DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK
ABOUT DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK:
- The famous park on the Indo-Nepal border lies in district Lakhimpur-Kheri.
- Dudhwa National Park along with Kishanpur Sanctuary is part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve area.
- It covers an area of 614 sq. kms and is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive terai eco-systems.
- Dudhwa is home to magnificent barasingha or the 12 horned swamp deer.
- Majestic herds are especially seen in the grassy wetlands of the Sathania and Kakraha blocks.
- The park is also known for its tigers and leopards.
- Seven one-horned rhinos from Assam and Nepal were released in the park between 1984-85, which have also increased in number.
- Other animals seen here are – elephant, jungle cat, fishing cat, jackal, civet, sloth bear, crocodile, python and monitor lizard etc.
- Dudhwa is also a great bird-watching site.
- Marshlands attract a large number of migratory birds during winters.
- One can also view colourful woodpeckers, barbers, kingfishers, bee-eaters etc.
- It also boasts of probably the greatest number of owls and storks.
- Best time to visit – mid of November to mid of June
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow (LKO), 260 kms away Dudhwa National Park.
- Rail: Dudhwa Railway Station, Dudhwa, 4 kms away from Dudhwa National Park. Palia Railway Station, Palia, 10 kms away from Dudhwa National Park. Mailani Railway Station, Mailani, 37 kms away from Dudhwa National Park.
- Road: Well connected by road.