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Established in the 1980s, Bardia lies in the Western Terai, a region of lowlands between the Himalayas and their foothills further south. The park is relatively hard to reach, especially compared to Chitwan, but the flight and road transfers are worth the effort.

Tigers and other wildlife sightings

LeopardThe park is characterised by dense Sal forest, riverine forest and areas of open grasslands which ensure that Bardia remains a top location for tiger sightings in Nepal.

The range of wildlife is extensive, with deer and antelope species, including nilgai, wild elephants, rhinoceros and leopard.

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Map of Bardia National Park

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    Places near Bardia National Park

    Accommodation choices for Bardia National Park

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bardia National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Karnali Lodge, Bardia

      Karnali Jungle Lodge

      Medium

      One of the more exclusive properties in the area that is managed by Tiger Mountain. The lodge has only 12 double rooms with attached baths, all built using local materials and incorporating local styles. All activities are included in the price of staying here.

    Ideas for experiencing Bardia National Park

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Bardia National Park, and which use the best local guides.

    • One horned rhino, Bardia National Park, Nepal

      Safari in Bardia National Park

      Bardia National Park

      Take the chance to experience an excursion in the Bardia National Park. Elephant, jeep and foot safaris are all popular, in search of elusive tiger and one horned rhinos.