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Dudhwa National Park

Uttar Pradesh

Located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Dudhwa National Park, together with Kishanpur and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries, represents the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region in the Upper – Gangetic Plains. The vegetation is of the North Indian Moist Deciduous type, containing some of the finest examples of Sal forests in India, as well the most extensive tracts of moist grasslands that remain in this region.

Apart from a sizable population of Tigers and Leopard, Dudhwa National Park carries a viable population of a nominate sub-species of the Swamp deer or Barasingha, Indian One-horned Rhinoceros successfully reintroduced in 1984, and certain critically endangered species like the Bengal Florican and the Hispid Hare, adding to the marvel of Dudhwa.

Best Time to Go

November – April

Flights

Lucknow (LKO)

Avg. Climate

25°C

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About Dudhwa national Park

There is an enviable birdlife with over 450 residents as well as migratory species. Dotted with a number of shallow lakes or taals, there are diverse, perennial sources of freshwater in the reserve.

Located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Dudhwa National Park, together with Kishanpur and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries, represents the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region in the Upper – Gangetic Plains. The vegetation is of the North Indian Moist Deciduous type, containing some of the finest examples of Sal forests in India, as well the most extensive tracts of moist grasslands that remain in this region.

Geographical Details

Altitude: 110m – 185m above mean sea level

Vegetation: Indian moist deciduous forest, tropical seasonal swamp forest and northern tropical dry deciduous forest.

Water Resources: Sharda River, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Gerua River, Mohana Stream, Suheli Stream

Core Area: 490 sq. km

Buffer Area: 190 sq km.

Coordinates: 28.5406° N to 80.6159° E

Rainfall: 1600mm

Temperature: 25 Degree Celcius

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Safari Tours

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Apart from a sizable population of Tigers and Leopard, Dudhwa National Park carries a viable population of a nominate sub-species of the Swamp deer or Barasingha, Indian One-horned Rhinoceros successfully reintroduced in 1984, and certain critically endangered species like the Bengal Florican and the Hispid Hare, adding to the marvel of Dudhwa. There is an enviable birdlife with over 450 residents as well as migratory species. Dotted with a number of shallow lakes or taals, there are diverse, perennial sources of freshwater in the reserve.

The Sharda River flows by the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, the Geruwa River flows through the Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Suheli and Mohana streams flow in the Dudhwa National Park, all of which are tributaries of the mighty Ghagra River. Some of the important taals are the Bankey, Kakraha, Amaha, Bhadi, and Bhadraula. The taals, streams, and rivers support a rich variety of turtle species, the Mugger crocodile, the unique and endangered fish-eating crocodile or Gharial as well as the Gangetic dolphin, which are found in the Geruwa.

The Tiger Reserve, of immense importance to biodiversity, also plays a vital role in the maintenance of the water and climatic regime of the region, thereby sustaining its agricultural productivity and overall wellbeing.

The existence of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve undoubtedly influences in a host of ways, critical but not fully understood, the ecological balance of not only the region but also of our planet. With its varied topography, lush green landscape, extensive wetlands, and remarkable biodiversity, the Reserve is an enviable paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Jeep Safari or rowing down slowly on the river observing the winter birds, the crocodiles, and the beautiful grasslands and the forested hills beyond them. At every turn, there are unique species to see – which makes Dudhwa National Park truly a paradise for Nature Lovers. Head for a wildlife safari to Dudhwa National Park today!

Popular Fauna at Dudhwa National Park

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Royal Bengal Tiger

His majesty, the national animal of India. The Royal Bengal Tiger is considered by many naturalists as one of the most powerful apex predators. You catch a glimpse of this big cat in action at the Dudhwa National Park.

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Asian Elephant

It is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent. They inhabit dry to wet forest and grassland habitats in 13 range countries spanning Southeast Asia. Asian elephants have adapted to surviving on resources that vary based on the area.

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Ghariyals

Gharials are a type of Asian crocodilian distinguished by their long, thin snouts. Gharials live in clear freshwater river systems, congregating at river bends. They’re not well-suited for land so they generally only leave water to bask in the sun.

Safaris at Dudhwa National Park

Jeep Safaris

Dudhwa National Park conducts half day jeep safaris. A half day jeep safaris can be further categorized as a morning safari and an evening safari. The morning safaris start around 0600 hours depending on the sunrise time and lasts for about 4.5-5 hours. After the morning safari, the guest heads back to the lodge/resort. You can freshen up, eat a quick lunch, relax for a bit and later head back in to the jungle for your evening safari. The evening safari lasts for about 3 – 3.5 hours depending on the time of sunset. Post your evening safari, you head back to the lodge for dinner and take the rest of the evening at leisure.

Boat Safaris

A boat safari in the Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary when on a tiger safari in Dudhwa National Park is a must. You get the chance to witness some of the most spectacular birding species along with other endangered reptile species of Indian Wildlife like the Ghariyal, Gangetic Dolphin, Magar, Python, Sandboa, Banded Crate, Rusel Viper, Rat Snake and more.

Accommodations at Dudhwa National Park

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Tiger Safari with Sanjay Gupta and Nature Safari India.
We just finished the first half of two tiger safari tours in India. The first was on the Banhavgar National Park. Our guide was Sanjay Gupta, who had 25 years of experience in the park and with the tigers. He was wonderful, sharing his experience and knowledge throughout our three full days together. He was definitely a highlight of our trip, as a great guide makes for a great experience, whether you see tigers or not! And we did see tigers...
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Nature Safari India organized our private 2 Weeks Safari in Central India plus a couple of Sightseeing and we are very happy to having choose this agency. I found them on the responsible tiger tourism association (TOFTigers) and I liked them from the very first contact. From the first email more than two years ago to the end of our trip in April 2022, the service was great, the selection of the itinerary, Parks, lodges and guides was perfect...
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Deepkul and the Tiger Safari India team put together an incredible experience for us in Kanha and Bandhavgarh. All the details were taken care of as per our preferences and budget including transportation, food, lodging, and our amazing safari guides. Deepkul was easy to communicate with and always quick to respond to any questions before and during our trip. Highly recommend!
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