Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park in Jalpaiguri
It is in close proximity to the famous Gorumara National Park and the Chilapata forests which forms an elephant corridor between the Buxa Tiger Reserve and Jaldapara. There are also watchtowers which allow you to spot your favourite wildlife species from a close range. Elephant safari is the preferred mode of travel inside the forest.
Flora and Fauna in Jaldapara National Park in Jalpaiguri
One Horned Rhinoceros in Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara is also a must visit for all bird watchers. The rare Bengal florican can be sighted here, besides several other bird species like crested eagle, jungle fowl, Pallas’ fishing eagle, shikra, peafowl, pied hornbill and partridges.
Best Season to Visit Jaldapara National Park, Jalpaiguri
How to Reach Jaldapara National Park, Jalpaiguri
The tourist can also hire private cars from Jalpaiguri and Siliguri. The closest railway station to Jaldapara is Madarihat station which is at a distance of 7km. However major express trains stop at Birpara or Hasimara railway stations, which are 20 km from the sanctuary.
Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport from Jaldapara at a distance of 145 km.
Accommodation in Jaldapara National Park, Jalpaiguri
Jaldapara Tourist Lodge in Jalpaiguri
- Hollong Tourist Lodge - This luxurious lodge is the property of WBTDC and has 7 double bedded rooms for tourists. Situated within the forest, its entry gate is on the highway in Madarihat and is an ideal place if you want to watch wildlife from the comfort of your guesthouse. There are ample food options from tea or coffee, breakfast, evening snacks, dinner an optional lunch if you choose to eat within the lodge premises.
- Jaldapara Tourist Lodge- Another venture of WBTDC, this lodge is more spacious than the Hollong Tourist Lodge and has dormitories as an additional attraction. Besides A.C. and non-A.C deluxe and double bedded rooms, there is a multicuisine restaurant providing delicious dishes.
- Holiday Home, Jaldapara- This is another wonderful accommodation situated 2.5 km from the main entry point of Jaldapara. There is 1 double bedded and 2 four bedded which rooms come with facilities like colour T.V., attached bath, and generator facility. There is also an attached restaurant.
So explore the wilderness of Jaldapara through fascinating 4*4 safaris and take home some amazing memories of this place.