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About Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahananda Weir Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary that is spread over on varying elevations at an area of 158 square kilometers. The altitude of the sanctuary varies from 500-feet near the Sukna, which is in the southern region and rises up to as high as 4300-feet to a place known as the Latpanchar in the northern region. Eastern side of the Mahananda Weir Sanctuary is surrounded by river Teesta and the western side of the sanctuary lies across the Hill Cart Road on the Mahanadi river. It is managed by the Darjeeling Wildlife Division of Government of West Bengal. Mahananda Weir Sanctuary is indeed one of the most pivotal sanctuaries of the North Bengal.

Historical Context: The sanctuary was initially started in the year 1976 as the place where the kids took rides.
Pro Tip: Avoid visiting from June to September as this is the breeding time for the animals and the sanctuary remains closed.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 50 Guide: INR 150 Vehicle: INR 100 Camera: Photo: INR 100
  • Closed On June 16th to September 15th
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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