The state of West Bengal extends from the Himalayas in the north to the Bay of Bengal in the south. It lies betweens 20o 31' N and 27o 12' N latitude and 89o 52' E longitude, covering a geographic area of 88,752 sq.km.
Total recorded forest land in the state is presently 11,879 sq.km., of which 7,054 sq.km. is Reserved Forest, 3,772 sq.km. is Protected Forest and 1,053 sq.km. is Unclassed State Forest, thus constituting 13.38% of the geographical area of the state. Almost 34% of the total forest area, consisting of 15 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 5 National Parks, 1 Biosphere Reserves and 2 Tiger Reserves, is under the Protected Area Network.
Besides the major activities of Forest and Wild Life Conservation and Protection, the Department has taken several initiatives of Joint Forest Management for peoples' participation in forest management. Eco-tourism Centres are one such initiative for involvement, education and awareness creation among the general public about the importance of nature conservation and wild life preservation.
West Bengal State Forest Development Agency is an undertaking of Department of Forests, West Bengal.
Jalpaiguri Forest Division has several picturesque locations, one of which is BANDAPANI Forest Camp located at a beautiful spot where ‘the Mountains come down and touche the Earth’ .BANDAPANI Forest
Situated at foot hills of Biharinath hills in Saltora Block in Saltora Range under Bankura (North) Division. It is an ideal place for trekking and nature walks. The Shiva temple
The Eco-tourism centre is located in Nadia district, In Bethuadahari Sanctuary. The major wild lives found here are Chital, Jungle cat, Civet cat, Jackal, Mangoose, Porcupine, Langur, Monitor lizard, Python,
Shyambati Nature Interpretation Centre is situated at ShantiniketanBolpurunerBirbhum District.It is well connected by Road & Railway.It is 4 K.M. from Bolpur Railway Station and 2 K.M. from Prantik Railway Station.There
Gopegarh Heritage & Nature Eco-tourism Centre is situated at Gopegarh under West Midnapore District.It is 5 K.M. away from Midnapre Station &Midnapore Central bus Stand... There are four picnic spot,
Far from the madding crowd, two cottages are located amidst a small patch of Sal forest, filled with serenity and tranquillity. Gosanimari is about 15 km and 40km away from
The Hornbill Nest eco-tourism centre is located in the heart of Lataguri, Jalpaiguri District along the boundary of Gorumara National park and Jalpaiguri Reserve Forest. The location is well connected
Kunjanagar Eco-Park is situated in Jalpaiguri District. Nearest Railway Station is Falakata Distance is 12 KM s from Falakata and 20 KMs from Madarihat which is accessible by Road Place
Manabhanjang, is about 26 km from Darjeeling. The place is important from trekking point of view. Tourists trek uphill from Manabhanjang to Sandakphu (which falls under Singalila National Park and
Matha Tree House is situated at Matha Range Complex, infront of Mathaburu Hills under the jurisdiction of Purulia Forest Division.Matha Tree House/Rest shed is constructed about 10' above the ground
Mendabari Jungle Camp is situated in Jalpaiguri District. Elephant Riding can be availed of from Mallangi Lodge and Car Safari From Chilapata Range and Kodalbasti Range. Nearest Railway station is
Mouchuki camp is situated in Neora Valley National Park under Kalimpong District. It’s situated in a pristine undisturbed habitat with rugged terrain and rich biodiversity. The picturesque location far from
Murti Tents is situated near Gorumara National Park under Jalpaiguri District. It can be reached by road Nearest Railway Station New Mal/ Chalsa. There is a Nature Study Centre at
Neora Jungle Camp is in the vicinity of Gorumara National Park. It is a land of Asian elephants and Indian Bisons (Gaurs). Neora Jungle Camp, a journey from Siliguri via
It is located about half km from Chandrakona Road railway station. The park is spread over 30 ha with small forests. There is rose garden, flower garden,Aviary, medicinal plants garden,
Situated amidst an ancient game reserve of Koch dynasty, Rasomati Twin Cottages offer a wonderful opportunity for nature stay. A beautiful semi-lunar Wetland along with lush green forests, just beside
South Khayerbari Eco- Park is situated in Jalpaiguri District. Elephant Riding is available from Malangi Lodge and Car Safari is available from Chilapata Range and Kodalbasti Range.Nearest Railway Station is
Located at Chhatna Block in Chhatna Range under Bankura (North) Division, in the middle of natural forest.A perennial spring Round the year natural flow of spring water is the main
It is located about 2 km from Midnapur railway station. The park is spread over 6 ha with small forests and gardens on the bank of river Kangsabati.
Kalipur Eco-Village is located near Kalipur Forest Village at Ramsai. The centre is having 4 Non AC Double Bedded cottages. The centre is managed by local JFMC members which is
Flora: Kainjal, Salpatte, Simul, etc. Fauna: Rhino, Elephant, Gaur, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Wild boar etc.
Flora: Sal, Kainjal, Salpatte, Simul, etc. Fauna: Rhino, Elephant, Gaur, Spotted deer, Barking deer, Wild boar etc.
Gorumara Elephant Camp is located at Dhupjhora Beat of Gorumara South Range. The centre is having 7 Non AC Double Bedded cottages.
The eco-tourism centre is surrounded by Tea gardens on one side and greenery of forests on other side. One can have a taste of rural life by visiting nearby forest
Head Office Adress
West Bengal State Forest Development Agency
Aranya Bhavan, BLock LA-10A, Sector- III, Salt Lake, Kolkata WB 700106