Dudhwa National Park in UP to reopen on Nov 15
The Dudhwa National Park in Uttar Pradesh is set to welcome visitors once again starting November 15. The park, sprawling over 490 square kilometres along the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur Kheri, has not only reduced its service rates, but is also introducing a helicopter service to make access more convenient for tourists.
Lalit Verma, Field director, Dudhwa National Park, said, “The park will open its gates to visitors on November 15, and bookings are already underway for those interested in staying within its captivating wilderness.”
One of the most significant developments is the launch of a helicopter service that will connect Lucknow to Dudhwa, Chuka Tiger Reserve, and Kartaniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. This initiative, proposed during the 15th meeting of the state wildlife board in September, is currently in the finalisation process.
Verma explained, “The nearest helipad to Dudhwa is approximately seven kilometres away, and it will take approximately 20 minutes to reach Dudhwa from there. The helicopter service will operate under the guidance of the civil aviation department. Companies will be invited to participate in a tender process, and once the bidding is finalized, the service will commence at a reasonable price.”
Moreover, the park has reduced its tour fee from INR 300 to just INR 150 per person, making it more affordable for everyone to enjoy its abundant wildlife and pristine landscapes.