Bardia National park (968 sq. km); is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the far west of Nepal. Thickly covered with sal trees and carpeted with class and savannah, the park has the second-largest tiger population after Chitwan National park. Other wild animals that roam here are the one-horned rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck, antelope, Goral crocodile, and genetic dolphin. Endangered birds, that make their home here, include the Bengal Florida and sarus crane. The Park headquarters is about a four-hour drive from the town of Nepalgunj which is linked to Kathmandu by road (531 km) and by air 45 Minutes.
Bardia jungle park offers a variety of experiences in its vast, undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of sal tree, with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests. Sal leaves are used as traditional plates in festival and religious offering. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck, the other endangered species include gharialand marsh mugger crocodiles and genetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal Florian, lesser florican and sarus crane. More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fishes have been recorded in the park area. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park.
Bardia park has three distinct seasons, winter, summer, and monsoon. From October through early April, the weather is dry. The days are warm, and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperature gradually raises up with a peak temperature up to 45oc in May. The hot, sticky days give way to the monsoon rains in July that lasts until September.
It is possible to go by bus or take the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj bus services are available to the park Headquarter at Thakurdwara during the dry season. Asian Hiking Team makes a package trip for you as desired time frame.
March 21 Monday, 2016, British Prince Henry Charles Albert David 'Harry' reached the Bardia National Park where he went on a rafting expedition and observed the vast multitude of wildlife.