Top 10 Mesmerizing Places to visit while Traveling to Dooars

Top 10 Mesmerizing Places to Visit While Travelling in Dooars

The Dooars or Duars are the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan. Duar means ‘door’ and the region forms the gateway to Bhutan from India. There are 18 passages or gateways through which the Bhutanese people can communicate with the people living in the plains. This region is divided by the Sankosh River into the Eastern and the Western Dooars. The Western Dooars is known as the Bengal Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Assam Dooars. Dooars is synonymous with the term Terai used in Nepal and northern India and form the only nitrate rich plain in India.

 

You can see wild elephants, one-horned rhinos, bison, leopards, several species of deers, snakes, wild boars and many other animals as well as many types of birds including lots of peacocks in these dense forests.

Chapramari Forest

Champramari Forest

Chapramari is a forest in Dooars area of North Bengal. The forest is a continuation of the Gorumara forests. The two forests are separated by the Murti river which passes through the otherwise continuous forest. Whereas Gorumara is a National Park, Chapramari is only is a wildlife sanctuary. For most tourists the distinction between Chapramari and Gorumara is only theoretical as they may stay in a resort close to Gorumara but visit Chapramari for sightseeing tours or vice versa. As in case of other forests of Dooars, wildlife sighting remains the main attraction for most tourists visiting Chapramari.

How to Go- Passing through Dooars by NH31 and to reach Chalsa crossing about 2 hours or 60 kms from NJP. From here till Nagrakata (about 12 kms away) on both side of the road, there is Chapramari forest and after crossing the Murti river can be reached the Jaldhaka river. Best time to Visit-15th Oct to 15th June

Jhalong

Jhalong,Bindu,Paren & Jaldhaka

A small picturesque hill village on the Indo- Bhutan border Bindu is a little known tourist destination in lower Kalimpong foothills. The journey to Bindu via Chalsa-Khunia-Jhalong is a fascinating one as the road passes through the beautiful tea gardens, high forests, river valleys and small quiet villages.

Jhalong is a small village situated on the banks of river Jaldhaka, near India-Bhutan border in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Bird lovers can enjoy a varied collection of hill Birds includes Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Redstart, Laughing Thrush as well as migratory waterfowl here.

How to Go- The Nearest rail Station is Malbazar

Best time to Visit-Oct to June

Samsing

Samsing,Suntalekhola & Rocky Island

Samsing is wonderful mountain village located at an altitude of 3,000ft. It's an ideal place for nature lovers and located at the eastern end of Neora Valley National Park.


5kms from Samsing is another small village Suntalekhola also known for its pristine natural beauty with tea gardens, forests and orange orchards. There is a hanging (suspension) bridge here over Murti river which is a popular attraction for tourists.

Gorumara

Murti & Gorumara NP

Gorumara National Park is an important national park of North Bengal. It is situated just at the foot hills of Eastern Himalaya in Terai region, on the flood plains in Murti, Raidak. Jaldhaka a tributary of Brahmaputra flows just beside the National Park. Gorumara has mixed vegetation of forest and grassland. It is famous for its good population of One Horned Indian Rhino. How to Go- Malbazar is the nearest railway station. Best time to Visit-Oct to June

Jaldapara

Jaldapara NP

The Jaldapara Sanctuary covers 216 sq km, is a mosaic of woods, grasslands, perennial streams, sandy river banks and extensive belts of tall grass. It contains a great diversity of flora and fauna of mixed deciduous forest, grasslands and river banks. How to Go- Madarihat is the nearest railway station.
Best time to Visit-Oct to June

Chilapata

Chilapata Forest

Chilapata Forest is a dense forest close to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars, West Bengal. It is nearly 22 km from Alipurduar and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town. This forest is used by the Elephants as a corridor to migrate between Jaldapara and the Buxa Tiger Reserve and ultimately to Bhutan.

How to Go- Hasimara is the nearest rail station about 10 kms away from Chilapata. Alipurduar is a major rail junction (20 kms).

Best time to Visit-15th Oct to 15th June

Sikiajhora

Sikiajhora Forest

Sikiajhora is a rivulet which meanders through the Buxa Tiger Reserve and enters the plains of Dooars at Panialguri to meet another flamboyant river Bala, which too originates from the Jayanti Hills and Buxa Forest. Rich in biodiversity, Sikiajhora is home to a healthy population of birds and butterflies.

How to Go- The Nearest rail Station to Sikiajhora is Alipurduar Junction. New Jalpaiguri is approximately 150 kms from Buxa Fort. Bagdogra airport is around 160 kms away

Best time to Visit-15th Oct to 15th June

Raimatang

Raimatang

Raimatang is a small forest village inside the Buxa Tiger Reserve surrounded by towering lush hills of Bhutan. Its beauty lies in its mix of forests, hills, rivers and tea gardens. Moreover, it is on the western side of Sinchula hills that adds to its solitude.. It is located 45 km away from Alipurduar. Kalchini is the nearest town. you have to cross the Raimatang river to reach our property.

How to Go- The Nearest rail Station is Alipurduar Junction.

Best time to Visit-Oct to June

buxa jayanti

Buxa & Jayanti

The Buxa Fort is one of the prime attractions of Buxa Tiger Reserve. Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 meters in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar. Buxa fort is about 30 km from Alipurduar town and about 18 km from Rajabhatkhawa. From Rajabhatkhawa, you have to enter the forest and drive for about 14 km to reach Suntalabari. From here a trek of about 4 km will take you to the fort. How to Go- The Nearest rail Station to Buxa Fort is Alipurduar Junction. New Jalpaiguri is approximately 150 kms from Buxa Fort. Bagdogra airport is around 160 kms away Best time to Visit-15th Oct to 15th June

fagu tea estate

Fagu Tea Estate

The regal Tea bungalow of Fagu is about 100 years old and was built during the British Colonial Era. The Bungalow reflects strong imprints of the British style and features strong impressions of the British architecture. The Bungalow has the ideal features of a British country house lawn that served as a gathering place for small afternoon tea-parties and evening rendezvous.How to Go- Malbazar is the nearest railway station.
Best time to Visit-Oct to June