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Gorumara National Park

Situated in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri District in West Bengal, Gorumara National Park is famous for the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros.

The forest is moist deciduous and sal (shorea robusta) is the most common tree. Teak, simul, siris and khair are also seen.

Leopards, sloth bear, hog deer, pigmy hog, sambar, python, turtle, elephants, Indian bison and langoors are the other animals spotted. The park is a birdwatcher's paradise with Indian pied hornbill, woodpeckers, sunbird, fly catcher, minivet, drongo, pheasants, cuckoos, cormorants, pigeons and mynas. Brahmany duck is a regular visitor.

Lataguri is the entry point of the park. There are watch towers for viewing animals inside the park - Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Rhino Observation Point in front of the Gorumara forest bungalow, Old Khunia Watch Tower near the Murti forest bungalow and Suksukia Bird Watching Point. Best time to visit is November to April. The park is closed from mid June to mid September.

From Gorumara it is only a two hours ride to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Nearest airport is at Siliguri. National highway 31, which connects Siliguri and Guwahati, passes through Lataguri.

Updated on 27th April, 2015
District: Jalpaiguri
Location: Jalpaiguri

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