Jaldapara Elephant Safari Tour Duration : 4N/5D
Destination Covered : Jaldapara 3N / Lataguri 1N
Coordinates of Latagri : 26.7148° N, 88.7638° E
Coordinates of Jaldapara : 26.6908° N, 89.2770° E
Location of Jaldapara National Park: Alipurduar District of northern West Bengal, on the banks of the Torsa River
Altitude: altitude of Jaldapara National Park 61 m
Area: 216.51 km2
Established: 1941 for of protecting the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros and in May 2012 it was declared a national park
Famous for: Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and assured Elephant Ride for Hollong Bungalow dwellers
Accommodation in Dooars : Hollong Tourist Lodge
[Address: Jaldapara National Park, Uttar Barajhar Forest, West Bengal 735213]
Pickup & Drop : New Jalpaiguri Station [NJP] / Bagdogra Airport / New Mal Junction [NMZ]
→ Choice of Itinerary / Dooars Tour Duration
→ No of Guests travelling in Dooars, Jaldapara
→ Choice of Hotel/Resort Category [Budget / Deluxe / Luxury]
→ Choice of Car [Indica / Innova / Scorpio]
→ Activity You Choose [Jeep Safari / Elephant Safari / Tribal Dance / Bonfire]
Jaldapara National Park, (formerly Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) is a national park situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal and on the bank of river Torsa is best known for its Jaldapara Elephant Safari. Jaldapara is situated at an altitude of 61 m and is spread across 216.51 km2 (83.59 sq mi) of vast grassland with patches of reverie forests. It was declared a sanctuary in 1941 for the protection of the great variety flora and fauna. Today, it has the largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceros in the state, an animal threatened with extinction.
The nearby Chilapata Forests is an elephant corridor between Jaldapara and the Buxa Tiger Reserve and one of the dense forests in West Bengal. Also close by is the Gorumara National Park, known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros. The forest is mainly savannah in nature covered with tall elephant grasses. The main attraction of the national park is the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. The park holds the largest rhino population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Other animals in the park include Royal Bengal Tigers, elephants, sambar, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, wild pigs and bison.
Now, Hollong Tourist Lodge - the main attractions of Jaldapara is located deep inside the dense forest of Jaldapara Nation Park (almost 8 km inside the forest) and staying in this lodge guests experience the closeness of nature at it best. Outside the lodge, there is a open space where a salt pit is placed by the forest department to attract the wild animals like Indian Gours, Elephants, Rhinos, Deer, Sambars, Wild Pigs, Indian Bison etc. The best attractions of Hollong Tourist Lodge are the Elephant Safari in Jaldapara which is organized by the forest department on daily basis when forest is open. To earn a ticket for Jaldapara Elephant Safari, Hollong tourists get the first preference. Because of limited no of elephants (6 to 7), daily 2 trips are done by this trained elephant depending upon the weather condition and health of the elephant. So if slots are open left, then outside guests gets the chance for elephant ride. The Jaldapara Elephant Safari Charges are approx Rs 1200 per person and 6 person at a time can board on an elephant. To avail this either you can opt for Jaldapara Elephant Safari Online Booking or can contact NatureWings - we will help you to secure the Hollong Booking along with Jaldapara Elephant Safari.
Jaldapara is a paradise for bird watchers. It is one of the very few places in India, where the Bengal florican is sighted. The other birds to be found here are the crested eagle, Pallas's fish eagle, shikra, Finn's weaver, jungle fowl, peafowl (peacock), partridge, and lesser Pied Hornbill. Pythons, monitor lizards, kraits, cobras, geckos, and about 8 species of freshwater turtles can also be found here. Many of the animals in the park are endangered, like the Indian one-horned rhino and elephants. So to behold the exquisite wildness of the forest, travel Dooars with NatureWings - The Best North Bengal Package Tour operator and specialist.
