Located 15km from Madarihat, it is a small town located in the Alipurduar District South Khayerbari is the safe haven for all rescued animals in or around Dooars Region. South Khayerbari an animal rescue centre for the animals rescued from the circus after the ban of use of animals for the entertainment purpose. It also act like an rehabilitation centre for all the animal since they cannot guard themselves after being tamed for so long, in South Khayerbari those animals are helped to settle and readjust in their new home.
South Khayerbari rescue centre or commonly known as Royal Bengal Tiger & Leopard Rescue Centre got its name after the law was passed against the ban of animals in circus, the forest official rescued several animals which included 11 tigers from the Olympic circus in Hoogly District. Many leopard and cubs recovered from the tea gardens and illicit animal smugglers are also kept in South Khayerbari for various reasons like rehabilitation. At South Khayerbari leopards and tigers are kept in their natural habitat and while helping them cope with their new surroundings. According to forest officials this is a distinctive attempt unparalleled in the entire North East India. Visitor gets to tour around South Khayerbari and observe the rescued animal at their new home in the battery operated cars. Apart from taking a tour around South Khayerbari visitor can also opt for boating since River Buri Torsa is flowing through the South Khayerbari Nature Park. South Khayerbari also acts as a wild animal research centre at North Bengal. If you are taking a trip in Dooars it is a must visit place to learn more about the felines kept here for rehabilitation purpose.
A place amidst the nature for the once free willed animals which were forcefully tamed for the mere entertainment purpose, South Khayerbari is the safe haven for rescued animal and it’s a place where you can observe this royal animal and learn more about their natural habitat whilst basking in the beauty of mother nature or just spending you time with your loved ones in the bank of River Buri Torsa.