The Bardia National Park was established in 1969 as a Royal Hunting Reserve. In 1976 it was announced as the Karnali wildlife reserve with an area of 368 sq. km and in 1982 it was renamed as Bardia National Park. In 1988 it was extended to cover the whole Babai Valley to 968 square kilometers and now the area has been doubled up.
It is situated in the mid-far western region on the eastern bank of the Karnali River, about 600 kms west of Kathmandu. It is the largest and the most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai of Nepal. It is thickly forested by Sal trees and is carpeted with grass, savannah and riveting forest. It is a regenerated habitat for endangered species like the rhinoceros, wild elephants, tigers, swamp deers, black bucks, crocodiles and the Gangetic dolphin.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu/ Nepalgunj/ Bardia National Park
Day 03: Bardia National Park
Day 04: Bardia National Park/ Nepalgunj/ Kathmandu