The Dudhwa National Park is a protected area in Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts of Uttar Pradesh. It extends in 1,284.3 km (495.9 sq mi) and includes three large forest fragments amidst the matrix dominated by agriculture. It ranges in altitude from 110 to 185 m (361 to 607 ft).It shares the north-eastern boundary with Nepal. The national park is also inhabited by rattling diversity of birds, including Swamp Francolin, Bengal Florican and Great Slaty Woodpecker.
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Dudhwa National Park: Main facts
1. The Dudhwa National Park is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh scattered in Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts.
2. It covers an area of 1,284.3 km (495.9 sq mi)
3. It shares the north-eastern boundary with Nepal, which is defined to a large extent by the Mohana River.
4. It ranges in altitude from 110 to 185 m (361 to 607 ft).
5. The park comprises the marshes, grasslands and dense forests, the area is actually meant for tremendous counts of Swamp Deer and Tigers species.
6. Main five attractions at the park are Tiger, Rhinoceros, Barasingha (Swamp Deer), Crocodile and Bengal Florican.
7. The national park is also inhabited by rattling diversity of birds, including Swamp Francolin, Bengal Florican and Great Slaty Woodpecker.
8. The park has some of the best forests of 'Sal' tree in the world, amongst other flora.
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Best Time to Visit Dudhwa National Park
The best time to visit Dudhwa National Park is between November and May. The park remains open to public from 15th November to 15th June, though the months of May and June are a little too hot for comfort. While visiting the Park during winter you must remember to take woolen clothes as it can get pretty chilly, particularly between December to February.
How to Reach
The Dudhwa National Park can be reached by road, train or plane. The Dudhwa Railway Station is situated in proximity, at a distance of about 4 km, while the nearest Airport is that of Lucknow. From the airport or the railway station, one can hire a taxi to reach the national park.
If one is planning to visit the park from Delhi, it will take near about 8-9 hours drive or one can avail the train to Shahjehanpur and then take a 3-hour drive. Also, one can go to Lucknow first and then head towards Dudhwa, which is around 245 km away from Lucknow.
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