Dooars is famous for its forest, wildlife, and diversity. The Gorumara National Park is covered with tall grasses and forests. It has one of the extinct animal i.e. the one-horned rhinoceros. This animal park gets tourists round the year but the visits drop during the monsoons. The Gorumara National Park was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1949 and is located in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district. Being located on the plains of Murti and Raidak Rivers, this park is close to Jaldapara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Reserve. This is one of the best places for a Dooars tour.
How to reach Dooars from NJP
The best way to reach is to take a train to New Jalpaiguri station from there you can hire a cab to Lataguri or Ramsai. It is one and a half hours journey.
Wildlife in Dooars
The park is rich for its wildlife resources and specializes in the famous one-horned rhinoceros. There are about 50 species of mammals and 194 species of birds. This park also has gaur, Asian elephant, sloth bear, chital, and sambar deer. Tourists can take elephant safaris or jeep safaris to explore the jungle. Four persons are allowed per elephant ride. The park has a large population of wild boar and pygmy hog it also has large squirrels. This park has some venomous and non-venomous snakes like the Indian Python and the most venomous snake, the King Cobra.
The Gorumara National Park is also home to some beautiful bird species like the scarlet minivet, sunbird, Asian paradise flycatchers, spangled drongo, and Indian hornbill.
The things that are needed for the best viewing of the wildlife are binoculars, with night vision facilities at night. They can be best viewed from watchtowers like the Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Chandrachur Watch Tower, Rhino Observation Point, Chukchuki Bird-watching Point.
I wish that all of you may have great journey.