Situated in the mid-far western Terai region of Nepal, Bardiya National Park covers 968 sq. km of the area being largest National Park of Nepal containing eight types of ecosystem. The park, a sub-tropical jungle, is thickly forested by sal trees and carpeted with grass, savannah and riverine vegetation. The north is bordered by the Churia hill range, the west by the Karnali river, while the Babai river cuts its course almost through the middle of the park. On the southern fringe of the park are the villages of the unique and indigenous Tharu people of Western Nepal. This great range of different natural habitats means that there is always plenty to explore and a great variety of species to encounter.

This is a land of endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast – from great migratory herds of the wild Indian Elephant to an incredible abundance and variety of bird life. It has been home to 19 of Nepal’s 39 legally protected species which include One-horned Rhinoceros, wild Asian Elephant, Bengali Tiger, Swamp Deer, Black Buc Antelope, Gangetic Dolphin and Gharial Crocodile including endangered birds Bengal Florican, the Silver-eared Mesia and the Sarus Crane.

It also provides an ideal environment for the study of wildlife, the more than thirty different mammals, over two hundred species of birds and many snakes, lizards and fish have been recorded within the National park, both resident, and migratory birds can be found within the park boundaries. Considered as one of the most picturesque National parks in Asia, it teems with rich and diverse flora and fauna.