Wildlife Exploration In Dooars – What You Need To Know

Wildlife Exploration In Dooars – What You Need To Know


If you’re a nature explorer or wildlife enthusiast, with a lush terrain of flora and fauna, Dooars awaits you. This alluvial floodplain at the foothills of the Mighty Himalayas stretches over West Bengal’s Teesta River to Assam’s Dhansiri, at a height ranging from 90 m to 1750 m.

The region of Dooars is imprinted with luxuriant forests of conifers, Sal trees, Oaks, Tea bushes, Rhododendrons, Orchids, Hibiscus, Birches, Beeches, Silver firs, Magnolias, etc. Besides wildlife luster, Dooars is famous for its abundant tea gardens. Find the best jungle resort in Dooars near top-notch wildlife attractions like Gorumara, Buxa, Chapramari, and Jaldapara.

This blog shares insights into stunning wildlife hotspots lying in the Dooars region. Have a read:

  • Jaldapara National Park. This wildlife attraction, in 1941, was declared a sanctuary for the protection of a wide range of flora and fauna, stretches over an area of 216.51 sq. km with vast grassland and patches of riverine forests.

    Located in the Alipurduar district, on the banks of river Torsa at the Eastern Himalayas foothills, Jaldapara National Park is noted for bird-watching and the population of one-horned Indian rhinoceros. Spot black-tailed Godwit, Bengal florican, partridges, crested Eagle, Palla’s fishing eagle, lesser pied hornbill, shikra, River Lapwing, Moorhen, Darter, Indian Shag, etc.

    Among wildlife animals, spot swamp deer, jungle fowl, sambar, leopards, hog deer, quail, barking deer, wild pigs, elephant, chital, gaur, wild boar, etc. From New Alipurduar Station, it takes about 45 minutes. You might avail of a forest bungalow in Dooars.
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve. Ranging from Gangetic plains to bordering the Himalayas to the north, Buxa Tiger Reserve covers an area of 760 sq. km. It was established in the year 1983, home to Asian elephants, sambar deer, Asian golden cat, gaur, clouded leopard, Indian leopard, Bengal tiger, etc. Buxa Tiger Reserve the name was derived from the historic Buxa Fort.

    This region features more than 284 kinds of birds, a rare collection of orchids and medicinal plants. There dwell beautiful birds, such as lesser whistling duck, Indian peafowl, black francolin, black-necked stork, cinnamon bittern, common pochard, fulvous whistling duck, emerald dove, mallard, falcated duck, Eurasian Wigeon, Goosander.
  • Gorumara National Park. A mid-sized national park with grasslands and forests, Gorumara National Park is one of the major attractions in the Dooars region, belonging to Lataguri. Perched in the Terai region at the foothills of the Himalayas, it was established in 1992, and noted for its population of One Horned Indian Rhinoceros.

    Explore Gorumara and spot wildlife creatures such as Asian elephants, leopards, wild boars, Indian bison, hog deer, Indian Chital, sambar deer, barking deer, sloth bears, etc. You might book the best jungle resort in Dooars near the Gorumara region.

Gorumara Forest is home to beautiful submontane forest birds including Great Indian Hornbill, Scarlet Minivet, Great Spangled Drongo, Ashy wood swallow peafowls, Asian Paradise Flycatchers, woodpeckers, pheasants, etc. To amplify your wildlife adventure, stay at forest hotels in Dooars Lataguri. On your wildlife exploration in Dooars, you may visit locations like Samsing, Suntaleykhola, Rocky Island, Bindu, Jayanti, River Murti. 

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