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Dudhwa National Park

Covering an area of about 500 sq.kms Dudhwa National Park along the Indo-Nepal border in Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh is best known for the Barasingha or Swamp deer. Among the big cats, tigers abound at Dudhwa.There are also few leopards. The other animals found in large numbers are the Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the wild elephant. Other animals found in Dudhwa are jungle cats, leopard cats, fishing cats,jackals,civets,sloth bears,sambar,otters,crocodiles and chital. Dudhwa is also a bird-watcher’s paradise. It houses the greatest number of owls and storks. The great Indian horned owl, the forest eagle owl, the brown fish owl, the tawny owl, the scops owl, brown wood owl and the jungle owlet are found in plenty. The storks which abound here are the black-necked stork, white stork, open billed stork and the adjutant stork. In a bid to save the Indian one-horned rhinoceros seven rhinos from Assam and Nepal were introduced into Dudhwa in 1884-85.

When to visit
The best time to visit is November to May

Where to stay
Dudhwa Forest Home
Log Huts
Rest houses at Soniar pur,Sathiana

Where to stay
The nearest town is Palia (10 kms).
From Delhi (430 kms)
By Rail: Shahjahanpur and onwards by road