Buxa National Park also known as the Buxa Tiger Reserve BTR is a beautiful place for the tourist now a day. It is situated at southern hilly area of Bhutan. Governing body of this park is Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.
Location : Buxa National Park is located in Alipurduar of West Bengal. Its boundary run along with southern Bhutan of the north of West Bengal.
Latitude : 26°39′ North
Longitude : 89°35′ East
Previously Its name was Buxa Tiger reserve, which was established in 1983. Later it was added as Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary in 1991. After that the govt. of West Bengal declared it as a Buxa National Park in 1992.
- The area of Buxa Tiger Reserve BTR is 314.5 square kilometer
- The area of Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary is 54.5 sq km
- The area of Buxa National Park is 117 sq km
Flora : The dominant flora are sal, champa, gamar, shimul and chikrasi trees, various type of shrubs, herbs, cane, bamboo, grass etc..
Fauna : Mammals like Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, Jungle Cat, Elephant, Buffalo more are sighted here. Birds like greater pied hornbill, ibishbill etc. and colorful butterfly are also found in the park. Various type of snake lizards and tortoises are also seen very easily.
Two New species of frog discover in this national park in 2006
Famous For : The Buxa National Park is famous for the Bengal Tiger.
Other attractive things are Buxa fort, Mahakal Cave, Narathali Lake etc.
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