Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Palia Kalan, Uttar Pradesh, India

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve of Uttar Pradesh includes the Dudhwa National Park, and two nearby Sanctuaries, viz. Kishanpur and Katerniaghat and Pilibhit Tiger reserve. It is close to the Indo-Nepal border. Founded by relentless efforts of Legendary Prince turned Conservationist Late Shri Billy Arjan SIngh, Dudhwa is a nature lover's forest. Home to Tigers, Asian Elephants, Rhinos, Sloth Bears, Crocodiles, Otters, and over 450 species of birds, this is also one of the most scenic Sal Forest of India. The thick undergrowth does not help in tracking Tigers in this park, but the touch of suspense and expectation will keep you up and about during the safari. My (Sharad Vats) lifetime of a sighting has happenned in this park. A Tiger stalking, and trying to bring down an Elephant calf with it's mother managing to save him, but watching this duel has left an indelible mark on my mind. November to April is good time to visit. Winters are very misty with no sun at times during safaris, but a unique experience. Accommodation is available inside the National park in the Forest rest houses. They are basic, but great location advantage. So should you be keen to rough out a bit, and enjoy nature to the fullest stay in the forest rest house is recommended.