Wild Life Sanctuary situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri
District in West Bengal is about 119 km from Siliguri. This sanctuary was
constituted in the year 1941 for the protection of Wild Life, particularly
one-horned rhinos, an animal threatened with extinction.
River Torsa runs through the Sanctuary. The forest is mainly savannah
covered with tall elephant grasses. The wild life, in addition to
one-horned rhinos, consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, wild elephants,
sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, Indian gaur or
mithun and a number of species of birds and peafowl. Elephant ride is
arranged at dawn for viewing of wild life.
Non A/c Dlx. Double bedded (Wooden Blk)
Non A/c Dlx. Double bedded (Brick Blk)
*12 rooms blk for renovation
Dormitory –5 bedded/bed
Dormitory –4 bedded/bed
Tourist Hut-Double Bedded
Restaurant & Bar
Credit Card Accepted
Time to Visit
Between September and March, especially in
winter to catch a view of the migratory birds.
How to Reach
The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and the
Garumara Wildlife Sanctuary can be accessed from Siliguri as the entry
AIR : Bagdogra is the
nearest Airport from where one can go by above routes; (Siliguri to
Bagdogra 13 km.) private vehicles are available at Madarihat for going
to Hollong Forest Lodge/Jaldapara Tourist Lodge.
RAIL : Jaldapara Tourist
Lodge is very near to the Railway Station. All the Mail and Express
trains stop at Hasimara Railway Station both are 10 kms. away from the
sanctuary. Local trains stop at Madarihat Railway Station 1.5 km from
ROAD: Jaldapara is
connected by road with Darjeeling and Siliguri. North Bengal State
Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses and Private
Buses are available from Siliguri to Alipurduar via Madarihat.