The Buxa Tiger Reserve the second highest tiger reserve in West Bengal

The Buxa Tiger Reserve the second highest tiger reserve in West Bengal

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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The Buxa Tiger Reserve which is in the northern West Bengal in India, The Buxa Tiger Reserve covers an area of almost 760 km2 which is almost 290 sq mi which makes the largest forest in Dooars region. It is at an altitude of 200 ft in the Gangetic Plains bordering the Himalayas in the north.

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The Buxa Tiger Reserve is also a home of various species of almost 284 birds and varieties of wild animals like Gaur, Sambar deer, Asian Elephant, Indian Leopard, Clouded Leopard and many more.

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The Buxa Tiger Reserve is also a highly dense forest with a variety of trees like Sal tree, Simul trees along with many kinds of bamboo groves and shrubs. In the North Bengal and Dooars region, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is one of the famous tourist places and it is also one of the must-visit destinations of North Bengal. The name Buxa derived from the famous Buxa Fort. The Buxa was declared as a Buxa Tiger Reserve in the year of 1983 and during that time numbers of tigers were found and hence it was the second-highest tiger reserve after Sundarbans in West Bengal and in the year of 1992 due to its extensive biodiversity the Buxa Tiger Reserve was stated as National Park. Now a day it has become one of the popular tourist destinations and hence tiger sighting is the Buxa Tiger Reserve is quite rare these days. Rajabhatkhawa is a small settlement at the fringe of the reserve and it is the main entrance to the Buxa Tiger Reserve. In the main entry gate at Rajabhatkhawa one needs to buy a ticket for both vehicle and travellers.

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The forest inside is dark and many insects produce the sound perhaps mistake to be nighttime and the wild animal like elephant is seen most of the time on this route especially. One can so Jeep safari which takes place at Buxa from Jayanti area and the entry cost for each vehicle along with the driver is Rs. 250/- and for each traveller it is Rs. 50/-. Once the permits are issued for Safari the guides are available at the Jayanti Range Office which is located in the area of Jayanti Market. Overall the Buxa Tiger Reserve is a must-visit places in West Bengal.


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