Jaldapara Wildlife SanctuaryJaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal was constituted in the year 1943 for the protection wild life, particularly single horned Rhinos.
River Torsha meanders this riverain forest sanctuary which is mostly covered with tall grasses. The wild life, in addition to the famous single horned rhinos, consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, wild elephants, deer, swamp deer, hog deer, wild pigs, bison and a number of birds, pea-fowl etc.
Jaldapara is a paradise for bird watchers. Jaldapara is among the very few places in India, where the Bengal Florican is sighted. A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara. The elephant ride is the best possible way to explore the sanctuary with the rare sight of Indian rhinos and Asiatic elephants. The jeep safari inside the sanctuary is another main attraction.
Important places around Jaldapara
About 30 km from Jaldapara, a small village on the banks of River Torsha bordering Bhutan is the only habitation of Toto, a primitive tribe in Dooars.
Hidden deep inside the Chilapata Forests the ruins of a thousand yeas old fort of Nal King is another tourist attraction. It has a tremendous historical and archaeological importance. On way to Cooch Behar, a trip through the deep and dark Chilapata Forest (20 km from Alipurduar) is a mysterious and exciting experience.