Located in the Kalimpong District of West Bengal, the Neora Valley National Park that spreads over an area of 88 sq km is rich in biodiversity.
The rugged mountainous forest has diverse flora and fauna and is the natural habitat of the red panda. The rare combination of hill and forest makes it all the more special. The forest lies on the foothills of the hills of Bhutan, Nepal and India and varies in altitude between 1000 and 3,600 metres, the topmost point being at Rachela Danda, at the border of Sikkim and Bhutan. Thick forest of ferns, oak and sal trees, dense bamboo groves, colourful rhododendron and orchids, lush green valley, meandering rivers and streams, zigzagging roads, snowcapped mountains in the backdrop form a picturesque landscape here.
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