Jaldapara is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Dooars, the habitat of the rare one-horned rhinoceros. The river Torsha runs through this area. The place is famous for the Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary, home to the endangered Great Indian One Horned Rhino ceros and the Gaurs.
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport from where one can go by above routes, (Siliguri to Bagdogra 13 km.) private vehicles are available at Madarihat for going to Hollong Forest Lodge/Jaldapara Tourist Lodge.
North Bengal Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini buses, and Private Buses are available from Siliguri to Alipurduar via Madarihat.
Nearest Railway Station : Madarihat which is only 7 kms from the Sanctuary and all the passenger trains stop here. Jaldapara Tourist Lodge is in a walkable distance from this Railway Station. All the Mail and Express trains stop at Birpara/Hasimara Railway Station both are 20 kms. Away from the sanctuary.
The two closest railway stations are Siliguri (80 kms) and New Jalpaiguri (88 kms) from Darjeeling. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi and other major cities of India. Some Direct Train services from New Jalpaiguri.
Jaldapara is connected by road with Darjeeling and Siliguri. North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses and Private Buses are available from Siliguri to Alipurduar via Madarihat.
Route: Darjeeling-Siliguri-Jalpaiguri (via New Teesta Bridge) - Mainaguri-Dhupguri-Gairkata-Birpara-Madarihat (140 miles or 224 kms.) or
Darjeeling-Siliguri-Sevoke-Bagrakote-Mal-Chalsa-Nagrakata-Binnaguri - Birpara-Madarihat (214 kms.). Journey time from Siliguri about 4 hours.
Accomodation for the tourists visiting Jaldapara is arranged in the Madarihat tourist bungalow or Holong tourist lodge. The Holong lodge is inside the forest and is preferred over Madarihat Bungalow which is on the forest fringe. Since the number of rooms in Holong is very limited, availability is a big question mark unless you are booking months in advance. naturebeyond provides booking in this lodges for its guests on a regular basis.