Gorumara National Park is located in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal India. The park is situated on the foothill of Himalaya representing Eastern Himalaya sub mountain Tarai belt ecoregion. This National Park in the significant watershed area between the Ganges and the Brahmaputra River system.
Flagship animal of the National Park: Great One-horned Rhino, Asiatic Elephant
The National Park was established in 1994.
Notified area of the National Park is 79.45 sq. km
Best time for visiting the National Park is from October to April.
The vegetation of National Park includes Lower Gangetic plains moist deciduous forests type, subtropical wet broadleaf forest types and grassland of Terai-Duar savanna and grassland type. Dominant plant species in the forest is Sal and including teak,
rain tree, bombax etc. The meadows have bamboo growing with tropical riverine reeds.
Indian rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, wild dogs, wolves, gaur, elephant, sloth bear, sambhar, chital, barking deer, hog deer, pigmy hog, hispid hare and wild boar etc.
Many bird species including scarlet minivet, woodpeckers, sunbird, Asian paradise flycatchers, spangled drongo, pheasants, Brahminy duck, and Indian hornbill etc.
Many kinds of venomous and non-venomous snakes, including python and king cobra.
Park specific activities
Watching wildlife from watchtowers. The famous watchtowers are Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Rhino Observation Point, Chandrachur Watch Tower and Chukchuki Bird-watching Point.
Approach to Gorumara National Park
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri (80 km)
Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri.
Nearest town Mainaguri is well connected with roads.