Chilapata - Wildlife of West Bengal

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About Chilapata

Chilapata is a dense forest, located within the administrative jurisdiction of Alipurduar. It forms an elephant corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve. Till date, new speies of animals are still being found here. The local government is trying to encourage Eco-Tourism in this region, in order to boost the livelihood of the local villagers and to maintain the sanctity of this region. The forest houses a sizeable population of elephants and rhinos. The Indian Leopard is another common species of wild cat, that is quite common here.

How to reach

By Road: This place is around 20 kilometres from Alipurduar and close from the town of Madarihaat. Tourists can avail cars from both the places.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Hasimara and New Alipurduar. Cars are available from here as well.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport, It takes 3.5 hours to travel from this location to Chilapata.

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  • When to visit
  • Tourists can visit this place throughout the year, but they are advised to avoid gtravelling to this region during the monsoon.

  • Attractions
  • - The major attraction of this region include its vast wildlife, which comprises of- Indian Bison, Spotted leopard, White Leopard and various types of deer.
    Nal Raj Garh :It is historical fort, belonging to the Nal Kings of the Gupta Age. For those who are visiting this place for first time, a visit to this place is a must.
    - Chilapata lies between two major reserve forests- Buxa and Jaldapara, and this gives the forest an additional advantage. - For site scene one can visit Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jayanti, Rajabhatkhawa, Jaigaon & Phuntsholing.
    - You may also visit Samsing & Suntalekhola as nearest attractions from here.

  • Activities
  • - Trekking is a popular activity in this region, along with forest safari and photography. It takes a day’s trip to complete the forest safari.
    - One can also visit the local market and collect some souvenirs as well. If you want, you can also visit the adjoining villages and make friendly acquaintance with the villagers.