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Government of West Bengal
Directorate of Forests

Wildlife Wing

Chapramari WLS

The Chapramari forest is located near the NH31 connecting north-east with the rest of India . As you cross river Tista on your way into Dooars, you reach the famous Chapramari sanctuary. Murti river flows along the western boundary. A huge variety of flora and fauna covers the forests. Chapramari is famous for its elephant population.

This area was first notified as a game sanctuary in the year 1940-41 and re-notified vide G.O.No. 5408 For, dt. 24.6.76.

Gaur (commonly known as Indian Bison) is quite common around this region. Albeit few in number, the forests are also home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Different other varieties of deer, reptiles and other animals can be easily seen around here. The place is a heaven for bird watchers.

Chapramari is close to the Gorumara national park near Chapramari. If you are staying at Lataguri, you can visit Chapramari from there. Chapramari is about 30 km from Chalsa and Lataguri. There is a nice forest bungalow on the river bank of Murti. From this bungalow you can see elephants and other animals during the early morning and evening hours .