a tiger spotted relaxing within the dense trees of buxa tiger reserve

Buxa, West Bengal, India

Buxa Tiger Reserve

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Rich Biodiversity

Buxa Tiger Reserve, located in the northeastern state of West Bengal, is a biodiversity hotspot known for its lush forests, diverse wildlife, and scenic landscapes.

It is a crucial conservation area in the Eastern Himalayas, renowned for its rich biodiversity. The reserve is home to several endangered species, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian elephant, clouded leopard, and red panda.

close up of a bengal tiger spotted at buxa tiger reserve

It is also a birdwatcher's paradise with over 300 species of birds, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.

Buxa Tiger Reserve was declared a tiger reserve in 1983 and covers an area of approximately 760 square kilometers (294 square miles). It encompasses a variety of ecosystems, including dense forests, grasslands, rivers, and hills, providing habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna.

Guided Wildlife Safari

Visitors to Buxa Tiger Reserve can explore the park through guided wildlife safaris. These safaris offer a chance to spot various wildlife species and enjoy the pristine natural beauty of the region. The reserve also has trekking trails, such as the Buxa Fort trek, which leads to an ancient fort and provides panoramic views of the reserve.

a tiger spotted relaxing within the dense trees of buxa tiger reserve

The best time to visit Buxa Tiger Reserve is during the winter months, from November to February. The weather is cool and pleasant, making it ideal for wildlife sightings and exploration. The monsoon season, from June to September, can be wet and may lead to landslides, affecting travel plans, so it's best avoided during this period.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Kolkata, West Bengal

flightBagdogra Airport - 170 Kilometers

directions_carSiliguri - 157 Kilometers via NH 27

trainAlipurduar Junction - 15 Kilometers

dima river seen flowing through the rocky plains of buxa tiger reserve forest

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