forested foothills of the Himalyas, in the state of Uttar
pradesh, are generally
referred to as the Terai. The splendid protected habitats located here, provide an
unforgettable wildlife experience.
along the Terai, the
, which is also a Tiger Reserve, is located in the district of Lakhimpur –
very close to the
border. The 498.29 sq. km. extensive grasslands.
grass sometimes forming impenetrable thickets, swampy depressions and lakes
characterize the wetlands of the Park. These are the habitat of large numbers of
barasingha, the magnificent swamp deer, noted for their multi-tined antlers
These in turn support the predators – the tiger and
leopard. Though the Park has a fair population of tigers, they are rarely seen
owing to the nature of the forest cover.
grasslands are also ideal terrain for the Indian one horned rhinoceros. In an
exciting project undertaken in 1984, a number of rhinos were translocated here
, in an attempt to extend their habitats and to exclude the possibility of wiping
out entire populations through disease and epidemics. Presently, 13 rhinos can be
seen in Dudhwa.
inhabitants include the sloth bear, jackal, wild pig and the lesser cats – the
fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat and civet. Dudhwa has also an abundance of
birds. Its marshes are home to a range of water-birds both local and migratory.
There are spectacular painted storks, black and white necked storks, sarus cranes
and varied night birds of prey, ranging from the great Indian horned owl to the
jungle owlet. Colourful woodpeckers, and bulbuls flit through the forest canopy. A
fragile natural paradise, Dudhwa endeavours to protect its wild haven from the
depredations of an expanding human population.
time to visit
Rest Houses, Log Huts, etc., at Dudhwa and
||Palia (10 km)
||Tiger, panther, sloth beat,
sambar deer, chital, hog deer, barking deer,
peafowl, junglefowl, partridge, etc.
air port to Dudhwa is at Lucknow
is the nearest rail head.
||Dudhwa National Park
is 250 Km from Lucknow