The Senchal Lake near Darjeeling is located on the south-eastern side of this entrancing hill station of India. It is about 10 kilometers away from the main town area. The Senchal Lake is located on a hill at a height of 8,160 feet above the sea-level. It is located very close to the Tiger Hill. So, the morning you go out to catch a glimpse of the sunrise at the Tiger Hill, can easily be topped off with a picnic at the Senchal Lake . The pure cool water of the Senchal Lake is the source of drinking water for the wh... read more
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the engineering feats of the world. Although the steepness of the gradients on this narrow-gauge line is eclipsed in other parts of the world, and the 7,407 ft. altitude of the summit at Ghoom station is less than half the height of some of the summits in the Andes, the achievement of the engineers who built the line more than half a century ago is a noteworthy one in the history of railways. This little railway has a gauge of 2 ft. and a length of fifty-one miles, with st... read more
Darjeeling is also an absolute Arcadia for trekkers and adventure explorers. Trekking in Darjeeling is an lifetime experience that will take you through the sublime grandeur of Himalayas holding its vast treasures of the snow-capped mountains, valleys adorned with colorful rhododendrons, magnolias, orchids and ferns of numerous varieties. Trekkers can even enjoy the sights of varied color birds inhabiting in its dense jungles, there are about 600 species of birds nestling in the emerald green forests on the slopes ... read more
The Neora Valley National Park, a compact patch of virgin forest, is a unique area of rich bio-diversity. The National Park enjoys the distinction of being situated over one of the oldest Reserve Forest in India. The Northern boundary of this National Park is ontiguous with the forest of Sikkim and Bhutan and harbors of endemic species of flora and fauna. The National park comprises tropical & temperate vegitations like oak, bamboo, rhododendron, tree ferns, codal and different orchids. A number of animals like Red... read more
Singhalila National Park located at a very high altitude of more than 7000ft from sea level (between 2400 m to 3650m ) is the highest National Park in West Bengal. It is situated in the extreme north western boundary of Darjeeling District and extends on an area of 78.60sq.km.
The vegetation of these virgin forests mainly alpine, changes with the range in altitude. The main tree species found are the Rhododendron, Magnolia, Oak, Hemlock, Silver Fir, Juniper, Mailing Bamboo, Buk, Kawla, Bhujpatra etc. Other flor... read more
Area covered- 96square.kilometers.
Chief attractions- Elephant & the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Location- The sanctuary is situated near National Highway 31, which connects the North-Eastern states with other states in India.
Explore the wilds of Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary!
The Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 78kms from Siliguri, in the district of Darjeeling. The sanctuary lies on the way to Dooars across the river Tista. The sanctuary is quite near to the Gorumara national ... read more
Date of establishment- 1959.
Location- The sanctuary is at a distance of only 13kms from Siliguri and comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division.
About Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary!
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is located around 13kms from Siliguri and comes under the Darjeeling Wildlife division. The place was declared as a sanctuary in the year 1959 so as to protect the highly endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger and the Indian Bison. The sanctuary spreads over an a... read more
This zoo was established in 1958 with the objectives of study, conservation and preservation of Himalayan fauna. The animals are well cared for by dedicated keepers. To protect and breed the dwindling stocks of wild animals, to educate the public and instill in them a sense of the worth of these wonderful creatures, it is necessary to keep them in pseudo-natural habitats. The zoo houses India's only collection of Siberian tigers and some rare species, such as the red panda and the Tibetan wolf.
Padmaja Naidu Him... read more