Situated on the bank of the Torsa River, Jaldapara National Park is a point of attraction in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. The area of the national park is 216.51 km2, situated at a height of 61 meter. In 1941, to protect its natural world, it was declared as a sanctuary and in May 2012, Government of India declared it as a national park. The place was earlier recognized as “Totapara” before the year 1800 due to the residence of Toto tribes.
It is called the native of Indian one horned rhinoceros because of its largest population of the species which were once on the edge of extinction. Kaziranga National Park in Assam has the largest population of rhinoceros whereas Jaldapara is considered to be having the second largest population.
India wildlife tour cannot be considered complete without visiting this national park. The following attractions make it inevitable for the tourists to come over here again and again:
- Vast Savannas with patches of riverine forests
- Elephant Safari through the national park
- Chilapata Forests
- Buxar Tiger Reserve
- Gorumara National Park
Evenings in Jaldapara are very scenic and a perfect place for camera freaks. The beautiful sunset at the bank of Torsa River will always be a memorable moment for the tourists.
Wildlife lovers will never fail to include a visit to this immensely beautiful national park while selecting their India tour packages. Jaldapara is famous for its beautiful flora and fauna, sight of rare species of Bengal Florican and experience of witnessing about of eight species of fresh water turtles. Apart from the mentioned attractions, one can find birds like crested eagle, jungle fowl and peacocks as well as animals like leopards, elephants, wild pigs, various types of deers like barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer and bison.
Madarihat is the nearest railway station, situated just 7 km. away from the national park. All major trains have their halt in Birpara and / or Hasimara railway stations, both having frequent connectivity to the national park.
So, come and experience the beauty of nature.