Bardiya National Park
The Bardia National Park is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger and Nepal’s famous one-horned rhinoceros. Covering the 968 sq km area, Bardia is the largest National park in Terai. Bardia is what Chitwan was 30 years ago visited by very few tourists.
Flora and Fauna
The area is covered extensively with sal (Shorea robusta) forest, and grassland and riverine forests. Important wildlife includes tiger, elephant, rhinoceros, and five species of deer. The small population of two crocodile species and some resident Gangetic dolphin are found in the Karnali River. The park hosts 30 different mammals and more than 250 species of birds.