When is the best time to visit the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh? The answer is right now. When it comes to the best animal encounters in India, the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve is a well-known name. The Dudhwa forest is a haven for biodiversity, home to tigers, sloth bears, one-horned rhinoceroses, and more than 400 different species of birds. What if we told you that Dudhwa now offers more than just wildlife?
Tribal tourism will be introduced in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve by Uttar Pradesh as part of their efforts to promote ecotourism in the state. This new project will take place close to Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, in Bardiya village, which is part of the tiger reserve, which includes Dudhwa National Park, Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries.
The Tharu tribe, one of the five tribes in Uttar Pradesh, is found near the village of Bardiya. This tribe's settlement has been chosen for the aforementioned tribal tourism because it is located inside the tiger reserve.
Visitors can learn a great deal about the lifestyle and culture of the Tharus through this effort. The Tharu people will also participate in ecotourism and be able to showcase their native artwork and products to a larger audience.
Dudhwa Tiger Reserve will officially reopen for the season on November 15, meaning, the tribal tourism initiative will also kickstart then.
When we look at tribal tourism, we need to keep an open mind about a lot of things such as – there will not be world-class facilities and experiences, you will be experiencing a tribal village culture, and the roads may not be the most comfortable ones. But these are all a part of the experience and there are plenty of new things to learn from these types of tourism.
One example of tribal tourism in and around wildlife parks is the one they have in Kanha National Park’s Mukki Zone. The Baherakhar village in Balaghat district in Kanha, Madhya Pradesh is the best place to experience the culture and tradition of the Baiga and Gond tribes of Kanha.