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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Lucknow

·  Summer: March-June (21°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: December-February (5°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  November-June

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: 

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 50
Children:  INR 50
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 50
Children:  INR 50
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Dudhwa National Park, along with wildlife sanctuaries of Kishanpur and Katarniaghat, form the world-famous Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, a distinguished home to the royal Bengal tigers and many other wild species. Located at the Himalayas’ foot near Indo-Nepal border, it represents a Terai ecosystem. Swamp deer (barasingha) is another popular attraction of the park, which also accommodates species like Indian rhinoceros, spotted deer, sloth bear, leopard cat and crocodiles among others. Species like hispid hare, earlier though to be extinct, also find home here.

In addition, Dudhwa is home to more than 450 avifauna species, some of them being sarus-cranes, minivets, barbets, woodpeckers, kingfisher, storks, drongo, hornbills, herons and Bengal florican. It is a treat to explore the park’s luxuriant greenery, including grasslands, swamp forests, dry deciduous forests and more. There is no dearth of marshlands, lakes, streams and rivers adorning the huge canvas.

Guided jungle walks are the exhilarating expeditions through the forest. You must not miss the elephant safari which costs INR 600 for 4 people. Safari can also be done in jeeps and canters. Tribal village walk and attractions like Frog Temple and Surat Bhawan Palace add to the place’s grandeur.

Road: The tiger reserve is connected by road to places as far as Delhi. All the roads leading to the place are well-maintained and can be travelled in long-route buses, cars, taxis and two-wheelers.

Railway: Dudhwa Railway Station is about 8 km. from the main tourist complex. Local taxis, cabs and jeeps are available for hire to reach the main entry gate. Palian Railway Station (about 17 km. away) and Mailani Junction (about 50 km. away) are other options.

Airway: In India, Lucknow Airport is the closest, about 234 km. from the park. Dhangadhi Airport in Nepal (about 40 km. away) is another option. Prefer to hire a taxi to reach the destination.