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Biodiversity in National Parks

This place is arround fifty kilometers away from Jalpaiguri  town, fifteen kilometers from Lataguri and ten kilometers from Chalsa and declared as National Park in the year 1949. The area is located in the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka river of Dooars region in Jalpaiguri district. Tourists can enjoy wildlife from Jatraprasad and other  observatories of Garumara forest. The area of this national  park is 79.45 sq. km. It is recomended that visitors hire vehicles from either Chalsa or Lataguri to enter the National park. Accommodation is available at Gorumara forest rest house, Murti forest lodge and private resorts in Lataguri and Chalsa.

Major Flora: Tropical moist deciduous Sal forest  associated with Odal, Lali, Katus, Dilenia, Simul-Siris-Khair,   Terai grassland.   Great Indian Rhinoceros, Leopard, Elephant,  Sloth bear, Hog deer, Pigmy hog, Sambar, Python,

Major Fauna : Turtle,  Migratory birds, Peafowl, Indian Pied Hornbill.

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