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Tips for Visitors Dudhwa National Park


There are numerous highways and well maintained roads that lead visitors to Dudhwa National Park. You can choose to drive up there or simply take a bus, if you are traveling from within the state or from adjacent cities. Once you have reached Palia, you will see signs that will take you to the national park.

Tips & Guidelines For Visitors

  • Travel with a genuine desire to know more about the wildlife in these parts.
  • Things cannot be predetermined in a natural environment. Treasure each moment because it will always be unique.
  • Do not expect to see wild animals and birds as a matter of right. Be patient and understanding.
  • It is far more enlightening to listen and observe rather than to merely hear or see.
  • Do not assume that you know all the answers. If you ask questions, chances are you'll leave as a more informed person.
  • Wear clothes of shades that blend with the natural environment. Avoid bright shades.
  • We cannot give you enough warnings on safety. Please ensure that you and your companions observe all the stipulated safety precautions. We also urge you to take care not to harm the wildlife.
  • Do not expect special privileges. Remember; you are only one of our many visitors.
  • Be sensitive of the needs of your fellow travellers. Do not engage in offensive behaviour. This is particularly with regard to photography.
  • We cannot promise you a home away from home experience. Please remember that the jungle is the domain of nature and its wild denizens and we arejust a visitortotheir home..

Reservations for accommodation can be made well in advance by sending necessary payment through Bank Draft pavable at Lucknow/Palia, in favour of" Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) U.P./Dy Director, Dud hwa Tiger Reserve".Requests for reservation are accepted up to one month in advance. Confirmations may be made by contacting on the telephone or by sending a self addressed stamped envelope.

How to travel within

The massive area of the park and the widespread cover of flora and fauna makes it impossible to travel inside on foot. There are hired jeeps one can find right outside the park. One can also hitch the camel ride which is run by park authorities.

The famous Safari of Dudhwa National Park is not open all year round. From 15th November to 15th June every year, they open the park for tourists. The months of May and June are very hot and humid and hence, it is advised to visit from November to April. For the safari, the park provides a guide and a well-equipped forest official to accompany every vehicle. The safari timings are between 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM every day. The entry fee to the park is INR 50 per individual, and the vehicle entry fee is INR 100. For safaris, personal vehicles are not allowed and only registered vehicles or gypsies are permitted.

What makes this place really interesting is the fact that a small village is located here. The tribal people of village Tharu reside here. Their culture and lifestyle are something that a visitor does not want to miss. There is also a canteen in place for food and water. The vibrant wildlife and the exquisite natural surrounding are a must visit.