Dhudhwa Nationl Park

A Paradise For Nature Lovers

About Park

Dudhwa National Park, or the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, is residing in the Lakhimpur & Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, lying adjacent to the Indo-Nepal border, bringing together the two most incredible sanctuaries of the region, namely, Kishanpur and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries. Dudhwa is one famous national park in India that offers tourists exotic wildlife safari.

The Kishanpur Sanctuary lies in the Lakhimpur- Kheri, and Shahjahanpur districts in Uttar Pradesh. It is stretched across an 811 sq. km expanse, beholding nature lovers with marshes, grasslands, and dense forests. The Sharda River flows by the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary; the Geruwa River flows through the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. The Suheli and Mohana streams flow in the Dudhwa National Park; all are tributaries of the mighty Ghagra River. This famous national park in India is popular for its tiger & swam deer density.

The rich and highly fertile Indo-Gangetic plains support a flamboyant growth of forest diversity of fauna. The park has some of the best forests of 'Sal' trees globally, amongst other flora, and is an unexplored virtual paradise for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and bird watchers.

Dudhwa attracts visitors with its two core areas as Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, separated by 15 km of agricultural land. Unlike other celebrity parks of India like Corbett, Kaziranga, Bandhavgarh, etc., the uncommercialized ambience of this park makes it an ideal habitat for the wild creatures to find nature's serenity & comfortability in a more natural way.

Dudhwa National Park also beholds the story of a famous hunter turned conservationist, Billy Arjan Singh, who has inspired many with his contribution to Indian Wildlife Tourism. Get adventure-ready with Jim & Billy's Wilderness trail, a safari package covering Jim Corbett and Dudhwa National Park!

Types of Safaries

  • Jeep Safari

  • Boat Safari

Places to Visit

Frog Temple

Menduk Mandir

Shiv Temple at Gola Gokarannath

An ideal from the era of Ramayana

Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

A Nature's Haven

Visitor Tips


Do experience a wonderful night stay inside the national park at one of the forest rest houses. 


Carry binoculars, a camera, and a bird book to identify birds to make your trip more fruitful. 


Wear comfortable walking shoes. Do check your shoes every time before wearing them to avoid scorpions and other creatures. 


Carry proper woollens in winters and an effective sunscreen in summers. 


Remember to Carry Hats/ Caps and personal medicines (if any). 


Wear muted forest colours like earthy greens or beiges and avoid perfumes and deodorants. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Dudhwa National Park remains open from 15th November to 15th June. Being situated in the Terai belt in Uttar Pradesh, the months of May and June make it the hottest months. Summers are usually the ideal time to witness the wilderness of the place but tourists prefer visiting the park when the weather is slightly pleasant. Winters here are cold so one must come prepared during that season. The best time to visit the park is from December to February.

The Dudhwa National Park can be reached via road, rail and air. 

Nearest Railway Station: Dudhwa Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow

Road: The park has connectivity to major cities across India and one can either book a taxi or can commute through their personal vehicle. There is also an availability of bus service to reach the park.


Interact with Tharu Tribals: The people of the Tharu tribe are believed to have migrated from Rajasthan during the Mughal rule. Presently, they live in about 40 villages in and around the park. The Tharu tribe coexists with nature, works in sugarcane fields, and builds eco-friendly homes of mud, straw and manure. The women of the tribe are popular for their colourful attire and jewellery. They are also engaged in weaving dhurries, and baskets out of the grass. One can visit these people and learn more about them whilst visiting Dudhwa National Park.

Elephant Safari:  Dudhwa National Park used to be the home to hunter turned conservationist Billy Arjan Singh. There exist around 500 species of birds, and 38 mammals including the famous Indian One-horned Rhino and Barasingha. The great Indian One-horned rhino was brought to the park under the Rhino Rehabilitation Project in 1984.  Elephant safari is a great way to witness the wildlife up close. The safari starts from the park's main gate through the jungle consisting of sal trees, and tall grass.

Tiger Sighting at Kishanpur Wildlife Reserve: Full of dense forests and fields, the Kishanpur wildlife reserve is one of the best parts of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. Since Dudhwa National Park is a primary hub of the Royal Bengal Tiger, one can easily spot the big cat after entering the Kishanpur Wildlife Reserve. The safari here is rich in wildlife spotting and provides a mesmerising view of the forests. 

Katarniaghat Boat Safari: The Dudhwa National Park is situated on the banks of rivers Sharda and Geruwa. Katarniaghat boat safari is an amazing way to explore the abundant aquatic life, including the Indo-Gangetic dolphin along with other species on the banks of the river. The trees around the river form a scenic beauty and can be a good photography spot.

*Information Last Modified On: 24-Jul-2021

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