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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wildlife in West Bengal : Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - 18

The sanctuary situated in Jalpaiguri district was constituted in 1941 for the protection of wildlife, particularly single-horned Rhinos. River Torsha runs through the forest and is instrumental for its tall grass. The sanctuary is also home to the Royal Bengal tiger; wild elephants, deer, swamp deer, hog deer, wild pigs, bison and a number of birds etc.

When to visit: October to May

Where to stay:

Madarihat Tourist Lodge (0356) 362230, Hollong Forest Lodge, Bardabari Tourist Lodge, Youth Hostel.

How to get there:

By Air:

Bagdogra (100kms.) is connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati and other places in the north-end.

By Rail :

The nearest rail head is at Madarihat (7 kms.) and other nearby rail heads are Birpara (20 kms.) and Hasimara (20 kms). Jaldapara is well connected by road with Darjeeling and Silguri. State buses are also available.

Contact:

Divisional Forest Utilisation Officer, 8 Lyons Range, Kolkata 700 001, Telephone (033) 282 2774.

Related Links :

01. Nature and WildLife of India : WildLife Protection Act 1972 - 1
02. Wildlife in Jammu and Kashmir - 2
03. Corbett National Park (Project Tiger) : Wildlife in Uttaranchal - 3
04. Rajaji National Park - 4
05. Wildlife in Uttar Pradesh : Dudhwa National Park - 5
06. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Bharatpur National Park - 6
07. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Ranthambore National Park (Project Tiger) - 7
08. Wildlife in Rajasthan : Sariska Tiger Reserve - 8
09. Wildlife in Gujarat : Gir National Park and Sanctuary - 9
10. Wild Ass Sanctuary - 10
11. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Bandhavgarh National Park - 11
12. Wildlife in Madhya Pradesh : Kanha National Park - 12
13. Wildlife in Bihar : Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary - 13
14. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary - 14
15. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Palmau Tiger Reserve - 15
16. Wildlife in Jharkhand : Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary - 16
17. Wildlife in West Bengal : Sunderbans National Park and Tiger Reserve - 17
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