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Singalila National Park Darjeeling – Enjoy Nature and Adventure at the Best

May 12, 2015

Nestled among the mighty Himalayan ranges, the hotel offered en enchanting view and I enjoyed the morning sun from my room. I could visit several tourist attractions in this place, which are being explored by nature enthusiasts and general vacation travelers. I planned to visit Singalila National Park that day.

Singalila National Park is a major national park in India, which is located at the Singalila Ridge near to Darjeeling, situated at an altitude of nearly 7000 ft above the sea level. This well preserved national park is at the Darjeeling district of the West Bengal state in India. This destination is also well known as an amazing trekking route to the Sandakphu which runs through this region.

Singalila National Park Darjeeling was officially declared as a s preserved wildlife sanctuary in year 1986, and also got the status as an Indian National Park in year 1992. This location is also form part of the major trekking route from Sandakphu to Manebhanjang, passing through the highest peak of West Bengal and also Phalut.

Singalila National Park Darjeeling
Singalila National Park Darjeeling | Image Resource : wikipedia.org/

The Singalila National Park Darjeeling is situated right at the Indomalaya ecozone, and the major biomes at this particular ecozone are the Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests, Eastern Himalayan broadleaf forests, and Himalayan subtropical pine forests etc.

This preserved forest consist of many varieties like thick bamboo, magnolia, oak, and rhododendron forests of about 2000 and 3600 m, covering the entire Singalila Ridge. The major two seasons of wildflower bloom are March to April Spring season and also the post-monsoon season during October month.

There are also many varieties of mammals and birds like Red Panda, Barking Deer, Leopard Cat, Wild Boar, Pangolin Yellow-throated Marten, Pika, Scarlet Minivet, Blood Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Brown and Fulvous Parrotbills, Satyr Tragopan, and Rufous-vented Tit etc. There are different rare species of reptiles and amphibians also in this naturally preserved region.

I explored the enchanting nature in this national park. There were truly various vacationers present around. The inclination being in such a huge zoological park was stunning. Having seen untamed life parks like these on TV programs, I generally needed to experience going to one of them in my life. Singalila National Park helped me understand this wish.

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