Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park Travel Guide

Jaldapara National Park is probably the most important National Park of West Bengal after Sundarban. It was established in 1941 as a sanctuary to protect the endangered species one-horned rhino. Later the sanctuary has been given status of a national park in 2012. The National Park is situated at the foothills of Himalaya in Alipur Duar district and spread over 216 Km2 with vast area of grassland. The Torsa River flows through the forest. Malangi, Holong & Chira-khawa are the other rivers flowing through the forest.


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Flora & Fauna of Jaldapara National Park :

Jaldapara National Park has the largest population of Indian one horned rhino in India after Kaziranga National Park other than. Other than rhinoceros the National Park is home for elephants, bisons, leopards, deers, hog deeras, spoted deers, barking deers, sambers ect. It is also home for various birds & a paradise for the bird lovers. It is among the few places India where one can see the Bengal Florican. Eagales, Finn’s weaver, peacock, hornbill are the some other species found in the park. Species like monitor lizards, phython, cobra, kraits, geckos & different types of turtles are also found. Elephant & jeep safari are both available in Jaldapara in morning & evening shift every day (except Thursday & monsoon)


Best time to visit Jaldapara National Park :

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



November to February- from 09 to 19 °C
March to April –from 22 to 28 °C
May to October – from 28 to 38 °C

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

Please Note: National park remains closed from 15th Jun to 15th Sep every year & every Thursdays.


How to reach Jladapara National Park :

Nearest Railway Station:- NJP (New Jalpaiguri)- 130 km., Madarihat – 7 km.
Nearest Airport :- Bagdogra (IXB) – 140 km.


Around Jaldapara :

Chilapata forest is another important place for jungle safari & an important elephant corridor between Jaldapara & Buxa Tiger Reserve. Other than that one can also visit Khayerbari Animal Rescue Centre & Totopara.