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Experience a wildlife odyssey in India with India Wildlife Tours. India is reputed to be the home to the finest game parks and tiger reserves, which offer a stunning array of wildlife. India Wildlife Tours presents tours, which have been specially designed to take you to discover some of India's well-known national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The highlights of these wildlife tours are the exciting jeep safari and elephant rides in "Project Tiger" wildlife reserves at World famous Ranthambore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. As a result of initiatives taken in the field of conservation, these parks have seen a significant increase in the number of tigers, which were once on the verge of extinction.

Dudhwa National Park at a Glance :
• State : Uttar Pradesh, in the northern part of India.
• Climate : Dudhwa also has an extreme type of climate. Summers are hot with the temperature rising up to 40 C. During winters, the temperature hovers between 20 C and 30 C. The average annual rainfall is 1,600 mm.
• Area : 490 sq km. (approx.)
Best time to Visit : Mid November-mid June, the best period being February-April.
• Travel Tips : Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get enough information about the place you are going to visit.
• Nearest town : Palia (10Km)

About Dudhwa National Park :
Dudhwa National Park or Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is situated in the Lakhimpur-Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh, India. Stretched over a sprawling area of 614 sq. km., Dudhwa National Park is one of the top examples of the enormously varied and rich Terai eco-systems. The southern limit of the Dudhwa National Park is marked by River Suheli and the northern edge of the sanctuary lies along the Indo-Nepal border.

The nearest place to Dudhwa National Park is called Palia and the Post Office and Telegraph Office are located here. STD and ISD facilities are available at Palia but Internet cannot be accessed in the surroundings of the reserve forest.The Dudhwa National Park has a huge number of certain infrequent and endangered species like Swamp Deers, Bengal Floricans, Tiger, Jackal Leopard, Hispid Hare, Wild Pig, Sloth Bear, and lesser cats like Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Civet and Jungle Cat. Dudhwa National Park is plentiful in local and migrant water birds. There are various species of mammals, reptiles and birds in the national park. There are 101 tigers and 4 leopards in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The national park has a few rhinoceros and birds like Bulbul, Painted Storks, Cranes and night birds like Bee Eaters, Great Indian Horned Owl, Kingfishers and Woodpeckers.

Flora in Dudhwa :
The chief vegetation types of the Dudhwa region in Uttar Pradesh are Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest, Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forest, Dry Deciduous Forest and Swamp and Riparian Forest. The whole of Dudhwa National Park is disrupted by extensive stretches of grasslands locally known as the phantas. The Dudhwa National Park has innumerable trees among which the dominant tree species are Shorea robusta, Terminalis tomentosa, Adina cordifolia, Eugenia jambolana, Terminalia belerica, Bombax malabaricum and Dalbergia.

Birds in Dudhwa :
Dudhwa National Park is plenteous in local and migrant water birds. There are nearly 400 species of avifauna or birds of a specific region at Dudhwa National Park. The national park has many birds like Black and White Necked Storks, Bulbul, Painted Storks, Sarus and Cranes. Dudhwa National Park has many night birds of prey also like the Bee Eaters, Barbets, Great Indian Horned Owl, Kingfishers, Minivets, Jungle Owlet and Woodpeckers.

Fauna in Dudhwa :
The fauna in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve comprises of Tigers, Leopards, Hispid Hares, Swamp Deer (Barasingha) and Rhinos to name a few. The fauna in Dudhwa has been identified as at least 37 species of mammals and 16 species of reptiles. Once, the park used to be a natural habitat of rhinoceroses - but that was 150 yrs ago. That is why five rhinos were relocated to the park from Assam. But of these, two female rhinos died due to the strain of transportation and were later replaced in 1985 by four more female rhinos from Nepal.

The avifauna in Dudhwa National Park is also a delight for any avid bird watcher. The marshlands within the park are home to about 400 species of resident and migratory birds including the Swamp Partridge, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Bengal Florican, plenty of painted storks, sarus cranes, owls, barbets, woodpeckers, minivets and many more. Most of the avian fauna in the park is aquatic in nature, and is found around Dudhwa's lakes- especially the Banke Tal.

Places to Stay :
• Hotel Taj Residency, Luckhnow (5 Star)
• Hotel Deep Palace (4 Star)
• Hotel Sagar International (4 Star)
• Hotel Arif Castles (3 Star)
• Hotel Presidency Inn

How to Get There:
By Air : the nearest airport is at Lucknow. Indian Airlines and other private airlines operate flights between Lucknow, Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities.

By Rail : The nearest railway stations are Dudhwa (4 km), Palia (10 km) and Mailani (37 km). However the most convenient way would be to travel to Lucknow by air or rail and hit the road or take a train to any of the nearer stations from there.

By Road : The State Roadways buses and private bus services link Palia to other places like Lakhimpur Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly and Delhi. Regular buses are frequently available between Palia and Dudhwa.

---Bandhavgarh National Park ---Bandipur National Park
---Bharatpur National Park ---Corbett National Park
---Dachigam National Park ---Dudhwa National Park
--»- Sunderban National Park ---Kanha National Park
---Kaziranga National Park --»- Simlipal National Park
--»- Sariska National Park ---Ranthambore National Park