Enclosed with the verdant forested area and sprawled across the bank of the sparkling river Torsa is the safe haven in Dooars region for the feline rescued from the illegitimate animal smuggler, South Khayerbari. Located at a distance of 10km from Madarihat, South Khayerbari is an animal rescue centre which is commonly famous by the name of Royal Bengal Tiger & Leopard Rescue Centre. South Khayerbari got its name after the government passed the law against the use of animal for entertainment purpose in circus. After the commencement of law, forest officials rescued 11 Royal Bengal Tiger from the Hoogly Circus and many leopards from the illicit smuggler hence South Khayerbari the name Royal Bengal Tiger & Leopard Rescue Centre.
Situated far from the human settlement, visitors at South Khayerbari can observe the rescued animals in their natural habitat which gives a sense of closure towards the wilderness. The voyage towards South Khayerbari is an unforgettable experience filled with awe-inspiring view of changing landscape. The view of lush tea garden and semi tropical accompanies the travelers through the journey towards South Khayerbari and the panoramic vista of lofty mountains being encircled by the meandering river Teesta from the age old Coronation Bridge offers a visual treat to the travelers. Cuddled amidst the emerald green forest of Dooars region along the bank of River Torsa, tourist can relish the scenic beauty of South Khayerbari by going on a safari around the rescue centre in battery operated cars. The main objective behind the formation of South Khayerbari was for the rehabilitation purpose of the rescued felines who have been tortured and become dependent on humans. According to forest officials this is a distinctive attempt of South Khayerbari rescue centre is unparalleled in the entire North East India. There are few lodging facilities available in South Khayerbari for the tourist who wants to spend some quality time in a nature bound place. Apart from lodging facility and jungle safari visitors can even apt for boating in the meandering river stream of Buri Torsa. The river Torsa flowing through the forest looks like a sparkling snake wondering through the thick emerald green forest. South Khayerbari also acts as a research centre for the wildlife enthusiast who wants to learn more about the feline inhabiting in the North Bengal. While visiting South Khayerbari tourist can also make a trip towards an important migration corridor for the huge herbivores like Wild elephants and Indian Rhinoceros of Dooars Region in Chilapata Forest and also go for birding in the Jaldapara National Park which is one of the few places in India where tourist can spot the rare Bengal Florican. From getting an enclosure towards the rescued feline society to the boating in the quaint river, a visit to the rescue centre of South Khayerbari ensures it all.
Endowed with verdant land, South Khayerbari in Dooars is a place to learn more about the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger along with the near threatened leopard and observe them in their natural habitat. Sited along the meandering river Torsa, South Khayerbari with its serene ambiance, rich flora and unique ideology is the safe haven for both rescued feline and wilderness lover.
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