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Alipurduar is the newly formed district of West Bengal. It is located in the north-eastern side of West Bengal bordering Assam and Bhutan and it covers the distance of 113kms from Siliguri. Basically Alipurduar town is called a gateway to Bhutan and northeastern states of India. The entire town fully covered with scenic beauty as it is the most important town of the district. Before entering the places like Assam, Bhutan and Coochbehar alipurduar district is the most ethnic places of east zone West Bengal, one cannot cross the border without visiting the essence beauty of the town . It is a very old trading route center also and had a trading route popularly known as silk route with Bhutan and Tibet.
Banarhat is a small town in Jalpaiguri district in the state of West Bengal, India. Banarhat is 75km distance from Siliguri and 65km from Jalpaiguri, the town is surrounded by 23 Tea gardens in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district in the state of West Bengal. People of 23 tea gardens are dependent on this town for their essentials. The population of Banarhat is about 25,000 and it is spread in an area of about 900sq.km. Banarhat is connected by the state road to the district city of the Jalpaiguri and other nearby towns of Dhupguri, Gairkata, Mainaguri etc, Banarhat has one of the important railway station also. Actually this is a place where different culture of Tea Garden workers are gathered Marwaris, Bengalis Asamese, Oriya from the other side of the border and Nepalese leave together in Hearmony.
Batabari is a beautiful small village in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It is located 53 km distance from Jalpaiguri. Basically Batabari is famous for its popular Batabari Tea Estate. The houses in the Batabari was made by particular bamboo species known as ‘Bata ‘which is interesting and amazing to see from outside. Basically Batabari is a small population village located near Gorumara national park. The main attraction of this village is beautiful landscape and the Tea Garden. It is in the mid of Darjeeling district and Jalpaiguri district where tourist can enjoy both sites attraction. The Batabari Tea Estate has struggled to keep its commitments towards protecting the environment and contributing in its own way to sustain nature.
Bindu is the small village surrounded by hills and forest is the last hamlet of West Bengal. It is only 107 km from Siliguri and situated just before Bhutan Boder. Bindu valley is surrounded with hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka. Bindu is popularly known for its cardamom plantation. The place is also coming up as a popular off beat tourist destination of Dooars. It the area along the banks of river Jaldhaka which is formed after conjunction of three water streams at Bindu namely Bindu khola, Dudh Pokhari and Jaldhaka. At Bindu there is a Dam over Jaldhaka River, which are controlled the water supply to the Jaldhaka Hydel Project at Jhalong and acts as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan.
Binnaguri is a village of Dhupguri block of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal; it is a distance of 99 km from Siliguri. Binnaguri lies in deep Dooars country and close to Bhutan and Nepal border. Binnaguri is also covered by many Tea gardens likeTelepara Tea Garden, Banarhat Tea Garden, Karbala Tea Garden, Lakhipara Tea Garden, and Gandrapara Tea Garden which is very popular in Dooars region. People from Tea graden areas are fully dependent in Tea garden for initials. If there is a decline in tea industry the poverty and unemployment are increased in all the nearby areas. Most of the employment opportunities apart from the tea gardens are in the Army Cantonment, an orphanage and a local chapter of the Dooars Branch of Indian Tea Association.
Buxa is a village in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal within Buxa Tiger Reserve. Buxa is one of the oldest settlements in North Bengal. It is 14kms from Alipurduar and 180 km from Siliguri well connected by both motorable road and railways. The name has been derived from Buxa Fort-a fort at an altitude of 867 meters on the Sinchula Range guarding the most important of the eleven routs into Bhutan. Buxa is rich with bio-diversity and has a great collection of rare orchids and medicinal plants. Because of inaccessible terrain some parts of Buxa hills in the Sinchula range are still unexplored. The veritable flora and fauna of these wet forests attracts and nature lovers. Buxa National Park is the largest forest in Dooars.
Chalsa is one of the most visually attractive destinations in Dooars region .It is a small pristine town situated just on the foot of the Himalayas in the Dooars in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Chalsa is the headquarters of the Matiali community development block under the Malbazar subdivision of the Jalpaiguri district. It takes around 1.5 hours from Siliguri. This small town is fully surrounded by hills, tea gardens, rivers and forests. One part of the town is surrounded byGorumara National Park and other part with Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Through all this mixed combination Chalsa now become fine quaint village in the Dooars region. Both forests are famous for its Wildlife animals, especially for elephants, one-horned rhinoceros and gaurs. For its real natural beauty, it is known as “Queen of Doors in British India. A variety of flora and Orchids are also found here.
