Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, around 93.1 km away from Jalpaiguri city. Located at an altitude of about 61 metres above sea level, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary stretches around an area of about 114 sq. km.

The town is famous for one-horned rhinos, royal Bengal tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, bisons and a number of birds and peafowls. Situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District, the sanctuary also houses Bengal florican, hornbill, racket-tailed drongo and paradise flycatcher, among others. Elephants and Safari Jeeps are available to tour the entire sanctuary. Jaldapara was once the land of the primitive tribal people, called Toto.

Jalpaiguri district, being close to North-East India, offers an amalgamation of both the cultures. Tourists can find Tibetan paintings, woollen garments and wooden handicrafts in different parts of the district. Darjeeling Tea forms the most famous shopping item.

The Park remains closed from June through September due to heavy monsoon. October through May is the best time to visit the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists also visit this sanctuary during winters, between September and February, to catch a glimpse of the migratory birds.