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Buxa Tiger Reserve - Tourist Attraction Of India

Buxa Tiger Reserve - Adventure Spot for Trekkers
Buxa Tiger Reserve - Adventure Spot
for Trekkers
The Buxa Tiger Reserve was declared a tiger reserve in 1983 and it became a National Park in 1992. It is located at the north eastern side of West Bengal bordering Assam and Bhutan over an area of 759 sq km. The park has the maximum number of elephants, leopards, Indian bison, smaller mammals, Deers, numerous species of birds and reptiles. Due to its rich bio-diversity, it adorns a marvelous collection of rare orchids and medicinal plants. The Park has as many as eight forests.

Buxa fort, Jayanti and Rajabhatkhawa are some of the attractions of this place. Many trek routes start from Buxa the most famous being Santrabari. Jayanti is a mesmerizing spot near the Jayanti River. It is definitely a place to relax and enjoy the cool breeze which removes all tiredness. The Mahakal cave is located here which is difficult to enter but adventurous. Another spot Rajabhatkhawa is 12 kms away from Jayanti and easily accessible by road and rail. It is an apt place for wild life lovers with the Nature Interpretation Centre. The park can be travelled by car or jeep apart from trekking.

Accommodation is easily available in forest and private rest houses. They are readily available at Rajabhatkhawa, Buxaduar, Jayanti and many other nearby places. The Buxa Tiger Reserve can be easily reached by hiring a car from Alipurduar which is 17 kms away. National Highway 31 is the main highway. The nearest railhead is Alipurduar Junction whereas Bagdogra is the nearest airport situated at a distance of 195 kms.