Forest Rest House


3 days

For all wildlife lovers who want to explore the wilderness in a lesser known destination, Travelderness brings you a 2 Night/3 Day Expedition to Pilibhit Tiger Reserve in Northern India to explore the varied fauna and avifauna of this amazing forest.
1) 4 safaris at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
2) Stay in Tharu huts at Chuka Beach inside Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
3) An almost exclusive experience in the forests since these places are not very touristy so there may not be too many vehicles inside the forest at any given time
4) Chance to spot exotic species like swamp deer, otters, tigers, sloth bear, python, raptors, hispid hare, Bengal floricans.

About the destination:
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located in Pilibhit district, Lakhimpur Kheri District and Bahraich District of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It lies along the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh.

Pilibhit is one of the few well forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. According to an estimate of year 2004, Pilibhit district has over 800 km2 (310 sq mi) forests, constituting roughly 23% of the district’s total area. Forests in Pilibhit have at least 40-50 tigers as per the last census and a good prey base for their survival.
This reserve is one of the finest examples of the highly diversified and productive Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands eco-system. The Terai forests and grasslands constitute habitat for over 127 animals, 556 bird species and 2,100 flowering plants.
Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is home to a large number of rare and threatened species, which include Bengal tiger, Leopard, Swamp Deer , Hispid Hare and Bengal Floricans.

• Reach Rudrapur City around 10.30 a.m ( The Morning Shatabdi Express starts from Delhi at 6 a.m )
• Transfer to Chuka Beach by car (a 2 – 2.5hour journey) followed by check in and lunch.
• Afternoon safari from 3 to 6.00 pm/sunset.
• Back to the Rest House Complex for dinner.

Interesting Note: Chuka Beach has a small sounder of Wild Boar and at least 3 Indian Crested Porcupines who reside in the dense habitat around the Campus and are usually active an hour after Dusk and during Dinner, thus it is good to keep an eye out for them while we assemble for Dinner.
End of the Day!

• Early morning start after Tea and Snacks for the morning safari followed by
Breakfast – leisure time –and lunch: Participants use this time to enjoy the meals, discuss sightings, process photos, walk around the forest rest house and rest
• Post lunch we head out for the afternoon safari from 3pm till sunset.
• Back to the Rest House Complex for dinner.
End of the Day!

• Early morning start after Tea and Snacks for the morning safari
• Return to the FRH for breakfast and depart for Rudrapur for onward travel to Rudrapur City to catch the 4.45 Shatabdi Express back to Delhi.**Tour Ends**

  1. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in Forest Rest House Complex(tharu huts ) at Pilibhit Tiger Reserve
  2. All permits, entrance fees, jeep safari costs, guide charges
  3. Transfer from Rudrapur City to Pilibhit Tiger Reserve and back – please note that transfer timings
    will be fixed to connect to Kathgodam Shatabdi. In case anyone needs a pick up or a drop which
    does not match this schedule, they need to notify the organizers if they need a separate cab for
    which they need to pay above the trip cost.
  4. All meals starting from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day
    Bottled mineral water
  1. Conveyance charges from Delhi to Rudrapur and back
  2. personal expenses like snacks, energy bars, medicines, laundry etc.
  3. Any insurance or damages caused due to any natural calamity or accidents

Note : * The rest house is not connected via a power grid , and electricity is provided through a