Every day at 7am and 4pm it is possible to have a one hour elephant ride through the park. It is possible to cover a good distance in this time and is an excellent way to see wild elephant, rhino and occasionally the tigers. Even if you don't see tigers you will hear the alarm calls of the Langur monkeys when they are in the area. The mahoots often bring the baby elephants as well as their mothers to help get them used to people and there are some excellent photo opportunities. Each elephant normally carries 2 people although 4 people can fit on one elephant.
The Elephant rides start from about 5 minutes walk away from Bardia Hideaway Cottage and cost 1500R per person. The elephant hire costs 1000R and there is a 500R park entrance fee per day. If you chose to enter the park for a nature walk or other activity after the elephant ride then you will not have to pay the entrance fee again that day.