A New AC Bus Is Already in Service Directly From Kolkata to Jaldapara
‘The existence of wildlife in their natural habitat is important for the healthy life of humans.’
Jaldapara National Park- ‘Paradise for nature lovers’
Encompassing 216.51 sq km, Jaldapara National Park is situated on the bank of river Torsa in West Bengal. A wide range of grassland with patches of dense forests was declared as a sanctuary in 1943 for protection of the variety of flora and fauna. Later in 2012, it upgraded to the national park by the Union Forest and Environment Ministry. Although famous for Asiatic one horned Rhino, Jaldapara also provides extensive space for many endangered mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.
How to go to Jaldapara from Kolkata?
By Air- You can take a flight from Kolkata to the nearest airport, Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri. At the airport, you will get several hired taxis to reach Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.
The distance between Bagdogra Airport and Jaldapara- 142.3 km
By Rail- The nearest railhead is Madarihat which is 7 Kms away from Jaldapara. There is a vast accessibility of direct trains from Kolkata to Madarihat is available.
Road Journey is The Most Convenient Way!!
Good News! Good News! Good News! In a bid to attract more tourists, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) has decided to introduce an AC direct bus connecting Jaldapara and Kolkata. There was no means of transport to reach Jaldapara directly from Kolkata. But with the introduction of the bus people from the city can easily reach the place without any break journey. The bus was to start operating from 10th April 2017. CM Mamata Banerjee flagged off these new AC buses during her official tour to North Bengal.
More Things to Know About the Bus!!
- The new AC Bus operates every 6 days a week except Wednesday.
- Every day it will leave Esplanade at 10 am
- And the same bus will leave Jaldapara the next day at 4 pm.
- Most importantly travelers will get complimentary food (both veg & non-veg) and water while traveling on this bus.
The Distance from Kolkata to Jaldapara is 745 km which almost takes 22hrs 54minutes to reach.
Fare of AC Bus from Kolkata to Jaldapara…
The approximate cost of AC bus from Kolkata to Jaldapara is INR 750 to INR 1400 per person.
A Home to a Wide Variety of Fauna!!
Below is a list of endangered species-
Species of Mammals:
- 160 Rhinos
- 6 Bengal Tigers
- Hispid Hare
- Massive Tuskers
- Hog Deer
- Spotted Deer
- The Chital
- Leopard cat
- Giant squirrel
Species of Birds:
- Green Pigeons
- Brahmini ducks
- Little Cormorant
- Pied Wagtail
- White Breasted Waterhen and many more.
Have A Cozy & Comfortable Stay!!
Although there are ample accommodation options available in Jaldapara, it is better to stay in a hotel in Murti, Dooars for a convenient vacation. Jaldapara is just 61.9kms away from Murti, so you should grab the opportunity to stay in a resort or hotel near Murti River.
Note: During peak season, it is advisable to book the resort in murti in advance through online for a hassle-free trip.
Q. How much entry fee is needed for Jaldapara Park?
A. The entry fee at Jaldapara National Park is INR 100 for Indians and INR 150 for foreigners.
Q. What is the opening hour of Jaldapara National Park?
A. The opening hour of Jaldapara National Park is from 9 am to 3 pm (every day).