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Placed to Visit in Darjeeling – Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong

May 16, 2015

Next morning I woke early in the morning as my next destination was the Neora Valley National Park.  There are a couple of good zoological parks also nearby to Darjeeling and the Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong is an excellent place for the nature lovers to explore.

Entrance of Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong

Entrance of Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong | Image Resource : holidayhotspot.in


Neora Valley National Park is located at the Kalimpong subdivision of the Darjeeling District in West Bengal, India. The park was established in year 1986 and it now spreads across a total are of nearly 88 square kilometers. This well preserved national park is now one of the richest and biggest biological zones in the northeastern India.

This is one of the very few such parks where you can see the elegant Red Panda in its undisturbed natural habitat. Richness of the diverse flora and fauna of the Himalayan ranges also make this place so attractive to the visitors.

Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong
Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong | Image Resource : holidayhotspot.in

I was amazed to see the lush green forest and the lush green forest in the Neora Valley has a luxurious growth of giant forest trees that sharp daylight also finds it tough to reach the ground during even noontime. Major area of the park is still inaccessible, which makes it an adventurous place also for the trekkers and nature explorers. You get to see the virgin natural forests, bamboo groves, mind boggling canopy of the Rhododendron trees, meandering streams all in the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains here.

Neora Valley has a rich tract of virgin wilderness with a unique ecosystem which nurtures sub-tropical, tropical, temperate, and sub-temperate vegetative systems. Mixed species of bamboo, rhododendrons, oaks, ferns, sals, etc. are there in the forest. The valley also has the charm of various species of natural orchids.

Inside View of Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong

Inside View of Neora Valley National Park Kalimpong | Image Resource : holidayhotspot.in

There are many endangered species of animals also here like red panda, clouded leopard, musk deer, civet, sloth bear, black bear, wild boar, golden cat, goral, serow, leopard cat, sambar, barking deer, Himalayan flying squirrel etc.

As Darjeeling has many amazing touring destinations, which attract a large number of travelers from all over the places I returned back heading towards my next destination.  The ideal season to visit Darjeeling is from mid October to December and also March or April etc.

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