Fauna in Gorumara includes sal, teak, silk cotton trees, bamboo thickets and riverines. It is also home to a beautiful collection of tropical orchids.
Terai Belt in the foothills of the Eastern Himalaya, criss-crossed by the rivers, Murti, Raidak and Jaldhaka, a tributary of the Brahmaputra.
Geographically, it is located in Dooars, northern part of West Bengal.
• Nearest airport: Bagdogra (approx 72.6km from the park, approx travel time is 2 hours)
Rented cars are easily available from the airport to Gorumara N.P.
• Nearest railway station: New Mal Junction (approx 23km from the park, approx travel time is 30 minutes)
In case New Mal junction is not directly accessible to you, New Jalpaiguri station is the next best option as it is well connected to all major places across the country.
Both, buses and rented cars regularly run from the station to Gorumara N.P.
• Nearest town: Lataguri (approx 6.2km from the park, approx travel time is 10 minutes)
• Nearest city: Jalpaiguri (approx 55km from the park, approx travel time is 1.5 hours)
Public and private transport services are available throughout the route.
When to Visit:
November to February is an ideal time as Gorumara experiences pleasant weather during winter.
Summers are usually hot and humid with a little rainfall so it is better to avoid going there during this time.
Park remains closed on all Thursdays and for the period, from 15th June to 15th September every year. Check the official Dooars website for updated park timings and safaris bookings.
Unlike national parks in other regions like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the ones in North Bengal offer a lot of watchtowers for faraway sightings from atop.
Where to Stay:
It is best to stay in Lataguri which is just 6km. away. There are a number of hotels and resorts in Lataguri though prior booking is always more preferable.