** With excellent connectivity and closeness to Jaldapara National Park, South Khayerbari Leopard Rescue Center, Rajabhatkhawa, Jayanti, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Totopara, Sikiajhora, Phuentsholing (Bhutan) and Cooch Behar, Chilapata is an ideal destination to cover innumerable destinations of Dooars in one go. We advise every tourist to stay at Chilapata, and visit the above places from here, since all the destinations are about 1 hour drive from Chilapata.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to reach Chilapata

Chilapata Forest is accessible by road, rail and air.

By Air : You have to first come to Bagdogra airport, and then you can hire a car to take you to Chilapata. Distance from Bagdogra to Chilapata - 138 km. (Approx. 3hour drive)

By Rail : The easiest way is to board a train upto New Alipurduar Station (NOQ) from where it is only an hour's drive to Chilapata wildlife sanctuary. Distance from Alipurduar to Chilapata - 28 km.
Another nearest station to Chilapata is Hasimara. Distance from Hasimara to Chilapata - 16 km.
Express trains from Sealdah to New Alipurduar - Teesta Torsha Express , Padatik Express.
Express trains from Howrah to New Alipurduar - Saraighat Express , Kamrup Express.
Express train from Sealdah to Hasimara - Kanchan Kanya Express.

By Road :You can choose National Highway 31 to reach Chilapata if you're driving your car.
When you arrive at the airport or railway station, you can also request the resort for pick-up facility.

Best time to visit Chilapata

You can visit Chilapata throughout the year, but if you wish to go for jungle safari, it is best to avoid rainy season since the forest area of Chilapata remains closed from 16th June to 15th September.

Things to do in Chilapata

Chilapata is no short of thrill and adventure! Going for Chilapata jeep safari, enjoying Rava tribal dance in Andu Basti, taking tea tour in Mathura tea estate, visiting heritage town of Coochbehar, visiting Buxa Tiger Reserve and Jayanti, visiting South Khayerbari Tiger and Leopard Rescue Center, visiting Phuentsholing in Bhutan, going for boat ride in Sikiajhora and so much more...

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