Dudhwa, a small town located near the Indo-Nepal border in the district of Lakhimpur-Kheri in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is quite famous for its national park of the same name. The wildlife enthusiasts from across the world come here to explore this extremely vibrant and exciting wildlife and natural treasures. The Dudhwa National Park is renowned for its diverse terrain which consists of mosaic grasslands, dense thickets of sal forests and swampy marshlands. In addition to being a national park, Dudhwa is also a member of Project Tiger and hence contains a fair population of the Indian tiger.
An India wildlife tour that includes a visit to Dhudwa, definitely leaves the visitors amazed and mesmerized. The visitors can enjoy the following during their visit to this wildlife conservation site.
- The national park offers a huge diversity of plant and animal species, including some of the rarest species that are not easily visible in other forest lands across India. Apart from the endangered Indian tiger and the one-horned rhino, the national park also houses animals like the swamp deer and hispid hare.
- Dudhwa proves to be a real haven for bird watchers as well who get ample opportunities to enjoy their favorite hobby. The marshlands within the park are home to more than 400 different species of resident and migratory birds. Most of these avians are aquatic in nature and hence can be found scattered around the lakes in the park
- Visitors can explore the park by hiring jeeps or minibuses to move inside the park. However, these modes of transport are offered by private agents and in case the visitors prefer , they can also enjoy the treasures of the park while riding the elephants. Most often the drivers of jeeps and buses and mahouts double up as guides to help visitors learn about the various natural and historical aspects of the park.
The best time to visit the park is between November and May. However, visitors should ensure that they book India tour packages well in advance to enjoy a visit to this park in a relaxed and hassle free manner. Most tour operators offer packages to suit the specific needs of the visitors as well as in accordance with the most appropriate timings which are quite strictly followed in all national parks in India.