The area where Gorumara National Park  is located in is known as the Dooars . It lies in the Himalayan foothills and has great natural beauty. The park is located on the bank of rivers Murti and Raidak and has vegetation of riverine grasslands interspersed with savannah woodlands. Much of the forest is moist deciduous and sal (shorea robusta) is the most common and valuable tree. Teak, simul, siris, khair are also found here.
The park has recorded fifty species of mammals, three hundred species of birds, twenty species of reptiles, and thirty species of amphibians.
Mammals: The park is rich in large herbivores including Indian rhinoceros, gaur, Asian elephant, sloth bear, chital, and sambar deer. Small herbivores include barking deer, hog deer and wild boar. There is a comparative lack of large carnivores, with the only big cat being the Leopard. The park is not home to any resident population of Bengal tigers, Indian wild dogs or Indian wolf. tigers are, however, occasionally spotted here. It does have numerous small carnivores including various civets, mongooses and small cats. The park has a large resident population of wild boar, but the critically endangered pygmy hog has been reported from the park. It also has numerous rodents, inluding giant squirrels. The rare Hispid hare has also been reported from the park.
Birds: Gorumara National Park is famous for its bird population - which includes brilliant submontane forest birds like the scarlet minivet, sunbird, Asian paradise flycatcher, spangled drongo and great Indian hornbill. Numerous woodpeckers and pheasants inhabit the park. Peafowls are very common. The park is on the flyway of numerous migratory birds, including the rare Brahminy Duck.
Reptiles and amphibians: The park is home to a large number of snakes, venomous and non-venomous, including the Indian python, one of the largest snakes in the world, and the king cobra - the world's largest venomous snake.
By air - Bagdogra (13 km from Siliguri) is the nearest airport.
By rail - Nearest railway station is New Maynaguri, 20 km and New Mal 30 km from Lataguri Gorumara National Park. The park is accessible from the rail stations at Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar from where one can hire a jeep/ car through National Highway 31 to Lataguri, the gateway to the park.
By road : National Highway 31 which connects Siliguri and Guwahati passes through
Lataguri (about 75 km from Siliguri), Chalsa and Nagrakata near the park. Gorumara National Park is 1 km from Lataguri, 10 km from Chalsa. It is recommended to hire vehicles from Chalsa or Lataguri to enter the National Park. Most hotels will arrange for the visit.
Reserve car also available from Kings Travels,dial-098304-28401/093319-39486.
Chalsa on north and Mainaguri on south are the nearest rail stations. Madarihat is the nearest rail station from Jaldapara Wild life santuary. However, Mal Jn. is the nearest rail station where long distance mail/express trains stop, on north of Gorumara N.P.
Gorumara Park fees around Rs.40/- per person. Other fees to be paid are the guide and parking fees. The park is closed on Thursdays (May 2008)
The best way to watch wildlife at the park is to use powerful binoculars, with night vision facilities at night, from the numerous well-located watchtowers at the park. The watchtowers are:
Jatraprasad Watch Tower: Named after a legendary elephant
Rhino Observation Point: Watch tower in front of the Gorumara forest bungalow
Chandrachur Watch Tower: Near the Murti forest bungalow
Chukchuki Bird-watching Point: Good for birding
Medla Watch Tower
There are no ranger-led or otherwise all-terrain vehicle or elephantback forays into the jungle. Hiking is permitted on metalled roads, but is slightly unsafe considering the population of elephants, gaur and rhinoceros present in the park. The park is closed in the monsoon season (normally June-September).
The Tusker Den, The resort is located at Mangalbari basti, a tranquil place 4 km from the bus stop of Chalsa,Jalpaiguri. Surrounded by paddy fields, the resort is on the outskirts of the gorumara forest and stands on an elephant corridor. Murti river is in walking distance from the resort. Necessary arrangements for forest tours are provided. Phone: 033 6522 2405(Kolkata Office)/98301 23600/98304 23600/98305 23600. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Resort Sonar Bangla, Near Gorumara National Park,Lataguri,jalpaiguri,(75 km from N.J.P.Station), Telephone +91 3561 266 558//09932483338
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