Singalila national park is one of the most exotic Himalayan forests located in the Darjeeling district in the West Bengal, Sikkim and Nepal tri-junction. It is a mystical forest located on the Singalila range at an altitude ranging between 7,000ft to 12,000 ft above sea level. It is well known for the trekking route to Sandakphu that runs through it and also famously known for its ageless vintage Land Rovers.

Singalila is one of the best places in India to see red panda in the wild. Apart from this iconic specie, Singalila is home to a diverse array of mammals including Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, leopard cat, serow, barking deer, yellow throated marten, wild boar, pangolin and pika, among others. 

Singalila is a birding paradise as well, with more than 300 species of birds found here. It has a huge list of exotic birds with many rare species. The park is also well known for its stunning and rugged Eastern Himalayan landscape and on clear days both Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga can be seen. 

Best Time To Visit

For Red Pandas: From October to April

Equipment Needed

Variable focal length lenses like 100 - 400 and long tele focal length above 500 mm would be ideal for bird and red panda photography.

Tripods and wide angles would be necessary for landscape

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