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Highlights of the Trip
|Trip Name: Bardia Tour||Trip starts- ends: Ambassa - Ambassa|
|Destination: Bardia National Park||Duration: 04 Nights 05 Days|
Bardia National Park is situated in the mid far western Terai, east of the Karnali River. The park is the largest covering 986 sq km. and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai. About 70% of the park is covered with forest with the balance a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest. Bardia was a royal hunting reserve of Nepal's Rana rulers from 1846 to 1950. It became a National Park in 1988. The approximately 1500 people who used to live in this valley have been resettled elsewhere. Since farming has ceased in the Babai Valley, natural vegetation is regenerating, making it an area of prime habitat for wildlife.
The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros wild elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, swamp deer, black buck, Gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and Sarus crane. More than 30 different mammals, over 200 species of birds, and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river habitats. A good number of resident and migratory birds are found in the park. It is also the home of one of the last known herds of wild Elephants.
From Nepalgunj it is approximately 95 Km and takes 3 hrs Jeep/ Car drive crossing Babai River and from Ambassa it is 12 Km which is not concrete and takes rough 1 hour. You can fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu ( everyday afternoon flights available) or can drive to Nepalgunj. Ambassa lies in the East West Highway can be reached by the Bus services from Kathmandu. You can arrive this point from Nepal India West Boarder called Mahendranagar by Bus.
Day 1 :
Pick you up at the Nepalgunj Airport or Ambassa the bus drop-in point and then transfer to the Hotel. Cultural tour to the Tharu village and Elephant Breeding Centre in the evening. Overnight stay in the Cottage Lodge in the natural environment. Dinner served in the hotel - restaurant.
Day 2 :
After breakfast go for the most excited jungle trek/ walk. You will carry the lunch. Follow the Guides steps to save your life and walk with excitement and with full of courage in the deep forest searching the Rhinos / Tigers / Elephants and others. It is truly adventurous trek. Return from the walk in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3 :
Enjoy jeep safari to explore the wild animal in the nature. Elephant back safari of an hour can offer the sight of Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena along with other smaller mammals.
Day 4 :
Drive after breakfast some 30 Kms to Chisapani the ending point of Karnali River to start the easy Rafting trip in Karnali River to see the rare and endangered fresh water dolphins....Overnight stay in the lodge.
Day 5 :
Bird Watching tour in the morning. After Lunch you will be transferred to Ambassa (Amreni) for overland return and to Nepalgunj for flight to Kathmandu.
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