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Bardia National Park (Nepal)

Encounter the tiger on foot

Tigers in Bardia National Park


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 tigerAsian elephantbarking deer (muntjac)black buckIndian leopardIndian rhinocerosswamp deer (barasingha)blue bull (nilgai)sambar deerspotted deer (chetal)dhole,

fishing catgolden jackalIndian hog deerjungle catleopard catsloth bear,striped hyenawild boarAsian palm civetBengal fox, Chinese pangolin, gray langurhoney badgerIndian gray mongooselarge Indian civetrhesus macaquesmall Indian civetyellow-throated martenhispid hareIndian crested porcupineIndian giant flying squirrelIndian hare,

orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel,Northern palm squirrelsmooth-coated otterGangetic dolphinmugger 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.

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