State : Uttar Pradesh.
Wildlife Found : Tigers, Leopards, Rhinos.
Coverage Area : 490-sq-kms.
Times to visit : February to April.
Established in : Tiger Reserve since 1879. Turned into a
National Park in 1977.
Indo-Nepal Border, in the state of Uttar Pradesh
Dudhwa National Park
Mishmash grasslands and sal trees define the slough terrain in
Dudhwa National Park which is located about 400km from Delhi. The
park has Nepal Border at its northern end while river Suheli forms
the southern end of the park. Dudhwa was a tiger reserve until 1977
when it was converted into a National Park.
There is thick forest cover that makes accessibility a bit
difficult, making it rare to spot a tiger in spite of their large
population. Besides tigers, the wildlife here includes, leopards,
hares, deer, rhinos, migratory birds, woodpecker and Bengal
Wild Life Adventure
In all there are about 37 species of mammals, 16 species of
reptiles and 400 species of birds. There are about a 100 tigers in
this national park. Under the rehabilitation program of the park,
rhinos from other parts of the country have been rehabilitated here.
Dudhwa is paradise for bird lovers. Painted storks, sarus cranes,
owls, barbets, woodpeckers, minivets and many more, including some
rare species like the Bengal florican are easy spots around the
lakes of Dudhwa specially Banke Tal.
Safari in Dudhwa
In order to move around the park, you will find plenty of options.
Jeeps and mini buses can be hired to have a leisurely round of
swampy deciduous forest. But if you are a wildlife lover, then s
ride along an elephant trainer will make your trip even more