Dooars is spread across the North Bengal and have one of the highest density of wildlife population in the world. Now that human settlements have encroached upon this endless forest it's divided into smaller forests or ansctuaries like Garumara, Jaldapara, Neora Valley National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Chilapata, etc.
Planning for a Dooars Tour Package? Dooars region is referred to as the southern foothills of himalayan mountain region constituting the plains of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and the northern part of Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. These are the gateways to the mountain regions of Sikkim Darjeeling Kalimpong and the Kingdom of Bhutan. There are innumerable numbers of rivers and streams flowing from the Himalayas to this Rich alluvial flood plains. Teesta is the major river besides others like Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsa, Geesh, Leesh, Neora, Kalchini, Jayanti and numerous others. Beauty of Dooars lies in the fact that number of dense jungle forest make up the countryside. Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve, Garumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Neora Valley National Park, Jaldapara National Park, Chilapata forests are located in this region. Number of species of animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned rhinoceros, asiatic elephants, many type of deers, bison, rare birds species and reptiles are found in these jungles. The economy of the region depends upon the three Ts, timber, Tea and tourism. The places of most tourist interest are Jayanti, Bhutanghat, Buxa fort, Gajoldoba, Murti River. Phuntsholing, Samsing Suntalekhola, Jaldhaka, Bindu, Paren, Rongo, Jaldhaka, khoirabari, Totopara, etc. Hotel Accommodation in dooars is available near Lataguri, and Madarihat. There are modest accommodations available at Jayanti, Buxa, Paren, etc. which are mostly home stays and provide all modern amenities as well as a exposure to the local culture and food. Most of the tourist who visit Dooars are attracted by the Jungle safaris that are available in the forest. The Garumara National Park offers jeep Safari t0 four watchtowers and a unique Safari in bullock cart. Jaldapara National Park offers both elephant and jeep safaris. Chilapata National Park offers only Jeep Safari. Garumara National Park, Gajoldoba, Samsing. Santelakhola, Bindu Jhalong are on the Western side of Dooars and best covered staying near Lataguri town. whereas khoirbari, Phuntsholing, Buxa, Chilapata, Jayanti are best covered staying near Madarihat. To plan a proper tour you must start journey from Mal Junction end it form New Alipurduar/Hasimara station or vice versa.
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Other than the Jungle safari in the National Parks there are other popular activities that can be undertaken when on a trip to Dooars. To start with while approaching Dooars from Siliguri you can take two routes, via Sevoke or via Gajoldoba. Both offer outstanding beautiful scenic beauty on the route. In both cases you need to cross the Teesta river with the Coronation bridge on Sevoke Route while the Gajoldoba Teesta Dam on the other. All along the route in Dooars you will see tea gardens which becomes normal after sometime.
Places To See In Eastern Dooars- Samsing tea Gardens with the mountains in the background is a scenic delight. Murti River at Santelakhola with the rocks and boulder it is included in all itineraries of Dooars Tour. Jhalong & Bindu are places beside Jhalong river, on the otherside is the kingdom of Bhutan. Rishop, Lava, Paren and Rongo offers beautiful view of the dooars valley in the south and the mountains in the northern side.
Places To See In Western Dooars- Phuntsholing is a city of Bhutan where indians are allowed to visit without any permits, Khoyerbari has a tiger and leapord rescue center. Buxa & Jayanti and chilapata are a days tour. Coochbehar Rajbari or palace which is popular among tourist. Totopara is a tribal village. Bhutanghat also a place on Bhutan border offering great scenic beauty.
Dooars is well connected by Road, Rail and Air. The main railway station to reach in Dooars is New Jalpaiguri Railways Station which is connected with almost all major cities in India. Bagdogra Airport is the nearest Airport which is about 10 kms From Siliguri the main town connecting Northeast to rest of India. From Siliguri town, eastern Dooars starts 25 kms away and one of the main attraction of eastern Dooars– Garumara National Park is just 80 kms or two hous drive. Malbazar/New Mal Junction is also an important Railway Station in Dooars where some of the trains originating from Kolkata stops. New Alipurduar/Hasimara/New Coochbehar Stations are in west Dooars where all major trains to and from Guwahati stops.