Jaldapara National Park
Indian Rhino and Gaur @ Jaldapara National park | By Darshana Darshu - https://commons.wikimedia.org

Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park is located in Alipurduar district of West Bengal, India. The national park is situated on the bank of the Torsa River, at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. The area was designated as a wildlife sanctuary since 1941 for the conservation of its diverse flora and fauna. Vast grassland and riverine forest of this park is an ideal habitat for many endangered animals.

Indian Rhino @ Jaldapara National Park
Indian Rhino @ Jaldapara National Park | By Sujansarkar541 -https://commons.wikimedia.org/

Animals of the Jaldapara National Park: Indian one-horned rhinoceros

The Jaldapara  National Park was established in the year 2012.
The notified area of the national park is 216.51 sq. km.
The average elevation of the National park is 61 m from the mean sea level.
Best time to visit the Jaldapara National park is from October to April.

Flora

The vegetation of national is comprised of vast grassland and riverine forests.

Fauna

Mammal

Indian one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, leopard, sambar, barking deer, hog deer, gaur, spotted deer and wild boars etc.

Avian fauna

Variety of bird species including Pallas’s fish eagle, crested eagle, shikra, Finn’s weaver, jungle fowl, partridge, lesser pied hornbill and peafowl (peacock) etc.

Reptiles

Pythons, kraits, cobras, geckos, monitor lizard etc.

Approach to Jaldapara National Park

Nearest Airport: Bagdodara (140 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Madarihat (7 km), Hasimara (20 km), Birpara (20 km)
Jaldapara national park is well connected with Kolkata by road.

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