A wildlife sanctuary since 1949, the Gorumara National Park is a small forest area in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. The park is known for its Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros an its natural population. Declared a national park in 1992, it has an area of 80 km and has stunning natural beauty and some of most varied flora and fauna in the region.
Situated on the bank of rivers Murti and Raidak, the Gorumara National Park is rich in the vegetation of savannah woodlands and riverine grasslands and it gives a breathtaking backdrop in the midst of rivers and mountain ranges. Some of common fauna in the park include the one horned Rhinoceros, elephant, Bison, leopard, deer, turtles, pythons, monkeys etc. Over 200 species of birds are also present in the park making it a great place for wildlife enthusiasts.
Bird-watchers come here in great numbers and besides different species, they also get to watch migratory birds during the winters. The park in fact has a bird watching point so that ornithologists have a great time here. More so, watch towers are also available so that wildlife enthusiasts can view animals with ease. So, take your time out and enjoy the best of natural and wildlife at Gorumara National Park.