At the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in northern West Bengal lies Jaldapara National Park – a national park. At an altitude of 61 m, the park is situated on the banks of the Torsa River in Jalpaiguri district, and it’s very popular among wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Stretching across an area of 216.51 km2, this park was granted the status of a sanctuary in 1941.
Jaldapara National Park - primary known for protection of a huge array of flora and fauna – is currently home to the once on-the-verge-of-extinction Indian one horned rhinoceros. In fact, it came into being to protect the Indian One-Horned Rhino and it has largely been successful. The park is a huge forest of tall trees, grasslands, woods, sandy bank rives and curving streams.
Jaldapara National Park is visited by tourists for rhinos and elephants but it’s much more than that – a big population of birds exist here. It’s in fact a heaven for bird watchers and among species, the presence of Bengal Florican makes adds value to it. Tourists can see leopard, sambar, wild pigs, spotted deer and lots of other animals. So, if you want to see lots of endangered species, you can come here for sure!