wildlife in west bengal
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal
|Speciality||one horned Rhinoceros|
|Airport||Bagdogra 155 kms.|
|Railhead||Madurai Hat 11 kms.|
|Accomodation||Rest house at Jaldapara|
|Best Time To Visit||March to May|
The tropical forests extanding from South-East Asia end around here, and if you don't go further east, this is your chance to see Indian rhinoceros, elephant and other wildlife. The area protects 100 sq. kms. of lush forest and grasslands, cut by the wide Torsa River. It is 224 km. from Darjeeling, Via Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. There is a rest house at Jaldapara. The best time is from March to May.
Sunderban Wildlife, Calcutta
The rivers Ganga and Hoogly divide itself into many distibutaries towards the south of Calcutta. As it is about to merge into the sea the speed of water is reduced and the river deposits its silt. In due course, on the mouth of the rivers the accumulated silt takes the shape of islands. These are the famous Gangetic deltas. They provide an ideal environment and atmosphere for the Sundari trees to grow. Spread over an area of almost 10,000 sq kms (now shared by Bangladesh and India), they are home to many exquisite animals and birds. The area of 1330 sq kms has been declared as a national park by Indian Government.
The best time to visit Sunderbans is during winters between September and March. There are regular bus services from Calcutta to this place. But the main areas of the sanctuary can only be accessed only by riverine waterways. The best and the safest way to visit Sunderbans is on conducted tours. One can also avail the services of the private vessels from Canning, Gosaba or Basanti. Accommodation in the sanctuary is available, in the comfortable tourist lodges. Sajnekahli has a 60 bed tourist lodge. Overnight facilities are also available at Bakkhali and Piyali.