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Wildlife
( Jaldapara )

Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary is situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. It is about 124 km from Siliguri. It was constituted in the year of 1941 for the protection of wild life, particularly single horned Rhinos. River Torsha runs through this forest sanctuary. The forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses. In addition to the famous single horned rhinos, the wild life also consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, wild pigs, swamp deers, hog deers, deers, bisons and a number of birds, pea-fowl etc. Elephant ride is also arranged for viewing of wild life preferably at dawn.
Jaldapara National Park
Total Area: 114 Sq. km

Latitude: 25° 58' to 27° 45' N

Longitude: 89° 08' to 89° 55' E

Altitude: 61Metres

Temperature: 2°C (Min); 41°C (Max)

Best Season: October to May, particularly March and April, when new grass is growing

Best Time To Visit: Between September and March, specially in winter to catch a view of the migratory birds.

Off Season: 15th June to 14th September (Sanctuary closed)

Clothing: Summer- Cottons, Winter- Woolens.

Languages Spoken: Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, English


 
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