When Nepal Tourism gets wild – The Bardia National Park

Posted in Asia | December 6, 2011 | Comment Now

Who doesn’t want to go wild with enjoyment and pleasure in life? And if it is in the virgin surroundings of Nepal, it would be hard to find one tourist who would not want to experience it. So while in Nepal, you are offered the best by Nepal tourism. Whether it is the landmark monument or the beautiful temples here, whether it is the tradition or the culture of the place, Nepal comes across as a pleasant surprise in this corner of the world.

Ensconced in the Siwalik Hills, the country of Nepal also gives you the best kind of wildlife not only because of its surroundings and but also due to the natural vegetation found here. The Bardia National Park is one such place that is on the list of Nepal tourism sites to visit. Founded in the year 1988, this was started with the name of The Royal Bardia National Park. Spanning over around 968 square kilometres, this place is totally undisturbed and is on the banks of the River Karnali.

Bardia National Park

The Bardia National Park in the district of Bardia in Nepal and is surrounded by a kind of fresh vegetation. The Siwalik Hills form a boundary for this national park on the northern side. The highway connecting Nepalgunj to Surkhet forms the southern limit while the River Karnali branches out as the Geruwa and is the western boundary of the park. The River Babai forms the southeastern limit. Thus the national park of Bardia has the most pristine of boundaries and the most exotic of surroundings.

The Bardia National Park and the Banke National Park nearby together comprise the 1437 square kilometres of the area. This grassland of alluvial soil and deciduous forests comprises the Tiger Conservation Unit in the country of Nepal.

History of the national park goes back to the time of the British when the British took over Nepal through the Treaty of Sugauli. The park was part of India till the year 1860. In the year 1860, the park got into the hands of the region of Nepal when the British gave it in appreciation of the suppression of the movement of independence in India by the country of Nepal. Thus the area of the annexed portion even today is known as the new country or the Naya Muluk. In the year 1969, around 368 square kilometres of the park was segregated to form the Royal Hunting Reserve. This was named as the Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve in the year 1976. It was in the year 1982 that the name came to be known as The Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve.

With a great vegetation of savannah grassland and the riverine forest, there are innumerable ferns also found here. You can see the mugger crocodiles and also the gharials. Around 23 species of the reptilian and amphibian clan are found here. The One horned rhino, swamp deer, wild elephant, Gangetic dolphin, Bengal Tiger, Asian Bull Elephants named Raja Gaj and Kanchha, besides the lovely Bengal florican, bar headed geese, white rumped vulture, silver eared mesia , the Sarus Crane and the peacock are the main flora and fauna found in the Royal Bardia National Park.

Bardia National Park

With all this in tow an experience of Nepal tourism through this Bardia national Park becomes must on your travel list.

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