The Bardia National Park, established in 1988, is a protected area in Nepal. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq miles), it is the largest national park in the Terai. The forest and the grassland provide excellent habitat for the wild animals. It houses endangered species such as the royal bengal tiger, the wild elephant, the rhinoceros and the swamp deer. A small population of gavials inhabits the rivers as is the endangered gangetic dolphin. There are also over 470 species of birds in the reserve.
The park can be discovered by walk through the jungle, Jeep safari and rafting. Some might prefer riding an elephant. One other way to enjoy the wildlife is to camp at night in the jungle.