( 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.
Total Area: 114 Sq. km
Latitude: 25° 58' to 27° 45' N
Longitude: 89° 08' to 89° 55' E
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