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A Lesser Known House Of Cats

  

A Lesser Known House Of Cats-1 You must have heard of the Corbett National Park or the Ranthambore National Park or the Kaziranga National Park.

But have you ever heard of the ''DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK'' ? I am sure quite a few of you have no idea where it actually exists.

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Dudhwa National Park is situated in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh spread over an area of 189.3 sq mi. It is close to the Indo-Nepal border in the Lakhimpur Khiri district(3 hour ride from Lucknow).The closest town is Palia Kalan. Transport is easily available throughout the day at affordable prices.

The park was given the status of a Tiger Reserve in 1987, thanks to the efforts of Billy Arjan Singh.

Ideal time to visit this park is from February to April.

The park has a tiger population of over 100(2014) and swamp deer (over 1600).Indian Rhino and The great Indian Elephant are also among the fauna found here.Jackal,leopard,bear.The park is famous for holding almost half of the world's population of Barasinghas.

Many birds are also among the residents of this park.Several rare species of owl,woodpecker,kingfishers,bulbuls,cranes also inhabit this place.

A Lesser Known House Of Cats-3 The park houses quite many varieties of flora as well. sal, asna, shisham, jamun, gular, sehore and bahera are some of the common trees found here.The forest cover here is one of the finest and biologically rich with trees older than 150 years.

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There are many resorts in Palia which provide tour and travelling packages for the tourists at affordable prices.

A Lesser Known House Of Cats-5 The forest department has guest houses as well spread all over the reserve at specified locations. Bookings can be made well in advance.

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Tree houses are built at regular intervals for the visitors to enjoy the view.

A Lesser Known House Of Cats-7 So, the next time you plan to visit a National Park,Do think about this wonderful place.

I am sure you will not regret your decision.

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