|Dudhwa National Park
Highlights: Wildlife in Dudhwa especially Indian one-horned rhino and Tigers
How To Reach:
By Air: The nearest airport from Dudhwa National Park is at Lucknow (250 kilometers away from the town)
By Rail: The nearest railhead to visit Dudhwa is Bareilly. Dudhwa has its own station too, but connections to it are very less.
Road: Via Palia you can reach Dudhwa, as there is a fine network of roads connecting the sanctuary to the places all over India.
In the foothills of mighty Himalayas, Dudhwa National Park provides home to a number of tigers and other animals. Dudhwa National Park spreads over an area of 811 square kilometers and lies in the belt of warm tropical forests of the terai region. The Park was established in 1968 to protect Swamp deer. Later on, in 1976, the sanctuary attained the status of National Park and other animals were introduced in the Park
The vegetation of the Park consists of thick sal forests, extensive grasslands and wet marshes. An extensive range of wildlife including civet, leopard cat, swamp deer (barasingha), jackal, sloth bear, jungle cat, elephant, fishing cat and a vast number of birds is found in the forest. The great Indian one-horned rhino has now been reintroduced in Dudhwa from other sanctuaries in Nepal and India. The reptilian population consists of pythons, reptiles and monitor lizards.
The birds sighted in the Park are painted stork, white stork, open-billed stork, sarus cranes, the great Indian horned owl, the brown fish owl, orioles, pittas, barbets, woodpeckers, the forest eagle owl, the tawny owl, the dusky horned owl, the scops owl, brown wood owl and the jungle owlet and minivets. Bengal Florican, one of the rare species is also found in the Park. Birds are seen around Banke Tal.
The tourists can hire vehicles to go on a tour of the park. An elephant safari is an option for those who are adventure loving. Enjoy the rustic style of spotting animals in the jungle.
The best time to visit the Sanctuary is the months between November and May. Rest of the year the sanctuary experiences hot and moist climate.
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