Please Note : Each member looking for Jaldapara Elephant Safari or Jaldapara Jeep Safari should carry original Voter Card or Passport or Driving license (Pan card and Aadhar Card are not valid) along with four copies of Xerox and 3 copies of passport size photographs. In case of child you can carry School ID proof and Birth Certificate along with photographs.
Apart from Dooars Package Tour, we conduct Sundarban Package Tour also. We make Customized Sundarban Package Tour also as per guests request or recommendation. So, if you want to explore the beauty of Sundarban in 2021 winter holidays, please contact us.
|Places From||Places To||Road Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP Rly Station||Jaldapara||140 km||4 hrs|
|Bagdogra(IXB)||Jaldapara||149 km||4 hrs|
|Lataguri||Jaldapara||75 km||2 hrs|
|Jayanti||Jaldapara||80 km||2 hrs|
|Buxa Tiger Reserve||Jaldapara||85 km||2 hrs|
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||Sealdah (SDAH)||22:05||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||08:15||Daily|
|12377||Padatik Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||23:00||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||09:15||Daily|
|13149||Kanchan Kanya Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||20:30||New Mal Jn(NMZ)||09:31||Daily|
|13147||UttarBanga Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||19:35||Falakata (FLK)||08:38||Daily|
|13141||Teesta Torsa Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||13:40||New Maynaguri (NMX)||04:22||Daily|
|12345||SaraiGhat Express||Howrah (HWH)||15:50||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||01:40||Daily|
|12517||Garib Rath||Kolkata (KOOA)||21:40||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||07:45||Sun, Thrus|
In Jaldapara, various accommodations are available including Govt lodges and Private standard to Luxury accommodations. NatureWings offers its guests a wide varies of choices according to their choices and budgets. Here is some of the accommodation in Jaldapara.
|Accommodation Name||Govt / Private||Accommodation Type|
|Jaldapara Tourist Lodge - WBTDCL||Govt||Semi-Premium (AC)|
|Hollong Tourist Lodge - WBTDCL||Govt||Semi-Premium (AC)|
|Hollong Eco Village||Pvt||Semi-Premium (AC)|
|Jaldapara Wild Hute||Pvt||Semi-Premium (Non AC)|
|Heaven Inn Resort||Pvt||Premium (AC)|
|Jaladapara Wild Camp||Pvt||Premium (AC)|
|Family Tourist Center||Pvt||Standard|
Meet & greet on arrival at NJP / NMZ Rly Stn and proceeds towards Jaldapara for your amazing Dooars Package Tour. Jaldapara the gateway of Jaldapara National Park situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar District of Northern West Bengal and on the banks of the Torsa River. Jaldapara is spread across 216.51km of vast grassland patches of reverie forests. It was declared a sanctuary in 1941 for protection of its great flora and fauna. Today, it has the largest home of the Indian One Horn Rhinoceros in the state. Enroute covering South Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Centre.
Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Centre - Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Centre is a rescue centre for Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard.
Evening is free for enjoying activities like Barbeque, Tribal Dance, Bonfire etc. Overnight at Hotel / Resort in Jaldapara.
Early morning experience the famous Jaldapara Elephant Safari starts from the Hollong Tourist Lodge of WBTDC. Each elephant accommodates four people and takes the tourists through a wide trench and bumpy pathway of the core dense jungle. Crossing picturesque streams along the way, the highlight of the safari is a wet grassy land where if luck permits, one can witness the one horn Indian rhino in all its glory. Throughout the Jungle Safari, the Indian Peacock, Deers, Wild Bison and Boars can also be seen.
After breakfast, proceed towards Phuntsholing, the Indo Bhutan Border or Coach Bihar Rajbari for sightseeing.
Phuntsholing - Phuntsholing is a border town of Bhutan and adjoins the Indian town of Jaigaon. Top places to visit in Phuntsholing are Bhutan Gate, Amu Chu crocodile breeding ground, Karbandi Monastery and Phuntsholing market.
