First time in my life I have done safari of an animal. Elephant safari is most thrilling tour of my life.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”
– Helen Keller
after our stay in Boroda Bari (http://www.wbfdc.com/barodabari.html).
We visited Jaldapara at around 8.30 am.We were very lucky that we could see a Rhinoceros at the salt point opposite Bunglow.
We took the last trip of safari at 9 am.First time on an elephant, such a thrilling feeling. 4 elephants started walking.
Jaldapara :- The Jungle Book
The jungle was looking good from 10ft height.Though I was little nervous while ride of elephant.the experience is awsum.really life is a zoo in a jungle.Seeing elephant in a jungle & ride of elephant are two different things.
After walking sometimes 2 elephants went to the other side.The more we went inside the jungle,the deeper it got.
After some times we saw a Rhinoceros.The distance was almost 8ft.
Never seen any wild animal so closely before.Superb experience. Other two elephants were walking through the other side.So the Rhinoceros started running.
But i love the rhino and the elephant chasing part.its totally different exp..as a human being we think chasing as car chasing on road but the animal chasing is more thrilling.
Amazing experience.The safari was for 1hour. We saw total three Rhinoceros.
The name of my elephant was “manimala”. after ride she is my friend, i gave her biscuits.
Some More Info :-
The elephant and the jungle safari bookings are done from the tourist lodge. Only issue here is you need to wait from 12 noon for the booking counter to open at 6pm. The Elephant safari is confirmed for the Holong Guest House members. For Madarihat/Jaldapara Tourist Lodge you will have to stand in a queue to get the tickets. The tickets are confirmed for the first some families…:)So please be prepared. The availability depends on the season when you are visiting and also on the availability of elephants. Finally the most important thing carry copies of your ID cards it will be required in all the jungle lodges you stay and the safaris you plan to take.
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Tour Summary :
Date – 18/12/2012
Tour Members : 6
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Kolkata to New Mal Jn
Day 2 : New Mal Jn Lataguri. Lataguri Jungle safari.
Day 3 : Lataguri signt scene
Day 4 : New Mal Jn to Madarihat, Jaldapara
Day 5 : Jaldapara Jungle safari and Jaldapara Sight scene. Rajabhatkhawa and Jayanti
Day 6 : Morning : Jaldapara to Phuentsholing. Just local sight scene. Phuentsholing to hasimara. From hasimara back to Kolkata
Day 7 :- Reached Kolkata
Some more info :
Hotels information : Those who want to stay, Banante Resort,Jayanti buty We stayed in Barodabari, Jaldapara
W : https://www.wbfdc.com/barodabari.html. or Try for Hollong tourist lodge Jaldapara. W : http://www.kolahal.com/travel/bengal/FDC/h/hollong.htm
Carry list :- All daily wears.
Notes :- Water bottle, Camera, Umbrella..
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