Neora Valley - A new short-listed world heritage site

The pristine forest of Neora Valley National Park (NVNP) in Kalimpong hills, Darjeeling district, which has formed an ecological trijunction with Sikkim and Bhutan, is the last virgin wilderness in West Bengal. It is one of the oldest (1881) reserve forests in India. Since this area has been put under protection and is an unworkable working circle, the high forest remains intact. Besides, due to its inaccessibility and difficult terrain, biotic pressures are not very acute.