Kukrail Picnic Spot, a lovely location for picnics and holidays with loved ones , is located at Khurram Nagar/ Indira Nagar in Lucknow. This oasis is situated at an easy distance of 9 km from the heart of the city and is a part of the Kukrail Reserve Forest. This park is also home to the Ghariyal and Crocodile Rehabilitation Center that was founded and developed by the authorities of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in 1978. Drawing generous funds from the state Government, this rehabilitation center was specially created for the conservation of crocodiles—after the number of ghariyals in India reduced to alarming numbers. This breeding centre and Crocodile Sanctuary is one of its kinds in the country and is renowned all across the world for its contribution to the conservation of these reptiles.
Here, tourists and picnickers are treated to the mesmerizing sights of deer grazing in their natural habitats—particularly the black-brown spotted deer and sambar. This park is also a haven for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts and boasts of many rare avian species that reside in its enchanting environs. Complete with rest places, cafeterias, a children’s park and loads of swings and opportunities of boating in the Kukrail river—a trip to Kukrail is worth its cause.
If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then the 5000 acres of Kukrail forests is certainly the right place for you. Its natural beauty and surreal surroundings is bound to take off the pressures of day-to-day living from your mind and is a great place for hanging with family members, children and friends. On holidays and weekends, you will find this picnic spot full of people playing cricket, badminton and flying disks or indulging in various other types of recreational activities. Kukrail is visited by hundreds of morning walkers, picnickers and romantic couples everyday and is arguably the greenest and most serene area in the vicinity of Lucknow.
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|