Next door to Gorumara National Park at a distance of 20 min approx., Chapramari is one of the key attractions in Dooars. Located in Lataguri, Chapramri is around 2 hours from Siliguri and 15 min from Nagrakata. Khunia nestles on the way to Chapramari while heading from Gorumara at a distance of 1 km.
Chapramari, in the year 1895, was identified as a forest reserve. In due course, in 1998, Chapramari became a wildlife sanctuary. Today, due to the growing craze for Chapramari and Gorumara forest visits, there is a wide range of accommodation facilities. Book your Dooars Lataguri resort close to Chapramari forest and enjoy your jungle stay.
Best time to visit Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
Winter is the best time to explore and relish the ardour of the Chapramari’s forested region and its wildlife diversity. You can visit Chapramari during November, December, January, February, and March.
During winter, the weather remains comfortable and ideal for jungle safaris. The sanctuary remains closed from June 15 to September 15 due to monsoon and animal breeding.
Getting around/ how to reach Chapramari
You can approach Chapramari by road, air, and train.
By road: Chapramari is well connected with Siliguri, Nagrakata, Chalsa, Lataguri, and Badogora. Government and private buses are get-at-able from Siliguri to Lataguri.
By air: Bagdogra Airport is closest to Lataguri and Chapramari. Hire a taxicab after reaching Bagdogra Airport and head out for Chapramari.
By train: NJP or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is well-linked to some major Indian cities. New Mal Junction is another convenient railway station linking Kanchankanya Express.
Wildlife diversity and outdoor activities
The small-sized forested terrain of Chapramari is noted for its population of elephants. Other wildlife animals dwelling in the place are Indian bison, rhinoceros, chital, boars, leopards, barking deer, sambar, etc.
Among forest birds, there found green magpies, mynas, scarlet minivet, Indian treepie, white-breasted kingfisher, thrush, and migratory birds like teals, Brahmini ducks, etc. Besides these, you can spot darters, cormorants, egrets, etc.
Jeep safari, watchtower (Chandrachur, Chukchuki, Medhla, Jatraprasad) visits, and birdwatching are the three major outdoor activities in the Chapramari forested region. There are beautiful blooming orchids like Eria, Oberonia, Dendrobium, Chiloschsta, Acampo, Cymbidium, Bulbophyllum, and trees like Sal, Shishu, Teak, Siris, etc.
Timing and tickets
The Forest Department operates jungle safari and the timing generally involves 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Ticket prices include per person entry fee of Rs. 70, a video camera of Rs. 200, a vehicle entry fee of Rs. 100, and a guide fee of Rs. 180.
While many tourists prefer to stay at the forest bungalow, tourists also stay at resorts and hotels available in Lataguri and Murti Village. The choice is upon you. Enjoy a quality stay at a budget-friendly Dooars Lataguri resort. Make sure you book accommodation in advance during peak season.
Check Dooars Lataguri resort rates online before booking one. Choosing a privileged location for a holiday stay keeps traveling convenient, and the nearby attractions of Chaparamari are Gorumara, Murti River, Bindu, Paren, Jhalong, etc. that you can cover on your Lataguri Chapramari holiday.