Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Siliguri

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

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in Siliguri
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4 Ratings & 1 Review

About Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM , Winter: 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, a vast forest reserve is situated between River Mahananda and River Teesta. A natural habitat to innumerable species of fauna and flora, the sanctuary is spread over green mountainous Himalayas.

Spread across an area of 159.86, the wildlife reserve features green forests, tea gardens and sparkling rivers of Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar district. The Sukna check gate is main entrance to the sanctuary, which has a forest bungalow perched on a hillock.

The animal species found in the sanctuary are mountain goat (Serow), cheetah, barking deer,  tiger, porcupines and more. Besides, the reserve is home for numerous migratory birds that fly from Central Asia during winter months.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary provides opportunity for the tourists to engage in forest safari and birdwatching at Latpancher and Golaghat. Along with this, visitors can also engage in activities like trekking and hiking at Deorali Mana. Positioned at a distance of 18 km from the township of Siliguri, the sanctuary is frequented by tourists for picnic, birdwatching, forest safari and trekking.

What travellers are saying about Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

1 Video Reviews for Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Susanta Sadhukhan

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  • Susanta Sadhukhan
  • Lives in Howrah
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  1 reader
  • Posted Jan 9, 2018
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Debayan Bhowmik

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  • Debayan Bhowmik
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 160 Reviews
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"Satisfied with the jungle safari"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
If you are a wildlife lover then this the place for you. Not as good as the Chapramari or Gorumara forests but enough to blow your mind away.

You can have a peek at wild bisons, elephants and some swamp deers. If lucky you can also have a chance to video shoot wild elephants crossing the road. Book a car and go on a jungle safari and do not forget to bring along your camera and umbrella.
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