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How To Reach Dudhwa National Park
Dudhwa National Park is a must visit for those who are nature enthusiasts and have a keen interest in wildlife. This National Park is situated in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in the Lakhimpur-Kheri District and shares its border with Nepal as well. The Dudhwa National Park consists of two sanctuaries namely the Kishanpur and Katerniaghat, which represents nature at its best. Since the place sees a lot of tourists throughout the year, reaching the National Park is quite easy and in fact enjoyable and it is easily accessible by air, rail and road. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to reach Dudhwa National Park.
The closest airport tourists can go to, to reach Dudhwa National Park is the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This airport is located at a distance of 236.8 km from the center of the city and takes about 5.5 hours to reach. This airport has many flight carriers like Indigo, Air India, Spice Jet, Vistara and a few more that transport passengers to and fro from different cities in India to this National Park. The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is also connected to many cities in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe via flight carriers like Etihad, Flydubai and many more. Once you land exit out of the airport, you can take a cab to reach the national park.
If you want to go on a long drive, take a road trip to Dudhwa National Park. There are several highways and roads that will easily take you to this beautiful National Park. You can drive up to the reserve or you can even think of taking the bus run by the local government of the region. The only way to get to Dudhwa National Park by road is through Palia, once you reach this area, the National Park is 10 km away from there onwards. From the entrance of the Park, there are jeeps that will take you to your accommodation inside the forest.
Dudhwa National Park is well connected via train lines as well, making it easy for people from different cities to travel to the national park. There are three railheads near Dudhwa National Park; Palia, Dudhwa and Mailani, with Dudhwa being the closest railway station, situated at a distance of 9.2 km from Dudhwa National Park. This is the most convenient way to travel to this reserve as the train station is the closest to the destination. After you get off the train station, you can take a cab or a bus to reach the national park that should take you about 15 minutes.
Dudhwa National Park stretches up to a vast landscape, covered in forest with some of the rarest species of flora and a variety of species of fauna; all of this cannot be seen simply by walking around the reserve. Hence, to get around Dudhwa National Park, there are several jeeps that are driven by people of the reserve and they will take you all around so that you can explore and observe the beautiful nature. You can also take you own vehicle after proper inspection and conforming to the standards of the park, but you will have to take a forest guide with you at all times while driving around. At certain times of the day, there are elephant safaris that one can go on to enjoy a raw feeling of being in Dudhwa National Park.