Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
In the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh, some 230 km from Lucknow lies the magical Dudhwa National Park. Spanning 490 sq km, the park is home to a large number of endangered wildlife.
In 1958, it was set up as a wildlife sanctuary for the conservation of swamp deer. Later, the sanctuary was expanded to include the adjacent Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary to form Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
The reserve is famous for its spectacular wildlife experiences. It is considered one of the finest forests to sight tigers in India. There could be more than 70 adult tigers in this reserve, according to the tiger census at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
Besides tigers, you may spot swamp deer, elephant, sloth bear and leopard. Home to nearly 400 bird species, the reserve offers excellent bird watching experience. Migratory birds like painted stork, lesser whistling duck and Eurasian Griffon can be seen during the winter season.