Bardia Tiger Resort
Bardia Tiger Resort is just opposite of the Bardia National Park, near the Bardia National Park Headquarter where you can see interesting and perhaps surprising canoe trips. For the actual location, go to the road in front of the Park Headquarter and take the right turn and the fascinating Bardia Tiger Resort will be at your sight after walking down few meters.
There is good opportunity to see several kinds of wild mammals. All the rooms are facilitated with televisions and are attracted with huge bathrooms containing bath tub, hot and cold water shower. Some of the rooms are facilitated with A/C.
There is beautiful garden in front of every room.You can hear harmony sound of different Types of animals and bird at night. We will manage a Air Conditioned Attached Conference Hall having the capacity of 100 people near future. It is situated in a peaceful environment amid natural garden in front of the national park surrounded by natural beauty.
Accommodation at the Lodge
All of our buildings are made with locally available sustainable materials by local tradesmen. There is so much tradition ingrained in the way we have organised things – we think you will be impressed. Accommodation in our simple but comfortably furnished twin cottages, or camping. Staying at our Lodge is living the Bardia experience.
Each cottage has been built traditionally in exactly the same way as homes in the area have been built for generations. They feature grass thatched roofs, wattle & daub walls, and dry mud floors with locally made rugs and bamboo furniture. Bathrooms are tiled with showers and hygienic composting toilets.
Each cottage comprises two adjacent rooms that share a veranda but are otherwise separate. Each room will take one or two adults comfortably, with a double bed and private en-suite adjoining bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC. Extra beds can be provided for young children if you would like to keep your family together in one room.
We supply a full sleeping mosquito net over each bed along with sheets, bed covers and towels. Each of our rooms are also supplied with environmentally friendly soap and shampoo.
Solar heating provides hot water to each bathroom, and solar panels generate electricity for lighting. Waste water is fully utilized by in our gardens.
If you just want to relax, then why not sit outside your room and enjoy the views, smells and sounds that make jungle lodges so very special. Our staff are happy to serve you cool beverages at your request.
Where is Bardia?
Bardia is situated near the southern border of the far north west corner of Nepal. Some 968 sq kms make it the largest wilderness reserve on the Terai lowlands that form a transition between the plains of northern India and the outer foothills of the Himalayas.With the Himalayas to the north and twisting turns of the Karnali river and its tributaries to the west and south, the location of the park provides a huge protected area of diverse habitats for a multitude of endangered species.Following years of unsettlement within the Nepal that left the park out on a limb, Bardia is now much more accessible again and many believe the park is now set to become one of the premier eco-tourism destinations in Asia. Bardia is well placed for transport links, both to and from Kathamndu or India. We can assist with all your travel arrangements if you are travelling independently to Bardia. Please contact us for further information.
Getting to Bardia
From Kathmandu: Daily buses run from Kathmandu to Mahendrenagar (alight at Ambassa). The bus takes around 15 hours and is a beautiful though long journey as you pass through mountains and forests and then through the mainly flat and rural Terai. Tickets cost from 1200 Nepalese Rupees (approx. US$17). Night buses also operate. There are also daily flights to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu for around 11,400 NR (approx. US$158) which make the journey much shorter and easier.From Nepalgunj: Two buses per day go to Thakudwara at 11am and 2.30pm, taking 3-4 hours and costing around 100 NR. We can also pick you up from Nepalgunj airport and transfer you directly to the lodge (approx. 3 hours).From Mahendranagar:Daily buses run from Mahendrenagar to Kathmandu (alight at Ambassa), the bus takes around 4-5 hours.From India: You can travel to Bardia from India by coming via Banbassa-Mahendranagar or Rupidha-Nepalgunj border crossing points.*Ambassa: The actual park entrance is situated close to the small village of Thakurdawa, 14km southwest along a dirt/gravel road from Ambassa on the Mahendra Highway. A handful of buses run each day from Ambassa to Thakurdwara . The journey takes around 30 minutes. We can also pick you up from the junction.
Wildlife in the Park
The variety and diversity of life inside the park is huge, with at least 150 species of reptiles and fish, over 400 species of birds and 48 different mammals having been recorded.
Endangered animals include:
Rhinoceros, wild elephant, Royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, black buck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodiles and Genetic dolphins.
Endangered birds include:
Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver eared mesia, Sarus crane
Bardia is also home to one of the last known herds of wild elephants in Nepal.
Activities in Bardia
There are a wide variety of ways to explore the park, allowing you to target different animals and birds in different areas. Our guide will discuss recent sightings with you and your own personal interests, and tailor your visits into the park around these. Some of the more popular activities on offer include:
- Jungle walks (half or full day walks from the lodge into the park. You’ll do a lot of walking and hopefully some tiger tracking, but have regular breaks at watch towers and areas the guides know are good for spotting larger animals).
- Elephant safaris(one or two hour safaris into the park in the early morning or late afternoon, mainly targetting rhino sightings) .
- Jungle Drives(explore the park by jeep, allowing you to cover a lot more ground and enjoy some short jungle walks and breaks at well known spotting sites).
- Bird Watchingwalks (morning and afternoon walking tours from the lodge, in surrounding areas and into the park)
- Cycling (a variety of short or full-day cycling tours to visit black buck habitats, and tiny local villages where you can see and learn about the life of the local Tharu community).
- Gharial crocodiles trip(drive from the lodge to see native Gharial crocodiles basking on the river bank. There’s also a great spot under a large bridge en-route to the camp from Nepalgunj where we normally see both Gharial and Mugger crocodiles).
- Tharu culture programme(evening display and explanation of local Tharu dances and culture).
Canoeing Trips (done in calm channels of the Karnali river close to the lodge, we’ll hire dug-out canoes from local families and paddle slowly past the park. Good for birdwatching and seeing local life).