Forest and Wildlife Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Wildlife Services

Promotion of Ecotourism in Uttar Pradesh

New projects were started for strengthening Ecotourism in the state. Ecotourism facilities are being upgraded in Dudhwa National Park, Katarniaghat and Kishanpur Sanctuary of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve. Ecotourism facilities also have been strengthened in Sohelwa Wildlife Sanctuary, Tikri Forest of Gonda, National Chambal sanctuary, Nawabganj Sanctuary in Unnao and Lakh Bahosi Sanctuary in Kannauj. Ecotourism facilities also are being strengthened at Sitadwar in Shrawasti, Sarnath in Varanasi, Sarsainawar in Etawah.

This has resulted in promoting ecotourism in the state. The visitors avail of improved tourism facilities such as accommodation, field infrastructure such as watch towers and view sheds, cycle tracks, walk paths, nature trails etc.

Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, but in fact, the state has a lot more to offer to enthusiasts and tourists alike! There are several parks and sanctuaries here that are home to a variety of species, extinct in other parts of Northern India, such as, the endangered Bengal Florikin and the successfully reintroduced, One-horned Rhinoceros. The splendid and vast hinterlands of the state are alive with exceptionally diverse wildlife, waiting, to be discovered. So rich is the population of the avifauna here that the birds not only flock around the lakes and water-bodies, but also in the agricultural fields of the various parts of the state.