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Swakhar Pachal

Swakhar Pachal5.0/5

105 reviews

A beautiful forest of the beautiful Bengal

Jaldapara national park of West Bengal is named after jalda tribes. In bengali para means a locality. So, it is a para or locality of jalda tribes. Although nowadays a few of them live inside the national park.

Jaldapara national park now provides a safe shelter for a lot of animals and birds. It holds 2nd highest population of Indian one horned rhinoceros in the World after Kaziranga national park. It is also home for a large number of elephant, gaur(Indian bison), sambar, deer and peacock.

We visited this jungle in the month of April and we did both elephant and jeep safaris. During the jeep safari we spotted 3 herds of Indian gaur, each herds consists of 28 to 30 hours. The elephant safari was also very popular and useful because this is the only way to spot an one horned rhino very closely.

During our elephant safari we spotted sambar, wild boar and one horned rhinoceros very closely. A baby elephant accompanied with its mother adds more excitement to our Elephant Ride.

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  • A beautiful forest of the beautiful Bengal
  • A beautiful forest of the beautiful Bengal

Abhijit Biswas

Abhijit Biswas5.0/5

4 reviews

Encounter at jaldapara

I had an Encounter with a very BIG ELEPHANT face to face but I managed a distance with him. Rest of my family was in Car with Driver shivering & moving back on Back Gear. Actually the Elephant was irritated by some local Bikers & people. They all vanished in a minute when the Elephant chased a little. But I was there with my camera but unluckily Battery Down, but very soon I took out my Mobile and have some SNAPS.

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Recommended Duration in Jaldapara

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Jaldapara Overview

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, around 93.1 km away from Jalpaiguri city. Located at an altitude of about 61 metres above sea level, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary stretches around an area of about 114 sq. km.

The town is famous for one-horned rhinos, royal Bengal tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, bisons and a number of birds and peafowls. Situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District, the sanctuary also houses Bengal florican, hornbill, racket-tailed drongo and paradise flycatcher, among others. Elephants and Safari Jeeps are available to tour the entire sanctuary.

Jaldapara was once the land of the primitive tribal people, called Toto. These people at present live in Totopara that lies in the northern side of the park. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1941 with the primary objective to protect the rare Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. After Kaziranga, Jaldapara has the highest number of one-horned rhinos.

This sanctuary has mixed deciduous forests, grasslands, perennial streams, extensive areas of elephant grass and sandy river banks. Along with the River Torsha flowing through this rain forest, the Malangi River flows from East to West.

Jalpaiguri district, being close to North-East India, offers an amalgamation of both the cultures. Tourists can find Tibetan paintings, woollen garments and wooden handicrafts in different parts of the district. Darjeeling Tea forms the most famous shopping item.

The Park remains closed from June through September due to heavy monsoon. October through May is the best time to visit the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists also visit this sanctuary during winters, between September and February, to catch a glimpse of the migratory birds.

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Chilapata, Jaldapara

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Debaleena Das

Chilapata, Jaldapara
Chilapata, Jaldapara

Photo by

Partha Guhathakurta

Jaldapara wildlife
Chilapata, Jaldapara

Photo by

Partha Guhathakurta

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