Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh sprawls across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts. Covering an area of 1,284.3 km, the National Park was established in 1958 for swamp deer. Later in 1977 it was given the title of national park and in 1987 it was declared a tiger reserve. The Park looks extremely beautiful with flourishing natural forests and greenery.
Dudhwa National Park is home to over 38 species of mammals, 16 species of reptiles and various species of birds. Some of the commonly found animals inside the park include Tiger, Rhinoceros, Swamp deer, Cheetal, Kakar, Wild pig, Rhesus monkey, Langur, Elephant, Sambar, Hog deer, etc. Tigers remain the most popular attraction here. Travellers can enjoy jeep safaris here to explore the dense forest areas to peep into the world of wild closely.
Bird lovers can enjoy sights of over 450 vibrant birds’ species here. Some of them include Hornbill, Fishing eagle, Bengal Florican, Red Jungle Fowl, Pea fowl, Bengal Florican, Serpent eagle, etc.
There is no dearth of flora in Dudhwa National Park. It houses some of the most beautiful looking natural forests with vegetation of North Indian Moist Deciduous type.
Best Time to Visit: February to April
Safari Timing: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Air: Lucknow is the nearest airport to the Dudhwa National Park.
Rail: Dudhwa Railway stations just 4 kms from the park.