Date of establishment: 1959.
Location: The sanctuary is at a distance of only 13kms from Siliguri and comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division.
Main Wildlife Found: Royal Bengal Tiger, gigantic elephants, sturdy Indian bison, timid spotted, barking deer.
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is in the valleys between Teesta and Mahananda.Taking the Hill Cart road piercing through the sal forest crossing Sukhna river 1/2km further is the entrance of the sanctuary.Afte crossing the Panchnai river begins dark and dense forest. Tigers, elephants, samber, cheetah, himalayan black bear, wild boar, different spices of deer and other wild animals roam around in the green shadowed Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. Different types of birds is also in this jungle.Nature Observation Centre,Medical Research Centre, Orchidorium is there in the forest.An exciting jungle safari in the sanctuary includes the regions of Siliguri- Sukna – Golaghat – Gulma- Laltong and can be a real thrilling experience.
Air:To reach direct from Kolkata to siliguri, reaching Bagdogra by plane.From Bagdogra take bus or private cars.
Rail:Trains are ply from Kolkata to siliguri,NJP.
Road:From NJP Rly Stn rickshaw,auto,taxi and buses are availbale to go siliguri town.From siliguri town buses,taxi are available to go forest.
Map Of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary,West Bengal :