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Dudhwa National Park of Lakhimpur Kheri

Created on Mon, 13-06-2016

Dudhwa National Park of Lakhimpur Kheri

Wildlife and nature lovers will enjoy the Dudhwa National Park in Lakhimpur Kheri located in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

History

Originallya wildlife sanctuary for the Swamp Deer, the Dudhwa Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1958. In January 1977, with the help of Indian hunter/conservationist/writer, Billy Arjan Singh, the park was granted the status of a national park. Finally, in 1987, the national park was confirmed as a Tiger reserve and along with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary became a part of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

Attractions

Some of the major attractions of the Dudhwa National Park are the Tigers, Swamp Deer and the Barasingha, as well as the many species of colourful birds.

Probably one of the last forests of the Terai ecosystem, the Dudhwa National Park boasts one of the best forests in India with trees that are over 150 years old.

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