Our world is so full of mysteries of nature such as the wild life in the densest of forests, fishes in the deepest of waters, stars in the farthest of galaxies, and birds in the highest of skies. Humans are the supreme creation of God, always eager to discover the secrets that nature so intricately beholds.
The various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India allow nature lovers to have a closer look at the different creatures. The Dudhwa national Park, a wildlife sanctuary situated at a distance of 245 kms from Lucknow, is one of the most renowned national parks of India and is visited by a large number of people every year. It houses some of the most amazing creations of God for visitors to praise and admire. This wildlife sanctuary near Lucknow lets the marvels of nature free in their habitats and visitors can’t help praising nature’s mystic beauty.
All you nature lovers with a thing for nature and wildlife photography can hope to explore the paradise of flora and fauna that is so beautiful and fascinating that it will leave you enthralled.
Origination and Establishment
The Dudhwa National Park is a wild life park located in the zone of Sub-Himalayan region known as Terai belt. It was first established as a wildlife sanctuary for swamp deer in the year 1958 and was later declared as a National Park in January, 1977.
It is a very magnanimous green spread covering an area of approximately 680 sq. km, including the buffer zone equivalent to an area of approximately 190 sq.km. It is situated on the Indo-Nepal border in the Lakhimpur Kheri District in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Dudhwa National Park is one of the highly varied and productive Terai ecological units and serves as a happy abode to both flora and fauna including endangered species,obligate species of tall wet grasslands,and species of restricted distribution. It was brought under the “Project Tiger” and declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 1987.
The Dudhwa National Park along with Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife sanctuary forms the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.The national park is one of the major wildlife preservation and conservation centres in India and is a delight for conservationists, ecologists, nature buffs, and animal lovers. It is a marvellous, vast expanse of natural habitat that remains undisturbed by human activity and helps to maintain the ecological balance and biodiversity, supports agriculture,and on a wider perspective influences the climatic conditions.
What all to expect from the visit to Dudhwa National Park?
A trip to the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve park will allow you to relax and unwind in one of the most tranquil and peaceful places in India. At the same time, your trip will be filled with adventure complete with the thrill of seeing a number of creatures including tigers, majestic elephants roaming around freely and the docile deer frolicking here and there. It is a rich reserve of fauna and flora along with diverse avian fauna including a few endangered species. The national park boasts of the Big Five of Dudhwa namely the tiger, the one-horned rhinoceros, the barasingha, the crocodile, and the Bengal florican.
The picturesque beauty of nature will mesmerize you with dense forests, grasslands, wetlands and swamps all over. The elephant ride, bird watching, morning safari, and the myriads of animals should suffice to attract you to the wildlife sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city.