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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
|Location : Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district, 124 km from Siliguri, West Bengal
Coverage area : 114 Sq. Km.
Main attraction : Elephant & horned rhinos
Best time to visit : October to May. (Particularly March & April, when new grass is growing).
Arrival information :
-- By Rail : The nearest railway station is Rangapara 60-kms from Bhalukpong, in Sonitpur district.important
railway junctions in the northeastern region.
-- By Air : Bagdogra is the nearest airport from where tourist can reach Jaldapara by road-route, noted below.
(Shiliguri to Bagdogra - 13 kms).
-- By Road :
Nearby excursions : Visit Tea Gardens, Totopara
Nearby cities : Siliguri
Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary is situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. It is about 124 km from Siliguri. It was constituted in the year of 1941 for the protection of wild life, particularly single horned Rhinos. River Torsha runs through this forest sanctuary. The forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses.
Flora and Fauna :
In addition to the famous single horned rhinos, the wild life also consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, wild pigs, swamp deers, hog deers, deers, bisons and a number of birds, pea-fowl etc. Elephant ride is also arranged for viewing of wild life preferably at dawn.