Cooch Bihar Rajbari - Coochbihar also called the victor jubilee Palace is a landmark of Coachbihar Town of Coochbihar District. It is a brick and mortar property which replicates the famous Buckingham Palace. Overnight stay at Jaldapara Hotel / Resort.
After breakfast, proceed towards Jayanti, a river-side forest village in Buxa Tiger Reserve of the Dooars region of West Bengal, India. It is often called the Queen of Dooars with the Jayanti River flowing like a precious necklace. River Jayanti also creates a natural border between Bhutan and West Bengal region. Jayanti is perfect destination for Jungle trail and birds watching. Enroute covering Buxa Tiger reserve Forest, Buxa Fort, Mahakal Cave and Chilapata.
Mahakal Cave Tour - Mahakal Cave is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the must see possession in dense Buxa forest. Beautiful Stalagmite structure throughout the cave is the main attraction of tourist.
Buxa Fort Trip - Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 metres (2,844 ft) in the Buxa Tiger reserve. It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Alipurduar - the nearest town. Buxa Fort used as a detention camp by the British ruler during the time of Indian freedom movement and it was as infamous as cellular jail located in Andaman. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was imprisoned here for the time being. After independence the Buxa Fort was used as a refugee Camp. One can reach there by trek and it can be one of the most adventurous and memorable part of anyoneâ€™s Doars package trip.
Chilapata Jungle Safari - Chilapata Jungle is an another Reserve Forest Near Hasimara Town. Chilapata Jungle consider as an elephant corridor between Buxa Tiger reserve and Jaldapara Jungle. One can also experience Jeep Safari to see the one horn Rhino inside Chilapata Jungle. Evening is free for Personal enjoyment. Overnight at Jaldapara.
After breakfast start for Lataguri. Lataguri is a small town of Malbazar Subdivision in the Jalpaiguri district. Lataguri is the gateway to Gorumara Chapramari Wildlife sanctuary and a popular tourist destination for adventure-loving tourists. On the way visit.
Murti - Is a small hamlet got its name from River Murti flowing down from Neora Valley National Park in between Gorumara and Chapramari forest.
Samsing - Samsing is famous for its lush green tea garden and beautiful landscape.
Sultanikhola - Another tourist spot with abruptly rising hills and small streams.
Jhalong - Another tiny hamlet on the bank of river jaldhaka in Indo Bhutan border famous for its cool and calm nature. Have Lunch at Roadside restaurant. Reach Lataguri in the evening. Overnight at Lataguri.
Visit Gorumara National park at the early morning session - Gorumara National Park is a mid-size national park located in Dooars region with grassland and forest. It has been declared as Wildlife sanctuary in 1949 on account of its breeding population of Indian one horn Rhino. Enjoy the Gorumara Jeep Safari and meet the jungle king of Gorumara, one horn rhino.
Back to the hotel have breakfast and proceed towards Mal junction / Njp with sweet Dooars memory.
Jaldapara Tourist Lodge / Heaven Inn
Hollong Eco Village Resort / Panchak
Hotel Dreamland / Reserve Gorumara
Hotel Sonar Bangla / Priti Forest Resort
→ All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle (NJP to NJP)
→ Accommodation in best properties in mention places
→ Meal Plan as per customer requirement
→ All permits and applicable taxes
→ All items which are not included in inclusion list
→ Jungle Safari related Expenses
→ Extra Bed
→ Train Fare, Air Fare
→ Laundry, Tips, Phone Call, Porter or any such personal expense
Naturewings is the best tour operator with vast knowledge about Dooars and North Bengal territory
NatureWings offers a tailor made package
Wide choices of Resorts / Hotels / Homestays and No push of Own Hotels
Tourist friendly driver
Choices of Different Packages - Premium / Deluxe / Standard, best Price in the package category
24X7 support during the tour
Guests can indulge themselves during their Dooars Tour with the following activities :
Jungle Safari in Gorumara Forest with open hood Jeep
Medla watchtower in Gorumara Forest visits to get a glance of famous One Horn Rhino
Visit Samsing to experience the tea making procedure
Rocky Island camping
Experience the tribal dance from local people
Elephant safari in Jaldapara forest
Jeep Safari in Jaldapara forest
Jeep Safari in Chilapata forest
Trek to Mahakal Temple and Mahakal cave
Dooars Jeep safari mainly occurred in Gorumara Forest (Lataguri) and Jaldapara Forest. This is a time-bound activity that takes around 2 Hrs and operated by the forest department in their special open hood jeep mainly maruti gypsy driven by an expert driver. So there is no option to book a jeep for full day Jungle safari.
