Buxa National Park-Famous tourist spot of West Bengal


Buxa National Park famous for its Buxa Tiger Reserve is one of the most famous tourist spot of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.Buxa National Park is rich in flora and fauna and tourists are very much attracted by its natural beauty. Read this full article to get more details of this National Park, how to reach, where to stay there and what to see there.

Introduction of Buxa National Park


Buxa National Park is located in Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. This National Park was set up in the year 1982-83 and is surrounded by Bhutan on the northern side and Assam on the eastern side. The Buxa Tiger reserve is located inside this park. This park is also famous for other rare wildlife and also some rich fauna.

How to reach Buxa National Park


By Rail
The nearest railway station is Alipurduar Railway station and it is easily accessible from Howrah station, Sealdah station in Kolkata. Some trains that reach to Alipurduar railway station from Kolkata are Kanchenjunga Express, Kamrup Express, Saraighat Express and many more.

By Road
One can also reach Buxa National Park by road from Siliguri. Siliguri is 180km from the National Park and one can hire cars or can get buses to reach there.

Best time to visit Buxa National Park


The best time to visit the Buxa National Park is between the months of November to mid May. Tiger spotting mainly occur from March to mid May. The park remains closed from Mid June to September end.

Where to stay in Buxa National Park


There are many tourist lodges and hotels in the nearby places of Buxa National Park where tourists can accommodate themselves very comfortably. The tourist lodges are under West Bengal Department Corporation and one has to do the bookings in advance. The contact address of them is

West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited
6A Raja Subodh Mullick Square, 7th Floor,
Kolkata-700013
Phone:033-22370060/61

One can also stay at the Forest Rest houses.

What to see in Buxa National Park


Buxa Tiger Reserve is located inside the Buxa National Park and it comprises of large number of flora, fauna, endangered species and rare birds.
Fauna
Buxa Tiger Reserve comprises of 73 species of mammals, 80 species of snakes, and large number of fish species. One can also find 36 species of reptiles.
The endangered species found in Buxa Tiger Reserve are Indian Tigers, Asian Elephants Leopards, Python, Hog Deer and Chinese Pangolin. One can also find here variety of fish species. According to a survey conducted in 2006 it has been noted that Buxa Tiger Reserve has the highest number of fish species in the entire Northern region of West Bengal.

Birds
There are varieties of Red-stars, Wag- tails, Hornbills, Large Whistling Teals, Black Stork and many other rare birds. One can also find a large variety of butterflies flying here and there which are very much eye catchy.

Fauna
This Buxa Tiger Reserve is rich in flora. One can find here more than 300 species of trees, 250 species of herbs and shrubs and a large number of bamboos, orchids, and canes. Large numbers of trees like Teak, Sal, Simul, Sishu, Champ are found in this National Park.


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