Visit & explore Dooars with Bengal Tourism

Bengal’s favoured playground starts as you head east of Jalpaiguri & enter that land of river, mountain, tea & forest called the Dooars, you are first greeted by the paddy fields & tea gardens. And just when that get a tad monotonous, you arrive at the forests of Gorumara. The flat greenery gives way to vegetation so thick, sometimes you can barely see through it. When your skin breaks into those pleasure globules called goosebumps at the sight of mystifying foliage, you know you have reached your destination. Home of the famous One Horned Rhino, Indian Elephants & other wildlife’s natural habitat in the rain forests and more…

The Rhino country as Jaldapara teems with plant & animal life. It is home to about 60-80 rhinoceros. But the awe-aspiring aspect here is the forest itself. Looking at the dence foliage & tall trees that seem to close in upon you, you feel the shiver down your spine – of excitement mixed with some amount of trepidation. The canopy of trees are so dense that hardly any sunlight fell on the forest floors. One can also enjoy the Chilapata forest nearby, where you can spot elephants & leopards.

The famous Buxa Tiger Reserve in an area of about 760 sq.km is another paradise in the region of Dooars. The whole landscape is criss-crossed by many big & small rivers and springs & has innumerable watering holes for its animal population. Home to elephants, bisons, sambar, barking, hog & chital deer, wild boar, will buffaloes, leopards & mony more smaller cats and reptiles. About 30-35 Royal Bengal Tigers live in this park. This place is most suitable for hardcore  wildlifers. Many treks also run through this jungle.

 

Just stand on the forested ridge at sunset & watch the army of sal & segun trees descend in nimble steps to the sandy banks of the Teesta, and you won’t want to move any further down that highway. As you stand transfixed by the sublime beauty of the forests and the Teesta, you’ll hear the shrill whistle of a railway engine about the enter the Mahananda Santuary or chugging its way through the deep forests towards Alipurduar.

And as the first rays of the sun softly caress your eyes, look out from your room to an age-old jungle with many species of flora & fauna as yet undiscovered.

The serpentine mud-tracks vanishing into the deep woods beckon you on a voyage of discovery, as a moisture laden cool breezes with the fragrance of the forest & countless flowers uplift you. This channel around Mongpong & the Teesta is also an ideal breeding ground for migratory birds. The green encounter set in the western Dooars at Damdim & the rows of lush green tea bushes, line of taller trees shading them & a deep blue sky lording over it all. Even if you do not approve of colonial-style living, for the sheer closeness to nature that living near a tea garden provides & the scent of fresh tea pervading the air, it is worth prioritising privilege over principle at least for this one holiday.

The fairytale setting of Suntalekhola will elevate you to far greater heights than the altimeter’s reading of 2475 ft. Lovingly girdled by a gurgling brook & surrounded on all sides by towering mountains in varying shades of green, this place is connected to the civilized world only by a hanging footbridge that shakes every time you take a step. And the Neora Valley with its dense forests, colourful wild orchids, broad medley of butterflies & meandering mountain streams is one of the few remaining virgin forests in the country. The recent discovery of the Royal Bengal tiger here has prompted the administration to include it in the list of sensitive wildlife zones. With no access to mails & cell phones going dead, there’s no escaping the meeting with the inner you.

A little magic awaits you in Jaldhaka.

There are number of watchtowers inside the jungles from where one can spot animals from a safe distance, and without disturbing the natural sequence of events within their habitats. If you live in certain parts of the Gorumara, Buxa, Lataguri, Murti, Chapramari, Chalsa & other parks, elephant or jeep safaris are also available.

Places of interest:  Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary • Gorumara National Park • Chapramari forests • Buxa Tiger reserve • Buxa Duar • Neora valley • Jayanti • Rajabhatkhawa • Bindu • Jaldhaka • Samsing • SantaleyKhola • Suntalekhola • Rasikbill • Cooch Behar • Toto Para • Dhupjhora • Chilapata • Raimatang • Bhutan Ghat • Bodaganj • Ambari • Kathambari • Kranti and Odlabar i• Sikiajhora• Tashigaon • Chuna Bhatti• Lepchakha • Rovers Point • Mahakal cave & more…

At a short distance: Darjeeling (Queen of the Hills) • Mirik (Divine Lake) • Kurseong (land of the White Orchid) •Kalimpong • Lava (Abode of the Gods) • Rishap (Misty magic) • Loleygaon •Tinchuley, Sandaphu (Trekkers delight) • Lepchajagat & also  Sikkim • Gangtok • Rumtek • Pelling  • Yuksom • Ravangla • Aritar Reshi • Rongli • Nathang Valley• Rinchenpong • Legship • Norbugang Tsomgo lake • Nathula Pass  • Baba Mandir  Lachen • Gurudongmar Lake • Tso Lhamu Lake • Lachung • Yumthang • Mangan • Singhik • Thangu • Uttarey • Bhutan • Paro • Thimpu • Phuentsholing • Trongsa • Bumathang • Punakha • Samdrup • Jongkhar • Lhuntse & Ura Valley •Trashigang & more… 

Must try cuisine: Authentic  north Bengal’s regional (Fish / Crab / Prawn - curry & Rice) preparations

Please Note: Jungle safaris remains closed from 15th June till 15th September as per Govt. rules.

 
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Kolkata
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