Bardia National Park was established in 1988 and is the largest park in Nepal's lowlands, otherwise called the Terai. It is located to the west of the country, and only accessible by a flight from Kathmandu. It is home to over 53 types of mammals including rhinoceros, wild elephant, Royal Bengal tiger, swamp deer, and Gangetic dolphin.
Bardia National Park is one of the most unspoiled parks in Nepal, given its remote location towards the west of the country. It is located in the southern lowlands, with the Karnali and Babai rivers running through it - these contain over 125 recorded species of fish alonside mugger crocodiles. 70% of the park is covered by forest, a mixture of grassland, savannah and riverine forest and contains over 839 species of fauna and 173 species of plants. Expect to see a host of wildlife, including rhinoceros, wild elephant, Bengal tiger, swamp deer, and Gangetic dolphin. There are a huge variety of birdlife on offer, including the Bengal Florican, the white-rumped vulture, peafowl and bar-headed geese as well as 407 other species.