Neora Valley – The Place

Neora Valley national park is situated in the Kalimpong sub-division under Darjeeling District of West Bengal with its border adjoining Western Bhutan and forests of Sikkim. The place was established as National Park in the year 1986 for its richest variety of flora & fauna in the northeast region.

This 88 kmĀ² hilly terrain derived its name from the Neora River running locally through the forest and is located close to the popular tourist destination of Lava. The Neora River is the major water source of Kalimpong town. With its amazing bio-diversity Neora valley is the home of many rare and endangered plants, animals and birds.This virgin natural forest with dense bamboo groves is the home of endangered cute little animal with reddish brown body and a ringed tail named Red Panda which is very shy in nature.

Due to inaccessibility in most of the area of the park it is very much popular among the nature lovers and trekkers. The park extends to the height of 10600 ft at Rechela Danda, highest point of the Neora valley covering the dense forest of bamboo grooves, rhododendron, oak, ferns, sal that even sunlight finds it difficult to reach through it. The park with lush green valley, meandering rivers and snowcapped mountains of Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Simvo, Narsingh, Sinialchu in the backdrop making the valley a picturesque landscape.

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