The river Torsha flows through this rain forest sanctuary and have an area of 141 Sq.Km and altitude of 61 m. Jaldapara, the vast grassland with patches of riverine forests. It has great variety flora and fauna, particularly the one-horned Rhinoceros, an animal threatened with extinction.You can enjoy sumptuous food in our Restaurant while staying in Jaldapara Forest Camp Resort.
It contains a great diversity of flora and fauna of mixed deciduous forest, grasslands and river banks. The Malangi River also flows nearby from east to west. Drained by rivers Torsa, Malangi, Hollong, Chirakhawa, Kalijhora, Sissamara, Bhaluka and Buri Torsa.
Flora & Fauna
The forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses. The main attraction of the forest is Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros. It holds the maximum number of rhinos population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The other animals consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, elephants, deers, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, bisons
How to Reach-
The nearest railway station to Jaldapara is Madarihat. All the mail and express trains stop at Birpara/Hasimara railway stations which are well connected to Jaldapara.
Elephant safari in Jaldapara takes place in the morning hours and starts at the Hollong Lodge of WBFDC (West Bengal Forest Development Corporation). These safaris are operated by the staff of Forest Department on trained elephants. There are presently four such elephants – Laxmi, Minakshi, Madhumala and Priyadarshini, and all four usually participate in the safari.
Three Elephant Safaris take place every day for one hour each and all in the morning:
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am
You need to start minimum one hour before your slot time to complete entry formalities and reach on time. It takes few minutes at the forest main entry gate on National Highway at Madarihat to complete entry formalities and then further 20 minutes by car to reach Hollong Lodge.
Elephant Safari Cost (Fare updated: February 2019)
Entry fee – Rs. 50 per person (Indians), Rs. 200 per person (foreign nationals).
Elephant ride – Rs. 500 per person for Indians, Rs. 750 per person for foreigners.
Car entry fee + Parking – Rs. 125.
Still Camera – Rs. 50, Video – Rs. 500.
Vehicle charge for pick up and drop – Rs. 300 – 500.