Buxa Tiger Reserve is one of India's newest Tiger Reserves. Buxa Tiger Reserve was made a Tiger reserve in the year 1982-83. It was later in 1992 declared a National Park. Buxa Tiger Reserve lies in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
Buxa Tiger Reserve is named after the Buxa Fort, built on the hills of the Sinchula Range made for the purpose of guarding the main routes to Bhutan. Buxa Tiger Reserve covers an area of 759 sq. km. The Reserve has many rivers and streams, as the reserve is mostly hilly it is amongst the most scenic of reserves of India. The Reserve has 32 Tigers.Buxa Tiger Reserve has the second highest generic diversity of mammals among all the Tiger reserves of India.
Facts and Figures about Buxa National Park:
Getting to Buxa National Park:
The nearest airport is Bagdogra which is about 210 km.
One can land in New Jalpaiguri(NJP) railway station and drive down to the park.
The Reserve is reached via NH31.
Best time to visit Buxa National Park:
Mid November and April:The tiger spotting occur from April to mid-May just before the onset of Monsoon. The reserve is however open from the 15th of September and closes by the 15th if June.
Wildlife in Buxa Tiger Reserve:
Bengal Tiger, Leopard, various species of smaller cats, Malayan giant squirrel, Sambar, Barking Deer, Barah singha, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Gaur, Elephant, and many other animals.