Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Singalila National Park :: A Hidden Splendour

The park is situated almost on the north western border of Darjeeling district. The Kingdom of Nepal is in the west and the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim is at the north. A motorable road from Maneybhanjan to Phalut serves as an international border between India & Nepal. The national park has an area of 78.60 sq kms and it is located at an altitude of 2400 – 3636 mt. The park supports a variety of vegetation types. One can experience a different colour of blooming plant species throughout the year. The park is also very rich in mammalian fauna as well as avifauna.

Singalila National Park is one of the most popular trekking zones in West Bengal. Tourists attracted to this area for the clear views of the mountain ranges including the mighty Khanchendzonga, the third highest peak in this world, which can be viewed clearly on fine days from Sandakphu and Phalut. Tourists can never forget the breathtaking beauty of sunrise and sunsets. The trek to Sandakphu and Phalut in itself is a remarkable experience in once life.

Major Flora – Highest located national park in West Bengal. Forest type changes with altitudinal ranges from 2400 – 3636 mt. Maling Bamboo, Buk, Kawla, Magnolia, Bhojpatra, Oak, Rhododendron, Hemlock, Silver Fir and Juniper etc.

Major Fauna – Himalayan Black Beer, Red Panda, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Serow, Barking Deer, Kalij Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant etc.

Accommodation for tourist is available in Tonglu, Tumling, Joubari, Gairibas, Kalpokhri, Sandakphu, Phalut, Molley, Gorkhey, Siri, Rammam, Rimbick.

To get more information about Singalila National Park kindly mail at info@visitnortheast.com

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