Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa National Park is located in the outer foothills of Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, near the India-Nepal border. It covers about 490 sq. km of forest land with a buffer zone of 150 sq. km. Dudhwa National Park is home to many endangered species and is a part of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. This park falls in the Terai region of the Himalayas and contains marshy grasslands, savannas, and forests. Dudhwa National Park was originally established a wildlife sanctuary for Swamp Deer in 1958 and was declared a national park in 1977. It became a part of Project Tiger in 1987. Dudhwa National Park, together with Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, form the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

Dudhwa National Park
Rhino, Dudhwa National Park
The large population of Swamp Deer and tigers, together with its diverse Terai ecosystem, are the main attractions of Dudhwa National Park. Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Jackal, Civet, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat and Leopard Cat are some of the other animals found in this park. The Indian Rhinoceros were reintroduced in 1985. Elephants can also be seen in small herds roaming around the park.

The variety of bird species is also high in Dudhwa National Park. Over 350 species of birds, migrating and resident, can be seen inside the forests of Dudhwa National Park. Painted storks, black and white necked storks, Sarus Cranes, woodpeckers, barbets, kingfishers, minivets, bee-eaters, bulbuls and Orioles are some of bird species that can be seen in this park.

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Wild Safari In Dudhwa National Park

The rich wildlife provides ample opportunities to see wild animals in their native habitat. The best way to explore this amazing biodiversity of Dudhwa National Park is through an elephant safari. The forest department does not provide any transportation for safaris. But jeeps and mini-buses can be hired to tour the park.


How to be at Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa National Park
Swamp Deer, Dudhwa National Park

By Air : The nearest airport is Lucknow, connected to many places in India including Delhi and Mumbai by regular flights

By Rail : The nearest railway stations are Dudhwa 4 km, Palia 10 km, and Mailani 37 km. Dudhwa, on North-Eastern Railway meter gauge section is connected via Mailani to Lucknow & Kathgodam

By Road : Dudhwa is connected by metalled road to other parts of the state. Important road distance are;

• Lucknow 238 km
• Bareilly 260 km
• Delhi 430 kms
• Palia 5 kms.


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