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 Chalsa (West Bengal)

The region is famous for its wildlife sanctuaries, the most notable of which is Jaldapara. The forests in the Dooars have a large variety of deer, namely, the sambar, barking deer, spotted deer and the hog deer. Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary, another haven for wildlife, is known for its flora and fauna, rich wild life, which includes elephants, guars, pigs, reptiles, birds and fishes. Buxa Tiger Reserve, covering an area of 761 sq. km, is a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. While the peice-de-resistance is the Royal Bengal Tiger, the other animals also inhabit the region like Leopards, Elephants, Chital, Sambar, Barking deer and Malayan Giant Squirrel.

Chalsa Quick facts

  • Best time to visit Chalsa

    Anytime except the monsoon

  • Chalsa Orientation

    This small town is surrounded by hills, tea gardens, rivers and forests. One part of the town is surrounded by Gorumara National Park and other part with Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Canvas like tea gardens and dense forest will quench the thrist of your mind. The Sinclair's retreat is located on a hillock close to Chalsa.

  • Chalsa Near Getaways

    Chalsa is a few kilometers from malbazar on the way to dooars from Siliguri (About 64 km). From Chalsa the road to left leads to Samsing which is about 15 km from Chalsa.

  • Chalsa Distance(s)

    Located at a distance of 57 kms from Jalpaiguri and 7 kms from Malbazar.

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  • How to reach Chalsa by Road

    It takes around 1:30 hours from Siliguri both on road.

  • How to reach Chalsa by Rail

    It takes around 1:30 hours from Siliguri both on railways.

  • How to reach Chalsa by Air

     Kolkata (Howrah)-New Jalpaiguri (71 kms)

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    Chalsa Entertainment and Night Life

  • Chalsa Adventure

    Bindu  is a valley encircled with hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka. Bindu is a conglomeration of different aborigines. The advenurous place in bindu  has bindu dam, Jaldhaka hydel project, cardamom curing centre , gairibas diascorrea plantation, godak village. The advenurous place  in kalipong hills  fower nurseries, chitra-bhanu. Murti is the name of a river flowing down from the Kalimpong hills.

  • Chalsa Museum and Hill Stations

    Kalimpong : This tranquil hill station is located on top of a ridge on the east of river Tistahe distance between Kalimpong and Siliguri is 70km. Kalimpong is famous for its indigenous handicraft. The artisans here produce Tibetan and Bhutanese handicraft and jewelry that are much admired in the country and abroad. The shops at Kalimpong sell traditional handicrafts such as woodcarvings, copperware like feng-sui bells, tapestry bags, scrolls, paintings and tibetan jewelry.

  • Gardens and Parks at Chalsa

    Garumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary: Gorumara National park located on the bank of rivers murti and raidak has vegetation of riverine grasslands interspersed with savannah woodlands, Chapramari is more of woodland with very tall trees and thick canopy cover. Besides the one-horned rhinoceros, the fauna of the area include Asian elephant, gaur, leopard, and different species of deer and over 100 varieties of birds.

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