Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary

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Located in the Dooars of West Bengal, the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature lover’s paradise, renowned for its diverse flora and fauna. Covering an area of approximately 960 hectares, this sanctuary is part of the larger Gorumara National Park and is nestled at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas.

Boasting a rich biodiversity, Chapramari is home to a remarkable variety of wildlife, including elephants, Indian bison (gaurs), leopards, deer, and a myriad of bird species. The dense forests and sprawling grasslands provide an ideal habitat, making it a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts seeking an authentic and immersive experience.

Beyond its role as a wildlife sanctuary, Chapramari captivates visitors with a picturesque landscape adorned with lush greenery, teak and sal forests, and meandering rivers and streams. For birdwatchers, Chapramari is a paradise, showcasing an extensive array of avian species such as the Indian pied hornbill, Indian treepie, various eagles, and vibrant migratory birds. Early mornings and late afternoons provide the perfect backdrop for observing the diverse birdlife.

The sanctuary’s diverse flora, including teak, sal, and expansive grasslands, contributes significantly to its overall biodiversity, creating a balanced and sustainable ecosystem. Engaging activities within the sanctuary include wildlife safaris via jeep to explore its depths, birdwatching during serene mornings and evenings, nature walks along well-marked trails, and photography to capture the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant wildlife.

Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary promises an enriching and unforgettable experience, showcasing the beauty and biodiversity of West Bengal’s natural landscapes. Whether drawn by the allure of wildlife, the tranquility of nature, or the joy of birdwatching, visitors can immerse themselves in the sanctuary’s offerings, creating lasting memories of this pristine natural haven.


  • Visitors may witness the elephants grazing, bathing in rivers, or traversing the verdant landscape, creating memorable moments for wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Apart from elephants, visitors can spot Indian bison (gaurs), leopards, deer, and a plethora of bird species, making Chapramari a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.
  • From vibrant parakeets flitting through the trees to iridescent kingfishers perched on branches, Chapramari's avian orchestra will captivate your senses.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for elusive hornbills and listen to their haunting calls.
  • Embark on a thrilling jeep safari through the dusty trails, your heart pounding with anticipation as you search for wildlife amidst the foliage
  • Engage in eco-tourism that supports the preservation of this unique ecosystem.
  • Enjoy the peaceful ambience as the sanctuary's landscape is embraced by the gentle flow of rivers, creating a serene haven for wildlife.

Frequently asked questions

Chapramari is recognized for its abundant elephant population, while Indian bison, known as gaur, are also spotted in the area. Additionally, rhinoceros, deer, boars, and leopards contribute to the diverse wildlife found in the region.

You can go on adventurous jungle safaris within the sanctuary to observe its rich biodiversity up close.

Early morning and late afternoon are generally better times for wildlife sightings due to increased animal activity.

Guided safari tours are available within the sanctuary. Private vehicles are not be allowed for conservation reasons.

The forest of Chapramari seamlessly extends from the Gorumara forests, with the Murti River dividing the two contiguous woodlands. While Gorumara is designated as a National Park, Chapramari functions as a wildlife sanctuary.

Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary | Jalpaiguri District, Govt of West Bengal | India.

Follow the instructions of the safari guides for safety and adhere to park rules for responsible wildlife viewing.

Per person entry fee: Rs. 70. Guide and safari cost are additional.

From March to September, permits for the Chaptamari Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars are issued between 6 am and 6 pm.

During October to February, permits are issued between 6:30 am and 5 pm.

The cost for a vehicle from Lataguri is Rs. 1140, and Rs. 1320 if it includes a Nepali dance program.In addition to the vehicle cost, there is a vehicle entry fee of Rs. 100.If you opt for a guide, the guide fee is Rs. 180, and there is an additional fee of Rs. 200 if you bring a video camera.The per-person entry fee varies based on the shift: Rs. 70 for shifts 1-3, and Rs. 120 for shift 4.

Yes, there is a cost of 180 for guides.
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No, there is no official website for the sanctuary. You can visit:

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Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars


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