. Also, the park includes more than 30 mammals and over 200 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 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 for the Bardiya National Park visit. Therefore, Autumn(September to November) and Winter(December to February) are considered the best seasons for Bardiya Jungle Safari.