Dudhwa National Park
Royal Bengal Tiger @ Dudhwa National Park | By Naman Narain -https://commons.wikimedia.org

Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa National Park is located on the Indo-Nepal border in the Lakhimpur Kheri District of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is unique of its kind being diverse and productive Terai ecosystem harbouring many endangered plant and animal species. Together with Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, it forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, which was declared in the year 1987.

Swamp Deer
Swamp Deer @ Dudhwa National Park | By Abhishek Shastri - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Flagship animal National Park: Royal Bengal Tiger, Great One-horned Rhino and Swamp deer

Notified area of the National Park: 490.3 sq km
The National Park is designated in the year 1977.
Best time to visit National Park is from October to March.

Flora

The vegetation of the national park is comprised of tropical seasonal swamp forest, northern tropical semi-evergreen forest, northern Indian moist deciduous forest and tropical dry deciduous forest types. The prominent tree species in the forests are sal, asna, jamun, gular, sehore, bahera. and shisham etc.

Fauna

Mammal

Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned rhino, Swamp deer, Barasingha, Spotted deer, Hog deer, Sambar deer, Barking deer, Sloth bear, Civets, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, ratel and jackal etc. Graet one horned rhino was reintroduced into the park in the year 1984.

Birds

Over 400 species of birds are reported from this national park. White-rumped vulture, wamp francolin, Great slaty woodpecker, Bengal florican, Painted storks, Black and white necked storks, Sarus cranes, woodpeckers, kingfishers, minivets, and many birds of prey.

Reptiles

Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle, snakes.

Approach to Dudhwa National Park

Nearest Airpor: Luchnow (245 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Dudhwa (4 km)

Raod: Nearest town Dudhwa (4 km)

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