Bardia National Park history:
The Park is located at the Bardia district in the Bheri Zone. It is establish in 1988, and spread over the area of 968 square kilometers. It has a buffer zone and community forest to avoid wildlife poaching and conserve the habitat particularly endangered animals inside the conservation area of Bardia National Park. Earlier during the late 1960s, it is the hunting ground of the Royals and then the Royal Bardia National Reserve is officially formed. It is then in 1988 turn into full-fledged Bardia National Park.
The farmers in that area are asking to evacuate and reportedly 1400 people had left. Thus, it had greater space for animals roaming and being an undisturbing place in Nepal it is now home of different species of wild animals, mammals, and birds. Some of the endanger animals like the royal Bengal tiger can be see roaming around in the national park of Bardia.
HOW TO GET IN BARDIA NATIONAL PARK?
To arrive here you can drive here on a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Mahendranagar that makes fifteen hours of drive. By flight, you can take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and take a bus ride from Nepalgunj to Thakurdwara. With us, you will be easily picked up at Nepalgunj airport and take you straight into the lodge of Bardia National Park. The flora and fauna of this Park is a diverse one with a mix of grasslands and riverine forests.
The park provides shelter to animals like white elephant, royal Bengal tiger, one-horn rhinos, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial, marsh mugger, Gangetic dolphin, snakes, lizards, fish. There are about 407 bird species such as white-rumped vulture, Bengal pelican, peafowl, bar-head geese, floricans. The entire park area is cover with savannah, grassland, and riverine forest. Besides the park, the area has a community health post and a museum. Tourists and travelers are attraction by Tharu dance often depicting the folklore of Tharu culture.
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR VISITING BARDIA NATIONAL PARK:
The climate here is mostly dry from October to early April. Then from late April to June, the temperature soars up. However hot sticky days give way to the monsoon that lasts till September end. So we recommend the best time to visit this ark is during autumn, winter and early summer. During these days, the climate is favorable as the days are warm and evenings are cool. In monsoon, there can be floods in the riverbank and in peak summer it is very hot.
THINGS TO DO IN BARDIA NATIONAL PARK:
While you are at Bardia National Park get ready for an exciting adventure and jungle safari to get close encounters with wild animals in the forest of Bardia. Some of the things that you should never miss while you come here are:
Jungle walk and wildlife safari:
You are spot-on to witness the surrounding habitat at Bardia National Park through the jungle walk. You can watch animals and birds in the diverse flora and fauna inside the Park. You can see the marking and traces on the land made by the wild animals roaming through the dense forest. Some are predators and others become the prey. A full day jungle walk with jeep safari can be an eco-friendly experience in Bardia National Park. You will have tour guides that can explain to you about the place and animals that visit here and the time they usually come. You will be able to spot them briefly at a distance but it is always instruct that you follow the instructions before taking the jungle walk tour in a group.
Search for Bengal tiger:
When we take you on a jeep safari we bring you to the habitat of wild animals. The Royal Bengal tiger can be freely roaming around. Recent studies showed that the population of Royal Bengal Tiger had increased. In Bardia National Park there are around 50 tigers. This big cat is known for its stamina, strength, agility and tremendous power. It is also a national animal of India that can be found in the conservatory of Bardia National Park forests. Since 2010 they were classified as endangered.
They weigh around 180 to 250 kgs. On the safari, we bring you to the spots which have close proximity with the enclosure of Royal Bengal tigers. There are telltale signs such as the footprints of the paws that can tell that a tiger is lurking closeby along with the bushes of the jungle. Depending upon luck you might see mother and cubs or a male tiger. But we will always ensure our safety and never get close to a tiger. We will just observe at a safe distance while on a jungle safari.
If you happen to be a bird lover then Bardia National Park is just the place to be. There are 407 different species of birds in the park. Some arrive here from long migration and found during certain seasons. Birds such as Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, bar-headed geese, Sarus crane, Parrots can be found in the trees of Bardia National park. You can enjoy bird watching while you take a jungle walk or doing canoeing. The best months to visit This Park for bird watching are September, October, November, February, March, and April.
>. The park provides shelter to animals like white elephant, royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinos, swamp deer, blackbuck, gharial, marsh mugger, Gangetic dolphin, snakes, lizards, fish. There are about 407 bird species such as white-rumped vulture, Bengal pelican, peafowl, bar-headed geese, floricans.