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Bardia National Park

BARDIA NATIONAL PARK: Covering an area of 968 sq km), is situated in the mid – Far Western Terai, east of the Karnali River. Originally set aside in 1968 as a royal Hunting Reserve, the area was gazetted in 1967 as Royal Karnali wildlife Reserve with an area of 368 sq km. It was renamed as Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve in 1982 and extended to include the Babai River valley in 1984. National park status was gazetted in 1988. The main objectives of the park are to conserve a representative ecosystem of the Mid Western Terai, particularly the tiger and prey species.Features - Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area of Terai, providing excellent habitat for the flowing endangered species. Endangered animals: rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, swamp dear, black buck, gharial crocodile, Marsh Mugger crocodile, and gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds: Bengal Florida, sliver eared mesia, sarus crane, lesser florican. More than 30 different mammals, over 250 species of birds, and many snakes, lizards and fish, have been recorded, in the park’s forests grasslands and river habitats. Mammals: Langur monkey, rhesus money, common leopards, jungle car fishing cat, large and small Indian civets, palm civets, hyena, wild dog, jackal, sloth bear, otter, porcupine, bandicoots, blue bull ( Nilgi), Sambar deer, hog deer, barking dear and wild boar.

 

Birds: Flycatchers, Babblers, Sunbirds, Drongols(7 species), Eurasian thicknee ruddy, Shelduck, Warblers, Bulbuls(55 species), Woodpeckers( 10 species), Barbets( 4species), Bee-eaters( 4 species), Kingfishers(4 species), Parakeets(4 species), Doves(5 species), Pigeons (3 species), Red-wattled lapwing, Common peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Merganser duck, Black-necked stork, White necked stork, Painted stork, Egrets(4 species), Herons(5 species) and Cormorants.

The Geruwa a branch of the Karnali River, forms the park’s western boundary, while the crest of the Churia range (Siwalik Hills) demarcates the northern limits. Along the southern edge a forest rood forms the boundary, in the east it is formed by the Nepalgunj - Surkhet road. Part of the very Scenic Badair River valley is included with in the park.

The approximately 1500 people who lived in the valley have been resettled else where in Bardia District. Since agriculture increased in the Babai valley, the regeneration of natural vegetation is increasing rapidly, making it an area of prime habitat for wildlife.

About 70 % of park is covered dominantly with sol (Shorea robusta) forest with the balance of mixture of grassland, Savanna and riverine forest, the altitudes very from 152 meters on the Taria 1441 meters at Sukarmala on the crest of the Churia range.

As with the rest of Nepal the park’s climate is affected by the summer monsoon. The best time to visit are between September till end of middle of May, onwards the temperatures rise, peaking at 40 C in after 15th May and per – monsoon thunderstorms continue until late August. During this time most roads and rivers become impassable. With in the park are several open grassland areas (Phanta) where game viewing is excellent. Black buck, found in a wild state only in Bardia, are frequently see in Khairi Panditpur about 30 km south-east of the park HQ. Many forest roads throughout the park also offer excellent game viewing.

The great one-horned rhinoceros was reintroduced to Bardia from Chitwan National Park in 1986. In dicatins of the success of this translocation became obvious when a rhino calf was born early in 1988. The rhino’s are usually in the eastern park of the park. In 1991, 25 great one-horned where also Tran located to Babai valley from Royal Chitwan National Park.

The Karnali River, one of Nepal’s largest, borders the western edge of the park, providing excellent fishing for mahseer, a large game fish. The endangered Gangetic dolphin is also frequently seen. Sukarmalla, the highest point on the crest of the Churai range, can be reached on foot from Karnali, Chisapani or Khairbhatti from here there are excellent views north toward the Surkhet valley and south over the Terai. Another high point, Telpani, can be reached from Danawatal.

 

2 nights 3 days package tour:

Day 01: Depart from Kathmandu by flight or bus. Pick up from airport or bus station. Welcome drinks and briefing about the program. Lunch, Tharu village tour, visit elephant breeding center and sunset view at the Karnali River bank. Dinner. Over night at our resort.

Day 02: One hour elephant ride, visit to crocodile breeding center, Tharu museum visit, jungle walk with pack lunch. Tharu culture dance in the evening.

Day 03: Breakfast, bird watching, lunch and depart.

 

3 nights 4 days package tour:

Day 01: Deapart from Kathmandu by flight or bus. Pick up from airport or bus station. Welcome drinks and briefing about the program. Luch, tharu village tour, visit elephant breeding center and sunset view at the Karnali River bank. Dinner. Over night at our beautiful traditional resort.

Day 02: One hour elephant ride, visit to crocodile breeding center, Tharu museum visit, jungle walk with pack lunch. Tharu culture dance in the evening.

Day 03: Breakfast, half day jeep drive in the national park. Half day tiger tracking.

Day 04: Breakfast in the morning. Bird watching, lunch and departure.

 

 

General package price include: National Park entry fee, elephant ride or jeep drive (jeep drive not in the monsoon), crocodile breeding center visit, elephant bath, bird watching, Tharu village visit by walking next to the hotel areas, one naturalist guide, culture show, dug out canoeing, two nights accommodation, meals as per above, tea /coffee, both way transport by tourist bus.

 

Price not include: Private car or flight ticket, extra activities than mention above, bottle drink and bar bill.

 Note: Ask us for exact itinerary, price and program according to your estimated time, please.
 

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