In an area known as Terai in the west of Nepal is another excellent place for discovery called Bardia National Park. Bounded on the north by the Churia Hills and skirted on the west by the Geruwa River this predominantly Sal forest sprinkled with tall grasslands is easily the largest and least disturbed wilderness. It is here that your chances of spotting a Tiger in Nepal are the highest. Other animals include the rhinoceros, swamp deer, leopards, smaller jungle cats, blue bulls, sloth bear, barking deer, and languor. Among the dizzying amount of wildlife are a few wild elephants. The Geruwa River cuts the hill range and is home to the famous masher game fish, Gharial, marsh mugger crocodiles and the freshwater Gangetic dolphins. The park boasts more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican, Sarus crane and many species of geese, duck, and parakeets. It truly is a wildlife sanctuary and should not be missed if you really want to see the rich biodiversity of Nepal. The best time to visit Royal Bardia National Park is from October through June.
Forest Hideaway Hotel & Cottages is 13 km from Ambassa. You will be received at Ambassa by our staff, and transferred to the hotel.
How to get there
By road: Bardia National Park can be reached directly by private vehicle/tourist bus departing in the morning from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Royal Chitwan National Park. Buses reach Ambassa. You can then take the transport into the park between approximately 3 am to 6 am.
Flights are available daily from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival at Nepalgunj Airport, you will be transferred to the resort by Jeep, which takes 2.5 hours from the airport.
Suggestions on what to bring
Binoculars are a must for viewing wildlife, and at night a flashlight will come in more than handy Please remember a jacket or sweater from November through February. Light fabric and color clothing with sunglasses and a hat from April onwards. Pants should be worn during elephant rides. We highly recommend avoiding bright colors such as red and white since those colors have been known to upset the rhinos. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Please carry only the bare necessities but not jewelry and valuable items. During the warmer months, swimming suits are recommended. This is only a small list so please take your time considering all your personal needs for this trip.
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Bardia National Park Nepal is the largest untouched wilderness in the Terai region of Nepal. The park protects 968 sq km of sal forest and whispering grassland, bordering the Geruwa and Karnali Rivers. The atmosphere is wonderfully tranquil and with the current slump in tourism, you may well have the whole place to yourself. There are estimated to be around 22 royal Bengal tigers and 100...