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Sitting inside a Forest Bungalow in a silent night with sky full of stars, listening to the movement of wild animals moving around the compound, it sounds quite thrilling don't you think? And there is a perfect place where you can find an adventure of a life time that is Mendabari Jungle Camp. Mendabari Jungle Camp is a Forest Bungalow located at the vicinity of Chilapata Forest. Chilapata Forest is a dense forest situated near Jaldapara National Park in Dooars. It is located about 20 km from Alipurduar, and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town. Chilapata Forest lies in the heart of Eastern Dooars at the foothills of Himalaya. Mendabari Jungle Camp as the name gives you a brief idea that your stay at the Mendabari Jungle camp will be full of spotting different wild animal even from your own Camp since the Chilapata Forest serves as a natural corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve for the famous Asiatic One Horned Rhino and Indian Elephant.
For the folk who craves to learn more about tribal lifestyle then they can catch the glimpse of indigenous culture during their stay in Mendabari Jungle Camp. Mendabari Jungle Camp located 2km inside Chilapata Forest in Kodal Busty. From the architecture of Mendabari Jungle Camp and the food they serve let you capture and live like a native of Kodal Busty. For the food lovers Mendabari Jungle Camp serve cuisine made from organic local products. Fresh air, healthy and tasty food with great view of raw and beautiful Mother Nature all this can be found in Mendabari Jungle Camp. Nature lover will find a piece of heaven during their stay at Mendabari Jungle Camp since Chilapata Forest is the home to 23 species of herbivores and carnivores and around 22 species of reptiles and 180 species of birds. Some rare orchids and trees and plants are found in the forest as well. If you are lucky you can spot Sambar, barking deer, hog deer, leopard and from Mendabari Watchtower during the Jungle Safari. Since the forest remains close during monsoon, the best time to visit Mendabari Jungle Camp are October- November and March-April because of the cool and moderate weather and it's the best time to see the migratory birds. Mathura Tea Estate and Rabha Tribal community are the other tourist attractions near the forest apart from Jaldapara National Park which is famous for its Asiatic one horned Rhino and Khayerbari Leopard Rescue Center. The ruin of Nalraja Garh is another favored attraction for the tourist lodging in Mendabari Jungle Camp. It is an ancient fort which was built during the Gupta Era in 5th Century.
There are many sunrise and sunset but during your stay at Mendabari Jungle Camp you will witness one of most breathtaking one. An orange haze casted over the river Torsha reflecting off every wave half of a glowing, radiant light loomed on the water's horizon. A warm sensation splashing radiance on your face from the beaming rays of the sun, hearing the grasses rustling behind you this is feeling left after you witness the sunset over the river Torsha leaving you mesmerized and craving for more.
The nearest Railway Station to reach Mendabari Jungle camp are Hasimara is 12 Km. & New Alipurduar Junction is 20 Km. away from Chilapata Forest. Mendabari Jungle camp is about 145 Km. away from New Jalpaiguri, which is well connected by both motorable road and railways. From the respective junction visitors can easily hire a taxi to reach Mendabari Jungle Camp.