Chilapata is a dense natural forest near Jaldapara in Dooars region of West Bengal, It is about 20km from Alipurduar town and is within the Jalpaiguri district. Chilapata is the home of elephant, one horned rhinoceros, leopards and wild pigs, Chilapata was once infamous for dacoits, but now it is safe and a popular destination for tourists. The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation has set up an eco-tourism resort named Mendabari Jungle Camp at Kodalbasti which is 2km inside Chilapata Jungle. As river Torsha flows dawn from the hill, it travels through the plains of Dooars dividing a continuous stretch of forest into Jaldapara and Chilapata.
Coochbehar is the only well planned town located in the north eastern part of West Bengal; Coochbehar shares its borders with Assam in the East and neighbouring country Bangladesh in the south. The town Coochbehar is beautifully decorated through its striking monuments and palace . The main attraction in Coochbehar is the Palace of the Koch King with classic designed, Apart from palaces and majestic building there are multiple other tourist attraction in this culturally haven town ,its fine climate freshness, real story of the medieval period are beyond attraction. Places in Coochbehar are like worth visiting. Rath Mela, Rass Mela, Baradebi Mela are the greatest festival of Coochbehar.
Dhupjhora is a midsized small village located in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. Dhupjhora is situated close to River Murti and on the outskirt of the famous Gorumara National Park. It is beautiful l settlement village which is surrounded by forests meandering rivers. Dhupjhora is also locally known as the 'Elephant camp' because of the philkana – elephant stables – located here. The person who is nature lover or interested to watch the wild life this is the right place where he should surely visit on the other sites the Bank of River Murti gives a spectacular view. Basically this is an Elephant Camp where the Forest Department’s elephants are kept and cared for.
Gajoldoba is a small village in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. It is located 25 kms distance from siliguri. It is a picturesque tourist destination on the Teesta Barrage fully surrounded by Baikunthapur Forest.
Gajoldoba is 25 kms from Siliguri, Gajoldoba is a picturesque tourist destination on the Teesta Barrage, Jalpaiguri District adjacent to the Baikunthapur Forest. On the way you can visit Baikunthapur Palace & Gate, Devi Chowdhuranis Temple at Jalpaiguri Town, Tea Garden, Bhabani Pathaks’ Temple at Shikarpur Tea Estate, Bodaganj Forest, Bhramoridevis Temple at Bodaganj (21Km. from Jalpaiguri) and Teesta Barrage at Gajoldoba (Bird watching at Gajoldoba). Kathambari Forest.
Gorubathan is a small town in the Kalimpong Subdivision of Darjeeling District. The place is about 90 km from Kalimpong town (via Lava) and about 59 km from Siliguri. The place is also called Sombare among locals out there. It is situated on the east bank of the Neora and Chel River, both the rivers valley are called as picnic spot. Local children out there used to go for swimming in Chel River during summer season; it is also famous for its beautiful landscape of the Neora River, hilly alpine forests and Tea garden. The Gorubathan town is renowned for its natural beauty and there are various beautiful sites in and around the place that travellers can actually visit.
Hasimara is a small town in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal state near the borders of Bhutan. It takes 126km from Siliguri to Hasimara. The town is located central Dooars region of the district and is surrounded by Tea gardens. Hasimara lies on the way of Phuentsholing the gateway of Bhutan , and the borders is just 17 km away. Hasimara lies between two rivers running from North to South. Torsha on the west and Basra on the East, both offer picnic spots, both rivers are perennial. This small hemlet lies at the cross-roads between Alipurduar, Cooch-Behar and Phuentsholing
Jaldapara is one of the most popular forests of Dooars. Jaldapara was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary back in 1943 for the protection of Wildlife, particularly single horned Rhinos. Recently in 2012 the forests of Jaldapara has been upgraded to the status of a National Park. Jaldapara is situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar district in West Bengal. River Torsha runs through this forest sanctuary which is mostly covered with tall grasses. The Western side of River Torsha is called the Jaldapara and the Eastern side is known as Chilapata forests. Jaldapara is best known for its population of one horned Asiatic Rhinos, which is the second largest in the world after Kaziranga forests of Assam.
Jaldhaka is a situated just a few kilometres away from Jhallong in the state of West Bengal. There are not much more places to visit but it is an upcoming tourist destination. The place is actually a scenic location but there are only few tourist places to visit. The main attraction of the place is the most peaceful atmosphere, green and clean environment and it is still untouched by tourism. There is a small bazaar located at the centre of the town and this is a good place to trek around and capture the moments around Jaldhaka. Tourist can visit the main popular attraction the hydro electric power station in Jaldhaka.
