About Elephant And Gorumara Forest


Gorumara National Park defied and Edited Content for Elephanta Forest. Garumara National Park is a National Park in Northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros, Bison, Elephants, Leopards, Deer, Peacocks and various birds. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009. .

Park-specific information
Approach


·Bagdogra, West Bengal about 80 km away
·Broad gauge: Malbazar, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal is arround 18 km. from the Resort. Important rail stations: New Jalpaiguri, New Alipurduar
·: NH 31 between Siliguri and Guwahati passes over Sevoke, Batabari, the entrance to the Resort.
· The town of Chalsa is arround 7 km from the Resort. The town of Lataguri is arround 14 km from the Resort.
· The city of Jalpaiguri is arround 52 km to from the Resort. TheCity of Siliguri is 80 Km from the Resort.

Wild Life in Gorumara

The 43 Ft. watchtower in the Forest Resort gives a panoramic view of the entire park and the Murti Valley. The tower is the best place to observe wild animals. Most common animals in the area are one horned Indian rhino, Elephant, Indian Bison (commonly known as Gaur), Leopards (locally known as Chitabagh), Rock Python, Malayan Giant Squirrel and deer as they regularly come to the salt reservoir just below the tower. Visitors need to obtain a special permission to enter into the core area of the park.
The Gorumara national park has approximately 48 species of carnivores and herbivores, 193 species of birds, 22 species of reptiles, 7 species of turtles, 27 species of fishes and other macro and micro fauna.

Climate:Forest Resort 2010
November to February: 10-21 degree Centigrade.
March to April: 24 - 27 degree Centigrade.
May to October: degree Centigrade.
Average Rainfall: 382 cm

Places around Gorumara
Day visit to the park and to theChapramari wild Life Sanctuary is an excellent adventurous trip to the jungle. You can make your base in Murti to explore the less tourist trodden wonders of Dooars and lower Kalimpong hills like Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Jaldhaka, Jhalong, Bindu, Rango, Paren, Caron, Diana, Jaldapara and Bhutan.

 

Rongo - beautiful places of Dooars
Rongo Perched on the top of a hill at an altitude of 4500 ft near the Bhutan boarder, Rongo or Rongu serve as the Headquarter of Cinchona Plantation under Kalimpong subdivision. A tiny remote village having a market, post office and few houses in its locality, Rongo used to be a significant place for plantation and growing medicinal plants. Rongo offers fine-looking views of adjoining hills, dense forests and river valley of Jaldhaka.

 

How to reach Rongo
Rongo can be arrived from Siliguri through the Dooars crossing Chalsa, Khunia More Gairibas and Bindu. From Gairibas an uneven motorable road turns towards left to Rongo, about 7 kms away.
It is the doorway to the Neora Valley National Park. Positioned on a hilltop the place offers a birdís eye view of a vast plains of Dooars spotted with tea gardens and forests.
Most awesome trek in the Neora Valley Park begins from Mouchuki to Rechela - uppermost point of the Park. The most daring trek in North Bengal takes at least three days to Rechela through Bhotegarh and Thusum covering the dense forest and another three days to Lava through Aluabari.