Rajabhatkhawa

Rajabhatkhawa is a small town located on the outskirts of Buxa Tiger Reserve. It is the main gateway to the tiger reserve. A Vulture Breeding Centre has been developed at Rajabhatkhawa by the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC). The place is surrounded by dense forest which gives an unmatched beauty to it. The green forests, grey hills, cascading river, roar of the tigers make Rajabhatkhawa an ideal spot for experiencing jungle tourism at its best. You can visit the nearby Buxa Tiger Reserve. Entry permits for the Tiger Reserve are issued from Nature Interpretation Centre at Rajabhatkhawa. One can go for a 5 km trek to Buxa Fort. You can visit Sikiajhora from Rajabhatkhawa via Damanpur where you can experience a boat ride through the Buxa Tiger Reserve. The forest of Chilapata and Jayanti is also worth a visit.

Rajabhatkhawa


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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah and Kolkata station to New Jalpaiguri. You can reach Rajabhatkhawa from Siliguri by train. Otherwise you can reach New Alipurduar from Sealdah by train and then get to Rajabhatkhawa by car or auto. Rajabhatkhawa is 17 km from Alipurduar..

Accommodation

WBFDC Buxa Jungle Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 1200-4000. Tel: 03564-255129.
Reem Hotel and Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 900-1200. Tel: 9474844943.
Grassy Lips Tourist Lodge. Tariff - Rs. 1000-1200. Tel: 9434630954.
Damanpur Forest Bungalow. For booking contact: Deputy Field Director, Buxa Tiger Reserve (West), P.O. Alipurduar Court, Jalpaiguri, Tel: 03564-255129. Kolkata booking: WBFDC, 6A Raja Subodh Mallick Square, 7th Floor, Kolkata-700013. Tel: 033-22370060.

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