Before its declaration as a national park in 1988, Bardia was mainly a hunting ground for Nepal’s royal family and the rich and powerful from India and Nepal. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned rhinoceros. Spread over 968 sq. kms. (100,000 hectares), 53 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds and several varieties of reptiles and water animals wait to be spotted here.
The best part? It is a day drive from New Delhi in India.