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Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Situated on the banks of rivers Murti and Raidak in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, the Gorumara National Park is a site that you cannot miss to afford on your next trip. Spread over an area of 80 sq.km. it sits prettily at the foothills of Great Himalayan mountains and has a large variety of flora and fauna. Full of riverine grasslands and moist deciduous forests, the place is especially famous for its Asiatic one-horned rhino, and also houses many other mammals, reptiles, insects and birds, including the majestic Asian elephants, the royal Bengal tigers and the Great Indian Hornbill.
Indian Wild Dogs, Giant Squirrels, Wild boars, deer, cobra, python, woodpeckers and a variety of other species can also be easily spotted here. Owing to its magnificent beauty and richness in flora and fauna, Gorumara National Park has come up as an emerging popular tourist destination in the last decade or so. Today, the area in the vicinity of the forest has the largest concentration of tourist accommodation in Dooars, which bears testimony to the increase in travel that the national park has witnessed. It was also declared as the best-protected area in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2009.
Air: Nearest airport is at Guwahati which is well connected to Tawang and Bomdila via Tezpur. One can easily hire a cab from the airport.
Rail: Nearest rail head is at Tezpur. From Tezpur hiring a taxi or taking the APSRTC buses will get you to Bomdila over a 6 hour journey.
Road: Bomdila is well connected to Tezpur by ASPRTC buses. The road conditions are bad in some stretches along the route which can add time to the journey. Alternatively you can either hire a cab or take a shared Tata Sumo till Bomdila which will take about 6-8 hours from Tezpur. Shared Tata Sumo are available near the ASPRTC stands and reasonable prices.
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Santanu Bhattacharya2 years ago