A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara. The elephant ride is the best possible way to explore the national park with the rare sight of Indian rhinos and Asiatic elephants. The jeep safari inside the park is another main attraction.
The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also called the greater one-horned rhinoceros and Indian one-horned rhinoceros, belongs to the family Rhinocerotidae. Listed as a vulnerable species, this large mammal is primarily found in India's Assam, West Bengal and in protected areas in the Terai of Nepal, where populations are confined to the riverine grasslands in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Totopara name comes from the Toto tribes. The majority people lived in Totopara belongs in Toto communities. Some Nepalese are also there, but it is very minimum populous. The total area of Totopara is nearly 8 square kilometers, which is located on the fringe of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the famous wildlife in Dooars and Southern area of the indo-Bhutan borderline.
There is river Torsha to the east. It divided into six Gram or Gaon (Villages) namely, Panchayatgaon, Mandolgaon, Subbagaon, Mitrang-gaon, Pujagaon and Dumchigaon. A primary school, a High School and a primary Health centre are there. A total numbers of 1184 (according with 2001 census) Totos live in nearly 200 houses in Totopara.
Chilapata Forest is a dense natural forest near Jaldapara National Park in Dooars area of West Bengal. It is about 20 kms from Alipurduar town and is within the Jalpaiguri District. A drive through the forests is an enthralling experience.
As river Torsa flows down from the hills, it travels through the plains of Dooars dividing a continuous stretch of forest into Jaldapara and Chilapata. Jaldapara has traditionally been a popular destination for tourists for its population of one horned rhino and elephant. Chilapata on the other hand has gained in popularity only in the recent past.
Buxa National Park, in the Alipurduar district, was set up in the year 1982-83 at the north eastern corner of West Bengal bordering Bhutan and Assam. It is declared a National Park in January 1992. The name "Buxa" has been derived from Buxa Fort - a fort at an altitude of 867 meters on the Sinchula Range guarding the most important of the eleven routes into Bhutan, which once was used for detainees during freedom movement of India. With an area of 759 sq km this picturesque reserve with its prodigious Terai, Bhabar as well as Hilly landscape, crisscrossed by numerous rivers and their tributaries, presents a breathtaking landscape. Buxa National Park is the largest forest in Dooars.
Located along the Jayanti River, which forms a natural border with the Bhutan hills, this beautiful place offers all the peace and tranquility that is so missing in a busy city life. A tour of Jayanti, away from the humdrum of city life is an ideal leisure holiday destination where time seems to have slowed down its fast pace. Music of the swift flowing Jayanti River, chirping of unknown birds, sweet fragrance of nature and refreshingly cool breeze at Jayanti will make you feel completely rejuvenated. Though the river remains dry for most of the year but its white beds with pebbles all around imparts an unmatched beauty to the place.
Chapramari Sanctuary is 12 kilometers off National Highway 31 from Khunia More on the way to Jaldapara and can also be approached from the meter gauge railway stations to Chalsa or Nagrakata. Visit to the greenery of the nature and resting a few days and nights in the midst of forests is just refreshing. Amongst the fast flowing rivers and wildlife definitely instill new life and inspiration among the visitors. Chapramari Sanctuary is in the Khunia beat and is famous for Bison and Elephant herds. With fascinating diversity of flora and fauna and the vast texture of massive trees sheltering varieties of orchids will definitely impress the guest.
Gorumara National Park is located in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district. Situated on the bank of Murti River the National Park has a large variety of flora and fauna. The grassland of Garumara is famous for Asiatic one-horned rhino. The watchtower beside the Forest Rest House gives a panoramic view of the entire park and the Murti Valley. The tower is the best place to observe wild animals especially rhino, elephant, bison and deer, as they regularly come to the salt reservoir just below the tower. In the year 1949, Gorumara Forest was declared as wildlife sanctuary when it was a small forest. Later in the year 1992, it was declared as a National Park, comprising of 80 km of diverse forest.
The most famous destination in Dooars is Jaldapara National Park(formerly Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary). The main attraction in Jaldapara is the Asiatic one horned rhino which has the second largest rhino population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Other animal species include Elephants, Indian Bison, Hog Deer, Spotted Deer, the Chital, the Hog deer, the Sambar and the Barking deer. Wild pigs, Tigers, leopards, jungle cat, leopard cat, fishing cat. common otter, Indian civet, Giant squirrel, Indian pangolin, Hispid hare, Indian porcupine and Indian Rock Python.