Best West Bengal Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks

Discover Some of the best wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in West Bengal
Total recorded forest land in the state is 11,879, of which 7,054 is Reserved Forest, 3,772 is Protected Forest and 1,053 is Unclassed State Forest, thus constituting 13.38% of the geographical area of the state. Part of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans is located in southern West Bengal.

Bird Sanctuaries in West Bengal

Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
  • Location: Kolkata
  • Species:Asian koel, Brown fish owl, Shikra, Indian pond heron, Cattle egret, Scaly-breasted munia, Little egret, Little cormorant, White wagtail, Green bee-eater, House crow, Large-billed crow etc.
Neora Valley National Park
  • Location: Kalimpong district
  • Species: Hodgson's hawk cuckoo, Lesser cuckoo, Brown wood owl, Ashy wood pigeon, Mountain imperial pigeon, Jerdon's baza, Black eagle, Mountain hawk eagle, Dark-throated thrush etc.
Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Raiganj
  • Species: Open-bill storks, Egrets, Night herons, Cormorants, Kites, Flycatchers, Owls, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Drongoes etc.

National Parks in West Bengal

Sundarban National Park
  • Location: South 24 Parganas
  • Famous for: Tiger Reserve, River Terrapins, Olive Ridley Turtles, Gangetic Dolphins, Ground Turtles, Hawk Bill Turtles, Pythons, King cobras, Rattle snakes etc.
Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: South 24 Parganas district
  • Famous for: Estuarine Crocodiles, Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Spotted Deer, Jungle Cats, Rhesus Macaque etc.
Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: South 24 Parganas district
  • Famous for: Water fowl, Spotted deer, Rhesus macaques, Tigers, Water monitor lizards, Fishing cats, Crocodiles, Batagur terrapins etc.
Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Deltaic region
  • Famous for:Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Monekys etc.
Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Location: Burdwan
  • Famous for: Leopard, Sloth bear, Crocodile, Peafowl, Adjutant stork, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Storks, Mongooses, Owls, Spotted dove etc.
Singalila National Park
  • Location: Singalila Ridge
  • Famous for: Red panda, Leopard cat, Barking deer, Yellow-throated marten, Wild boar, Pangolin, Pika, Himalayan black bear, Clouded leopard, Serow, Takin etc.
Gorumara National Park
  • Location: Jalpaiguri district
  • Famous for: Indian rhinoceros, Gaur, Asian elephant, Sloth bear, Chital, Sambar deer, Scarlet minivet, Sunbird, Asian paradise Flycatchers, Spangled drongo etc.

Safari in West Bengal

Buxa Tiger Reserve
  • Location: Alipurduar
  • Famous for: Tigers, elephants, bears, civets, giant squirrel, gaur, chital, clouded leopard, wild buffalo, antelope and snakes including the regal python etc.
Jaldapara National Park
  • Location: Alipurduar District
  • Famous for: Indian one horned rhinoceros, Indian leopard, Indian elephants, Sambar, Barking deer, Spotted deer, Hog deer, Wild boars etc.
Mayurjharna Elephant Reserve
  • Location: Bankura district
  • Famous for: Elephant

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