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Neora valley national park comes with its own unique beauty with a pristine ecosystem having an amazing bio-diversity. It conquers the heart of the traveler and turns it into an unforgettable memory. Neora valley national park has been named after a river which flows within its borders. It is spread in the area of 88 sq kms in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. It creates a boundary being a tri-junction with Sikkim in the North and Bhutan in the North East forming the highest peak named as Rachela pass. Rachela peak is the major attraction here at an altitude of 3152 meter. Neora valley national park is filled with numerous torrents and hill streams all over and has preserved its natural biodiversity and much of the national park still has inaccessible forests in its territory. So, if you set out a trek in Darjeeling then Neora valley park is just worth visiting. 

Neora valley is recommended for Birding tours and the picturesque landscape, this is delight to Birdwatchers and most visited for birding photography in Neora valley.

Flora in Neora Valley National Park:


Walking amidst of abundance of Sal trees, Ferns and Bamboo groves is the most charming and peaceful experience. Watching the colourful Rhododendrons blooming throughout the route while on the tour of Neora valley national park refreshes the soul. There are approximately 10 different species of rhododendrons seen in Neora reserve, out of which few of them are about 300 years old. Neora Valley, is an ideal place for witnessing wildlife movements in their natural habitat. The reserve has tremendous importance locally for various medicinal / herbal plants. The white , pink and red flowers are surrounded in the most beautiful manner in the forest of Neora valley national park. The wild orchids are really a feast to the eye. Yews, Hemlocks and wild Strawberries are the other part of the forest vegetation which adds to the exquisiteness of Neora valley national park. These prestigious trees pulls the attraction of huge birdlife, which makes Neora valley as one of the renowned birding destinations in India.

List of Birds in Neora Valley National Park:

Dark breasted Rosefinch, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Rufous capped Babbler, Red-faced Liocichla, Blue winged Laughing Thrush, Chestnut-crowned Laughing Thrush, Gold Naped finch, Blyths shrike Babbler, Red tailed Minla,  Bar throated Minla, White spectacled Warbler, Whistlers Warbler, Ferruginous Flycatcher, Dark sided Flycatcher, Ashy throated Warbler, 3 species of Yuhina, Striated Bulbul, Fire tailed Sunbird, Little Bunting, Dark breasted Rosefinch, Yellow breasted Green Finch, Stripe throated Yuhina, Rufous-vented Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Green Tailed Sunbird, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Rufous-breasted bush Robin, Red tailed Minla, Blue winged Minla, White tailed Nuthatch, Black throated Bushtit, Rufous breasted Accentor, Rufous-winged Fulvetta,  Striated Laughing Thrush, Rusty fronted Barwing, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Whistlers Warbler, Alpine Thrush, Grey winged Blackbird, Grey Hooded Warbler, Green Backed Tit, Ashy throated Warbler, Buff barred Warbler, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Common Green Magpie, Himalayan Bluetail, Brown Wood Owl and many more birds are seen in Neora valley national park.

Excursions in Neora Valley National Park:

Trek to Neora Valley National Park: The park can only be explored by walking, own or hired vehicles such as Scorpio, Tavera, Bolero and are permitted only till Zero point which is located at the distance of 13 kms within the forest. Jeep Safari is not available in Neora valley national park.Jungle safari Timings in Neora Valley National Park:Neora valley park remains closed in the monsoon season for three months and is closed on every Thursdays throughout the year. Jungle safaris are conducted from sunrise till sunset. Tourists are allowed to be in the reserve till sunset. The permit to visit Neora valley national park is available at the forest range office in Lava and Samsing.Generally four to five night stay is recommended  to discover this place; as Neora valley connects to the other awestruck places like Bindu-a popular hill station in Doars offering wonderful landscape which is appreciated by the trekkers, bird watchers and nature lovers.On the other hand is Samsing situated in 90 kms siliguri beside Jaldhaka River. This place is popular for its scenic landscape, green tea gardens, hills and attractive forest in the North Bengal Region.The Suntalekhola spot which is via Mouchouki, Rechila Top, Alubari and Pankhasari ridge giving a breath-taking view of lush green tea garden and forest.Trekkers who are fond of birds and birding should explore the places like Todey, Tangta, Parren with in the vicinity of Neora valley, these places are worth visiting for Birding in Neora valley national park. A Trek to Neora valey national Park covering this entire place will leave a person into a story teller after the trip. And hence, it will be the best experience one could ever get as compared to other trekking tours in India. Full day birding treks are allowed in the pristine Neora valley forest. This is bird watchers delight to get the best sight of the vibrant bird species.Night trail in Neora Valley – Experiencing the night trail in the Neora forest is a delight for the tourists. The guided night trail last for one hour. Witnessing the nocturnal species in their natural habitat at night is a lifetime thrilling experience.

Places to visit Near Neora Valley:

Rishyap;  Kenchanjunga view point is located on Rishap and is must visit place while on the trip to Neora Valley. Various species of Himalayan Birds are seen in Rishop.

A day trip in Lava is another worth experiencing activity here where Lava is situated 10kms from Kolakaham- the fringe of Neora Valley National Park facing the world’s third largest peak ‘ Mt. Kanchenjunga’. So a person staying in Kolakaham can reach Lava Monastery and further to Loyegaon that is located in 22kms where thrilling canopy walk can be done through the jungle. All of this makes a mesmerising day trip while on the tour of Neora valley National Park.

On the contrary  Rachila top is deal spot during  the tour of Neora valley National Park, travellers will be able to see the magnificent beauty of Kangchendzonga Range and the valley of Bhutan on the other side of it.

How To Reach Neora Valley National Park:

The Nearest railway station is Darjeeling from Neora valley national park which is at the distance of 30 kms. One need to hire a Taxi to reach the famous tourist attraction in Darjeeling that is neora valley national park.

Nearest Airport is Bagdogra Airport from Neora valley national park that is at the distance of 115 kms.

Accommodation in Neora Valley National Park:

There are various choices of accommodation in Neora valley are available.  The  budget stay in Neora valley, luxury and jungle stays in Neora valley  are the options for the traveller to choose. Nature’s Sprout offers the travellers the best suitable stay option in Neora valley.

Tour packages of Neora Valley National Park: Neora valley national park is visited by various tourists for different tour packages like Birding tour to Neora valley, Trekking tour to Neora Valley, trekking tour to Lava, Bird photography to tour to Neora valley and Red Panda tour to Neora valley, Rishop birding tours.

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