Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - The Place for One Horned Rhinos

It is situated in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal and it is about 124 km from Siliguri. The sanctuary was constituted in the year 1941 to protect the wildlife specially the One Horned Rhinos, an animal threatened with extinction. River Torsha runs through his sanctuary. The forest is mainly Savannah covered with tall elephant grasses. Elephant ride can be arranged for viewing the wildlife preferably at dawn.

Major Flora – Terai Grass Land, Riverine Forest, Sal Forest, Simul, Khair, Sisoo, Sidha, Gamar, kawla, Dilenia, Ficus, Mallotus ect.

Major Fauna – great Indian One Horned Rhino, Tiger, Gaur, Elephant, Badger Leopard, Sloth Bear, Otter, Bengal Florican, King Cobra etc.

To Reach -
By Air – Bagdogra near Siliguri is the nearest airport. Indian Airlines and the Jet Airways flights are available to and from Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Chennai and Paro (Bhutan).
By Rail – Nearest railway station is Madarihat which is 7 kms from the sanctuary. All the passenger trains stop here. The mail an express trains stop at Birpara / Hasimara Railway Station. Both are 20 kms away from the sanctuary.
By Road – Jaldapara is well connected by government and private buses with Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Bhutan, Darjeeling and other towns of North Bengal.

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