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Mendabari : Jungle Camp, Picnic Spot, Fort, and How to Reach

Sunset at Mendabari Jungle Camp

OVERVIEW

Surrounded by the luxuriant forest along the bank of river Bania is a quaint settlement called Mendabari. It is located at a distance of 20 km from Alipurduar and 18 km from Hasimara, Mendabari is the newly found Jewel added to the crown Dooars Tourism. It is surrounded by rich flora and fauna, the marvelous view of cascading river stream flowing through the rich emerald green forest is a worthwhile place to visit. Tourists who love to adore the beauty of nature should visit this place to adore the beauty of nature.

Torsa river flowing through Mendabari
Torsa river flowing through Mendabari

MENDABARI SIGHTSEEING

JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK

Jaldapara National park is situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar. It consists of the natural beauty and rich flora and fauna with migrating birds which acts as a cherry on the top.

MENDABARI JUNGLE CAMP

Mendabari Jungle Camp
Mendabari Jungle Camp

It is a forest bungalow situated near Chilapata forest. It is located about 20 km from Alipurduar, and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town. The camp gives us a brief idea that here different wildlife can be spotted staying amidst the dense forest. It serves as a natural corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve for the famous Asiatic one Horned Rhino and Indian Elephant. It’s an added attraction.

CHILAPATA FOREST

Chilapata forest is the home to 23 species of herbivorous and carnivores and 22 species of reptiles and 180 species of birds. This forest is full of enchanting beauty.

MENDABARI WATCH TOWER

This watchtower is a beautiful place to visit during jungle safari.

MENDABARI FORT OR NAL RAJAR GARH

Mendabari fort is the remains that can be seen during the jungle safari. This ruin is a fine architectural specimen and valuable. It is the ruins of an ancient Nal Rajar Garh.

HOW TO REACH

Transport TypeNearby OptionDistance
Railway stationAlipurduar Junction
New Alipurduar
Rajabhatkhawa
New Coochbehar
Hashimara
20 km
24 km
25 km
47 km
18 km
AirportsBagdogra162 km

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to make the most out of the trip towards Mendabari is the post-monsoon season. The forest remains close during the monsoon season from mid-July to mid-September.

MYTH ABOUT NALGARH

Nalgarh Fort Chilapata

According to the fables, the trees surrounding the Mendabari fort (Nalgarh) are the royal soldiers who to date guard the fort and its blood of those soldiers that flows cutting the tree. The rich tribal lifestyle and food are worthy to be tasted.

WILDLIFE IN MENDABARI

Chilapata is surrounded by dense forest, with different animals surrounding it. Mendabari jungle camp is an added charm to it. In the forest, you can see elephants and one-horned rhinos during a safari. Tourists will also definitely come across bison and innumerable bird species along with the rare species of frog and butterfly.

Elephant at Chilapata forest
Elephant at Chilapata forest