The North Bengal Wild Animal Park (NBWAP), popularly known as the Bengal Safari park, in matigara ,Siliguri inaugurated by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on January 21 2016. Tigers, leopard and black bears are major attractions that visitors view from specially designed buses. This park was established to showcase the faunal diversity of West Bengal without having to travel the entire state. Bengal safari park is located in the forested area of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary . It covers the area of 700 acres of land covered with thick sal forest far from the bustling city noise, very ideal for the animals and the visitors.
The best thing about Bengal safari is that the enclosure where animals are kept is designed in such a way so that the animals may feel at home, the area of every enclosure is big enough for the animals to move around. The Safari is carried out in Special air-conditioned vehicles at very nominal rates which takes the visitors to the different enclosures where the animals are kept.
These days It is one of the most popular tourist spot of Dooars package tour or Dooars tour plan.
Special Attraction at Bengal Safari park
Mixed Herbivore Safari is having Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer,One Hrned Rhinoceros, Peacock, Red Jungle Fowl, Black Ibis, Kingfisher,Emerald Dove,Drongo,Hornbill and other birds in natural condition.Total Herbivore Safari area 91ha ,Safari duration 20min.
Tiger Safari is having 3 Tigers (Male- Shenasish, Female- Sheela) brought from Nadankanan Zoological Park, Orissa. One Male Tiger Viban brought from Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jharkhand .Safari area 20ha.Tiger Safari duration 15 min.
Asiatic Black Bear Safari is having 2 Asiatic Black Bear(Himalayan Black Bear) (Male- Dhruba, Female- Jeniffer) brought from Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park, Darjeeling. Safari area 20ha.Safari duration 15 min.
Leopard Safari is having 4 Leopards(2 male, 2 female-Sachin, Saurav,Sital, Kajal Safari area 20ha.Safari duration 15 min
Aviary trail The Park is having foot trail Red jungle Fowl, Peafowl, White Peafowl, Different Mixed flying birds,Different Exotic birds.Other enclosures are developing
Lesser Cats trail The Park is having foot trail and open top enclosure of Jungle cat,Toddy cat,Fishing cat Other enclosures are developing
Gharial & Crocodile Pond Visitors enjoy Gharial & crocodile pond in natural free flowing water.
Best Time to visit
The Safari can be visited all through the year. There are no boundaries to visit to the place at any particular season. one can get the safari timing from here https://www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in/entrance-fee.php
How to Reach
The Bengal Safari park is located just 8 km from Siliguri town and only 12 km from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. its take only 30 to 45 min to reach the park from siliguri/NJP. The park is situated in 5th Mile, Salugara. During your journey Darjeeling/Gangtok/other north bengal tourist spot one must drive through Sevok road and the bengal safari park situated on the sevok road .
How to Book
The tickets for the Entry, Safari and the Elephant Ride are available at the entry gate or can also be booked online to avoid the queue, from https://www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in
You can get the entry fee details here https://www.northbengalwildanimalspark.in/entrance-fee.php