Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

The wildlife sanctuary initially started as a game sanctuary where children took fun rides. The sanctuary is spread over varying elevations and across 158 sq. km of forest area. The altitude varies from 500ft. at the southern area near Sukna and rising up to 4,300ft towards the northern area near a place called Latpanchar. While driving down the forest, you will reach the banks of Mahananda River. The stream with mountains at the backdrop is a picturesque place. 

Regular day safaris are offered in the sanctuary from the Sukna gate both in the morning and in the afternoon. However no vehicles are provided, so one has to bring their own vehicle to explore the forest. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the tour and one must make sure to come back before dark. There are 330 different types of plantations, and the lower plains are the zone or elephant migration. If you are lucky, you might even spot the Royal Bengal Tiger in this sanctuary.

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West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
4 hours
Altitude / Height:
409 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
26.9009141°N, 88.5128776°E
Distance from Siliguri city center to Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
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Read traveller's reviews about Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary..

Overall Rating:4.2

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"Natural beauty, cool and calm"
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"Beautiful place "
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"Good "
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"The location of the MWLS is absolutely wrong.For exact location see my blog or pages in face book.Here the location indicates Mongpong forest which is not included in the sanctuary. "
  '3' out of 5
"Here hill driver really max out their speed... "

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Content of this page was last updated at Apr 20, 2017