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Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park is in the Terai belt of Uttar Pradesh and close to the Napalese border, in the Lakhimpur Kheri Forest Division. The reserves has an area of 811 sq. Km of grass lands and woodland. Dudhwa is also known for its large population of swamp der or barasingha Dudhwa is a Tiger Reserve is one of the finest, of the few remaining examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive tarai eco - systems. The northern edge of the reserve lies along the Indo Nepal border and the southern boundary is marked by the river Suheli.Dudhwa National Park It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species which includes Tiger, Leopard, Swamp deer, Hispid hare, Bengal Florican, etc. The Kishanpur Sanctuary located about 30 km from Dudhwa, is the other constituent of the reserve. Spread over about 200 sq. km it lies on the banks of the River Sharda and is surrounded by Sal forests of the adjoining reserved forests.

Dudhwa also has an extreme type of climate. Summers are hot with the temperature rising up to 40 C. During winters, the temperature hovers between 20 C and 30 C. The average annual rainfall is 1,600 mm.

Area : 490 sq km.
Temperature : (Summer) 400 -200C; (Winter) 300 - 40C

Best time to Visit Dudhwa
Mid November-mid June, the best period being February-April. (The Park remains closed between June 15th and Nov. 15th)

Clothing (Summer) : Cotton
Clothing (Winters) : Light woollen.

In 1977, the area was further extended to include over 614 sq. km and was declared a National Park. Eleven years later, in 1988, when Dudhwa became a part of Project Tiger, the area of the Kishanpur Sanctuary was added to create the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. About 1800 Barasingha are to be found in the reserve and majestic herds are especially seen in the grassy wetlands of the Sathania and Kakraha blocks.

Wildlife at Dudhwa
Dudhwa National Park is noted for the variety of storks that make their home here, Dudhwa has the crane-elegant in its grey and red livery, black necked storks, white-necked storks, painted storks, open billed storks and adjutant storks. Raptors like the grey headed fishing eagle, Pallas fishing eagle and marsh harriers can be seen circling over the lakes in search of prey - creating pandemonium among the water fowl as they swoop low. An extraordinary range of owls are also to be found at the Reserve. These include the great Indian horned owl, the brown fish owl, the dusky horned owl, scoops owl, jungle owlet, the brown wood owl and tawny fish owl. Colourful birds - varieties of woodpeckers,barbets, minivets, bulbuls, kingfishers, bee eaters, orioles, drongos and hornbills are all part of its rich bird life.

The fauna consist of sambar, swamp deer, cheetah, hog deer, barking deer, crocodile, python, peafowl, partridges, etc. It is home for endangered swamp deer or barasingha. Dudhwa’s birds, in particular, are a delight for any avid bird watcher- plenty of painted storks, sarus cranes, owls, barbets, woodpeckers, minivets and many more, including some rare species like the Bengal florican. Much of the park’s avian fauna is aquatic in nature, and is found around Dudhwa’s lakes- especially Banke Tal.

How to reach
  • By Air
    Lucknow (250 km)
  • By Rail
    Dudhwa (4 km)
  • By Road
    You can each the park from any part of Uttar Pradesh

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