General Information About Chukchuki Birding Point
Chukchuki Watch Tower also called Chukchuki Birding Point is located inside the Gorumara National Park. It is an ideal destination for bird watches where different spices of birds seen here. The Chuckchuki Watch Tower is situated towards the end of the park which provides perfect view of birds. It is one of the famous among many others watch tower in the park from where tourist can spot different animals like rhinos, bisons, gaur, Asian elephant, sloth bear, chital, and sambar deer for which the park is famous. The tourist visiting Gorumara National Park is taken to the Chuckchuki Watch Tower either by jeep or by elephant safari to see the bird’s paradise where one can spot local as well as migratory birds like Indian Hornbill, Spangled Drongo, Scarlet Minivet, Peafowls, Peacocks, woodpeckers, pheasants, Asian paradise suncatcher. These are all submontane forest birds and the place is also famous for migratory birds. The park is also home to a large number of snakes, venomous and non-venomous, including the Indian python, one of the largest snakes in the world, and the king cobra - the world's largest venomous snake. One staying at Gorumara park can fully enjoy all the nearby activities and scenic beauty of the park through this popular Chuchuk Watch Tower.
There are 5 camps in Gorumara National Park where you can put up during your sojourn. However, you will have to book in advance in order to get rooms and guide for your elephant ride. There is a cafeteria where you can have food and snacks and also watch tribal dance in the evening.
You will be taken to the Chukchuki watchtower on the back of an elephant which is the most exciting activity in the forest or you can also opt for the four-wheeler safari in which case you will ride a jeep. You will watch birds like Indian Hornbill, Spangled Drongo, Scarlet Minivet, Peafowls, Peacocks, woodpeckers, pheasants, Asian paradise suncatcher. These are all submontane forest birds and the place is also famous for migratory birds among which the rare Brahminy duck can also be spotted.
Chukchuki can be reached only after you have arrived at Gorumara National Park. Gorumara can be reached by air, rail or by road depending on the place you are coming from. The park is only 10 kilometers from Chalsa and 1 kilometer from Lataguri. Bagdogra is the nearest airport if you are traveling by flight and New Jalpaiguri or Maalbazar are the stations where you have to reach to arrive at Gorumara. Alternatively, you can take your car and opt for a long drive also. In that case, Highway NH-31 will be the route
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