Elephant safari at Jaldhapara rhino sanctuary

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baby elephant with mom Indian Rhinoceros

Jaldhapara (also spelled Jaldapara) is a little known Indian wildlife reserve that is rarely visited by travellers. However, the presence of around 50 highly endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceroses make this sanctuary very worthy of a visit. Situated close to Bhutan, Jaldhapara contains habitats of lush tropical river-rain forests and tracts of tall elephant grass along the banks of the river Torsa. As well as rhinos, Jaldhapara shelters tigers, wild elephants, deer, bison, wild boars and a variety of birds and other animals. Jaldhapara was established in 1941 and covers an area of about 120 sq km.

national parks: Corbett national park[] Kanha national park[] Ranthambore national park
Indian travels: Jaisalmer and Thar desert[] Lucknow[] Naini tal[] Khajuraho

There is a good chance of seeing the Indian rhino at Jaldhapara. If you are visiting Calcutta or Darjeeling then a detour here is worthwhile.

Photos of rhinos at Jaldhapara, click to enlarge.
All photos © Imtiaz Dharssi
Jaldhapara Safari Our transportation into the Jaldhapara jungle rhino
Jaldhapara Rhino running away at Jaldhapara

Travel tips for visits to Jaldhapara rhino sanctuary

Good Points about Jaldhapara

Bad Points about Jaldhapara

External links: Wikipedia

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