Jayanti is in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal in India. It is a forest village forming a natural boundary with the Bhutan hills, some 30 kms from Alipurduar. Jayanti is one of the last destinations in Dooars, often termed as the “Queen of Dooars” this heavely forested area is close to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve. Although the jayanti river is mostly dry throughout the year, it shores of white pebbles add to the eternal beauty of the place. A pictureaque spot along the meandering Jayanti River forming a natural border with beautiful Bhutan Hills Jayanti is a place to stretch your legs as the cool breeze brushes away all the exhaustions.
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, India. It is just 99 kilometers from Siliguri, towards Bindu. A Hydro Electricity Project is constructed on the Jaldhaka River and it acts as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan Jhalongis an first upcoming off beat tourist destination in the state of West Bengal in Dooars. It is another lesser-trodden offbeat wonder of DOOARS Himalayan foothills, is situated on the bank of River Jaldhaka on the way to BINDU from LATAGURI. The place is increasingly becoming popular among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations.
Jhandi is a scenic valley located in the Dooars region of West Bengal; it is 87 km distance from siliguri and around 09 kilometers from Lava. While travelling through Gorubathan Mt. Kanchenjunga and a panoramic view of the Mahananda River valley will be seen. It is an area fully covered with tea plantations and forests. It is an ideal destination for those who interested in exploring a new untouched destination and in love with truly forested area. Jhandi is substantial in lush, tropical evergreen trees, Sal and Pine forest, which are home to some of India’s rarest Himalayan flora and fauna.
Kalipur Eco Village of Dooars, is enhance with an abundance of wildlife located just opposite direction of the signboard in Lataguri. It is 77km distance from Siliguri. This village will give you the true feelings of staying at Jungle side though that is not forest rest house. The small wooden cottages were beautifully hanging out there. It seems like far better life in Forest village comparing to others. It is a unique example of eco Tourism in Dooars located at the heart of Gorumara National Park.
Kolakham is an ideal destination for those adventurous bent of mind and keen nature lover visitor. It is located just 8 kilometres from Lava and is stand on a hill 6100 feet high overlooking the mighty Eastern Himalayas. It is a small village amidst the large number of nature’s creativity with panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas upto the Nathu La Pass. Kolakham is a village basically belonging to ‘Rai’ community and a village covered with 60 Nepalies family.
Lataguri is a small village located in the Jalpaiguri district state of West Bengal. Lataguri is famous for its dense forest, green grassland, splendid atmosphere, excellent sightseeing and many more. It is an ideal destination for nature and animals lovers and is also called a home of different varieties of Flora and fauna. The place is attracted tourist immensely because of its green forest, beautiful resorts, cottages, ravishing activities etc. The atmosphere of the village help tourist to refresh their mind and to cherish the moment unconditionally besides this is a perfect holiday destination for someone who wants to have a break from a tiresome and tedious life.
Latpanchar is a mesmerizing mirror of natural beauty covered with forest Cinchona plantation and oranges. It is 41kms distance from siliguri. It is located at the height of 4,500ft from sea level. It is at a distance of 13kms from kalijhora. It is popularly known as the Orange village for the Orange cultivation and production. Before reaching Latpancher the dark deep forest adds to the mystery of the place. The air remains heavy with overwhelming fragrance of flowers through all seasons. Latpancher is very popular for bird watchers also, the chirping birds welcome you while you heading towards the village. The whole road areas are flanked by Sal, Teak, Cinchona plants and different beautiful herbs.
Lava is a small hamlet situated 34 kilometres east of the Kalimpong town via Algarah in Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal, India. Lava is one of the quaint tourist destinations in the Darjeeling Himalayas. Lava is situated at an altitude of 7,016 feet (2,138 m) and is completely surrounded by Pine forest. It is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow fall in winter season. It is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. The route to Lava is simply amazing with the change in vegetation from tropical deciduous to the wet alpine trees of fir, pine and birch. During the rainy season vegetation whole around the place of Lava remains covered with leaches.
Loleygaon (also spelt Loleygaon or Loleygaon) is a small Lepcha village situated in an extreme end of a Himalayan Ridge & located at a distance of 24 km from Lava. It comes under the Kalimpong I block in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. Loleygaon is a remarkable place for its real natural beauty of Himalayas and it gives an amazing view of Kunchendzonga and nearby mountain ranges.It is famous tourist destination spot in hills where lots of tourist arrived to captures the real natural trends out here. Loleygaon is also called nature paradise because of its ravishing terrain, green forests, serene valleys, optimistic environment etc. The place is dream land for bird watchers where varieties of birds hanged here.
