Dooars - Meet the forest and wildlife
Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan as well as Northeast India. The area of Dooars stretches from the east of the River Teesta in West Bengal till River Manas near Assam. The Dooars is rich in wilderness and greenery which are the two most important factors that make up the Dooars.
It is really unbelievable that this floodplain has a lot of rivers like Jaldhaka, Torsa, Murti, Sankosh, Raidak, Kaljani, Dyna and Karatoya which adds to the beauty of Dooars. The Dooars is also home to five major National Parks and sanctuaries that are unique and preserve their own culture. There are also many offbeat destinations around like Rocky Island, Murti, Jhalong, Bindu, Jaldhaka, Neora valley and few others which must be visited while on a tour to Dooars. The history states that the Dooars belonged to the Kamata kingdom under the Koch Dynasty and was taken over by Bhutan and then later annexed by the British in 1865.
There are various aspects of Dooars like its tropical forests, hills, glittering streams and its green unending tea gardens that are the special characteristics of Dooars. If you are aiming for a tension free holiday to Dooars, make sure you have availed a car rental in Jaigaon for Dooars if Bhutan too is in your list. You could also book the entire package conveniently through Samridhi Tour operators for Dooars in Jaigaon.
Places to Visit
A spot with natural view of HILL,RIVER,JUNGLE beauty combination.Jayanti is national park is buxa Tiger reserve . Tourist may be visit Jayanti in day time and staying at night private lodge and govt lodge The wildlife addition to tiger, leopard, wild elephant, bison,hog/spotted/barking deer, somber, wild dog, wild-bore, birds,orchids, butterfly etc.
It is the nearest small Tourist Strip near Gorumara National park. Private Resorts / Accommodation are available here. Tourist may visit Gorumara National Park in day time staying at Lataguri.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning 6.00am from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of vast grassland of jaldapara. you can also enjoy the jeep safari inside the santuary which is another main attraction.
Gorumara National Park
It is situated nearly 6 kilometers from the national highway number 31. The entry is nearly 15 kilometers the highway adjacent to a tea estate. Nearly 88 kilometers from Siliguri and can be reached by two approach road one via Jalpaiguri other via Sevoke and Chalsa. This park is known for the breeding of the rare one horned rhinoceros. Option of Elephant ride at various site developed by the forest department are available for the guest.
It is famous for the prison fort. This fort was used as a detention camp by the British, become of its remoteness during the Indian freedom movement; many freedom fighters were imprisoned here. After independence it served as a refugee camp for Tibetan and Bangladeshis. Visit the buxa heritage museum and the nature interpretation center.
It is a dense forest close to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars, West Bengal, India. It is nearly 22 kilometers from Alipurduar and just a few minutes away from Hasimara town.This forest is used by the Elephants as a corridor to migrate from between Jaldapara and the Buxa Tiger Reserve and ultimately to Bhutan.
It is Situated nearly 74 kilometers away from Alipurduar. It can also be easier to access from Cooch Behar by car. A huge water body with migratory birds during winter is worth watching. This lake is ideal for eco-tourism activities and for angling. The main attraction of the region is the wide variety of avifauna that is seen around here.
It is approachable by both road and rail form Siliguri nearly 155 kilometers and Alipurduar only 15 kilometers. Rajabhatkhawa is nearly 15 kilometers from Jayanti. Surrounded by dense forests is an ideal place for the wild life lovers. A watchtower deep inside the forest gives the best opportunity to view elephant, bison and even tiger.
It is Located on the river Raimatang in Dooars in Buxa Tiger Reserve, there is a small forest village called Raimatang village. Surrounded by forest, hills and river, Raimatang village has been a popular place for the nature loving people.
Neora Valley National Park
This Park stretches from Kalimpong till Dooars nearly 87 square kilometers. The forest in Neora Valley has such a luxurious growth that even sunlight finds it difficult to touch the ground. Much of the park is still inaccessible making it an adventurous place for the nature lovers / trekkers who can take the challenge to explore the still-unknown terrain in the Kalimpong hills. It is famous for the Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, goral, Clouded Leopard, Siberian Weasel, Himalayan Black Bear, Asiatic black bear, barking deer, and gaur.