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During the mid 18th century, with the Mughals at Delhi in decline, Lucknow gained prominence as the brightest star on the Indian cultural firmament – its rise fueled by the immense wealth of the Avadh and the matching extravagance of its Nawabs!
This walk takes you through some of Old Lucknow’s most stupendous buildings, reveling in the stories of their makers. A short Tonga ride (horse-drawn carriage) will take you into the heart of this epicenter of culture. We explore across its bustling medieval markets, tasting sumptuous delicacies of its refined cuisine and interact with the carriers of the city’s suave mannerisms, whose friendly vibes will make you fall in love with this romantic city.
Dudhwa National Park has more than 38 species of mammals, 90 species of fish, 400 species of birds and 16 species of reptiles. The major attractions of this park are the tigers and swamp deer. You’ll find rhinos with one horn in the park. The other animals to be seen here include 40 odd species of elephants, sloth bear, jackal, wild pig, fishery cat, leopard, jungle cat, and civet. You’ll find 350 species of birds, including the swamp francolin, great slaty woodpecker, and Bengal florican.
There is also a series of migratory birds living here which includes painted storks, black and white-necked storks, sarus cranes, woodpeckers, barbets, kingfishers, minivets, bee-eaters, bulbuls and varied night birds of prey. Dudhwa Reserve represents some of the finest natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai district of Uttar Pradesh.
The area of Panna Tiger Reserve has basically a dry and hot climate which brings a combination of dry teak forest and Vindhya mountain soils. The specific flora found in Panna Reserve is Tectona Grandis, Buchnania latifolia, Anogeissus pendula, Madhuca indica etc.
The park boasts of an outstanding variety of wildlife creatures in India especially mammals including royal tigers, leopard, wild dogs, wolf, hyena and small cats. One can also see largest Indian deers i.e sambar, nilgai, chital, chousingha and chinkara in the vicinity.As far as bird species is concerned, there are about 200 avifauna found in the area. Main species consist of bareheaded goose, blossom headed parakeet, white necked stork, honey buzzard, king vulture, paradise flycatcher, slaty headed and scimitar babbler.Panna Tiger reserve also boasts of many reptiles like snakes and pythons in the surroundings.
Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs, also has a little known association with its colonial past. After Calcutta, it was here that the second golf club was founded in India - La Martiniere Golf Club. Spend a morning teeing off on this lush green golf course and add another historical golf course to your ‘traveled’ list.
• Lush green fairways
• 18 hole course
• 2 Water Hazards
"Dudhwa" National Park is great paradise near "Nepal" border for the endangered 01 horned Rhinoceros of Asia & the Majestic Tiger. An unexplored heaven with less unruly tourists/crowds, allows you to experience this heaven at a leisurely pace. The area is a vast alluvial floodplain traversed by numerous rivers and streams flowing in south-easterly direction.