Jaldapara Experience: Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the few places where you can see the one horned Rhino. It is a beautiful forest with wild range of varied flora and fauna. A must see for Jungle lovers - if you are lucky you can spot Rhinos, Elephants, Sambar, Fishing Owls, Eagles, Horn bills and if you are born lucky you may even spot leopards and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food: Plenty around for the residents,visitors are not allowed to consume food.
Sight-seeing-- It will be lucky for you if the animals and birds go out for sightseeing.
Shopping: Sightings, Thrills and Experience.
Activities & things to do: Best way to roam the forest is trekking, sadly not allowed.The next best option is Elephant Ride which you can take if you are staying either in Hollong Tourist Lodge or Jaldapara Tourist Lodge.The third option is Jungle Safari in Gypsies which is readily available.You can spend time at Watch Towers to sight the animals.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best Option is to take train - both cheap and comfortable, from Sealdah (Kolkata) to Hasimara by Kanchankanya Express.
You can also book a vehicle from Bagdogra Airport to Madarihat.
Always book a Government Tourist Lodge to avail Elephant Ride which is really a wonderful experience.
Keep plenty of mosquito repellents with you. Carry Head Cover - Caps/ Hats in Summer and Winter Caps in Winter. Sunglasses.
Always wear fully covered footwear's - shoes, sneakers (best).
If you are going with kids below 5 years, whenever you are in any safari in any jungle their ears must be covered.
HolidayIQ.com is a premier holiday information portal powered by India's first & biggest travel community; enabling travellers to first discover numerous vacation choices, then plan holiday trips in full detail and finally, share holiday experiences with millions of other travellers.