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Singalila National Park

Singalila National Park, located at a height of more than 7000 ft, is the highest National Park in West Bengal. Situated at the extreme north- western boundary of Darjeeling District, it spans an area of 80 sq km.

The Singalila ridge runs north to south and is covered by thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests. Other flora includes magnoliaprimulas, silver fir, kawla, hemlock, aconitums, gentians, arisaemas and orchids.

The fauna found in the park are leopard, serow, pangolin, elephant, chinkara takin, red panda, and barking deer. A variety of birds such as pigeons, doves, sibia, minivet, magpie, cuckoo, hornbills and Kaleej pheasants are also spotted. It is home to a large number of migratory birds during seasons.

Singalila National Park is famous for treks with spectacular views of Himalayan peaks through a mist of pristine forests and mountain flowers. Best time to visit is between March to June and September to November. Nearest airport is at Siliguri. Nearest railhead is at Darjeeling (20 km).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Darjeeling
Location: Darjeeling    


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