Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Insight Inside Dudhwa National Park

The lesser famous Dudhwa National Park lies on the edge of India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is located in Lakhimpur Kheri, the largest district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The vast marshy grasslands and dense forests protect many endangered species of flora and fauna. This park has some of the best Sal tree forests in the world. Despite being rich in wildlife and natural beauty, Dudhwa National Park remains a less popular tourist destination. Let us take an insight inside the Dudhwa National Park.

1. Dudhwa National Park was established in 1958 as a wildlife sanctuary for the protection of Swamp deer population in the area.
Swamp Deer
2. The area of the park stretches to about 490.3 square km with a buffer zone of 190 square km.

3. This park is home to some of the best remaining grasslands and forests of the Terai belt in the Himalayas.

4. It was elevated up to the status of a national park in 1977 and became a part of Project Tiger in 1987.

5. Billy Arjan Singh played an important role in establishing this protected area as a national park.

Billy Arjan Singh
6. The major attraction of this park is the ‘Barasinghas’ (Swamp Deer). It is estimated that around half of the world’s population of Swamp Deer lives in this park.

7. Reintroduced Bengal Tigers also thrive in the rich Terai ecosystem. Beside these, Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the rare Hispid Hare also make this park their home.

8. The uncharted forests of Dudhwa are a treat for bird-watching. The checklist of birds in the park goes up to 400 species. This includes both migratory and resident birds.

9. While visiting the Dudhwa National Park, one can also make a tour to the Frog Temple. It is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The design of the temples follows the unique Manduk Tantra and appears to be built on the back of a giant frog.

Frog Temple
10. The best time to visit the Dudhwa National Park would be after November till early June.

Following the trend of ABC Wednesday
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  1. The frog temple looks so interesting. Hope I will be able to visit some day. Great shots!

  2. Looks like an interesting place. I would love to check out that temple once I'd seen the 400 birds! :)

  3. Interesting architecture for that temple.

    abcw team

  4. It looks like a lovely locale.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Looks like a great place to visit.

  6. I love the deer, and the temple is awesome. One of the things about my part of the world is the huge amounts of wilderness nearby.

  7. Hello!
    Absolutely wonderful photos. Very beautiful and interesting post.
    I look at the pictures and admire every detail, every detail.
    I really like you and your posts.
    I wish you a nice weekend.

  8. That's pretty amazing information. It seems too be so rich in flora and fauna and yet is quite off the regular tourist charts. Love the picture of the barasingha. The temple architecture looks quite interesting.

  9. What a beautiful photo of the Swamp Deer. And a temple on the back of a frog - really an amazing vision !

  10. That frog temple is absolutely amazing!

  11. Oh what lovely images.. that deer is a beauty... the temple.. incredible.