Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. Initially, a small area was gazetted as the Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976. When this area was protected, approximately 1500 people of the Babai valley were resettled outside the park allowing the vegetation and wildlife to flourish. In 1982, it was renamed as Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988.
Activities in Bardia National Park
Nature walks, Bird watching, Cycling tours to black buck area, Isolated villages and surrounding farmlands, Visit to the Karnali Bridge,Elephant safaris, Jungle drive,Tharu Culture programme, Canoeing Trips Rafting in Karnali River.