Bardia Jungle Safari proffers a great sense of satisfaction and smugness, as well as the chance to see wild animals and unforgettable photo shoots.
Creating a thrilling observation spot for adventure lovers, the wildlife of Bardia National Park draws visitors to this destination. Not only Nepal’s, but Bardia is also the premier jungle safari destination of entire Asia. You will be happy to know that the Royal Bengal Tiger has made this park of Bardia Nepal their favourite residing destination. Due to the sheer population of Bengal Tigers, which are the largest of the cat family, Bardia has become the utmost destination for travellers.
A haven for around, 23 reptiles, 53 mammals and 470 birdlife, Bardia National Park Safari is a crowds favourite venture. Wild elephant, One-horned Rhinoceros and multiple endemic birds species populate the area of the national park. With its elephant and jeep safari activities, it lets visitors spy on all the park’s wildlife. Lauded by the wilderness seekers, the park is extended to an area of around 928 sq km.
There is no denying that wildlife observation can be done in zoos and artificial parks. But having the close interaction of wild animals, birds and aquatic animals in their natural habitat is an incredible experience comparable to nothing. Thus, joining this Royal Bardia National Park Jungle Safari experience the sheer wilderness and thrill.
In comparison to the eminent Nepal wildlife safari, Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari receives few visitors because of the distance. But, if you once ignore the distance aspect, you will be rapt on top by the unruffled wildlife and scenic verdure of the Bardia Nepal safari park.
Engrave in mind that the Nepal Safari tour in Bardia is not a single day venture, it is an odyssey of multiple days. To hunt the tempting jeopardized beauty of Nepal, without wandering long, make a booking of this 3 Nights and 4 Days Bardia Jungle Safari Package.
Along with other necessary details, some information regarding the Bardia National Park Safari Cost, the best time to visit and the rough itinerary plan are already mentioned here. If you find yourself unsatiated with the provided details, don’t hesitate to contact us, the team of Mission Himalaya Trek.
Quick Synopsis of the Bardia National park
In actuality, the park was cited as the Bardia Hunting reserve in the old days. The so-called hunting reserve was modified as a wildlife area in the year 1976. Just after the 12 years duration, in 1988, it got the status of National Park. It was narrated Royal Bardia National park till the people’s movement 2006. With the eradication of Kind Ganendra from his seat, there is no sense in putting Royal.
Home to 87 tigers as per the report of 2018. As per the officials of the Bradiya National Park, the population of approximately 125 tigers are residing in this largest national park of Nepal. There might have a query rendered on your mind regarding where is Bardia National Park located? Well, the reply is simple. It is in the lowland Terai of western Nepal. Here you can spot wild elephants, deers, rhinos and much more wildlife. Wildlife exploration is remarkable for visitors visiting this park.
Besides the wildlife, the beautiful natural setting of the park is something you must appreciate during the Bardia Jungle Safari tour in Nepal. If there were no savannas or prairie type of vegetation, spotting the wildlife would have not been such an easy task. Furthermore, wetlands and bordering rivers of the park tenders well to glance the crocodiles, dolphins and likewise.
An offset of Karnali River, Geruwa river in the west Bardia National Park is the habitat of endangered royal tigers and their prey species. Furthermore, the bank of these rivers also favours well for wild elephants and one-horned rhinos. On the southeast of the park, the bank of Babai River favours well for the living of these available species.
Proper management of the natural resources inside the parks has aided in improving the habitat of the species living in the Park. Further, proper security in the park is the reason, why the poaching of rhinos, elephants, tigers and other animals is completely ceased.
Making way to the Bardia National Park
Bardia is around 580 km in distance from the Kathmandu Valley. Despite having such a large distance, reachability to Bardia Park is not a matter of concern with our popular Bardia National Park Safari Package.
For the luxury admirers, no other way fits better than the airway. Travellers who have a predilection to encounter Bardia via a roadway cruise can do so by opting for a public bus or private cab drive.
Step into Bardia via Airway
You might know well, the flight is the fastest and easiest medium to reach any destination facing no hurdles. Thus being Nepaljung airport in proximity to Bardia go for Kathmandu to Nepaljung flight. When you arrive at Nepaljung airport, follow the short overland cruise to Bardia.
