Tourist hotspot

Tourist hotspot Bardiya profits from tigers


Ranjan Sapkota of Samakhusi in Kathmandu visited tourist hotspot Bardiya for the first time in March. Accompanied by his six friends, he went on a wildlife safari tour and they spotted a tiger.

Saptoka said: “I was thrilled. It was a Royal Bengal tiger.”

Sapkota and his friends couldn’t believe their luck. They had a relatively easy sighting, that too. And just the second day of their tour. He said: “There was no limit to our happiness. When we saw the tiger we were excited.”

They were not the only lucky ones to spot a tiger. Jayant Bhatta of Kailali saw a tigress with her cub at Baghaura grassland. This is in the western section of the park. He immediately took a picture and posted it on social media. The photo got much attention. Soon his friends too will be making plans to visit the national park. Just to get a glimpse of a tiger.

Bardiya is becoming a tourist hotspot, both with benefits as well as problems for tigers.

#TigerNews: Read the full article on Kathmandu Post, published on April 15, 2021.

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