Nepal is a country known for its beautiful mountains, yet, the western lands of this elongated country that stretches east-west, provide a wholly different experience. Any visit to Nepal is incomplete without witnessing the beauty of the forests and rich wildlife found in many national parks of Nepal. And Bardiya is one of the best places in Nepal for wildlife experience. Bardiya National Park, was established in 1976 as a hunting reserve and in 1988, changed its status as a National Park. It provides a great wildlife experience with its rich flora and fauna. While Africa has its fame, a wildlife experience in Nepal will certainly stand out in many respects.
Less explored than other national parks and less explored by foreigners, Bardiya in western Nepal is relatively humid in the summer with peak temperatures reaching a little above 40°C. Compared to Kathmandu, in Bardiya the monsoon is intense, with pounding rain and diverse vegetation. The best time to visit here are the autumn months with gorgeous mountain views and lush vegetation providing you a complete forest experience.
Arrive at your resort and relax in the late afternoon. In the evening, discover the indigenous Tharu culture with a tour.
A full-day safari in the rich forests of Bardiya. In between, you can go to one of the mighty rivers of the west for a swim with Gangetic Dolphins or just to see them playing. In the forests, too, you will have a chance to witness wild elephants and one-horned rhinoceros - the natives of the riverine forests.
Take a jeep safari for 3 hours through the forest to witness tigers and other animals. In late afternoon, cruise upon an elephant’s back through the forest.
Get up early for bird-watching and explore the surrounding village. Later in the morning after lunch, depart to Kathmandu or Pokhara based on your plan.