Several flights operate each day to Nepaljung from the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. The flight duration is not more than an hour, so a morning flight is the best choice.
As you step out of the airport, taxis or private cabs are easily available. Instead of spending a night at Nepaljung, it will be fruitful to join the 3 hours of roadway drive to the headquarter of Bardia, Thakurdwara on the same flight day. Thakurdwara, nearby the Bardia National Park, has been the centre of tourist activity for many years. The place today see’s a plethora of international as well as local travellers.
Step into Bardia via Roadway
Nepal is connected through roadway transportation to almost every nook and cranny. Thus reaching the Bardia National Park through public vehicles is possible each day. However, those who are fond of comfort should go for the private hiring of taxis or other vehicles.
Local Vehicle Drive
There are multiple buses that link the roadway from Kathmandu to Bardia. Every morning and evening, a bus from Kathmandu Gongobu bus park leaves for the Bardia. Normally, it is not recommended to choose the public vehicle drive to Bardia from Kathmandu. The reason is a long duration ride on a bumpy road with crowds might irritate you leaving your body fully tired. Normally it is approximately 15 hours of drive from Katmandu to Bardia.
Pursuits to do while on the Bardia Jungle Safari
There are plentiful things to do in the adventurous landscape of the Bardia National Park. Few are mentioned below.
Exhilarating community tour with the veteran guide profusely astounds you with typical Tharu culture. A guide by your side helps you best communicate with the indigenous Tharu peoples.
Tharu Cultural Museum
If you have already spare time, it’s ok, if not then manage some to discover the Tharu Cultural Musem. Standing just inside the foremost entrance of the Bardia National park, the museum showcases the rich cultural and historical aspects of the Tharu community. Further, this probe gives you the idea of Tharu Community dressing and speaking format. Besides, the agricultural equipment and culinary are placed there to grant you the concept of Tharu cooking and cultivating technique.
Tharu Cultural Show
The cultural show commences mostly after the dinner. So, before going to the bed, be a part of this show as an audience. The dance performance and the traditional attire of Tharu people of this rustic western section imprint their best in your mind.
In the western region of the lowland terai belt, Bardia is the optimal place for witnessing tigers in their natural habitat. More than 40% of the population heading Bardia return home only after appreciating the wilderness glimpse of Tiger’s living here. From the machan, you can securely enjoy the Tiger sighting. To spot the tiger, the summer months from February to July are the best time to visit Bardia National Park.
In other seasons, the probability degrades. If not the tiger’s glimpse, adore the jungle safari with the sightseeing of other endangered flora and fauna varieties.
Exploration of Elephant Breeding Center
A redolent visit to the Elephant Breeding Center well favours every single traveller visiting Bardiya National Park. The parenting of the mother elephants to their junior ones seems extraordinarily pleasing. Along with this awesome glimpse, the love-spreading place of the elephant breeding centre garners well the desire of relishing the sunrise or sunset vistas.
Elephant Safari is the gem of every national park safari in Nepal and it is elegantly applicable in the context of the Bardiya National Park too.
Exploration of the jungle on foot is an adventurous jungle activity. During the Bardia Jungle safari, a jungle walk lets you relish many fun and thrilling activities like Tiger Tracking, Bird watching, and so on. Moreover, if you think you cannot walk for a long, you can merge a jungle walk with a jeep safari to dive deep into the wilderness of the park.
If you prefer luxurious scrutinization of the wildlife, a Jeep safari is a great option. It is also the safest way for ample wildlife exploration.
The existence of several rivers at the periphery of the Bardia National Park blesses you with the fortune to admire wildlife and floral beauty from a completely new aspect. The fortune here mentions the boating adventure.
Catching the aquatic life- Fishing
Bardia National Park Safari is not merely meant for wildlife spotting, it equally favours great for angling. Don’t get confused with the term angling. It is a synonym for fishing. The difference here is that angling incorporates technical fishing equipment whereas fishing involves any equipment. For fishing here at the Babai river or any nearby river, you need to carry the required permit.
The Karnali river in western Nepal grants you the best experimentation of white water rafting in Nepal. During the thrilling safari to Bardia National Park, the option of Karnali River Rafting is the perfect combination. The rafting adventure sometimes gives you the best glimpse of Gangetic Dolphin too.