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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary - This Sanctuary is on the National Highway number 31 and nearly 125 kilometers from Siliguri. It is spread over an approximate area of 114 square kilometers at an average elevation of 61 meters. Dooars is home to Sanctuaries, National Parks & Tiger Reserves with a diversified range of flora and fauna. Guest can spot mighty bison, leopard, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, hog deer, reptiles, herds of elephants, wild boars and the rarest variety of animals and birds. One can also spot pied hornbill, Racket - tailed drongo, Paradise flycatcher, Crested Eagle, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Shikra, Jungle fowl, Peafowl, Partridges and many other bird species. Seasonal variations are there but the best season to visit is October to May. March and October are by far the best month. The national parks and sanctuary remains closed from 15th June to 15th September each year. One horn rhino are the other attractions. Birding, angling, tribal tours are few of the options for guest to enjoy and there can be other options like religious tour, tribal tour to Cooch Behar and Bhutan. The best place to observe wild animals are the watch tower in the vicinity as animals come regularly to the salt reservoir just below the tower or the water body close to these towers. Jaldapara still holds the second largest population of Indian One - horned Rhino in the world roaming around in the grassland surrounding the area.

Tags: Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary,Places of tourist interest, sight seeing places in Dooars/Duars