Dudhwa National Park Reopening on November 15 with Helicopter Service
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Dudhwa National Park: UP
6 Nov

Dudhwa National Park Reopening on November 15 with Helicopter Service

Dudhwa National Park is gearing up for a grand reopening on November 15, bringing with it a host of new updates and offerings. Lalit Verma, the Field Director of Dudhwa National Park, has confirmed that bookings for visitors eager to immerse themselves in the park’s captivating wilderness are already in full swing.

This sprawling national park, spanning 490 sq km along the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur Kheri, is not only reducing its service fees but also introducing a convenient helicopter service to enhance accessibility for tourists.

A noteworthy development on this front is the imminent launch of a helicopter service that will connect Lucknow to Dudhwa, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, and Chuka Tiger Reserve. As per reports, this initiative is in its final stages of preparation. Traveling from Lucknow to Dudhwa by road typically consumes up to 5 hours. With the introduction of the helicopter service, this journey will be reduced to less than half an hour, although the exact commencement date is yet to be finalized.

Lalit Verma elaborated that the nearest helipad to Dudhwa is situated approximately 7 km away, and it will take around 20 minutes to reach Dudhwa from there. The helicopter service will be under the supervision of the civil aviation department and is expected to be reasonably priced.

In addition to the helicopter service, several other initiatives have been planned to enhance the visitor experience at Dudhwa National Park. Starting from the upcoming year, complimentary entry will be extended to school students and children under the age of 5, with the aim of encouraging more families to explore the park’s natural wonders.

The state government is also extending invitations to potential investors to establish hotels within a one-kilometer radius of the national park, providing convenient lodging options for tourists. Furthermore, the park has significantly reduced its tour cost, from INR 300 to a mere INR 150 per person, making it more budget-friendly for all to enjoy the wealth of wildlife and pristine scenery it has to offer.

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) has achieved an impressive milestone by securing the fourth position among tiger reserves across the country. This accomplishment aligns with Uttar Pradesh’s substantial increase of 18.49% in the overall tiger population, as documented in the ‘Status of Tigers in India’ study at the state level.