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Kunjanagar : Eco Park, Forest and How to Reach

Kunjanagar Park

OVERVIEW

Kunjanagar is a small village located 8 km from Falakata in the Alipurduar district. It is an important tourist spot in the Dooars region. The scenic beauty and the tranquil environment of the place attract a lot of tourists. There is an amusement park called Kunjanagar Eco-park. Tourists can spot wild animals like deer, elephants, and if you are lucky enough you can also spot a leopard here. The park also offers the tourists to enjoy boating in a tranquil environment, Also there is a suspension bridge, a center for wildlife rescue, and a watchtower. In this eco-park, you can also find a wide variety of plants which are mainly Himalayan special woods. Some of them are also great for medicines so this place is often enlisted for educational excursions. The excellent beauty and the tranquil environment is surely mesmerizing sight.

WILDLIFE OF KUNJANAGAR

Kunjanagar is all about the dark green forest and the cornfields. It offers you to spot many types of wild animals like mighty bison, leopard, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, hog deer, reptiles, herds of elephants, wild boars. Many rarest varieties of birds like spot pied hornbill, Racket-tailed Dongo also spotted here.

Sunset at Kunjanagar
Sunset at Kunjanagar

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Kunjanagar park during Spring
Kunjanagar park during Spring

The best time to visit here is during the period of November to April. Rainfall does not happen during this time and the weather is also tranquil and pleasing. The period from May to October Dooars witnesses heavy rainfall so it is recommended not to visit at this time.

HISTOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE

It is believed that Subhasare Chandra Bose stayed here Shalumari Ashram, Falakata in 1963. The Mukherjee Commission stated that Shalumari baba was not Netaji. But it seems that Netaji could have stayed there as K K Bhandari in the same ashram.

THINGS TO DO AT KUNJANAGAR

View of River from Kunjanagar watchtower
View of River from Kunjanagar watchtower

This place is all about dark dense forest so you can spot many types of wild animals here. You can also pay your visit to the suspension bridge. The bridge has a specialty when you stand on it, on one side you will have Kunjanagar and on the other side, you’ll have Jaldapara National park. There is a watchtower from where you can spot the wildlife. This eco-park also offers you a boating system. While roaming around you can also enjoy the tranquil environment and the cool breeze of the forest side. You can also go for a jungle safari here. You can also travel to Jaldapara 17 km away from Kunjanagar. 

KUNJANAGAR PICNIC SPOT:

Kunjanagar Picnic Hut

HOW TO REACH

Transport TypeNearby OptionDistance
Railway stationAlipurduar Junction
New Alipurduar
New Coochbehar
Hashimara
Falakata
42 km
40 km
49 km
31 km
49 km
AirportsBagdogra125 km

CAR SERVICES

Plenty of cars are available from Falakata to reach Kunjanagar. The cars will cost you around Rs.1000-1500. Cars are also available from Alipurduar and Coochbehar.

POCKET PINCH

Expense TypeAverage Cost
RoomsRs. 1400
Jungle SafariRs. 1000
Eco Park Ticket PriceRs. 25

WHY KUNJANAGAR?

Kunjanagar Watchtower
Kunjanagar Watchtower

Kunjanagar is all about the dark and dense forest. In the dark green forest, you can spot wild animals like deer, elephant and if you are lucky enough you can also spot leopards. There is a park that is called Kunjanagar eco-park. The park offers you to enjoy boating. There is a watchtower from where you can spot wild animals and the scenic beauty of the place. You can also spot many types of birds like Oriental Pied hornbill, racket-tailed Drongo, and many others. The mesmerizing beauty and the tranquil atmosphere of this place attract a lot of tourists.

KUNJANAGAR SIGHTSEEING

Coochbehar (43 km away): This place is famous for Coochbehar palace and Madan Mohan Bari.

Jaldapara: (19 km away): This place is famous for the wildlife and jungle safari. The main attraction of the place is one horned rhinoceros.

Buxa: (57 km away): Buxa is famous for dark green forest and wildlife. It is also the home to the Buxa fort.

Chilapata: (41 km away): This place is the corridor from Jaldapara National park to Buxa Tiger Reserve. Many types of wild animals spotted here.

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