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Jaldapara National Park Weather And Best Time To Visit Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park is a treasure trove of natural beauty. The thick forests, the large number of wild animals, birds, rich flora and fauna, make Jaldapara an irresistible travel destination for all. Tucked away in the wild, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jaldapara is a breath of fresh air and is a rejuvenating experience. Jeep and Elephant safaris take the tourists deep into the jungle. One of the major attractions in North Bengal, Jaldapara is frequented by wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and bird lovers. Here's a guide on the weather and the best time to visit.
Summer (March to June)
Summer in Jaldapara gets hot, sultry and humid. Temperatures continue to hover between 32° and 40°C. Summer is a good time to visit if you want to spot wild animals. Due to the heat, they often come out of their hideouts and can be found roaming around the park. Spotting is relatively easier. Early in the morning or just before dusk when animals come near the water bodies to drink water are the best times to spot them. As temperature increases during the day time to prefer to take shelter in cooler areas. If you want to visit Jaldapara during summer you must be willing to sweat out a little but it is definitely worth it. Carry light clothes and hats to protect yourself from the heat.
Monsoon (June to September)
Jaldapara experiences heavy monsoon showers between June and September and the park remains closed to tourists. All national parks remain closed during monsoon because safaris are difficult and there are negligible chances of spotting animals. Monsoons are generally breeding time for the animals and they prefer to remain in their shelters and do not venture out much. Safaris are thus not undertaken during these months. Incessant rains and thunderstorms make traveling and sighting challenging and there is nothing much to do unless tourists want to experience rains in the forest.
Winter (October to March)
Mid-September to October is the period right after the monsoons when the leaves are fresh and green. The grasslands grow in height during monsoon rains making the forests denser than ever. Animals hide behind these overgrown grasses and spotting becomes difficult unless they choose to come out in the open. This period also witnesses occasional showers which make safaris difficult. The better time to visit Jaldapara is between November and March. The trees shed leaves, the grasses tend to get thinner and the weather also improves vastly. It is cool and pleasant; the skies are clear and cloudless and this is the perfect time for paying a visit to the jungles and chances of spotting animals are also high.