The road to Bardiya was a fairly smooth and well-built. We moved on the East-West Highway crossing Atariya, Majuria and Lamki. We stopped for food at Chisapani with a view of the iconic Karnali bridge which is remarkable Japanese construction joining the two districts of Kailali and Bardiya. The Bardiya National park check-post came soon after and the terrain changed to forests with barren patches. The road which goes about the park was under construction, giving riders a teaser of stretches yet to come. We reached our accommodation – Nepal Wildlife Resort by late afternoon (covering 160 kms) with chilled beers waiting to relieve us from the scorching heat. While I enjoyed the snug cottage in my bed, few of us went for the jungle safari in open jeeps. They could manage to cite a few rhinos and deers . The evening was spent around a huge bonfire (in the humid weather) and we had traditional Nepalese food for dinner.