Madarihat is a small village of Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal It is 117 km distance from siliguri. This village is situated just on the outskirts of the Jaldapara wild life sanctuary which is famous for Indian Rhinoceros.It is one of the famous tourist spot in the northern part of state West Bengal which is fully surrounded by Tea Gardens, forest, hills, small rivers stream. It is also world famous for the local wooden furniture where lots of creative design furniture has been supply from here.
Malbazar is a small sub divisional town also known as Mal located in the Northern part of the State of West Bengal. It is about 65 km from Jalpaiguri town and 55 km from Siliguri. Malbazar is one of the most prominent towns in Dooars, the town is strategically located in the eastern part of the Dooars region. Malbazar is mainly known for Tea Gardens and is famous Mal Park where lots of tourist used to visit there. The word Mal means ‘goods’ and Bazar means ‘Market’ so the word Malbazar now became a famed tourist attraction area in Dooars region. Though the town Malbazar does not have much to offer to the tourist except for the beautiful Mal Park and Tea Garden but now it is one of the famous tourist spot in Dooars region.
Meteli is a block under Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri District and surrounded with many Tea Gardens. Meteli is a small beautiful village where all the surrounding area of Meteli is tourist spot. Meteli can also be termed as junctions of many Tea Gardens and it is the area of extensive Tea Plantation. Now a day’s Meteli also earning The view of Chalsa from the Hill of Meteli is worth watching. Meteli is a very old township and has one Kali temple which is very popular among the locals and surroundings people. People visiting at meteli can fully enjoy their stay with mesmerizing attraction of green Tea garden bird’s song, hills and plains together, green enverionment etc.
Mungpoo is located 33 km east of Darjeeling and 52 km north-east of Siliguri and it comes under Darjeeling district of West Bengal. As you heading towards Mongpoo, you will pass through tall pine trees, colourful flower nurseries, tea gardens and crystal clear water streams and many more herbs. Mongpoo is popular for Cinchona plantation and cultivation of other medicinal plants. We have studied that barks of Cinchona plants are used for extraction of quinine, a medicinal element used for curing malaria. There is a big Quinine factory also which is very famous in West Bengal. Basically Mungpoo is noticeable for the great poet Rabindra Nath Tagore Museum, the poet used to visit this town for its soothing and quit ambience and of course for its scenic beauty of Cinchona plantation.
Murti village is one of the elegant tourist spot locations in Dooars region of north Bengal and it is located on the bank of River Murti. It is picture perfect place for extreme nature lover and bird watchers. Murti is extremely perfect destination to get some pleasant break after hectic pressure, especially for those who want to stay around green environment with bird’s insects etc. The hilly river Murti makes the place an awesome one to fishing, bathing and having picnic out there; Camping is the most popular activity in Murti. Travellers looking for peace, serenity, exotic environment and the thrill of forest must visit Murti. The real beauty of the place lies in the knee deep crystal clear water of the river Murti, dense forest and wild animals.
Nagrakata is a small town surrounded by 14 Tea gardens together named as Dooars Tea Company around 60 km north-east of Siliguri. Nagrakata is headquarters of Nagrakata (community development block) in Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. Nagrakata railway station is very important station for dispatching CTC Tea all over the world, the natural beauty of Nagrakata attracts the Britishers at that time so they planted lots of Tea gardens, roads and trains line properly made for the development of the town. Now Nagrakata became one of the famous tourist’s spot of North Bengal because of its scenic beauty and green tea gardens.
Neora Valley National Park is situated in the Kalimpong subdivision under Darjeeling District, West Bengal, and was established in 1986. The name Neora is derived from the River Neora flowing through it and it spreads over an area of 88 km² and is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Northeast. Neora Valley is called as the land of the elegant red panda, It is also believe that the clean habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and lavish diverse flora and fauna making this park an important wilderness zone. The entire forest is covered by mountains streams which are ravishing to see and feel the real natural fragrance.
Oodlabari is a small town on the National Highway 31 that passes through Dooars. The small-scale town is located about 40 kms from Siliguri. On the west of the town is river Leesh and on its east is river Chel. Odlabari exist in the mid of between two river. To the south of the town, just 5 kms away is the forests of Baikunthapur with its famed for Kathambari range that is home of Asiatic elephants. Towards the North of Oodlabari, distance for about 4 kms to reach the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas. The location of Oodlabari makes it one of the most striking destinations of Dooars. However the town itself has a wearisome look but is advanced to attract tourist for its real natural look.
