Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Uttar PradeshIt would be fair to say that a well-known conservationist, ‘Billy’ Arjan Singh, put Dudhwa on the map for wildlife tourists in India. Uttar Pradesh’s last viable tiger habitat, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve comprises the three protected areas of Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and Dudhwa National Park. Declared the Dudhwa Sanctuary in 1968 thanks to Arjan Singh’s persistent efforts, the park was officially brought under Project Tiger in 1987. Flanked on the north by the Mohana river and the Suheli river on the south, its vast alluvial plains have some of the finest sal and teak forests interspersed with vast expanses of lush green grasslands and magnificent marshes. Dudhwa’s moist deciduous vegetation makes it one of the most vibrant wildlife reserves in the country where both prey and predator thrive in healthy numbers.
How To Book
You will have to pre-book your trip through your lodge or travel operator.
The park is open from 15 November to 15 June every year.
Getting Around the Park
Coaches and jeeps can be hired from the National Park office.
INR 100 per person per pass for Indians
INR 300 per person per pass for foreign nationals.
You can choose to stay for 1-3 nights on a single pass.
By Air: Lucknow (238 km) is the nearest airport.
By Rail: Dudhwa (4 km) is the nearest railway station.
By Road: The nearest town, Palia (5 km,) is about 238 km from Lucknow. Buses ply between Palia and Lakhimpur-Kheri, Shahjahanpur, and Delhi. It may be important to stop over in Palia before you head to Dudhwa as provisions may be unavailable beyond this point.
Eco-friendly properties in the area
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