Uttar Pradesh

2 Tiger Reserves | Total Area: 3011 Sq. Km.

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

The Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a protected area in Uttar Pradesh that stretches mainly across the Lakhimpur Kheri and Bahraich districts and comprises the Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers an area of 1,284.3 km2 (495.9 sq mi) and includes three large forest fragments amidst the matrix dominated by agriculture. It shares the north-eastern boundary with Nepal, which is defined to a large extent by the Mohana River. The area is a vast alluvial floodplain traversed by numerous rivers and streams flowing in south-easterly direction. It ranges in altitude from 110 to 185 m (361 to 607 ft). In 2006, the tiger population of the Dudhwa-Kheri-Pilibhit conservation complex was estimated as comprising 80–110 tigers. Until 2010, the population had increased to an estimated 106–118 tigers and was considered stable.

Core Area: 1093 Sq. Km.

Buffer Area: 1107 Sq. Km.

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Best time to visit: NA

Tiger Status: 50 (2010 Census)

Likelihood of spotting Tiger: NA

Closest Airport

NA

Where to Stay

TBD

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district, Lakhimpur Kheri District and Bahraich District of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It lies along the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of India's 41 Project Tiger Tiger reserves. Pilibhit is one of the few well forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. According to an estimate of year 2004, Pilibhit district has over 800 km2 (310 sq mi) forests, constituting roughly 23% of the district’s total area. Forests in Pilibhit have at least 36 tigers and a good prey base for their survival. With Corbett Tiger Reserve going to Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh always wanted to develop the Pilibhit forests area as a home for the striped cats. A proposal, created in 2005, to make a home for the endangered cats in Pilibhit forests was sent to the government of India in April 2008.Pilibhit Tiger Reserve was declared in September 2008 on the basis of its special type of ecosystem with vast open spaces and sufficient feed for the elegant predators. The State Government vide this notification number 1783 dated 09-06-2014 has notified the 45th Tiger Reserve of the country that is the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve. This is the 3rd Tiger Reserve in the State, The 1st was Dudhwa Tiger Reserve declared in 1987, the 2nd was Amangarh Tiger Reserve, declared in 2012.

Core Area: 602 Sq. Km.

Buffer Area: 127 Sq. Km.

Current Temperature:

Best time to visit: NA

Tiger Status: 40 (2010 Census)

Likelihood of spotting Tiger: NA

Closest Airport

NA

Where to Stay

TBD