The park’s rich vegetation provides a fantastic environment for a wide range of plants and species. It is a birdwatcher’s heaven. The Asiatic One-Horned Rhinos are the park’s most famous residents. The population of single-horned rhinoceros is expected to be around 160 individuals and is steadily increasing.


A Nature Park and a Leopard Rehabilitation Center, South Khairbari National Park are located a mere 11 km away from Jaldapara. The park has a beautiful setting with River Boori Torsa River flowing through it. Battery-driven cars take tourists through the park and it is an interesting place to be. Tigers that are released from the circus are brought here for rehabilitation. A left turn from the road leading from Madarihat towards Birpara takes tourists to Khairbari and is a route where elephants are frequently spotted. There is also a Watch Tower near the river from where tourists can spot leopards.


This dense forest is located close to Jaldapara National Park on the fringes of the Jalpaiguri district. It is located about 20 km from Alipurduar and a few minutes from Hasimara town. There is an eco-tourism resort here at Kodalbasti that is operated by The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC). The dense forest and the wild ambiance are perfect for a hideout and it is definitely worth a visit. Spending some solitary moments in the wilderness with the chirping of birds breaking the silence now and then for is therapeutic for the soul and the mind.


This is another fascinating place in the Dooars area of West Bengal and a frequently visited tourist destination. It is located about 80 km from Jaldapara National Park and is located on the banks of rivers Raidak and Murti. Gorumara is also popular for the Asiatic one-horned rhino, bison, and Asiatic elephants. It was declared a reserve forest in 1895 and became a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1949. The National Park is spread across 80 Rivers Indong, Jaldhaka and Murti flow through the park and offers a breathtaking view of the landscape.


Buxa Tiger Reserve located in the Alipurduar district of north Bengal is bound by the Gangetic plains and the Himalayas. Tourists can spot animals like Sambar Deer, Asiatic elephants, gaur, Indian leopard, and Bengal tiger and is home to more than 284 species of birds. Created in 1983, this was the 15th tiger reserve in the country. The reserve encompasses eight types of forests like northern dry deciduous, low alluvium, northern tropical evergreen forest, etc. There is a Buxa Fort which is an important landmark here which was captured by British-India from Bhutan after the Bhutan War. A trip to Buxa Reserve is worth a visit.

How To Reach:

By Air:- The nearest airport to Alipurduar is Cooch Behar (COH) Airport which is 17.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Saidpur (SPD) (100.9 km) and Bagdogra (IXB) (121.2 km).

By Rail:- Alipurduar is well-linked to the other districts in West Bengal by railways. New Alipurduar and Alipurduar junction is the Nearest station.

Forest Safari Time [March to Sept]

Visiting Hours Permit Issuing Time
Morning Session Morning Session
1st Shift 6.00 To 7.30 A.M 1st Shift 5.30 A.M.
2nd Shift 8.30 To 10.00 A.M 2nd Shift 7.30 A.M.

Forest Safari Time [Oct to Feb]

Visiting Hours Permit Issuing Time
Morning Session Morning Session
1st Shift 6.30 To 8.00 A.M 1st Shift 6.00 A.M.
2nd Shift 9.00 To 10.30 A.M 2nd Shift 8.00 A.M.