Frequent tiger spotting in Bardiya National Park draws more backpackers


The number of tourists visiting the Bardiya National Park has shot up dramatically with a sudden growth in the frequency of tiger spotting.

The domestic as well as foreign tourists have not been let down, and they are getting to see tigers roaming in the wild more often.

Bardiya National Park has stated that tigers, rhinos and wild elephants are seen more often these days. The hotel entrepreneurs in and around the park are elated with the prospect of serving more customers.

With the scorching summer heat in full swing, tigers are seen coming out of the undergrowths to take a splash in rivers and ponds and thereby making it easier for the jungle guides and tourists to spot them.

“Tigers are seen more often along the Bhangalo bank of Karnali river everyday”, park Acting Chief Conservation Official, Ramesh Thapa said.

Bardiya National Park has five mature tigers, six premature tigers, 37 rhinos, more than 100 wild elephants and 30,000 spotted deers. It is the largest conservation area in Tarai (southern Nepal) with its boundaries straddling 968 square kilometers.

Bardiya National Park will soon be announcing the latest population of tigers following the conclusion of a census conducted recently. RSS