Bardiya Jungle Safari Tour - 4 days

Things to Know
  • Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 1400 m Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Safari Tour
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time March-May | Sep-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • Encounter with the Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephants and more wild animals
  • Jungle Walk, Bird Watching
  • Dolphin Sightseeing
  • Visit to Crocodile Breeding Center
  • Sighting unique birds through Bird Watching
  • Jeep Safari along the jungles of Bardiya
  • Discover Tharu life and culture through a village tour

Bardiya National Park is the largest national park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq. km. The park, situated in Nepal's Western Terai, was established to protect the representative ecosystems and conserve the habitat of the tiger and its prey species. Bardiya National Park is a must-visit place, known for its Vegetation, Fauna, and variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds. Bardia, also spelled Bardiya is a protected area in Nepal, established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. It is a beautiful, unspoiled largest national park in the Terai, perfect for learning more about Nepal's wildlife.

The jungle safari is one of the favourite tourist activities in Nepal. In Bardia National Park, many endangered wild species are preserved. The Bardiya National Park also spelled Bardia, is a protected area in Nepal established in 1988 as Royal Bardiya National Park.

The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests. Sal leaves are used as traditional plates in festivals and religious offerings. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck; The other endangered species include gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are the Bengal florican, lesser florican, and sarus crane. More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds, and several species of snakes, lizards, and fishes have been recorded in the Bardiya national park area. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park.

Badiya Jungle Safari is the right place to explore nature. This trip will take you to the exciting part of Tiger Tracking, Jungle/Nature walking, Bird watching, wild sightseeing, Jeep safari, Dolphin sightseeing, Camping, Hiking, and many more.

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  • Altitude152 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time50 min flight and 2 hour drive

On the first day, we take a flight for Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is in the western part of the country. Bardia National Park is 75 kilometers from Nepalgunj. We reach there within two hours from the airport. Upon arriving at a resort in Bardia National park, we will brief you about the activities that we will be engaged in from the next day. In the evening, we will explore Tharu village. They are considered an original inhabitant of this area.

  • Altitude152 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

After breakfast, we begin to explore the jungle in a jeep. This National park inhabits 53 mammals including rhinoceros, wild elephants, Bengal tigers, swamp deer, and Gangetic dolphins. Apart from this, 23 species of reptiles and amphibians are found in the Park as Karnali and Babai rivers border the area. We also visit at crocodile breeding center and the Tharu Museum. There are also towers in the jungle from where you will shoot wild animals passing by. An experienced nature guide will help you to track wildlife. Overnight at hotel.

  • Altitude152 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

Today, we will completely enjoy Bardia National Park and relax. In order to watch birds, we will go to the jungle early in the morning. Today, we will sit at the back of the elephant and penetrate the jungle deep. We will have a chance to see wildlife like tigers and rhinos.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2 hour drive and 50 min flight

After breakfast, today, we will drive back to Nepalgunj in order to catch a flight to Kathmandu. Depending on the flight schedule, we can spend some time visiting nearby places. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you to the hotel. 

Badiya Jungle Safari is the right place to explore nature. This trip which will take you to the exciting part of Tiger Tracking, Jungle walking, Bird watching, wild sightseeing, Jeep safari, Dolphin sightseeing, Camping, Hiking, and many more. However, if they don't match your travel plans, we will gladly help you set your own date! Whether you're looking for private trips as a solo traveler, a couple, a family, or a group; you can plan your tailor-made trips now! Please contact us for price details and any other queries.

Trip Cost Details
  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at a resort in Bardiya for 3 nights including breakfast, lunch, and dinner with jungle activities in the National Park
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in a tourist hotel in Kathmandu for 1 night including breakfast
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
  • All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle
  • Guided tours and activities inside the Bardiya National Park
  • English-speaking guide
  • National park fee
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes
  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc
  • Extra accommodation
  • Tippings
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from unfavourable conditions such as landslides, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.
Useful Info

Where is Bardia National Park?

The largest and most undisturbed Bardia National Park is located in the Terai region, covering an area of 968 km2 of sal forest, grassland, savannah, and riverine forest. To get to Bardia National Park from Kathmandu, we can take an hour's flight to Nepalgunj and a 3-hour drive to the national park. We can also travel by land, but it is a long journey as it takes about 12 hours of driving. To break down a long way to Bardia from Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Chitwan, we can stop at Lumbini for a night, explore Lumbini and continue our journey to Bardia another day.

How to reach Bardia National Park?

