Jaldapara sanctuary is one of the favorite places for forest loving tourists. The attraction is single horned rhino and other wild animals during jungle safaris. One should go to the jungle with intent of enjoying the natural environment. The Elephant safari or jeep safari is popular here. The river Torsa, Holong and Bury Torsa flow through jungle. Trees like shal, catechu (khayer), sishu & mehagini(teak) are most common here. The bushy large evergreen and savanna grassland surrounding the natural water resources makes it a very pleasant place for one horned rhino.
Jaldapara sanctuary through elephant safari(start from 6.00am & 7.00 am) jeep safari (start from 6.00am in the morning and 3.00pm in the afternoon). The panoramic view of the Nature is eye soothing and there are huge chances to spot the roaming wild animals like one horned Rhino, Tiger, Hyena, Leopard, Deer, Gaur, Bison, Wild Boar & Elephant, big size Python. Also various birds are remarkable inhabitant here. Watching the wild life from near distance is much more thrilling to tourist. Shouting or any shorts of loud noise is not acceptable for roaming in the jungle. South khayer-Bari leopard risqué centre is another sensational place. Additional view point is Nal Rajar Garh. History is sleeping amid old remains of Gupta dynasty, virgin forest with varieties of wild animals and Totopara tribal village along with wild inhabitant of bison, leopard, elephant. Tea garden – wonderful green tea gardens like Hanta Para, Dhumci Para gurgenda, Lanka Para, Makra Para. Historical kali temple as well as Gumta Bhutan Monastery are also famous. Mujnai- ekti river safari memorable for nature loving people. It is starting point of two rivers, mysterious to all, how crop of water build river.
October to May and Ideal time from March to April.
Compulsory closing time from 15th June to 15th September each calendar year.
How to Reach
By Train: From Sealdaha to Hasimara avail Kanchankanya Express. Others Express like Uttarbango, Padatik are not going through to Hasimara. From Hasimara avail hired car for madarihat (10km). Need to get down at NJP and avail hired car or jeep from siligury bus service available for Madarihat-gateway of Jaldapara. From Howrah to NJP avail kamrup Express and others.
By Bus: From Kolkata to Madarihat available Bus service of West Bengal Tourism Corporation or Kolkata Surface Transport way to Jalgoan and phuentshoaling.
From Siligury avail bus service way to Jalgoan, Cooch Bihar, Alipurduar, get down at Madarihat. Mini bus towards madarihat is available (distance 120km).
By Air: Daily flight available from Dum Dum Airport to Bagdogra Airport. From there booked hired car to Madarihat(135km).