A Handy Guide To Gorumara National Park Trip

A Handy Guide To Gorumara National Park Trip


Settled in the Himalayan foothills of Northern West Bengal, Gorumara National Park is a star attraction of Lataguri. Lataguri is a census town, a forested region, where lies this spectacular wildlife destination. Teeming with riverine grasslands and lush vegetation, this medium-sized park in the Jalpaiguri district fascinates every visitor.

Good availability of accommodations keeps your search for a stay hassle-free. A cost-effective Dooars Lataguri resort near the Gorumara region may not be tough to find. Make sure, whether you book a cottage, resort, or hotel in Gorumara, book earlier, especially when it’s peak season.

The territory of Dooars is replete with green hills, jungle, tea plantations, wildlife, and valleys. And Gorumara National Park is one of the best wildlife locations in Dooars. In 1949, Gorumara became a wildlife sanctuary, and in 1992, it became a national park, where lies a wide range of iconic wildlife creatures.

How to Reach Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park is accessible by road, rail, and air. Board a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, well-connected to major Indian railway stations in cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi. Commonly known as NJP, New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the busiest railway network in North Bengal.

It takes some 1 hour 30 minutes/59 km to approach Gorumara National Park from NJP. Taxi rental services are there. Take a shared car ride or a private one to kickstart your journey. Bagdogra International Airport (IXB) is the nearest airport to Dooars, Lataguri, and Gorumara regions.

The distance between Bagdogra Airport and Gorumara is nearly 85 km. Cabs are present just outside the airport. Siliguri City is some 73 km away from Gorumara by road. Chalsa (census town) called the Queen of Dooars, is just 14 km from Gorumara.

Malbazar, a municipality in Jalpaiguri district and a town in West Bengal is some 31 km away from this national park. Book the best resort in Lataguri that keeps your traveling/transport seamless, tension-free. You may book a forest bungalow, cottage, homestay, or resort in this

Wildlife Habitats and Outdoor Activities In Gorumara

The region of Gorumara ensures a satisfyingly eventful wildlife experience. This gorgeous forested area is home to 50 species of mammals, 193 species of forest birds, 22 species of reptiles, and 27 species of fish, macro, and microfauna.

Among mammals, Gorumara has more herbivores than carnivores. Indian One-horned rhinoceros, sambar, chital, gaur, sambar deer, sloth bear, wild boar, hog deer, barking deer, and Asian elephants come in the herbivores category. Tigers are spotted at times. However, you can spot small cats, civets, and mongooses.

Submontane forest birds in the Gorumara territory are Asian paradise flycatcher, scarlet minivet, great Indian hornbill, sunbird, woodpeckers, pheasants, spangled drongo, peafowls. Plus, you may spot migratory birds in the region, such as Brhaminy ducks. The King Cobra and python also dwell here.

In order to make your trip fulfilling, go for jungle safaris (jeep and elephant safari) and water tower visits. There are Jatraprasad Watchtower, Chandrachur Watchtower near Murti Forest bungalow, Rhino Observation Point, and Chukchuki Birdwatching Point. For your holiday stay, you might book a budget Dooars Lataguri resort near Gorumara.

Guide charges per GYPSY - INR 150. November to April is the best time to explore Gorumara and you should skip coming between the 15th of June and the 15th of September since the park remains closed. Plan a precise trip to this exciting forested realm. 

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