Bardia National Park
Bardia National Park is the Largest National park and wilderness area in the Terai and has excellent wildlife-watching opportunities .Bardia is often described as what Chitwan was like 30 years back, before being overrun by tourist. The park protects 968 sq km of sal forest and grass land, together with the 550 sq km Banke National Park it protects one of the Asia's largest stretches of tiger habitat. Populations of wild elephants and one-horned rhinos among the 30 species of mammals living there. The rhinos were re-introduced from Chitwan starting in 1986in a bid to extend their range to help conserve the species.
Bardia National park has more than 250 species of birds including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane.Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles and genetic dolphins and occasionally spotted on rafting with canon trips along the Geruwa River, the eastern channel of the Karnali river.