UP tiger reserves log high visitor countUP tiger reserves log high visitor count

Virendra Singh Rawat

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a preferred tourist destination witnessing a notable increase in visitors to its tiger reserves in 2023-24.

Compared to the previous year, a substantial influx of both Indian and foreign tourists chose UP as their destination.

The UP tiger reserves attracted more than 100,000 visitors, indicating a growing interest among travelers seeking wildlife experience.

Due to increased influx, the tourism season, originally scheduled from November 15 to June 15, has been extended by an additional 10 days, and now concluding on June 25.

In Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, the count rose from 41,815 Indian and 137 foreign tourists in 2022-23 to 56,770 Indian and 292 foreign tourists in 2023-24.

Similarly, Pilibhit witnessed an increase from 23,525 Indian and 54 foreign tourists in 2022-23 to 38,183 Indian and 164 foreign tourists in 2023-24.

Amangarh recorded 4,084 Indian and 6 foreign tourists this year, up from 3,066 Indian and 2 foreign tourists last year. At Ranipur Tiger Reserve, the number of Indian tourists surged from 4,180 in 2022-23 to 9,170 in 2023-24.

As such, there has been an increase of nearly 36,000 tourists in 2023-24 compared to the previous year.

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve saw an increase of 15,110 tourists, Pilibhit Tiger Reserve recorded a rise of 14,768 tourists, Amangarh Tiger Reserve witnessed an increase of 1,022 tourists, and Ranipur Tiger Reserve saw a surge of 4,990 tourists.

UP Forest Corporation, working under the guidance of the Yogi Adityanath government, provides facilities such as tourist accommodations, luxury vehicles, and boat safaris across various tiger reserves in the state. It also provides online booking facilities over its website www.upecotourism.in

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