Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary Timings, Entry fees, Online Booking

This Sanctuary stretches over an area of 158 Sq. Km. This Sanctuary is located between Teesta and Mahananda rivers. This park is inhabited by Elephants, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Slothbear, Jackals, Wildboars, Indian Gaur etc. Commonly seen birds are great pied hornbill, Asian Barred Owl, Indian Grey Hornbill, Pheasants etc.

Opening Dates: 16Sep-14Jun.

Closing Dates: 15Jun-15Sep

Best Time to visit: Nov-Apr

Altitude: 500 ft – 4300 ft

Safari: Own vehicle allowed to drive thru the forest. Jeep or SUV advisable for the Safari.

Safari duration: 2 hours. A Guide is must for the Safari who will be assigned at the entry point.

Entry Ticket Cost
Vehicle Entry fee Rs.100
Video Camera Rs.100
Indian Adult Entry fee Rs.100
Guide Charges Rs.150
The above-mentioned prices might change and is subjected to Forest department authorities

Safari Entry point: Sukna which is 8 km from Siliguri. It takes 2 hours 30 mins drive from Darjeeling town.

The tourists flow will be high during Dec, Jan, Apr and May months. Forests vehicles are not available for the safari. No limit in allowing the vehicles into the sanctuary. Early hours is advisable for good animal sightings.

How to reach Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra which is 41 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at NJP which is 36 Km away.
  2. Toy Train station is available at Sukna.

By Road

  1. There is no direct bus available to this Sanctuary.


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