By Air: The nearest airport is Nepalgunj, 75 km from Bardia National Park. There is a regular flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.

By Road: 580 km from Kathmandu; 195 km from Lumbini; 238 km from Pokhara; and 302 km from Sauraha Chitwan.

Best season for visiting Bardia National Park

The best season for visiting Bardia National Park is September to December and February to May. Visiting Bardiya during the mentioned periods provides significant changes to see the Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife.

Things To Do in Bardia National Park

Jungle Walk: The jungle walk is the best possible eco-friendly way of exploring the beautiful and unspoiled Bardia National Park. It is one of the most popular things to do in Bardia National Park, and it is an opportunity to experience the diverse wildlife, flora, and fauna and the best way to see the natural beauty of the national park.

Jeep Safari: Jeep Safari Trip is one of the major highlights and most things to do in Bardia National Park. Full-day jeep safari in Bardia is a highly recommended activity that takes you to the deep jungle and allows you to explore different flora and fauna. Jeep safari provides probably the best chance to see the Tiger.

Boating or Rafting: The beautiful rivers of Karnali and Babai provide an excellent opportunity for Boating or Rafting. Boating or Rafting in Bardia is suitable for travellers from all age groups. Karnali and Babai rivers flow slowly and calmly.

Bird watching: Bardia National Park is home to 407 species of birds, including rare to endangered ones.

Fishing: Fishing in Bardia is another popular thing to do while visiting Bardia National Park. Bardia is one of the best habitats for mighty golden mahseer.

Overnight Camping in the Jungle: Jungle Camping is another must-do thing while you are in Bardia National Park, as it is a fantastic opportunity to experience the natural Bardia wilderness and the thrill of camping in the jungle.

Sleeping in a Treehouse: Sleeping in a Treehouse is a unique experience, and it can make your Bardia visit extra special. Treehouse in Bardia is located inside the community forest where the locals work with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to conserve wild animals.

Reasons to visit Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is the best in Nepal and one of the best places in the world for spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger. Bardia National Park is home to the Asian elephant, the greater one-horned rhinoceros, and 50 species of mammals, including the Gharial crocodile, Marsh mugger crocodile, leopard, swamp deer, and grey langur monkeys.

Best Season

The best season for visiting Bardia National Park is September to December and February to May. Visiting Bardiya during the mentioned periods provides significant changes to see the Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife. The period between June to August is monsoon season. 

Accommodation in Bardiya

Accommodation varies from local homestay to advance hotels. In a homestay, You will get warmly welcomed and stay in a homely environment. You can upgrade your accommodation from a simple homestay to a star hotel. We provide different accommodation options as per customer needs and desires. 

  • Bardiya National Park is located in Lumbini Province and has a total area of 968 sq. km.

  • As Bardiya National Park is home to various mammals and birds, if you are lucky enough, you may see all the species of animals and birds. The estimated number of tigers in Bardiya is around 60, whereas the number of rhinoceroses is around 72.

  • There is no fixed answer regarding how long Bardiya National Park Tour is. It all depends on the itinerary of the tours you get into. There are famous Bardiya Tour Packages including 3 Nights 4 Days Bardiya Tour and 5 Nights 6 Days Bardiya National Park and Jungle safari Trip. Generally, a trip to Bardiya National Park is not more than a week.

  • Well, Children do love animals and birds. If they get a chance to see the wildlife in their natural habitat, it will help the children know more about nature and its importance. As the Bardiya Tour is not a hard journey. Children can easily complete the trip. Also, the children get discounts on the entry fee. So, it is suggested to take your children to Bardiya National Park.

  • Getting travel insurance for a trip is entirely a traveler's choice. No big risk factors are involved in the Bardiya Trip Package, like in some hard treks. You can have travel insurance if you want, but it is not mandatory.

  • Bardiya National Park is home to a variety of animals and birds. Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is a dream for most wildlife enthusiasts worldwide. And Bardiya National Park Tour is the perfect opportunity to live that dream. Not only this, you are exposed to the best delicacies in the Terai Region. You will dive deep into the amazing culture of the Terai people and eventually will fall in love with the warm hospitality and love showered by the locals. Overall, the tour to Bardiya National Park is worth your time and money, and it should be on your travel bucket list for the next vacation

  • Getting a refund for a tour is pretty much unlikely in most cases. But, if you book with Iconic Holiday Nepal, you have the opportunity to transfer your deposit to any other trips if you want. Even if you wish to cancel a trip, you will be just charged a little cancelation amount. As for the question, you get a refund, but you need to ensure you do that pretty early.

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