We left Lucknow by road in a private car to travel to Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary and then to Dudhwa National Park 30 Kms away, located in the Lakhimpur -Kheri district of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh adjacent to the Nepal border.
After a five hour drive we arrived at Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which is part of Dudhwa National Park.
We checked in to Dudhwa Wilderness Camp located on the edge of the eastern boundary of Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary.
It's a peaceful and enchanting campsite, providing modern amenities and comfortable stay.
We met our guide Liladhar Sonu here and Ashok our driver with his Gypsy.
Kishanpur is wonderful and we got to see many Barasingha (Swamp deer), they have an ideal habitat here . Lots of Chital, wild boar, peacocks dancing away trying to attract the peahens.
We just missed seeing a Leopard dash off into the forest! Ashok our driver saw him dash off!
Jhadi Tal area is excellent for bird viewing and we saw Egrets,Darters, Black necked storks and Herons. But sadly no tiger!!!