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Chilapata Forests

Chilapata is a forest of Dooars adjacent to Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. The forest of Chilapata is a continuation of Jaldapara forests and is separated by the river Torsha which flows through the West of Chilapata forest and East of Jaldapara National Park.

Chilapata forests were relatively less visited by tourists until recently. During the last few years the forests of Chilapata have gained tourism prominence as many small and medium sized resorts have come up near it.


The major attraction of Chilapata is the forest and its wild life. Forest safari in Jeep is available inside the forest. Sighting of Indian Bison (Gaur), Elephant, Rhino and various types of Deer is most common here. The forests are also known to be home for a variety of avifauna.

Chilapata also has historical significance. The famous Nal Rajar Garh is a fort from the Nal Kings of Gupta age. Although the fort is mostly in ruins today, it is a place worth visiting while in Chilapata.

Places Nearby

Jaldapara is the nearest tourist destination. Madarihat, the entry point for Jaldapara National Park is just 15 kms away. The largest forest of Dooars, Buxa Tiger Reserve, is also close by at a distance of 30 kms. Chilapata is located between the two forests of Jaldapara and Buxa giving it an unique advantage of tourists being able to visit both the forests from here.

Apart from forest visits, tourists can easily visit Bhutan border town of Phuentsholing from here (22 kms). Alipurduar, the district headquarter, is just 40 kms and the historic town of Coochbehar is 50 kms.

The vicinity to all major destinations of Eastern Bhutan gives Chilapata the unique advantage of being centrally located. Tourists may easily visit all the tourist destinations of the area based here.

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