Chilapata Forest,Dooars-Tree House & Riverside Tent
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About Chilapata forest & its surrounding
This is a dense forest of Dooars adjacent to Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. The forest is a continuation of Jaldapara forests and is separated by the river Torsa which flows through the West of Chilapata forest and East of Jaldapara National Park.Chilapata Tree House is best place to stay in Dooars.
The major attraction of Chilapata is the forest and its wildlife. Forest safari in Jeep is available inside the forest. Sighting of Indian Bison (Gaur), Elephant, Rhino and various types of Deer is most common here. The forests are also known to be home for a variety of avifauna.
It also has historical significance. The famous Nal Rajar Garh is a fort from the Nal Kings of Gupta age. Although the fort is mostly in ruins today, it is a place worth visiting while in Chilapata.
Jaldapara is the nearest tourist destination. Madarihat, the entry point for Jaldapara National Park is just 15 kms away. The largest forest of Dooars, Buxa Tiger Reserve, is also close by at a distance of 30 kms.
It is located between the two forests of Jaldapara and Buxa giving it an unique advantage of tourists being able to visit both the forests from here.
Apart from forest visits, tourists can easily visit Bhutan border town of Phuentsholing from here (22 kms). Alipurduar, the district headquarter, is just 40 kms and the historic town of Coochbehar is 50 kms.
How to reach Chilapata – Dooars :
The nearest Railway Station of Jayanti is Alipurduar Junction or New Alipur. From Coochbehar also Chilapata can be reached. All trains going to Assam have stoppages in either Alipur Junction / New Alipur or New Coochbehar. From Alipurduar Chilapata is 40 km and from Coochbehar is 45 kms. From Siliguri to Chilapata is 177 km. The nearest airport of Chilapata forest is Bagdogra Airport ( 188 Km )