The Park, a sub-tropical jungle, is thickly forested by sal trees and carpeted with grass, savannah and riverine vegetation. The Churia hill range, the west, borders the north by the Karnali River while the Babai River cuts its course almost through the middle of the park. Considered as one of the most picturesque national parks in Asia, it teems with rich and diverse flora and fauna.The park is home to more than 30 different mammals, including the Langur and rhesus monkeys, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, sloth bears, otters, blue bulls, deer and wild boars. It is a regenerated habitat for endangered animals like the tiger, rhinoceros, wild elephant (the park harbors the biggest wild tusker in Asia) and black buck. Gharial and marsh mugger crocodiles, the great game fish-masheer and the Gangetic dolphin cavort in the river waters. The unique birds which number over 350 species include cormorants, egrets, storks, gees zee, jungle fowls, kingfishers and endangered species such as the Bengal florican, Lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and the saurus crane thus making the park truly a bird watchers paradise.
Many of the forest tracks throughout the park also offer excellent game viewing. At Bardia National Park, we do just that.