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Things to know about the Dudhwa National Park

With the conservation and preservation of natural flora and fauna becoming one of the main imperatives of the government, it is not surprising that many pockets rich in biodiversity are brought under the protection of the government. The Dudhwa National Park or the Dudhwa tiger Reserve residing the areas of Lakhimpur and Kheri districts of Uttar Pardesh, lying adjacent to the Indo-Nepal border bringing together two most incredible sanctuaries of the area namely, Kishanpur and Katerniaghat Wildlife sanctuaries to represent the excellent natural forest and greenery along the Terai region. The rich and extremely fertile Indo-Gangetic plains support a wide variety of rich flora and fauna. These are some of the things that might interest a visitor visiting the Dudhwa natural park reserve.

History

The post independence era witnessed encroachment towards the Dudhwa jungle. As a result, the forest was converted into an agricultural land. The chances of poaching was also high due to its strategic location between the Indo-Nepal border. Later it was “Billy” Arjan Singh whose efforts made the natural reserve what it is today; a place of thriving natural beauty and wildlife. Indeed he approached the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to declare the forest as a National Park. Rhinos were relocated from Assam and Nepal to encourage their better rehabilitation. Years later the reserve was declared a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger.

Fauna

The park being spread over an expanse of grassland and dense forest is a ideal and protected home for over 38 mammal species, 16 species of reptiles and numerous species of birds. Tiger, Rhinoceros, Swamp deer, Elephant, Hog deer are just to name a few of them.

Flora

The National Park also boasts of being one of the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region.

Attraction in Dudhwa

Frog Temple at Oel town, which is 12 kms from Lakhimpur on the route to Sitapur. This temple is one of its kind because it is based on the Maduk Tantra and was built by the former king of Oel state during 1850s. The architecture of the temple too is based on Tantra Vidya with its main gate opening in the east and another gate opening in the south.

Apart from that, there is the Surat Bhawan Palace near the Dudwa National Park.

Adventures Activities at The National Park

The best way to experience the park is through the jungle safari trail that the wildlife enthusiasts will fall in love with. So, without delay visit online and avail Dudhwa National Park online booking.

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