Visit Dudhwa National Park
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh and covers an area of 1,230 sq kms., sharing the northeastern boundary with Nepal. It comprises the Dudhwa National Park (600 sq kms), Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary (230 sq kms) and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (400 sq kms). The protected area is home for Tigers, Leopards, Asiatic Black Bears, Sloth Bears, Swamp Deers, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Cheetals, Hog Deers, Barking Deers, Sambars, Wild Pigs and around 400 bird species. Best time to visit Dudhwa National Park is November to May.
Early morning drive from the Lodge to the Park (25 kms/35 mins). After formalities, the jeep drives you through thick forests to Salukapur (12 kms) where you take the elephant to go further into the jungle for seeing the famous One Horned Rhino. You then return to your jeep and after a ‘forest breakfast’ continue with the game viewing in the Park before returning to the Lodge. It is best done in the mornings as elephants are not available in the afternoon.
After an early lunch, you drive to the Sanctuary (30 kms/45 mins) On arrival, take the jeep into the tall grass land to catch a glimpse of the elusive tiger and a variety of other wild life and birds.
Early morning drive to the Sanctuary (90 kms/2 hours). The last 25 kms is along a vast water body as far as the eye can reach. On arrival, you then board the boat for an exciting ride on the Girva River, going through the dense swamps. See a large number of Gharials in there natural habitat and Dolphins. After a ‘forest breakfast’, take the jeep in to the jungle for wildlife viewing. Your return to the Lodge is by lunch time. This safari is not recommended after mid-April as water levels in the river drop and boating is not possible.