Post-Diwali Getaway from Lucknow! Katarniaghat & Dudhwa wildlife sanctuaries to open from Nov 15
As the festive glow of Diwali settles and the post-celebration blues kick in, you'll need a place for a family trip. And here's a cue for an incredible post-Diwali break, a perfect getaway from Lucknow! It's prime time to map out a fantastic eco-tourism getaway. UP proudly boasts wildlife parks just a 5-6 hour drive from Lucknow, offering the perfect chill zones to recharge amidst nature's beauty.
This year, the government is all geared up to boost ecotourism in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and Dudhwa National Forest. Starting from Nov 15 onwards, you can head out for these natural retreats added with some extra perks and amenities, to lure in more visitors.
UP forest reserve to open this season with a host of perks for visitors!
The brand-new tourism circuit in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary will open for public from Nov 15. Meanwhile, at Dudhwa National Park, a wave of transformation is underway. The forest dept. has now added an international standard auditorium, a nature interpretation center and a facelift for the existing amenities, all curated to elevate the wilderness experience of the visitors.
The Dudhwa Tiger Conservation Foundation is making exploration even more enticing as they will be introducing new visiting and safari tariffs within the national park – more than a generous half-price reduction.
UP's best-kept secret: Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
The Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled in Bahraich district, stands as a hidden gem in Uttar Pradesh. Often underrated, it's a mere 200 km from Lucknow, strategically linking the tiger habitats of Dudhwa and Kishanpur in Nepal.
Spanning 400 sq. kms, the sanctuary features picturesque forests and tranquil water streams from the Ghaghra river. Home to a captivating array of wildlife, including gharials, rhinos, Gangetic dolphins, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal florican, as well as the White-backed and Long-billed vultures, the park is a true haven for nature enthusiasts.
Adding to its allure, the sanctuary's strategic connection to other prominent national parks results in a remarkably high rate of tiger sightings during jungle safaris.
Experience the serenity of nature at the Dudhwa National Park
Situated around 216 km from Lucknow, Dudhwa National Park sprawls across 490 sq. km. Overflowing with diverse wildlife, lush forests, expansive grasslands, and serene water bodies, it stands as an ideal retreat – a perfect spot for family picnics.
Dudhwa National Park is renowned for its breathtaking scenic vistas, and the presence of tigers and rhinos adds to its allure. Starting from November 15, the park has not only reduced its service rates but has also introduced an innovative helicopter service!
The year-end is practically a festival on its own! Packed with holidays, it's a breeze to weave cleverly timed long weekends into your regular leaves. Add in the discounted rates at the forest reserves and the extra fun they're offering, and it practically begs you to organize a getaway—be it with the fam, work buddies, or your school and college pals!