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Travel Information

Getting there:
Near the India-Nepal border, in the lush hinterlands of the state of Uttar Pradesh, lies the rustic Jaagir Lodge. Conveniently located near the gates of Dudhwa National Park, the lodge is well connected to the cities of Lucknow (India) and from Dhangadhi (Nepal).

By Air

Nearest Airport(s):

Lucknow International Airport (India): 236 km/4 ½ hours approximately. The airport is well connected with flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and few international hubs of Southeast and Middle East Asia.

Dhangadhi Airport (Nepal)*: 28 km/45 minutes approximately (excluding immigration time). One can also arrive at the lodge from Nepal. The airport at Dhangadhi operates daily flights from Kathmandu.

*There is an immigration check at the international border. Foreign nationals need a valid Indian visa and Indian nationals need valid photo-identity document to reach the lodge from this airport.

Chartered Flight*: There is a provision of arriving by chartered flight at Mujaha Airport which is just 12 kilometres away from the lodge.

*Subject to prior permissions and clearance from the authorities.

By Road


One can easily reach the Jaagir Lodge from:

Lucknow: 236 km/4 ½ hours approximately

Kanpur: 320 km/6 ½ hours approximately

Delhi : 476 kms /8 hrs approximately

Dhangadhi (Nepal): 28 km/45 minutes approximately

The road journey from Nepal to Jaagir Lodge is through impressive landscapes and countryside roads crossing Tharu villages, farms, lakes and forests.

By Train

Jaagir Lodge is connected by train to the major cities of India including Kanpur, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi and Mumbai through the following railheads:

Shahjahanpur Railway Station: 110 km/2 ½ hours approximately

Lucknow Railway Station: 233 km/4 ½ hours approximately

Important Documents

  • A valid Government approved ID with photo is a must for Indian nationals.
  • For foreigners, their passport with valid Indian Visa is essential.


Health & Vaccinations

Only drink bottled water and always check that the seal is unbroken. Mineral water is readily available. Avoid food and drink from street vendors and restaurants that might have suspicious refrigeration and sanitary practices.

Local Culture & Population

Lakhimpur Kheri is the largest district in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The area had seen successive exodus from Pakistan occupied Punjab since Partition in 1947 and given an open option to settle in the terai region. The Sikhs are a community bridge between the Muslim-Hindu communal divide and inspire others through their hard work predominately in the field of agriculture. The influence and affluence of the three amalgamated communities- Sikhs, Muslims & Hindus- residing here, forms a very vibrant community with people from the terai Awadh region along with small pockets of Tharu tribes scattered around till the Indo-Nepal border.


Custom and traditions of the Awadh region are almost similar throughout the terai. This area is mainly rural and agricultural based, hence life is simple. The society is strongly patriarchal, although both men and the women folk tend to household chores as well as the farming equally. People are polite and simple mannered.


The dress code is casual and comfortable depending on the season.

March to June - As the weather ranges from warm to hot, light cotton and linen clothing will suffice throughout summer in the daytime. On safari you may wear a hat and carry a pair of dark glasses.

November-February - As the weather ranges from pleasant to very cold with possibility of rain, full-sleeved cotton or denim shirts/blouses, a light jumper/fleece shawl for the early morning safari and evenings is recommended. Warm layered clothes will suffice in December and January.

Avoid wearing bright coloured clothes when on safari. Shades of green, olive, beige, khaki are ideal.

Safaris may prove to be dusty, it is advisable to carry face mask, clear sight goggles, cap/hat. Also, recommended is sunscreen of SPF 45 and above.

Comfortable walking shoes for activities like hikes and cycling in the vicinity. At the lodge, smart casuals are recommended.


Hindi is widely spoken throughout the region and all across the state of Uttar Pradesh.


Dudhwa boasts a mainly pleasant climate, although the winters can be quite cold, with temperature dropping to 2° Celsius, and they can go as high as 45° Celsius at the height of summer. The park has adequate rain fall and is closed to visitors from mid-June to mid-November for the rainy season. The park is open from 15th November to 15th June every year and has the following safari timings:

Winters: 06:30 - 11:00 hours and 14:00 to 17:30 hours
Summers: 05:30 - 10:00 hours and 15:00 to 19:00 hours

(* schedule time or sunset, whichever is earlier)

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