Singalila National Park – Enjoy The Visual Treat of Rhododendrons

Singalila National Park – Enjoy The Visual Treat of Rhododendrons

Singalila National Park – Enjoy The Visual Treat of Rhododendrons

Singalila ridge has two of the highest points in Darjeeling, the Sandakphu and the Phalet, which are the popular trekking trails for adventure lovers.

Let us have a look at what makes Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district, West Bengal, the most happening tourist spot for the adventure seekers around the globe. Below is the detailed view into the Singalila National Park and its main attractions which makes it a popular place for the nature enthusiast and also a perfect photography destination to come up with some excellent photos of the varied ranges of Flora and Fauna.

The Queen of Hills is blessed with a beautiful National Park on the Singalila range which has the varied range of beautiful Flora and Fauna along with some beautiful hill trails which makes it the trekker’s paradise in Darjeeling.

Detailed specifications of the Singalila National Park

Singalila was earlier termed as a wildlife sanctuary which was later changed into a National Park in the year 1992. The famous trekking place of the Sandakphu and Phalut is situated in the same region which makes it another good reason to be visited. The reserved forest area of the Singalila ridge is the highest National Park in the entire region. The area of the National Park is spread along 78 square km area and is located at an altitude of 7900 ft to 12,000 ft.

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Singalila is quite unexplored compared to its beauty. In April the entire region gets washed in shades of Red while the rhododendrons bloom in full. A wide range of flora and fauna is found here including the endangered Red Panda. And as an added attraction, you can have a view of the mighty Kanchenjunga range from different places. Lush green pines, mountain creeks and rivers, Himalayas and wide biodiversity makes Singalila incomparable.
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Best Time To Visit Singalila National Park

The National Park is visited throughout the year but there are few seasons when the beauty of the National Park is enriched with a beautiful view of the surroundings to make your trip a little more beautiful.

The spring (March to May) and the months of (October to early December) see a huge rush of visitors here and the range is less visited during the monsoon due to complexities which can arise during these seasons.

Main attractions and treasures of the Singalila Park

The major attraction of the National Park is the varied species of Flora and Fauna that you can find here on this beautiful mountainous trail. The Singalila National Park has some rarest as well as some exotic animal variety which is all native to the high altitude of the Himalayas. The Red Panda is one of the most popular animals sighted here. Other treasures are the barking deer, the yellow-throated martens, the long-tailed Pangolins, wild boars and others.

There are some other exotic larger animals like the Himalayan black bear, clouded leopards and some tigers too who can be seen in the park on an occasional basis.

Birds in the National Park

Besides the animals, there is an endless number of popular birds in the National Park. Some of them include the long tail minivet, the blood pheasant, brown and black-throated parrotbills, slender-billed babbler, satire Tragopan, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Robin and many more.

Things to do in Singalila National Park

There are plenty of things that can be done here. The National Park also encourages other activities here such as land rover safari, cycling, hiking, camping and some village visit to have an idea of the living technique of the locals here.

The trekking in Darjeeling has received worldwide popularity due to its trekking trails along the Singalila range. The trekking is at its peak between the months of March and April when the orchids and Rhododendrons along the way are at full bloom making the journey more beautiful.

Land Rover Safari

The Land Rover was one of the earlier vehicles which ran the roads of Darjeeling. The presence of the British had a huge contribution to the introduction of Land Rovers in Darjeeling. There still are some Land Rovers which are the best option to climb the steep and wild roads from Maneybhanjan. One of the most popular trips can be taken to visit the Singalila Park.

There are only 40 odd Land Rovers which can take you on a one time Land Rover journey. The fares range from Rs. 2000 for one way trip to Rs. 5000 for round trip besides the night halt charge that may be added to the cost.

What makes Singalila the Best Among Others?

There are several National Parks at high altitudes but there are few which can give you the breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayan Peaks throughout the route and from within the park. Some of the breathtaking photographs that surface the online websites about the Red Panda and other Himalayan birds are mostly clicked here in this beautiful region

The amazing part of the National Park is that not only the Kanchenjunga, you can have a perfect view of the top 4 Mountains of the world including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu besides K2 which doesn’t fall on this part of the mountain ranges. These stunning reasons are too good to not make you plan your next holiday towards the Singalila National Park.

There are many travel and tour operator in Siliguri as well as in India who provides Sikkim Darjeeling honeymoon packages which include jeep safaris to Singalila National Park and these tour operators in Siliguri could also offer you a cheap taxi hire with a driver who will drop you in Darjeeling for your Holidays.

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