Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Eastern foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this sanctuary is home to some of the most majestic creatures you’ll ever see.
First up on the list of must-sees are the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, and elephants. But that’s not all – you’ll also come across spotted deer, barking deer, sambhar deer, wild pigs, and even bison! And don’t forget to look up at the sky – you’ll spot eagles, jungle fowl, pea fowl, Indian hornbills, and more. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the crested eagle or fishing eagle!
And if all of that isn’t enough, you can hop on an elephant for a ride through the park, or take one of the many Safaris available for hire. Just make sure to avoid the monsoon season, as the park is closed during that time.
But let’s talk logistics – the nearest railhead is at Madarihat, which is just 7 km from the sanctuary. But be warned, most trains don’t stop there. It’s best to take a train to Birpara or Hasimara, which are both around 20 km away, and then grab a cab to the sanctuary. If you’re flying in, the nearest airport is in Bagdodara, around 140 km away. But don’t worry, buses and cabs are readily available to take you the rest of the way.
Now, let’s get to the most important topic – food. While the sanctuary might not have any unique cuisine to boast about, the lodges and resorts provide some pretty decent eating facilities for hungry tourists. So you won’t have to worry about going hungry while exploring the wild.
And if you’re looking to explore nearby areas, there are plenty of options to choose from. Gangtok, Darjeeling, and Cooch Behar are all located within 121 km of the sanctuary, while Dooars and Rajabhatkawa are even closer at just 26 km and 15 km respectively.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your binoculars, lace up your boots, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary!