Jungle Safari | Gorumara National Park
I have already reviewed my Dooars tour and shared my experiences of Jungle Safari (Jeep Safari) with you. In this post I give you all details regarding how to visit the place and getting around in Gorumara National Park. Here I share all the required information for Jungle Safari in Gorumara National Park.
Train Information from Kolkata To New Mal Junction
The best way to visit Gorumara National Park is to catch KanchanKanya Express (13149) from Sealdah and drop at New Mal Junction in North Bengal. The train passes through forests, tunnels and tea gardens after crossing NJP station. The journey from NJP to New Mal junction is just fantastic and you can fancy to get the sight of an elephant or a leopard anytime because herd of elephants often crosses the rail line to migrate from one place to another and even you can see an elephant on either side of the railway track. When the train takes a 90 degree turn, the view of the train from the back side is just awesome.
KanchanKanya Express Departs from Sealdah at 8.30pm from Sealdah and reaches New Mal Junction next day at 12.15pm. For further details and train fare you can visit Indian Railway website.
Hiring a vehicle in Dooars
The car booking system in Dooars is that you have to pay Rs. 1,200 per day for a dry car and fuel charges will be extra. Fuel charges will be on the total distance covered in kilometers throughout the day are to be paid on the basis of the assumption that the car runs 10kms on average in a liter of fuel. For night stays drivers charge Rs. 100-150 per night. One can pay the total amount on the day of leaving.
It is better to book a car for the whole trip because you can take your car to anywhere you want and it is very helpful if you need to travel to the local market for shopping, buying anything or anything else.
If you don’t have a car for your whole trip, you would find cars at the New Mal Junction station to take you to the Murti Resort. You can book cars from the resort for your sight-seeing around the place. When you go for jeep safari you have to reach to the entry point of the Gorumara National Park and you have to arrange a car for this journey. I would suggest you to book a car for your whole trip because it would reduce the headaches of hiring cars every now and then and the car would be all yours in the trip. It is always better if you have the same driver all throughout your trip and the driver becomes friendly and helps you in every possible way and act like a guide too. If you have the car you can take it out at night to experience the thrilling night life in jungle as I have mentioned in my previous post which is not possible if you don’t have a car with you.
Sight Seeing around Gorumara National Park
Places of interest are:
- Rocky Island
Jeep Safari Cost in Gorumara National Park
For Jeep Safari in Gorumara National Park you have to pay Rs. 450 per head for a round trip in the core area of the jungle. You can ask your resort manager to book jeep safari tickets for you and they would manage it for you. If you are staying in Lataguri, you can take your car to the entry point of the Gorumara National Park and from there you can only enter the gate with the forest department jeeps. In a jeep they allow 6 heads with a guide and a driver.
Jeep safari includes:
- 6 heads in the jeep
- Driver for the car
- A guide for you
- Tribal Dance show
Dooars Tour will surely give you a memorable experience. Hope I have provided all necessary information that is required to plan your Dooars tour and experience the thrill of jungle safari in Gorumara National Park. If you require further guidance, you can contact me. I would highly appreciate that.
Keep travelling, keep smiling.