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Buxa National Park

Located in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, Buxa National Park has an area of 745 sq km and is home of the majestic Bengal tiger.

Buxa is rich with bio-diversity and has a great collection of rare orchids and medicinal plants. The fauna of the park comprises 67 species of mammals, including 23 endangered ones and 36 species of reptiles.

Leopards, sambar, clouded leopards, elephants, spotted deer, barking deer, monitor lizard, wild boar, sloth bear, wild dogs, porcupine, golden lion-tail langoor, Himalayan langoor, wild buffaloes, antelope and snakes including Indian python and cobra are the major animals spotted.

Some of the bird species sighted here are hornbills, ibisbill, trans Himalayan migratory goosanders, red-stars, wag-tails, the rare black necked crane, migratory common teal, black stork, large whistling teal, minivets and white eyed poachared.

Best time to visit is October to April.

The two main entry points are Buxa and Jayanti. Nearest town is Alipurdaur. Nearest railhead is Alipurduar Junction Railway Station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Jalpaiguri
Location: Alipurduar


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