The Royal Bardia National Park is spread over 968 sq km and
located in the Western Nepal Terai. It is easily the largest
and least disturbed wilderness spread in the Terai, and is
predominantly Sal forest sprinkled with tall grasslands. It
is bound on the north by the Chure hills and is skirted on
the West by the Geruwa river.
It is here that your chances of spotting a tiger in Nepal
are the highest. Other animals include the rhino-ceros,
swamp deer, leopards, jungle cats, blue bulls(nilgai)sloth
bears, barking deer and langurs. There are a few wild
elephants, and one of the males is considered the largest in
The Geruwa river that rushes in through a break in the hill
range, is home to the famous mahseer game fish, gharial,
mugger crocodile and the freshwater Gangeric dolphin . The
park also has cobras, kraits and pythons.
The park boasts more than 250 species of birds, including
the endangered Bengal florican, Sarus crane and many species
of geese, ducks and parakeets.
The activities include jungle safari on elephant back ,
walks, boat rides and jeep drives. The best time to visit is
from October- March.
968 sq. Km ( 600
sq. mi.) of undisturbed lowlands and
wilderness in the Terai ( close to India)
tigers, fresh water Genetic Dolphins
October-February for pleasant weather,
March-June for hot weather, and July-September
To reach the Royal
Bardia National Park, there are daily flights
as well as public buses from Kathmandu to
Nepalgunj. The park office is situated at
Thakurdwara, 20 km southwest along a dirt road
from Ambasa on the Mahendra Highway.
There are a number of tourist lodges and
resorts for accommodation. In the
season, it may be advisable to make a booking
before heading out.
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