Top 3 places in Dooars to visit for an enthralling jungle safari
The notion of Dooars being the destination for wildlife is changing. It is much more than only wildlife. There are numerous wondrous viewpoints, valleys, and lovely Himalayan mountains but travelers come to Dooars solely to witness the richness of its wildlife.
The variety of wildlife animals and plantation is hardly seen anywhere else what you get in Dooars. Over the years, tourists have been flocking by here and witnessing the greatness of the wilderness through the jungle safari services.
Here in this article, we are going to mention the top 3 places in Dooars to visit for an enthralling jungle safari
1. Gorumara Jungle Safari
Gorumara is a national park that is among the best tourist attractions in North Bengal. It is the best place to visit while staying in Hotels or Murti Resort Gorumara. This national park spread over 80kms is mostly famous for the one-horned Rhinoceros.
Distance from Siliguri: 71 kilometers
There are 4 shifts for jungle safari. It follows:
- First shift- 6:30 am to 8:00 am
- Second shift- 9:00 am to 10:30 am
- Third shift- 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- Fourth shift- 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Entry fees: INR 2200 for Jeep Safari
2. Chilapata Jungle Safari:
Chilapata is a forest in Dooars which is adjacent to Jaldapara National park. It is a continuation of the Jaldapara forests which is divided by the river Torsha in the West. This forest is also home to a variety of avifauna.
Distance from Siliguri: 160 kilometers
There are no fixed shifts or timings for jungle safari inside Chilapata Forest. But you can see leopards, one-horned Rhinoceros, wild pigs, peacock, elephant, monkeys, and
- 20 species of carnivores and herbivores
- 175 types of birds
- 22 species of reptiles
3- Jaldapara Jungle Safari:
It is a national park situated on the foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on the bank of River Torsha. This park is spread over an area of 84 kilometers of vast grasslands and patches of riverine forests.
Distance from Siliguri: 125 kilometers
A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning to see the vast grassland of the park. You can also see animals like:
Elephant Safari: INR 140 per head
Jeep Safari: INR 450 per head
Q: What is the entry fee for Jaldapara National Park?
A: The entry fee for Jaldapara National Park is INR 25.
Q: What is the best time to visit these forests and parks?
A: The best time to visit these forests and parks is from 15th June to 15th September.