SAFARIS TO FORESTS

SAFARIS TO FORESTS

Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity and forests, the most notable of which are Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, and Buxa Tiger Reserve.

The best National Park to visit from Octavius tea resort is Gorumara National Park in Dooars, located on the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka rivers, which offers an enormous variety of flora and fauna. In this park you shall find several mammal species like one horned Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Indian Bison, Leopard, Sambar, Deer, Monkey etc. This park has become a major tourist attraction due to the magnificent dense forests, beautiful landscapes and the presence of One Horned Rhinocerous.

To experience this adventure, a morning or an evening safari can be booked in an open Jeep through the Forest Department. The trip includes one watch tower and lasts for an hour.

THE WATCH TOWER ARE

  • Jatraprasad Watch Tower
  • Rhino Point Watch Tower
  • Chuk Chuki Watch Tower
  • Medla Watch Tower
  • Chapramari Watch Tower
  • Khunia Watch Tower and Murti River / Zero Point.

A naturalist may also accompany you for this safari. The tribal village visit included in this jungle safari is also an excellent experience to witness the tribal culture. The handicraft items manufactured by the local tribals are available for sale outside the park.

DISTANCE FROM OCTAVIUS

Octavius tea resorts promises to take you through this awe inspiring experience. Gorumara National Park, located at a distance of approximately 24 kms from the Nya Sylee Tea estate and 26 kms from the Sylee tea estate is the closest forest from Octavius for bird watching. It takes approximately an hour to reach the park from both the estates.

Set amidst breathtaking expanses of tea estates, each colonial bungalow extends a good share of adventure, fun and an ultimate family bonding. Dropped mobile signals, wildlife tales and great camaraderie make it a perfect escape with your loved ones.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The jungle safari is open for visit between to mid September to mid June. Although, the best time for jungle safari in this national park & forests is between December to June.

NOTE:

  • Duration of journey & distance are in approximation. Time taken to reach may fluctuates as per weather, road & traffic condition.
  • Rates and availability of all outsourced activities depend on the service providers and the season.
  • Jungle safari is an outsourced activities and will be charged as per actual (ID proofs are required for booking).
  • Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wild-Life Sanctuary, Neora Valley National Park, Tiffin Dara remain closed from around mid-June to mid-September (Dates may vary depending on monsoon).

Dooars Valley – Wildlife Sanctuaries and Parks (An Overview)

The Dooars valley is specially known for its wildlife sanctuaries and parks. The forests in the area along the river side have more than 100 species of Himalayan birds and some animals like Bison, Asian Elephants, Rhinoceros, Gaur, Leopards, Civet Cat, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Chital, Bengal Tigers, Indian Wild Dogs, Indian Wolf, Pygmy Hog, Giant Squirrels, Hispid Hare, Sambar Deer, Barking deer, Hog deer, etc. making it an ideal refuge for the nature lovers. Bison, deer, elephants are the animals visiting in herds the entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads running through the deep forests and tea gardens.

MOST NOTABLE FORESTS AREAS

  • Kaziranga National park at the border of Assam, adjacent to Dooars (657 Km from Baghdogra).
  • The Buxa Tiger Reserve (167 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Chapramari forests (80 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Gorumara National Park (85 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Jaldapara Santuary (140 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary (28Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Murti Forest (79 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
  • Neora Valley National park (106 Km from Baghdogra Airport).

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