Hollong - Wildlife of West Bengal

About Hollong

Hollong, an uniquely picturesque and serene destination, located in the Jalpaiguri district, is considered to be an ideal sightseeing spot for your family, and if you intend to visit the forests of North Bengal, then a visit to Hollong will definitely add sufficiency to your trip. Hollong actually forms a part of the trip to jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is considered to be one of the best and popular reserve forests in the entire Eastern India. Hollong houses a variety of species, which include rare birds and mammals.

How to reach

By Road: Jalpaiguri is the nearest town, from where, cars can be availed. Also tourists can avail transportation from other small towns like Mirik as well.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is located at Madarihaat, which is only 7 kilometres away. Transportation can be availed from here as well.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport, which is only a two-hour drive from Hollong. This airstrip is well connected with almost all the major airports in India.

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  • When to visit
  • Best time to visit this place is during the March to June and during November to February. Tourists should avoid this place during Monsoon, as the adjoining reserve forests remain closed.

  • What to Eat
  • Tourists can savour the taste of local delicacies at the eateries. Also they serve some really good Bengali cousins as well.

  • Attractions
  • - Chilapata Forest is one of the adjoining forests, which you must visit while staying here. The gtrip can be completed in a day only.
    - Totapara Village It is a small village located on the bank of river Torsa. It houses an old tribe of Dooars, known as the Toto tribe.

  • Activities
  • - Do consider visiting the banks of the river Torsa. The romantic view of the lively nature will surely mesmerise you.
    - Also, tourists have the option to go for trekking or river rafting as well.