After A Successful Tourist Season, Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh Closes For Outsiders

by Tooba Shaikh
After A Successful Tourist Season, Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh Closes For Outsiders

After a successful tourist season this year, the famous Dudhwa National Park or the DNP in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh came to an end. It will no longer be hosting tourists and outsiders and will no longer be operational for the general public. This particular season saw a huge number of visitors who all came to indulge in the natural surroundings and observe wild animals in their natural habitat.

Dudhwa National Park In Uttar Pradesh Concludes Its Tourist Season

Dudhwa National Park
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This particular national park operates in cycles. Every year, it opens its gates to the general public from the 15th of November to the 15th of June. On Thursday, its tourist season for the year 2022-2023 concluded.

According to Rengaraju Tamilselvan, the deputy director of the DNP, the national park witnessed a footfall of close to 28,000 this year. The tourists also got to witness a large number of animal sightings varying from elephants, wild boars, and even tigers.

According to an article recently published by the Hindustan Times, the director also mentioned that the gates of the base camp of the national park were closed on Thursday which marked the end of the latest tourist season. Despite a hike in entry prices, the footfall grew steadily.

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DNP Houses A Plethora Of Species

Dudhwa National Park
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Every year, the park closes on the arrival of the monsoon season. One of the many reasons for its closure is that the tourist routes get flooded during the rainy season and it becomes a risk for people, as well as for the animals.

This national park is situated on the border of India and Nepal. In addition to various reptiles, medicinal plants and vegetation, it houses around five species of deer, 44 rhinoceros, 92 leopards, 106 Bengal tigers, 200 elephants, and more than 400 species of birds.

These species, every year, attract a huge number of wildlife enthusiasts, researchers, as well as tourists who want to experience the wild.

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Have you ever been to the Dudhwa National Park? If not, would you ever want to go visit? Let us know in the comments below!

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