Bengal Safari

Bengal Safari

  • Siliguri
  • West Bengal
  • India

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Bengal Safari, Siliguri Overview

West Bengal is blessed with amazing flora and fauna with miscellaneous geographical features. It consists of the cold Himalayas in the north to the hot tropical places of the plains. Some of these areas are enclosed with the dense forest where different animals find their home. It is therefore not possible to explore the wildlife of the entire West Bengal region in a short period. To enjoy this wilderness in the best way, you can visit Bengal Safari Park.

 

Visitor information

 

Entry Fees of the Bengal Safari Park:

The different timings, schedules, and packages are mentioned below for the ride in the Bengal Safari Park.

 

Safari by bus ride-

 

Grand Safari includes Herbivore Safari, Tiger Safari, Bear Safari, and Leopard Safari:

Entry Fee of Adult/Child (5 years and above): INR 200

Duration: 75 minutes

 

Combo1 Safari includes Herbivore Safari and Tiger Safari:

Entry Fee of Adult/Child (5 years and above): INR 100

Duration: 45 minutes

 

For Tiger Safari:

Entry Fee of Adult/Child (5 years and above): INR 50

Duration: 20 minutes

 

Zoo or Safari Timing:

Ticket Timing: 9 am to 4:30 pm (All Days of the week except Monday)

Visiting Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

 

 

Where is it located?

 

Bengal Safari Park is located within the forested area of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the first-ever animal safari park of the North Bengal region that provides the visitors with a fascinating opportunity to experience the wildlife of Bengal.

 

What is the area?

 

It is spread over an area of 297 hectares and is made to bring forth the diversity in flora and fauna to the people visiting the park.

 

What does it has to offer?

 

It is created as a natural habitat for the Sal and its species. There you can see various wild animals like leopards, tigers, and elephants here.

 

The best time to visit Bengal Safari, Siliguri

 

Visiting a park, like Bengal Safari, is fun in every season. But to enjoy the flora and fauna in the best colour and mood there is a specific time. So, the best time to visit the safari park is during the months, May, June and August-September as the weather stay good and ideal for a safari inside the park. It is known as the peak tourist season.

 

How to reach the park?

 

If you want to spend your weekend in Siliguri away from the noisy city life, then Bengal Safari Park is the right choice for you. After reaching Siliguri, you can take a car or travel in local transports and reach Bengal Safari Park in 38 minutes. It is located at a distance of 12 kilometres from the main city of Siliguri.

 

 

Reasons to visit the Bengal Safari Park

 

The state of West Bengal is very rich in wildlife. North Bengal floodplains harbour wild animals like

• Tiger,

• Common Leopard,

• Clouded Leopard,

• Elephant,

• Rhino,

• Himalayan Black Bear,

• Sloth Bear,

• Gaur,

• Spotted Deer,

• Rhesus monkey, and

• Reptiles like the crocodile, etc.

Different varieties of birds are there to see in the Safari Park like Red Junglefowl, Golden Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Pond Heron, Parakeet Rose Ring, and Pea Fowl.

 

This park is also rich in various orchids like Bamboo Orchid and different types of medicinal plants to see in the park.

 

If you want to spend a lovely weekend amidst the animals and plants then there is no other than a wildlife park. North Bengal will fulfill your wish of having a closer look at the various animals, birds, reptiles, and plants. So, explore this park and the serene ambience along with a comfortable stay in Siliguri for an enjoyable weekend to cherish upon.

 

Other nearby attractions to Bengal safari park in Siliguri

 

• Salugara monastery- the monastery is famous for the 100 feet stupa founded by the Tibetan Lama, Kalu Rinpoche.

 

• ISKCON Temple- it is also known as Sri Radha Madhav Sundar Mandir.

 

• Madhuban park- it is founded by the Indian army and has spectacular surrounding to enjoy a picnic.

 

• Coronation Bridge- about 20 k away from Siliguri, it is the best place to observe the natural beauty.

 

• Hong Kong market- this market is well known for stocking imported goods and international brands of apparels and gadgets.

 

• Dreamland amusement park- this is Water Park full of rides and swings.

 

• Tea garden- it is very exciting to watch the workers at work - sowing, reaping or harvesting. It is depending on the season that you are visiting in.

 

• Suryasen Park- The highlight of the park is the grand bust of the great freedom fighter Surya Sen that is installed in the heart of the park.

 

• Lokenath temple- is an architectural masterpiece which showcases great artwork in the form of the idols of different deities.

 

FAQ and information about Bengal Safari Park

 

Bengal Safari has been established to showcase the faunal diversity of West Bengal without having to travel the entire state.

 

Hope, this information is useful to you for planning a wonderful trip.

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