The Chilapata Forest is a dense forest near Jaldapara National Park in Dooars, Alipurduar district, West Bengal, India. It is about 20 km from Alipurduar, and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town. Until recently, the area was known for dacoity (banditry), but it is now safe for tourists.
One of the main attractions is the ruined "Nalraja Garh", or fort of the Nal kings, built in the Gupta period in the fifth century C.E., the Golden Age of India. Although poorly maintained, the site has considerable archaeological interest. Other activities include Tonga rides through Mathura tea garden, boating on the Bania river and angling on the confluence of the Kalchini, Bania and Buri Basra.
The CHILAPATA RESERVE FOREST is a hub of wild animals. It crawls with different species of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the Asian Rhino, large Elephant, Leopard, Sambar, Hog-deer, Barking-deer Wild Pig Hispid hare and Bison. CHILAPATA RESERVE FOREST is also a world of colorful and beautiful birds like Fishing-eagle, Shikra, Crested Eagle, Jungle-fowl Peafowl, Partridge, Bengal florican, Paradise Flycatcher, Racket-tailed Drongo and Pied Horn-bill. The forest is never at ease due to the continuous fluttering of birds. Reptiles like python, krait, cobra, water monitor and freshwater turtles enrich the wildlife of the CHILAPATA RESERVE FOREST.