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Buxa National Park and Tiger Reserve in Rajabhatkhawa

·  Summer: 30°C-38°C
·  Winter: 10°C-30°C
·  Monsoon: June-September<

Best time to visit:  October-May

Opening Time: Sunrise
Closing Time: Sunset
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  N/A
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  N/A
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
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Declared a Tiger Reserve in 1983 and a National park in 1992, Buxa is the famous territory of royal Bengal tigers. Apart from tigers, the park entices its visitors with other mammals like Asian elephant, wild boar, sambar, gaur, civet, antelope, bear and others. It is also an important bird area and one can find hornbill, black necked crane, whistling teal, red junglefowl and other birds around several lakes, rivers and wetlands inside the park.

More than 10 types of forests constitute Buxa National Park. Multiple species of bamboos, shrubs, herbs, canes, orchids and grasses can be explored here. Jungle safari in a private vehicle and in the company of a guide can be a worthwhile experience. The park also offers some truly elating trekking trips. Buxa offers many more attractions other than wildlife and natural beauty and some of them include Buxa Duar Fort and holy Karts Lake.  

Permits should be obtained from Rajabhatkhawa or Jayanti. Be careful not to enter the areas close to the international border.  

Road: National Highway 31 C runs close to the national park. Buxa is connected by motorable hill roads to various towns and cities like Alipurduar and Siliguri. Local transport buses and private jeeps and taxis are among the possible options to reach the park. You can hire a four-wheeler to enjoy wildlife safari.

Railway: Alipurduar Railway Junction is the closest railhead about 16 km. away from the park. Taxis and jeeps are available here that take tourists to the national park and tiger reserve.

Airway: The park can also be easily accessed by tourists who plan to travel by air. Board a flight from Guwahati or Kolkata to reach Cooch Behar Airport which at the distance of about 29 km. is the nearest airport to the park.