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A major part of Jalpaiguri Tours district is covered by forests. Even today this area remains one of the most prominent wildlife areas of the country and bears the best Sal forest in India. The main forest cover comprises of Semi-Moist-Deceduous vegetation. Apart from these high rise forests there are floodplains of rivers like Murti, Jaldhaka, torsa etc.covered with grasslands which nourishes a wide spectrum of wildlife. The Tour Packages Jalpaiguri is home to many rare and endangered species of mammals and birds. The Indian One Horned Rhinocerous is found in both Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Near extinct species like the Hispid Hare and Pygmy Hog have been reported from the Gorumara National Park. Bengal Florican an endangered bird had been photographed in Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary. Apart from this species like Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar, Cheetal, Hog deer, Barking Deer are also found in the various forest tracts of Jalpaiguri. You can find more details of Jalpaiguri Tour Packages in www.holidaymasti.com.

Wildlife of Jalpaiguri:

A number of divisions of forest department of Govt. of West Bengal are working over this area. Forests like Gorumara, Chapramari, Jaldapara and Buxa are declared as sanctuaries and national park to protect wildlife.

Chapramari:

The area of this sanctuary is 9.60 sq. km. and 70 km. away from Tour to Jalpaiguri. One can get a close view of wildlife, in a glade from the beautiful resthouse inside the sanctuary. Permission for day visit may be received from the Lataguri interpretation centre. Hired vehicle to reach Chapramari is available from Chalsa. It provides a breathtaking view of forests against the backdrop of the Kanchanjangha and other peaks.

Major Flora : Predominant Sal mixed forest Lali, Chilaune, Kanchanan, Bahera, Kawla Dilenia, Mallotus

Major Fauna : Elephant, Gaur, Leopard, Sambar, Barking Deer, Rhesus and Assamese macaque, Hornbill, Lesser Adjutant Stork.

Jaldapara:

This sanctuary is famous for Great Indian One Horned Rhino. The total area of this forest is 216.51 sq. km. Jaldapara is situated near Alipurduar sub-divisional town of Jalpaiguri district . Elephant riding is one of the major attraction of this sanctuary.

Major Flora : Tarai grass land, Riverine forest, Sal forests, Simul, Khair, Sisoo, Sidha, Gamar, Mallotus,Kawla,Dilenia, Ficus.

Major Fauna : Great indian one horned rhino, Tiger, Gaur, Elephant, Badger, Leopard, Sloth Bear Otter, Bengal florican , King cobra.

Buxa:

This sanctuary is popularly known as Buxa Tiger Reserve with its area of 368.99 sq. km. This tiger reserve is located near Alipurduar sub-divisional town of Jalpaiguri district.

Major Flora :Sal, Simul, Siris, Khair, Champ, Sidha, Toon, Lali, Lampate, Mandane, Katus, Teak, Orchids.

Major Fauna : Elephant, Leopard, Gaur, Spotted Dear, Sambar, jungle cat, Fishing cat, Birds.

Gorumara:

This place is arround fifty kilometers away from Jalpaiguri Tours India, fifteen kilometers from Lataguri and ten kilometers from Chalsa and declared as National Park in the year 1949. The area is located in the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka river of Dooars region in Jalpaiguri district. Tourists can enjoy wildlife from Jatraprasad and other observatories of Garumara forest. The area of this national park is 79.45 sq. km. It is recomended that visitors hire vehicles from either Chalsa or Lataguri to enter the National park. Accommodation is available at Gorumara forest rest house, Murti forest lodge and private resorts in Lataguri and Chalsa.

Major Flora : Tropical moist deciduous Sal forest associated with Odal, Lali, Katus, Dilenia, Simul-Siris-Khair, Terai grassland.

Major Fauna : Great Indian Rhinoceros, Leopard, Elephant, Sloth bear, Hog deer, Pigmy hog, Sambar, Python, Turtle, Migratory birds, Peafowl, Indian Pied Hornbill.

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