Buxa Tiger Reserve – Wildlife Tourism in India –– Know About amazing world of wildlife in West Bengal, India

Buxa Tiger Reserve with estimated 40 Tigers, 390 species of birds, 73 species of mammals, 76 species of snakes, more than 300 species of trees, 250 species of shrubs, 400 species of herbs, 10 species of bamboo, 150 species of orchids, 100 species of grass and 130 species of aquatic flora is a heaven of nature lovers and hot wildlife travel destination in the country.
Situated in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, close to Sinchula hill range, boundaries of Buxa Tiger Reserve are touching the country’s international boundary with Bhutan. Covering a core area of 331 sq. Km. [of total protected forest area of 760 Sq. Km] Buxa Tiger Reserve is accessible from Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Siliguri & Jalpaiguri.
Buxa Tiger Reserve was created in the Year 1983, but in the 1997 an area of 117.10 sq. Km. has been declared as Buxa National Park by state government. Buxa Tiger reserve representing “Terai Eco-System” has forest types such as:
Northern Dry Deciduous
Eastern Bhabar and Terai Sal
East Himalayan Moist Mixed Deciduous Forest
Sub-Himalayan Secondary Wet Mixed Forest
Eastern Sub-Montane Semi-evergreen Forest
Northern Tropical Evergreen Forest
East Himalayan Subtropical Wet Hill Forest
Moist Sal Savannah
Low alluvium
Savannah Woodland
Main animal species that are getting shelter at Buxa Tiger Reserve includes Asian Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Wild boar, Sambar etc. Buxa Tiger Reserve is also home of many endangered species such as Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard cat, Bengal Florican, Regal Python, Chinese Pangolin, Hispid hare and Hog deer etc.
Wildlife safari to Buxa Tiger Reserve is the opening gate for visiting the luxuriant green valleys, spectacular, spellbinding nature and some of the popular travel destinations of India like Kalimpong and Darjeeling.


Vital Tourist Information : Buxa Tiger Reserve

Location :
Buxa Tiger Reserve is situated in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, close to Sinchula hill range.


City : Siliguri & Darjeeling


State : West Bengal [India]


Region : East India


Weather & Climate :
Buxa Tiger Reserve area experiences Tropical climate. Summers are moderately harsh and rainy season is extended from June to September.


Temperature :
Summer : Min. 22°C Max. 40°C
Winter : Min.12°C Max. 33°C


Tourist Season :
Buxa Tiger Reserve remains close during rainy season [June - September] Mid October to May start is the tourist season.


Basic Travel Info :
Rajabhatkhawa city which is famous as heaven of the bird watchers is the entrance point to Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Alipurduar is the nearest railway station, 17 Km away for the Buxa Tiger Reserve.


Accommodation :
West Bengal Forest department have forest rest houses at Rajabhatkhawa, Nimati, Barobisha, Raidak, Raimatang, Bhutanghat, Buxaduar and Jayanti. Tourist can book their accommodation with forest department.


Travel Tips :
In the summers light cotton cloths are most suitable.
Accommodation confirmation proves handy. A good Binocular helps to watch birds.


Fair & Festivals :
Shiva Chouturdoshi is an important festival of the region.


Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Buxa Tiger Reserve


Area : 760 Sq. Km


Forest Type :
Buxa Tiger Reserve is illustration of Terai Eco-System with many types of forests.


Plants :
Plant world of Buxa Tiger Reserve is composed of more than 300 species of trees, 250 species of shrubs, 400 species of herbs, 10 species of bamboo, 150 species of orchids, 100 species of grass and 130 species of aquatic flora. Prominent trees includes Sal, Champa, Gamar, Simul and Chikrasi etc.


Animals :
Asian Elephant - Barking Deer - Chital - Fishing Cat - Gaur - Hog Deer - Indian Civet - Jungle Cat - Leopard - Leopard Cat - Malayan Gaint Squirrels - Mangooses - Monitor Lizard - Palm Civet - Pythons - Sambar - Small Clawless Otter - Tiger - Tortoises - Wild Buffalo - Wild Dogs


Birds :
Black-necked Crane [rarest Indian bird] - Common Teal - Fork-tails - Gargani Teal - Goosanders - Hornbills - Ibis Bill - Large Whistling Teal - Red-stars - Wag-tails - White Eyed Poachared


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Historic Buxa Fort and Mahakal Temples are the other tourist attractions.


How To Reach Buxa Tiger Reserve West Bengal [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Alipurduar Junction[17 KM from park] is the nearest railway station for train journey to Buxa Tiger Reserve. Alipurduar Junction is connected to rest of country via Jalpaiguri on the main rail tracks.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Southern boundary of the reserve is the National highway 31C so it quite easy to reach here on road journey. Take a bus for Alipurduar [40 Km] from Siliguri or hire a taxi. Bus service is also available from Darjeeling and some other cities.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Bagdogra [Siliguri] is the nearest domestic flight airport for air travel to Buxa Tiger Reserve.