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Buxa Tiger Reserve Forests lies in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The name "Buxa Tiger" has been derived from Buxa Fort, which once was used for detainees during freedom movement of India. Its northern boundary runs along the international border with Bhutan where the Sinchula hill range lies along with this northern boundary. And southern boundary runs along with National Highway No. 31C. Eastern boundary is end with Assam and West Bengal inter-state border, where western boundary starts with the Chilapata Forests and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. The Phipsu Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to North of Buxa Tiger Reserve. It is a natural international corridor for elephant migration between India and Bhutan.

Buxa Tiger Reserve Forests created in 1983 comprises entire forest area of previous Buxa Tiger Division and some territory of Coochbehar Forest Division. It covered the forest area of Rajabhatkhawa, Nimati, Barobisha, Rydak, Raimatang Jainti, Buxaduar and Bhutanghat. The main rivers are Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Churnia, Turturi, Phashkhawa, Dima and Nonani. In 1986, some part of Buxa Tiger Reserve becomes Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary. In 1992 it was declared as National Park.

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  • Copyright: saptak ganguly (saptak) (157)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-01-26
  • Categories: Nature
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 8:07
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