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Rules and Regulations of Dudhwa National Park


Rules and Regulations

  • Firearms of any kind are not permitted within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Pets are not permitted inside the Tiger Reserve.
  • Walking and trekking is strictly prohibited within the Tiger Reserve.
  • Entry permits for Day Visits must be obtained at the Dudhwa reception. For permits, for night halts, kindly contact the Office of the Field Director/Deputy Director.
  • Visitors are required to observe the prescribed timings for visits to Tiger Reserve. These are for their safety and convenience. Driving inside the Tiger
  • Reserve after sunset is dangerous and therefore prohibited.
  • Canteen facilities are not available except Dudhwa Tourist Complex. In other rest houses visitors are permitted to do their own cooking in the designated area. Basic crockery and cooking utensils are available.
  • Please throw biodegradable litter into garbage bins only. You are required to carry your own bag for non-biodegradable litter (cans, plastic, glass metal foil, etc). They should be disposed of in garbage bins outside the park. Littering may cause damage to wildlife and as such, offenders will invite severe penalties.
  • Smoking outside your residential complex/rest-house and the lighting of any kind of fire is prohibited.
  • Fishing is strictly prohibited anywhere inside the Tiger Reserve.
  • Playing of Transistors and tape recorders is not permitted in the National Park.
  • Visitors are not permitted to venture into non-designated routes. This may have a damaging effect on the wildlife and their habitat.
  • The blowing of horns and driving above the speed limit is prohibited.
  • Visitors are prohibited to venture outside the eco-tourism zone.
  • Shouting, teasing, chasing animals or attempting to feed them is a punishable offence.
  • Accommodation is reserved subject to receipt of full payment in advance.
  • Visitors are advised to collect their permits latest by 4 p.m. on the first day of the visit. In the event of the visitor not turning up by 4 p.m., the reservation will be treated as cancelled.
  • Consumption of alcohol and non-vegetarian food inside Dudhwa tiger Reserve is prohibited.
  • Visitors are required to obtain a clearance certificate before leaving. This is compulsory.
  • Visitors are required to switch off all electrical appliances and turn off water taps when not in use. All vehicles should be parked in the designated area only.
  • Permits issued to visitors are non-transferable and valid for single entry only.
  • The Director reserves the right of entry to the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. All visitors are governed by the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and the rules made thereunder.