Rajapur, May 14: With the rise in the population of spotted tiger, the inflow of tourists to Bardiya National Park, has witnessed an upward trend. Bardiya is being developed as a synonymous to the tiger of late. Ashok Bhandari, assistant conservation officer of the national park, confirmed that the flow of visitors coming here to observe tiger and other endangered wild species has abruptly increased.
“Most of the tourists come here to see the tiger”, Bhandari said, adding, “Especially tigers are visible in the hot season as the beast come outside for quenching water thirst”. If the data of the National Park is something to go by, the preservation of tiger is the main achievement of Bardiya. As many as 22,000 tourists, including those from Nepali, foreign countries and SAARC nations have visited Bardiya National Park in the past 10 months.
According to the latest information, Bardiya National Park has total of 87 spotted tigers. It may be noted that the tourism fair held in Berlin had declared Bardiya National Park as the first natural destination of Asia. RSS