Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park Travel Guide

Gorumara National Park is an important national park of North Bengal. It is situated just at the foot hills of Eastern Himalaya in Treai region, on the flood plains in Murti, Raidak. Jaldhaka a Tributary of Brahmaputra flows just beside the National Park. It has a mixed vegetation of forest & grassland. The park is famous for its good population of One Horned Indian Rhino. Ministry of Environment and Forest has declared Gorumara as the best among the protected areas in India for the year 2009.

It was declared a reserve forest in 1895. In 1949 it received the the status of a Wild Life Sanctuary.  Later on Gorumara was declared as National Park in 1994. The National Park is spread over an area of approx 80 km2 .


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Flora & Fauna of Gorumara National Park

Teak, sal, rain tree (shirish) and Bombax (Shimul) are very common in the National Park. Other than that terai grass land, bamboo groves & tropical orchids can also be seen.

It is a home to almost 50 species of mammals, 20 species of reptiles, approx 300 species of birds & 30 species of amphibians. The park has a huge population of herbivores namely one horned rhino, Asiatic elephant, Indian gaur, chital, sambar, sloth bear etc. The park does not have large carnivores. But Leopard or small cats can be seen very often.

The National Park is also home to various kind of birds. Sunbird, scarlet minivet, Asian paradise flycatcher, great Indian hornbill & spangled drongo are some of them. Migratory birds like Brahminy Duck can also be seen. Various reptiles & amphibians can also be seen in Gorumara National Park. It is a home to many venomous & non-venomous snakes. King cobra – the world’s largest venomous snake & Indian python, one of the largest snakes in the world can be seen here.   

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Gorumara National Park Safari Points | Watch Towers

  1. Jatraprasad Watch Tower & Rihno Obervetory Point.
  2. Medla Watch Tower
  3. Chandrachur (Khunia) Watch Tower
  4. Chukchuki Watch Tower
  5. Chapramari Watch Tower (Not a part of the park, but just a few kilometers away)


Jungle Safari Timing:

March to September

1st shift   : 06.00 am  to  07.30 am
2nd shift : 08.30 am  to  10.00 am
3rd shift  : 02.00 pm  to  03.30 pm
4th shift  : 04.30 pm  to  06.00 pm

October to February

1st shift   : 06.30 am  to  08.00 am
2nd shift : 09.00 am  to  10.30 am
3rd shift  : 01.00 pm  to  02.30 pm
4th shift  : 03.30 pm  to  05.00 pm

Please Note: National park remains closed from 15th Jun to 15th Sep every year & every Thursdays. Only Medla Watch Tower will remain open during this period.

Best Time to visit Gorumara National Park :

October end to April- for best wildlife view & clear weather.


November to February- from 10 to 21 °C
March to April –from 22 to 27 °C
May to October – from 28 to 37 °C

Average rainfall – 380 cm / year. Mid May to September in the rainy season.


How to reach Gorumara National Park :

Nearest Railway Station:- NJP (New Jalpaiguri)- 75 km., New Mal Junction – 20 km.
Nearest Airport :- Bagdogra (IXB) – 90 km.