Bardia National park established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park is most largest and intact wilderness areas in the Terai occupying an area of 968sq.km. It is situated adjoining the eastern bank of Karnali River in Bardia District. The northern boundary is defined by the ridge of Siwaliks Hill. Nepaljung- Surkhet Highway partly forms the southern border which acutely disturbs the protected area; natural boundaries to human settlement are made in the west by the Geruwa a branch of Karnali River and by Babai in the southeast. Along with the neighboring Banke National Park with a coherent protected area of 1,437sq km embody tiger conservation unit.The easiest way of reaching here is by cruising 12-13 hrs by bus from Kathmandu or taking a 90min flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and a few hours’ drive. The park which is a sub tropical jungle is densely forested by Sal Trees and carpeted by green grass, riverine and savannah vegetation. Bardia National park is considered as one of the most pictorial national parks is the whole continent of Asia. This national park which consist of diverse range of flora and fauna is the home to more than 30 different species of mammals which includes Langurs, Rhesus monkeys, Civets, Hyenas, Wild Tiger, Rhinoceros, Wild Elephant( park consist of the biggest wild tusker in Asia) and Black buck. Gharial and Marsh Mugger crocodile, the great game fish masher and dolphin hover in the water body.
The park consist of more than 350 different species of birds which include cormorants, egret, stork, geese, jungle fowl, kingfisher and other endangered species such as Bengal florican, Lesser florican, Silver eared mesia and the Saurus crane. All these ingredients from mammals to aves from pices to amphibians make this national park a true paradise for all the natures’ lovers.