Billy Arjan Singh successfully hand-reared and reintroduced zoo-born tigers and leopards into the wilds of Dudhwa. The Indian rhinoceros was later reintroduced into Dudhwa from Assam and Nepal during the 1980’s. The park is a stronghold for the Barasingha deer with around half of the world’s population resident in this park. This is a success story that, until now, has gone unnoticed and is just one of the many reasons Dudhwa makes for a fabulous wildlife destination.
- Historical tour of Lucknow concluding with a tea session in the company of a Nawab
- Explore one of the few remaining examples of the highly diverse Terai eco-system.
- Journey by boat and jeep during six safaris in Dudhwa
- Cross the border with one foot in Nepal - just because you can
This holiday idea takes in the historical city of Lucknow before continuing north by road to the lower Terai region on the border of Nepal.
Whilst in Lucknow take in the sights with a local expert concluding with a tea session in the company of an exisiting Nawab.
In Dudhwa spend five days exploring one of the few remaining examples of pristine Terai eco-system. On safari search for tiger, wild elephant, one horned rhinoceros and leopards, with over 400 bird species to keep the binoculars busy. Journey by boat, elephant back and jeep during six safaris in Dudhwa, accompanied by informed naturalists from Jaagir Lodge. Step into Nepal on a village ride – just because you can.
Sadly, Lucknow is often overlooked. Surprisingly it boasts some of the most impressive architectural structures in India as well as an incredible gastronomic history. Old marketplaces, such as Chowk and Aminabad is famed for the Awadhi food – first evolved under the patronage of the nawabs and aristocrats.
The legacy of the imperial splendour has always fascinated people. Spending a day in the company of a well versed guide will enrich the experience in the city of Nawabs – these are the noblemen of high status during the time of the Mogul empire. We can arrange a tour of La Martiniere, once the most prestigious school in India.
Take a heritage walking tour through the lanes and by lanes of Chowk or a culinary evening tour allowing you to hop in and hop out of traditional roadside eateries.
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is made up of three distinctive parks - Dudhwa National Park, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Each park can be reached in a day from the Tree of Life Jaagir Lodge.
Dudhwa straddles the lowlands of Terai. This relatively remote region of north Uttar Pradesh requires a road journey from Lucknow airport. Surprisingly, Dhangarhi in Nepal (35kms away) is closer to Dudhwa than Lucknow! There is a daily flight operated from Dhangarhi to Kathmandu for anybody interested in a multi country wildlife experience. It can be arranged.
Tree of life Jaagir Lodge
Tree of Life Jaagir Lodge is currently the only tourist accommodation in this area. It offers lavish comfort, outstanding dining options and a warm and homely atmosphere.
Whilst at the lodge try your hand at driving a WW11 jeep or Royal Enfield. There are plenty of opportunities to off road on the acres of farmland surrounding the lodge. Game drives and boat rides will be arranged for you privately, and in the company of the esteemed resident naturalists. The current team is led by the award winning photographer, Amit.
The nature of the park warrants a minimum three night stay, allowing time to visit each park in a relaxed manner.
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