Elephant Safari in Jaldapara is operated by the staff of the Forest Department with trained elephants and Mahut (Elephant keeper). To get on the elephants and get down from elephants a special stair is used for easy boarding on the back of elephant. The elephants and Mahut knows the jungle very well and drive only the way which offers best possibilities for wild animal visibility. Utmost caution is taken during the trip for guests safety.
Depending upon the availibility, health and weather condition, generally 4 to 6 elephants are used for every slot and each elephant can carry 4 people at a time including children. So a total of 16 to 24 guests can avail the jungle safari in each slot.
Each elephant can carry 4 people at a time and it will cost around Rs 1,200/Person, so a total of INR 4,800/- per elephant can cost for a total 4 persons.
Jaldapara Elephant Safari is operated by WBTDC. They provide trained elephant and expert keeper as well as guide. Ticket must be booked one day prior to the elephant safari.
Ticket will be available from ticket counter in front of Jungle main gate beside Jaldapara Tourist Lodge. One needs to stand in queue 2 hrs prior to the opening of ticket counter due to rush during season. Document needed while booking is Voter Card, Passport Copy or Photocopy of Driving License.
NOTE : The resident guests in Hollong Tourist Lodge and Jaldapara Tourists Lodge get the preferential treatment to obtain Jaldapara Elephant Safari Ticket.
NatureWings suggest at least 5 yrs old healthy child to avail Elephant Safari in Jaldapara. Jeep Safari is safe for all ages.
Dooars Package Tour Reviews - with Jaldapara Elephant Safari & Jeep Safari
4.9 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 127 Reviews
We booked our Dooars Tour Package in December, 2019 with NatureWings and it was a fascinating experience. It was the first time that we travelled for Dooars after much postponement. The best time for Dooars Tour Plan is from October to March as the weather remains very pleasant during that time. Our Dooars Tour started after reaching Bagdogra. The first place that we went in our Dooars Trip was Lataguri. We did Jeep Safari in Gorumara National Park on the next day. We stayed there for 2 nights. Our next stop during the trip was at Jaldapara. We did the amazing Elephant Safari in Jaldapara. This was the first time we travelled Dooars so we were very excited and Naturewings also made very good arrangements throughout our entire trip. We shall recommend everyone to travel Dooars with NatureWings for the best experience.
Me and my wife went to Dooars in the 2nd week of February 2020 and this our first experience of a jungle safari. We were confused about the Dooars Tour Plan. We decided to go on package within a very short notice. So I contacted NatureWings. They planned the entire Dooars Trip for me in couple of days, confirmed my hotels, and confirmed a car for us for the entire Dooars Tour and plan out a detail trip for me for 6 days.
On the first day of our Dooars Tour, we went to Jaldapara. We did Elephant & Jeep Safari during the tour. We visited Buxa-jayanti, Gorumara and in between visited some interesting places like Coochbihar Rajbari, Buxa Fort, Rajabhatkhawa. Our entire tour was well planned by NatureWings for every location. I will surely recommend NatureWings for their excellent service.
