Nepalgunj, 90 km
968 km2 + 550 km2 Banke National Park
October 1 – June 30
From mid-September to mid-December and from February to May
Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, barking deer (muntjac), black buck, Indian leopard, Indian rhinoceros, swamp deer (barasingha), blue bull (nilgai), sambar deer, spotted deer (chetal), dhole,
fishing cat, golden jackal, Indian hog deer, jungle cat, leopard cat, sloth bear,striped hyena, wild boar, Asian palm civet, Bengal fox, Chinese pangolin, gray langur, honey badger, Indian gray mongoose, large Indian civet, rhesus macaque, small Indian civet, yellow-throated marten, hispid hare, Indian crested porcupine, Indian giant flying squirrel, Indian hare,
orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel,Northern palm squirrel, smooth-coated otter, Gangetic dolphin, mugger crocodile,
Bardia is Nepal's best kept secret - the park is located in the southwest of the country, not far from the border with India and Dudhwa. In the shadow of its big brother Chitwan, Bardia has secretly ascended to the crown jewel among Nepal's national parks. Still relatively unknown and spared by the crowds, now is the ideal time for a visit. Bardia captivates by its unbelievable biodiversity and very good chances to meet the big mammals elephant, rhinoceros and tiger.
Bardia impresses with its picturesque Terai landscapes – shady subtropical Sal forests alternate with open meadows, swamps and stony rivers formed by the amber Karnali River on its meandering path through the park.
Bardia offers the opportunity for walking safaris and is probably the only place in the world with a very good chance to meet the tiger on foot – a literally breathtaking experience that you will never forget. The guides are very experienced and have led many tourists safely through the jungle. Nevertheless a walking safari should never be booked without careful consideration and is always at your own risk.