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Bardiya National Park is the largest and most undisturbed national park with the largest wilderness area and is located in the Terai region of Nepal. It is adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and is bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Its northern limits are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills. It was established as a National Park in 1988 with an area 968 km square which includes sal forest, grassland, savanna, and riverine forests. The park is diversified with a variety of life which includes at least 150 species of reptiles and fish, over 400 species of birds and around 48 different mammals which are an excellent destination to spot endangered wildlife species. It is also the home of wild elephant in Nepal. The park is surrounded by an idyllic village inhabited by an indigenous group of people named Tharu who have their own language, customs, and traditions.

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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. The airport representative will explain the program and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, as per our flight schedule we fly to Nepalgunj (one hour flight). From Nepalgunj we drive for approximately 2 hours and reach Thakurdwar which is the main village of Bardiya National Park in the mid-western region of Nepal. After arriving at the hotel in the evening, we explore Tharu lifestyle and culture. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we take a walk around the Karnali river bank for approximately 2 to 3 hours. Karnali-Babai river and their small tributaries in Bardiya national park shelters 125 recorded species of fish, small population of gharial, 23 reptile and amphibian species. After lunch, we go for jeep safari at Bardiya National Park to enjoy the natural vegetation and wildlife. The Bardiya National Park is home to at least 53 mammals including rhinoceros, wild elephant, Bengal tiger, swamp deer, and Gangetic dolphin. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast we go for jungle safari on an Elephant back while exploring the flora and fauna of the park. If we are lucky, we might spot the Bengal Tiger and many other endangered species. In the evening we go for rafting at the Karnali river where we get to observe dolphins and Ghariyals and several species of the birds. Overnight at hotel.
Early in the morning, we go for bird watching. The national park shelters 407 species of birds, among them the we might get to see Bengal Tiger, rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, and many more. We will also explore the surrounding village, interact with local people and explore the Tharu culture and lifestyle up close. In the evening, we observe the cultural program organized by Tharu community. Overnight at the hotel.
We depart from Bardiya National park and return to Kathmandu. Following the winding roads and enjoying the Terai landscapes, we reach Kathmandu after approximately 10 hours of drive. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
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