Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the charm of Darjeeling is incomparable to any other place. The hill station has been a major tourist attraction for several decades. But what sets it apart is the wildlife of the region. The town encapsulates rich flora, fauna and biodiversity. The tour operators in Darjeeling will show you the whimsical wildlife of this area. This way, you can enjoy and experience your travel with a touch of uniqueness.
There are several wildlife sanctuaries that you can visit when in Darjeeling. In this blog, we will discuss them in detail.
Nature Parks to Visit in Darjeeling
- Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
The nature park has tall trees, canopies and lush greenery. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India, bound to captivate tourists with its beauty. It is an extended part of the Gorumara National Park, divided by the river Murti. Situated 80kms away from Siliguri, you can take a ride to this park to witness its magnificence.
The tourist guides will help you spot several animals and birds when inside the sanctuary. The wildlife consists of Elephants, Bisons, Rhinos, Barking deer and more. If you are lucky, you can catch sight of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger.
There are an endless variety of birds that you can watch. The place is perfect for nature enthusiasts who love bird sightings.
- Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary
This wildlife sanctuary is home to high-altitude animals like the Himalayan Salamander, which the locals call ‘Gora’. The sanctuary is home to animals like the Rhino, Tiger and exotic birds. It is a major tourist attraction with a scenic view of the mountains and lush greenery. For travellers, the place provides a break from the chaos of other tourist sites.
The best time to visit Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary is June to August. It appears picturesque during the monsoon season. You can stay there in the accommodation facilities arranged by the Tourism Department.
- Neora Valley National Park
Located in Kalimpong, it takes three hours to drive to this park from Darjeeling. The park was founded in 1986, and since then, it has thrived as a major tourist site. It is hailed as the largest biological zones in Eastern India. The park has the highest point, which is Rachela Pass. This area joins the border to Bhutan in North East and Sikkim in the North. The park has acquired its name from the Neora river that flows through it.
Consult Northeast Tour to plan a memorable Darjeeling trip. Explore the wildlife of the region by visiting these popular wildlife sanctuaries.