Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary


Situated in the foothills of eastern Himalayas, the river Torsa flows through this rain forest sanctuary, the sanctuary encompasses luxuriant vegetation and a rich variety of wildlife. The Malangi River also flows nearby from. Riding elephants and 4x4 safaris are the only ways to move inside this forest. The forest is mainly savannah, covered with tall elephant grass. The main attraction of the sanctuary is the One-horned rhinoceros. The sanctuary holds the highest rhino population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Other animals found are tigers, elephants, deer, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, wild pig and bisons. Jaldapara is a paradise for bird watchers. It is one of the very few places in India, where the Bengal Florican (also called the Bengal Bustard) is sighted. A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara. The elephant ride is the best possible way to explore the sanctuary.