DUDHWA TIGER RESERVE:

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh that stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts and comprises the Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers an area of 1,284.3 km2 (495.9sq mi) and includes three large forest fragments amidst the matrix dominated by agriculture.

 

In 1987, the Dudhwa National Park and the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary were brought under the purview of the ‘Project Tiger’ as Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. The Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary was added in the year 2000. It is one of India’s 47 Tiger Reserves. Spreading across an expanse of 811sq km beholding the nature lovers with marshes, grasslands and dense forests, the area is actually meant for tremendous counts of Swamp Deer and Tigers species. The area of the Park is composed of a vast alluvial plain along the tributaries of Mohana and Suheli, interspersed with numerous rivulets, lakes and pools. The rich and extremely fertile Indo-Gangetic plains support a flamboyant growth of forests diversity of fauna. The park has some of the best forests of ‘Sal’ tree in the world, amongst other flora; and is a virtual unexplored paradise for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers.

 

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

 

The protected area is home for tigers, leopards, Asiatic black bears, sloth bears, Swamp deer, rhinoceros, elephants, cheetal, and hog deer, barking deer, sambar, wild boar and hispid hare. Honey badger and around 400 bird species and 90 fish also occur. In 2006, the tiger population of the Dudhwa-Kheri-Pilibhit conservation complex was estimated as comprising 80–110 tigers. Until 2010, the population had increased to an estimated 106–118 tigers and was considered stable.

Region                         Terai, Uttar Pradesh

No of Days                   Ex – Lucknow  05 Days

Grade                          Jungle Safari Easy

Type                            Wildlife Safari

Day Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Lucknow – Dudhwa – Evening Safari Resort L,D
Day 2 Dudhwa National Park (Morning and Evening) Resort B,L,D
Day 3 Dudhwa – Kishanpur – Dudhwa Resort B,L,D
Day 4 Dudhwa – Katerniaghat – Dudhwa Resort B,L,D
Day 5 Dudhwa National Park – Lucknow B

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:              Lucknow – Dudhwa – Evening Safari

Pickup from Lucknow Airport reach Dudhwa (250kms 4-5hrs drive) Arrive at Dudhwa by Noon. Check-in at Resort, post Lunch Noon Safari. Explore the wild Sal forest of Dudhwa. Tea at the Resort will be served and rest until dinner.

Day 2:              Dudhwa National Park (Morning and Evening)

Today pre-breakfast at 0530 hrs we shall set out for a morning Jeep/Tiger Safari through the interiors of Dudhwa Exploring the wild Sal forest of Dudhwa, tracing tigers and other wildlife. OR visit the Rhino area preferably on Elephant back. Back to Resort for Breakfast. Post Breakfast at leisure or own activities. Lunch will be served at the resort. Post Lunch yet another jungle visit on Open Jeeps. Back to Resort for tea, Later Dinner and overnight at Resort.

Day 3:               Dudhwa – Kishanpur – Dudhwa

Today pre-breakfast at 0600 hrs we shall set out for a morning safari through the interiors of Kishanpur with pack breakfast, exploring the Wild Sal forest of Kishanpur, tracing tigers and other wildlife. Post leisure or own activities. Lunch at the resort. Post lunch another safari in Kishanpur WS in open Gypsy to catch glimpse of the queen of Kishanpur, Beldanda male, Chaltua male, Ring road male & female, Jhaadi baba male & Female, Swamp deers, Wild boars, spotted deer, hog deer, Blue bull & lot of birds. Tea at Machan. Bonfire in the evening followed by dinner at resort.

Day 4:              Dudhwa – Katerniaghat – Dudhwa

Today pre-breakfast at 0530 hrs we shall set out for a morning Jeep/Tiger Safari through the interiors of Dudhwa Exploring the wild Sal forest of Dudhwa, tracing tigers and other wildlife. Post Safari leave for Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (75kms/2hrs) with packed breakfast and Pack Lunch. Jeep/Tiger Safari through the interiors of Katarniaghat, tracing tigers, Leopards, Rhino, swamp deer and other wildlife followed by Boating in the Gerva/karnali river to check out the Gharials and glimpse of the Gangetic Dolphin. Return back to rest house for Lunch. Post Lunch yet another jungle visit on Open Jeeps. Back to Rest House for tea, and leave for Resort later dinner and overnight at Resort/ FRH.

 

Day 5:               Dudhwa National Park – Lucknow

Today too pre-breakfast at 0530 hrs we shall set out for our final safari in the interiors of Dudhwa. Return back to resort for Breakfast and leave for Lucknow. Drop to Lucknow Railway Station/Airport (230kms/4hrs drive).

Tour officially ends here.

Ex-Lucknow:               Adult: ₹26,500/-* per head

Accommodation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

Location Hotel Names Rating
Dudhwa Tiger Rhino Resort or Similar 3*

***Note: Above mentioned hotel are subject to change depending on the group size or similar category hotels will be offered.

Charges Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned.
  • Return transfers by AC Vehicle.
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Safari charges, forest permits, guide charges.
  • Safari gypsy (6pax per gypsy)
  • 01 Boat ride in Katarniaghat
  • 01 Elephant Safari
  • The Tern Travellers Wildlife naturalist cum Leader
  • Leader Charges
  • Expertise

Charges Exclude:

  • GST 5%
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Airfares/Rail fares
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Payment policy:

PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Per person)
  Adult
At the time of booking 50%
21 days before Departure 75%
14 days before departure 100%
  • The Tern Travellers reserves the right to cancel and forfeit the paid amount in case of payment schedule not followed.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
More than 30 days 25%
30 to 21 days 50%
21 to 07 days 80%
Less than 07 days or No show 100%

Things to Carry:

  • A Hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A dust protection mask
  • Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
  • Small backpack for safaris (10Ltrs)
  • Bird books
  • Sun screen
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius
  • Binoculars
  • Energy bars for safaris

Important Note:

  • Wildlife safaris are a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our safaris are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

Departure dates: 13 May

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