The river Torsha flows through this rain forest sanctuary and have an area of 141 Sq. KM and altitude of 61 m. Jaldapara, the vast grassland with patches of riverine forests was declared a sanctuary in 1941 for protection of the great variety flora and fauna, particularly the one-horned rhinoceros, an animal threatened with extinction. The Jaldapara Sanctuary covers 216 Sq. KM, is a mosaic of woods, grasslands, perennial streams, sandy river banks and extensive belts of tall grass. It contains a great diversity of flora and fauna of mixed deciduous forest, grasslands and river banks. The Malangi River also flows nearby from east to west. Drained by rivers Torsa, Malangi, Hollong, Chirakhawa, Kalijhora, Sissamara, Bhaluka and Buri Torsa, the Sanctuary provides extensive grassland which is the last refuge to a wide variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
8 KM inside the deep forest, Hollong Tourist Lodge is the most preferred amongst tourists due to its absolutely wonderful location amidst green and dense forests. You might be lucky enough to see herds of Elephants coming to drink water even from your room. The unique location of Hollong has made it most favored destination in the nature lover’s list since it gives a sense of closeness toward the nature for all the guests. There is salt pit right outside the lodge which is maintained by the forest official. Forest official go and place salt at the pit regularly to attract wild animals like elephants, gaurs (Indian Bison), one horned rhinos, deer like Chitals, Sambars etc. The elephant safari of Hollong Forest Reserve is very popular and famous for spotting wild animals in the jungle.
Holong Tourist Lodge – Jaldapara [CP]
(off season discount @ 40% on room rent from 15th June to 15th Sept)
- NAC DLX DBL (05) @ 2500/-
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Jaldapara from where tourist can reach Jaldapara by road-route via Siliguri.
By Train: The most important railway station in the North East India is NJP. NJP is directly connected with all major stations in India. The nearest railway station to Jaldapara is Madarihat. All the mail and express trains stop at Birpara/Hasimara railway stations which are well connected to Jaldapara.
By Road: Jaldapara is connected by National Highway with Siliguri and can be reached by car. Madarihat is the entry point for the sanctuary. It is located on the NH 31 (Siliguri-Hasimara section). North Bengal State Transport Corporation buses, Bhutan Government buses, minibuses are available from Siliguri to Alipurduar via Madarihat. Cars can also be hired at Siliguri to reach Jaldapara.
We are Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, & Benfish-in-Tourism (Fishery Dept. Lodges). We are also approved by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF WBTDCL RESERVATIONS Tax Rules Service Charge 5% (Optional) on Room Rent to be paid on spot during check-in GST-12% to be paid on spot during check-in (When Room rent between Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,499/-) GST-18% to be paid on spot during check-in (When Room rent between Rs. 2,500/- to Rs. 7,499/-) No refund will be applicable for cancellation of a booking after availing the facility of pre/postpone RESERVATION RULES FOR WBTDC TOURIST LODGES During check-in time all e- reservation booking guest will have to produce an identity card (Voter Identity card / Passport / Pan Card/ Driving License/ Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt. for their employees etc.) in original as mentioned in reservation slip. The guest will also record relationship with accompanying members during check in. The booking at the chosen resort / lodge are not transferable and is valid only if one of the ID card noted above is presented during the check in. The guest should carry with him/her a print out of the e-reservation slip. Two child below 8-years of age may stay with parents without additional room tariff. Extra bed is available on additional payment, subject to availability of space in room. Reservation may be cancelled by the guest through this portal (only for online payments made by an Indian citizen). The amount of refund will be reversed to the debit/credit card/bank account after deducting the cancellation charges as per policy. Reservation may be cancelled in case of acute administrative requirement. No cancellation charge will be deducted under such scenario. WBTDC will not be liable for non-availability of amenities / services caused by irreparable technical faults or natural calamity. Extra Person Charges 20 % of the room rent payable on spot . Extra Cot Charges 30 % of the room rent payable on spot. All the lodges except Kalighat, Pathik Motel, Malda, Hollong and Jayanti Tourist Lodge have complementary breakfast. No complimentary breakfast for Dormitory Accommodation Service Charge 5% (Optional) on Room Rent to be paid on spot during check-in GST-12% to be paid on spot during check-in (When Room rent between Rs. 1,000/- to Rs. 2,499/-) GST-18% to be paid on spot during check-in (When Room rent between Rs. 2,500/- to Rs. 7,499/-) Pre/Postponement of booking is allowed only once for a particular booking. No refund will be applicable for cancellation of a booking after availing the facility of pre/postpone.There should be clear 7 days in between the date of check-in and date of attempt for availing the facility of pre/postponement No refund will be applicable for cancellation of a booking after availing the facility of pre/postpone.There should be clear 7 days in between the date of check-in and date of attempt for availing the facility of pre/postponement and if the total amount of booking after Pre/Postpone is less then the actual booking amount, it will be forfeited by the system. For the tourist having booking at Sajnekhali Tourist Lodge-(Boat timings) pickup time from Gadkhali is 10.30 am -11.00 am and drop from lodge to Gadkhali is 8.30 am - 9.00 am Any type of Discount applicable is to be selected during the time of booking, no further claims regarding the same will be accepted afterwords. Proper id/medical proofs to be submitted during check-in at Lodge for the discounts claimed during booking. (Senior citizen discount 60 & above for both Male and Female, No discounts applicable for Hollong Tourist Lodge). An additional charge of Rs 200/- is levied per day if room heater is provided in the rooms of Annexe building of Darjeeling TL on demand. Please do not pay any tips to the staffs of the Lodges of WBTDCL. Due to the ongoing renovation work at the lodges of WBTDCL, we deeply regret the inconvenience that you might face during your stay. Tariff for extra person in double / triple bedrooms: A. 30% of tariff for extra bed/Mattress (subject to availability) B. 20% of tariff for extra person without extra bed.Pets are not allowed in any TOURISM PROPERTY. CANCELLATION POLICY New Cancellation Policy will be applicable from 1st March,2019: Within 48 hours - no refund. 3-6 days - 50% deduction. 7-15 days - 30% deduction. 16-30 days - 20% deduction. Beyond 30 days - 10% deduction. Date of occupation and date of cancellation will not be counted during cancellation. Sunday & holidays would not be excluded for calculation of cancellation charges. For part cancellation, normal refund rules will apply. Refund admissible only upon production of the original reservation ticket. For Hollong Tourist Lodge-No refund is admissible. Bookings Once Pre/Postponed,if cancelled will have no refund. WBTDCL Cancellation Policy Updated on 1st July 2020 Please Check the latest policy before reservation.