We, a group of 6 people from 3 families went for a Dooars Tour. We booked our Dooars Package Tour through a Kolkata based Dooars Tour Operator - NatureWings. They provide us a good stay, good food throughout the tour. We visited Jaldapara and Lataguri. Jaldapara tourist lodge we booked by our own and Lataguri hotel and entire transportation we booked from NatureWings. In our Dooars tour we did Elephant Safari at Jaldapara and it was arranged by the NatureWings Tour Coordinator at lataguri Mrs. Mousumi Raha, She helped us to book the Jeep Safari. She and her team was continuously in touch with us throughout our dooars tour. Overall our experience was nice and memorable. We are eagerly looking forward to do Bhutan Tour with NatureWings. Best wishes to NatureWings from our group.
Me, my wife and my parents had dooars tour with NatureWings. Our Dooars Package Tour was for 3 Nights and 4 Days. We stayed at Hallong Eco Resort (Private) and The Reserve Gorumara at Lataguri. Me and my wife enjoyed the Elephant Safari at Jaldapara as we spotted lots of famous one horn Rhino, Wild Elephant, Barking Deers and lots of peacock. We also visited Samsung, Jhalong, Bindu, Suntalekhola in the lap of Himalaya. The fresh air of hills and jungle mesmerize our heart. Evening time we enjoyed local tribal dance organize by our resort. We also enjoyed Jeep Safari in our dooars tour planed by our tour operator. Thank you team NatureWings and Mousumi Madam for a wonderful hassle free Dooars tour package.
My family and I visited Jaldapara during winter last year with Naturewings. We stayed at the Hollong Eco village resort. It was a beautiful resort very close to the forest. Naturewings arranged for all the accommodation and traveling and paid attention to every detail of our trip. The highlight of our trip was the Elephant Safari in Jaldapara National Park, where we were right in the vicinity of a one-horned rhino. From Jaldapara, Naturwings also arranged a day sightseeing trip to (insert places). It was a very smooth trip and we are grateful to nature wings for it. We highly recommend it.
I recently went to Dooars Trip, right before the lockdown. Our entire trip was planned and organized by Naturewings. From car pickups to hotels, to sightseeing, Naturewings looked after our every need. Jaldapara in February is very beautiful. It has comfortable weather, and the forest looks magnificent. We stayed at the (hotel name) which was very comfortable. The Jeep safari and elephant safari have to be booked by customers, themselves. However, nature wings provided us with all directions on how to go about it, which made our trip a lot easier.
From Jaldapara, we went for sightseeing to (insert place) arranged by Naturewings.
It was a great trip and we will go with Naturewings again for our next Sikkim or North Bengal Tour.
Finally three friends family decided to explore forest in last winter and close to Kolkata, Dooars was the best forest destination. Based on inputs from one of our friend, who already visited Dooars suggested NatureWings as they are the best for the Dooars Tour Package. So we called NatureWings and they guided us with a very well planned 5 nights 6 Days program. Our Dooars Tour started from New Mal Jn (NMZ) Railway Station and as per the plan, our car was waiting just outside the station. We then proceed to Lataguri and in the afternoon we took the Lataguri Jungle Safari by Jeep, where we spotted Wild Bison, Wild Elephants and few peacocks. Next day, we took the whole day excursion to Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, Rocky Isalnd, Samsing and SultaniKhola. Next Day we went to Jayanti forest inside Buxa Tiger Reserve. Jayanti homestays are very nice just in front of Jayanti River. Next day morning we took the Chilapata Jeep Safari, the jeep entered into very deep jungle, where no sun light reaches and after completing Jeep Safari Completes, we proceed to the Jaladapara Forest, where NatureWings arranged a nice resort, Hallong Eco Resort. From the resort back gate, we entered into the forest for an afternoon walk. The best part of Dooars Tour was the Elephant Safari in Jaldapara and we took at 5 am slot. It was an amazing experience as Elephant entered into the Jeep jungle and we could see a most coveted Indian One Horn Rhino from stone throwing distance. A great thank you to NatureWIngs for arranging such our wonderful Dooars Trip and will certainly recommend my friends and families to NatureWings.
Plase Fill-Up, Our Dooars Specialist Will call you
Need Help, Talk to our Dooars Super SpecialistMs. Mausumi