Paren in Dooars is another small village on the edges of the Neora Valley National Park. It covers a distance of 112kms from siliguri and 10km away from Jaldhaka. Paren is popular for its forest area, hilly terrain, meandering rivers and agricultural fields, it is an ideal destination for nature lover. It’s a small scheduled village with four little cottages and the entire region is covered with emerald green vegetation. The beauty of Paren is made more eco-friendly by the mini Hydel power station adjacent to the cottages which supplies Power to the Paren.
Raimatang is a small forest village located on the river Raimatang in Dooars in Buxa Tiger Reserve and is surrounded by evergreen forest, hills and river. It comes under Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal covers a distance of 146kms from siliguri. Basically Raimatang village has been popular place for the adventures tourist who is nature lover fond of silence environment, cheerful with sounds of birds insects, glimpse of colourful butterflies, curious of different trees small forest house etc.
Raja Bhat Khawa is a small elegant town near Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. It is 150km distance from Siliguri and 15km from Alipurduar. Rajabhatkhawa is enriched with plenty of sightseeing destinations, the place is a depot of flora and fauna, and it is one of the main centres for eco tourism surrounded by emerald green forest and hills this striking hamlet is an idyllic spot experiencing green darkness. The region is admired by the tourist with a number of beautiful trekking trails. Wildlife safaris, bird watching and trekking are the supreme activities of this place. Serving as an entry point of nearby forest, this little town is bounded by rivers like Raidak and Jayanti.
Ramsai is a trifling village of jalpaiguri district on the eastern side of Gorumara National Park. It is located at a distance of 77 km from siliguri. This place is around an Hour Journey from Lataguri. Just after Lataguri there is a road towards right side and through a village and that road goes to Ramsai. Now Ramsai became one of the impactful tourism in North berngal There were plenty of interesting places to visit around Ramsai, recent tourist development and increasing tourist movement in the area has brought prestige to the place. Another prominent place near Ramsai is Gourumara National park which enhances further development of Ramsai. The Medla watch tower of Gorumara National Park is located just next to Ramsai.
Samsing is a small village in the area of Dooars, located at a distance of 82 km. from Siliguri and it takes around 3 hours to reach from Siliguri. The journey to Samsing is precisely admirable; as we gradually drive uphill from plains we come around the place like completely different which create eccentric feelings. It is another great beauty spot of Dooars. It is a sleepy perfect village truly covered with full of oranges orchard in season. It is extremely shady haunt for nature lovers. Samsing is a distinctive place to visit because of its beautifully tended huts, the green hill slopes, the orange orchards and the Cardamom plantations. It is also famous for its landscape, green Tea garden, hills and forests.
Sillery Gaon is located 96 km from New Jalpaiguri via Kalimpong town, it is an unstained Himalayan village hanged at an altitude of 6000 ft. is an ideal romantic flee. The name “Sillery” is derived from the name of a plant that grows in abundance in the region. Sillery Gaon offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjungha touching and its allied peaks. The entire surroundings of the place are covered with serenity splendid natural beauty and green and clean environment. This area also thrives in Cinchona Plantation which was introduced in this region by the British.
Suntalekhola or Suntaley Khola (also Suntaleykhola) is a small village and a tourist spot in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. The altitude of the place ranges from 650 to 950 m. In Nepali, Suntaley means orange and khola means stream. This place is nearly 5 km from Samsing, which is also a small picturesque serene villag with full of tourist attraction. The green patch on the left side of the way to Suntalekhola is amazing and holds many varities of birds and butterflies. Species of birds are found here include pond heron, black eagle, hill partridge, red-vented bulbul, ashy wood pigeon,bronzed drongo, white-throated fantail, blue rock thrush, scarlet minivet, lesser racket-tailed drongo, rufous sibia, grey treepie, spangled drongo and common green magpie.
Todey and Tangata Village is situated in close proximity of the Bindu village. It comes under Darjeeling district of West Bngal. This is a village of Tamang, dukpa and Bhutia community, known for its very serene landscape. These are two small villages ahead of Bindu in the Neora Valley National Park area. The whole area is famous for cardamom and Orange production. Tourism infrastructure is just getting developed here and limited tourist accommodations available. However Todey Tangta can be visited based in Bindu or Jhalong from where Todey village is about an hour’s drive through Paren.