The Bardia National Park is one of the largest but the least explored and not crowded park in Nepal, that was established in 1988. Covering an area of 968 sq. km, it is adjoined the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardia District. Its northern limits are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills.
It is thickly forested by Sal trees, and is carpeted with grass, Savannah and deep forest. It is home to endangered species like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, swamp deer, black buck, gharial, crocodile and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver- eared mesia and sarus crane. The Bardia National Park was initially a Royal hunting reserve. It was in 1982 the park was renamed as Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve which also included the Babai River Valley. It was only in 1988 that is was granted a status of National Park in order to preserve the dwindling species of a rare ecosystem, including flora and fauna, particularly the tiger and its other prey species.
This park provides excellent habitat for most of the endangered species of wildlife and birds. Since 1994 basic facilities were provided for independent visitors.
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