Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda wildlife sanctuary is a very small and less well known sanctuary. It is located close to the ‘chickens neck’ – the narrow 50km wide land connecting North East India with the rest of India.

Mahananda wildlife sanctuary is about 159 sq km. The terrain is hilly and it is relatively inaccessible. It was protected as a game reserve and then subsequently upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary in 1959.


The Neora Valley National Park, a compact patch of virgin forest, is a unique area of rich bio-diversity. The National Park enjoys the distinction of being situated over one of the oldest Reserve Forest in India. The Northern boundary of this National Park is ontiguous with the forest of Sikkim and Bhutan and harbors of endemic species of flora and fauna.

The National park comprises tropical & temperate vegitations like oak, bamboo, rhododendron, tree ferns, codal and different orchids. A number of animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, Tiger, Goral, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Boar, Wild Dog and Clouded Leopard and birds like Redstart, Whistling Thrush, Golden Headed Black Finch, Niltava, Yuhina are found in this National Park. Apart from this a large number of Avian Species are resident to this area.

NATURE UNLIMITED takes you for 5 Nights 6 Days to this virgin, unexplored, non-commercialised forest to get the true picture of what nature is all about …

ITINERARY – Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 1 * Travel from Bagdogra to Latpanchor
  * After arriving at Bagdogra airport drive to Latpanchor (northern most outskirt of M.W.L.S.about 60 km from airport and altitude 1000 m). Rest of the day and evening for rest.
  * Dinner & Night stay at Latpanchor.
Day 2 * Latpanchor to Lava
  * Early morning birding at around Latpanchor; After breakfast and freshup have some rest. After lunch drive toLava (Neora Valley – 140 Km & 2000m above sea level)
  * Dinner & Overnight Night stay at tented accomodation in Lava.


Day 3 * Lava & Neora Valley
  * Early Morning birding trail in Lava.
  * After breakfast & some rest we will leave for Neora valley for birding. Return back to camp.
  * Dinner & Overnight Night stay at Lava.


Day 4 * Lava & Neora Valley
  * Early Morning birding trail in Neora Valley.
  * After breakfast, freshup some free time till lunch. After lunch we will leave for birding trail at Lava.
  * Dinner & Overnight Night stay at Lava.
Day 5 * Lava & Siliguri
  * Early Morning birding trail in Lava.
  * After breakfast, freshup some free time till lunch. After lunch leave for Siliguri.
  * Dinner and overnight stay at Siliguri.


Day 6 * Siliguri to Bagdogra and back to Mumbai
  * Early Morning birding trail in outskirts of Mahananda WLSL.
  * After breakfast, freshup leave for Bagdogra to catch the flight back to Mumbai.






Costing and other details


Costing Of the tour : Rs. 32500/- Ex-Bagdogra (On twin sharing basis) for minimum 4 people

Package Includes :

* Bagdogra–Latpanchor-Lava-Siliguri-Bagdogra travel by Car & all local transport.
* All meals during the tour.
* Guide, Porter charges while trekking.
* Camping charges in the park wherever necessary.
* All entry fees in National Park.

Package Excludes :

* Mumbai-Bagdogra-Mumbai Airfare
* Camera charges at park.
* Any personal expense such as drinks, telephone, laundry, medical expense etc.
* Any items not mentioned above.

NOTE : The plan can be modified according to bird abundance due to seasonal variation.