Drive from Lucknow to Dudhwa (Road Journey)
Leave the lodge after breakfast and transfer to either Moyogalpa or San Jose del Sur for the ferry back to San Jorge port on the mainland. It's then a one-hour drive across to Nicaragua's Pacific coast and the brown volcanic sand beach at San Juan del Sur. Once a quiet fishing village, San Juan is now a popular hang-out for surfers, overlooked by a statue of Christ that is perched on an adjacent hilltop. This is the Pacific gateway for some spectacular beaches that stretch both north and south of the town.
The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve comprises of the Dudhwa National Park, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary. The protected area is home for Tigers, Leopards, Asiatic Black Bears, Sloth Bears, Swamp Deers, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Cheetals, Hog Deers, Barking Deers, Sambars, Wild Pigs and around 400 bird species.
One of the finest forests in India, some of these trees are more than 150 years old and over 70 ft tall. It represents one of the few remaining examples of a highly diverse and productive Terai eco-system, supporting a large number of endangered species.
Billy Arjan Singh successfully hand-reared and reintroduced zoo-born tigers and leopards into the wilds of Dudhwa. In the mid-1980s, Indian Rhinoceros was reintroduced into Dudhwa from Assam and Nepal. The Park is a stronghold of the Barasingha (12 antlers deer) and around half of the world's Barasinghas are present in the Park.
Morning elephant back safaris can be organised at Dudhwa National Park for seeing the One Horned Rhino. Journey by boat on the Girva River, navigating dense swamps. See Gharials and Dolphins in their natural habitat.
Farm and School Visit
An orientation tour of the area by open top jeep takes you to the homes of the villagers. They work in hundreds of acres of sugar cane plantations around the lodge. It is possible to see crocodiles at the forest swamp and a variety of birds. Driving back to the lodge through a maze of sugar cane plantations.
You will be staying at The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Jaagir Lodge, full board