This tiger reserve is located in the Terai bordering Nepal. The park covers 498.29 sq. km. and has fine sal forests and extensive grasslands. The tall coarse grass, swampy depressions and lakes characterise the wetlands of the Park. these are the habitat of large numbers of barasingha, the magnificent swamp deer. These in turn support the predators - the tiger and leopard.
The grasslands are also ideal terrain for the Indian one horned rhinoceros. In 1984, a number of rhinos were translocated from Assam and Nepal, in an attempt to extend their habitats and to exclude the possibility of wiping out entire populations through disease and epidemics.
Other inhabitants include the sloth bear, jackal, wild pig and the lesser cats - the fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat and civet. Dudhwa also has an abundance of birds. Its marshes are home to a range of water-birds both local and migratory.
You can combine a visit to Dudhwa with Corbett National Park.
Best time of visit:
November to May
Forest Rest House
Nearest Town :
Palia (10 km)
How to get there :
Rail :-Bareilly ;
Air :-Lucknow (250 km) ;
Road :-Delhi (8 hours);
Day 01:Arrive by noon at Dudhwa rest house. Afternoon jeep ride towards Sonaripur for wildlife viewing. Overnight at the forest rest house.
Day 02:Morning elephant ride in the jungle for tiger tracking and animal viewing. The jungle visits lasts for about two hours. Return to the rest house for breakfast & lunch. One can walk around the surroundings or bird-watch. Afternoon drive to the jungle for watching rhinos from a watch tower. Overnight stay in the rest house.
Day 03:Morning drive to the park. Depart for onward journey to Corbett National Park or return journey.