Sited at a distance of 72km from the bustling city Siliguri and 30km from Chalsa adjacent to Gorumara National Park is one of the oldest forest reserves of West Bengal called Chapramari. Crowned as a National Wildlife Sanctuary in 1998, Chapramari is practically the continuation of Gorumara National Park which is the home of famous Asiatic one-horned Rhino. Chapramari with its vast collection of wildlife species and verdant forest has hyped the interest of tourist who wants to explore the wild side of Dooars region. Chapramari watchtower is considered to be the prime attraction of Chapramari. The name Chapramari probably derives from "Chopra" which means a type of fish and "Mari" which means abundant.
Nestled on the foothills of Kalimpong hill in the Nagrakata Block of Jalpaiguri District, the journey towards the Chapramari is full of astounding vista. Traveling through the lush tea garden while crossing the age old Coronation Bridge known for offering the astounding vista of river Teesta meandering through the lofty mountain hills, the blissful ride towards the verdant forest of Chapramari is a visual treat for the tourist. Endowed with rich flora and fauna and serene ambiance, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is the safe haven for nature lover traveling in Dooars region. Sited along the meandering river Murti which acts as a natural border from Gorumara, Chapramari is famous for its mega-herbivores such as the Elephant and the Gaur. Along with these, Cheetal, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wildboar and Pangolin are few other animals which are also present in the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Chapramari creates an ideal environment for housing a vast collection of avifauna with the species like Green Magpie, Indian Treepie, Thrush, Scarlet Minivet, Hill Mayna, White Breasted Kingfisher, Hornbill, Large Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Adjutant Stork etc. and migratory fouls like Brahminy and Teals can be spotted during winter in Chapramari intriguing the interest of avid bird watcher and making Chapramari as the birding paradise. The astounding vista of river stream wandering through the verdant semi-tropical forest offered from the Chapramari watchtower sited on the glade of Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary has ensnared the heart of many travelers. One of the best ways to relish the beauty of Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is by opting for a jungle safari where visitor gets an adventure of life time. The thrill of exploring the dense forest area while spotting some rare untamed animals has lured many travelers towards the verdant forest of Chapramari. Within the lush emerald green forest of Chapramari is a quaint forest lodge where tourist can reside after making a reservation and spend a night in the heart of jungle. From a quaint resting place to the thrilling jungle safari the verdant forest of Chapramari never ceases to amaze the travelers.
Far from the maddening crowd into the nurturing lap of Mother Nature, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary of Dooars region has become the safe haven for nature lovers. Chapramari with its rich flora and fauna has become the perfect destination for finding solitude amidst the pristine nature.
Blessed with temperate weather the pristine natural beauty of Chamurchi can be enjoyed throughout the year but to get an unparallel view of Mt Kanchenjunga winter season from mid November to January when the sky remain clear is considered the best time to visit Chamurchi.