In spite of the Royal Bengal Tiger in SUNDARBANS the forests name proclaim to reserve, The elusive tiger is almost impossible to sight. It is the forests, people, nature and history that brings travelers to Buxa.
With an area of 759 Sq. Kms the Buxa Tiger Reserve was established in the year of 1982-83 to save one of the most endangered and beautiful animal species, The Royal Bengal Tiger. The park is located at the north eastern corner of Dooars plains of North Bengal bordering Bhutan and Assam. The core area of 315 sq.kms around the Buxa Duar Fort was declared a National Park in January 1992.
The forests of Buxa Tiger reserve spreads from the flood plains of Dooars to altitude of several thousand feet on the hills boardering Bhutan. The Buxa fort, a prime attraction for tourists is located at an altitude of about 2600 ft above sea level. Buxa mainly comprises of deciduous forests, which are densely wooded and is home to some of Bengal’s most varied flora and fauna.