Situated on the Indo-Nepal border in district Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, Dudhwa National Park (680 Sq.km) together with Kishanpur (204 Sq.km) and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (440 Sq.km) form the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The vegetation of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is North-Indian Moist Deciduous type and is said to be the best natural forests left in Terai region of Uttar Pradesh. It is comprised of mosaic of woodland, grassland and wetland. Climax trees are Sal (Shorea robusta) with associate species like Rohini, Haldu, Kusum, Asna, Jhingna, Bahera, Gutel, Khair, Semal, Jamun and Amaltaas etc.
The fauna includes Tiger, Leopard, smaller cats, Sloth Bear, Langur, Rhesus macaque, Jackal, Civets and a viable population of Swamp deer or Barasingha with four other species of deer- Cheetal, Hog deer, Barking deer and Sambar. Blue-bull and Wild pig are in plenty and provide a good prey base for Tiger and Leopard. One-horned Rhinoceros was reintroduced here in 1984 and presently the park has about 34 of them. Asiatic elephant also roam in Dudhwa National Park, they migrate from adjoining Nepal forests. Some critically endangered species like Bengal Florican and Hispid Hare can also be spotted here. There is an enviable bird life with over 450 species. Many species of reptiles like Mugger, Gharial, Monitor Lizard, turtle and many snakes are found here.
With its varied topography, lush green landscape, extensive wetlands and remarkable biodiversity, the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is an enviable paradise for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
1. Firearms of any kind are not permitted within the Tiger Reserve.
2. Pets are not permitted inside the Tiger Reserve.
3. Walking and trekking is strictly prohibited within the Tiger Reserve.
4. Entry permits for Day Visits must be obtained at the Dudhwa reception.
5. Visitors are required to observe the prescribed timings for visits to Tiger Reserve. These are for their safety and convenience. Driving inside the Tiger Reserve after sunset is dangerous and therefore prohibited.
6. Please throw biodegradable litter into garbage bins only. You are required to carry your own bag for non-biodegradable litter (cans, plastic, glass metal foil, etc).
They should be disposed off in garbage bins outside the park. Littering may cause damage to wildlife and as such, offenders will invite severe penalties.
7. Smoking inside the tourism complex/rest-house and jungle, lighting of any kind of fire is strictly prohibited.
8. Fishing is strictly prohibited anywhere inside the Tiger Reserve.
9. Playing of Transistors and tape recorders or any other sound device is not permitted in the Tiger reserve.
10. Visitors are not permitted to venture into non-designated routes. This may have a damaging effect on the wildlife and their habitat.
11. The blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
12. Visitors are prohibited to venture outside the eco-tourism zone.
13. Shouting, teasing, chasing animals or attempting to feed them is a punishable offence.
14. Consumption of alcohol and non-vegetarian food inside Dudhwa tiger Reserve is prohibited.
15. Visitors are required to obtain a clearance certificate before leaving. This is compulsory.
16. Visitors are required to switch off all electrical appliances and turn off water taps when not in use. All vehicles should be parked in the designated area only.
17. Entry without valid permit is punishable. Permits issued to visitors are non-transferable and valid for single entry only.
18. The Director reserves the right of entry to the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. All visitors are governed by the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and the rules made there under.
Dudhwa Wilderness Camp is deeply committed to a way of life, only nature can provide. Nature is at its best in campsite, and we strive to live in harmony with the environment and people. We have planted more than 500 native trees in and around our campsite. We also use vegetable from our kitchen garden. Our staff includes local people from a nearby village.
Dudhwa Wilderness Camp’s sizable portion of it's energy requirement is met with Solar energy.
This is a quick and a safe way to explore the wilderness of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The Dudhwa Wilderness Camp safari can take approx 6 persons on board in one go with a trained driver and a nature guide to explore the topography and wilderness of Dudhwa and Kishanpur. Safari in open Gypsy can cover wildlife ranges of Kishanpur, Dudhwa, Sathiyana, Sonaripur. Duration for each drive is for approx 3 hours and can be conducted in early morning, as well as in the evening before the sun sets.
Visitors are suggested to wear natural colour clothing and follow the forest rules. Guides play a vital role in leading the ways in the jungle and spotting animals even when on the move. Visitors are advised to not to get off the Gypsy during the safari ride as it could be very dangerous for both visitors as well as the animals. After all the jungle is a home of animals and we need to save them from any disturbance.
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is endowed with riches from birds and animals to rivers and picturesque surrounding. The flora and fauna of this place makes it simply remarkable and what could be a great way to explore the richness of this place than the nature walk. This allows a heavenly experience amidst the beauty of nature where you can stroll at your own pace and stop wherever you find something astounding.
Make sure that you include nature walk in your agenda on the trip to Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. It is a guided tour by trained and experienced naturalist who will disclose the wonders of nature to you. Walk along the herbs and shrubs, or by the side of the rivers and on the simple walking tracks. We understand how important each moment of the tour is and we try to make it even more special for you so that the pleasant memory of the tour lingers in your mind forever.