Dooars, as the name suggests is the “door” or the gateway to Bhutan and the neighboring states of north eastern India, a land filled with aesthetic beauty comprising of thick forests with rich flora and fauna. Criss crossed by the many streams and rivers, with Eastern Himalayas to its north, forms a beautiful natural landscape, not only is it known for its climate but also for its lush green tea gardens, as of it marks a major place for holiday vacations as well as adventure trekking with peoples coming from all over the world, A place known for its Wildlife Sanctuaries and Parks forms one of the best destination for the Wildlife Photographers.
Dooars is a known for its mixture of cultures mostly composed of the tribes, It includes Bodo from Assam, the Tamang, the Limbu, the Lepchas , the Mech. Apart from this the Nepalese people also form an important community here. The region also provides habitat to the Bengali population.
Jaldapara is near to chilapata forest which is closer to the human habitats, is famous for its one horned rhinos, elephants, birds etc. Apart from this there also exist numerous kinds of birds and animals such as deers, bison’s, Bengal Tigers etc. Gorumara is famous for its Jeep Safari One can enjoy the beautiful landscape and the views of the rivers by visiting Murti, Samsing, Suntale Khola, and Jhalong.
The leopard Rehabilitation centre and the park at khayrabari (11 kms from Madarihat) should not be missed.
This place is visited across all the seasons of the year, but October is the best time to visit according to the various tourists who visit Dooars. The place is equipped with many hotels and lodges, such as the Jaldapara Tourist Lodge or the Hollong Forest Bungalow, therefore tourists can have a comfortable stay with delicious fooding. Apart from this you can directly avail the Dooars Tour Packages which helps the tourists with all the facilities such as Lodging, Fooding along with a Traveller Cab Service facility, which is appropriate for tourists visiting for the first time.
Dooars can be reached by Air, train as well as Roadways, with Siliguri, a town known for its trade and Business in West Bengal, the main gateway to Dooars and other parts of India.
1. Best route to Dooars for the travellers come through Airways:
The nearest Airport is the Bagdogra Airport (IX B), well connected with the Major cities of India, One can hire a Vechile outside the Airport and find the stay and enjoyment at Jaldapara Tourist which is closer to the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary Lodge which takes you via Binnaguri through NH 31 and NH 31C normally it is a 2-3 hours , Apart from this, one can also avail the Dooars car rental service provided by many tours and travaller agencies which is mostly favourable for peoples coming for the first time.
2. Easiest way to Dooars for the tour lovers come through Roadways:
Most of the places of Dooars are well connected by roads, therefore roadways forms the most Important means of transport ,The main highway passing through Dooars is the National Highway 31, Regular bus are provided by the NBSTC (North Bengal State Transport Corporation) and Assam State Corporation Limited.
Though there are many routes that will take you to your destination but you can find the most comfortable and preferred Dooars car rental are from the P.C. Mittal Bus terminus located at 2.5 mile on the Sevoke road.
3. Helpful route to Dooars for the tourists come through Railways:
NJP (New Jalpaiguri) is the nearest Railway Station connecting Dooars via Siliguri, Taxis and Safari can be hired which are available outside the railway station to various places such as Darjeeling, Sikkim, Kalimpong etc. or else one can catch a an Intercity express from the nearest substation i.e. the Siliguri Town railway station from which one can reach Jaldapara Lodge via Nagarkatta. One can also deboard at Alipurduar junction or Hasimara in order to go to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary or Buxa forest and can relax in Buxa Jungle Lodge. Jaldapara is the home to one horned rhino, can enjoy the glimpse of this beauty by taking Elephant rides.
People in love with lavish green forest can hire a taxi or else take a bus from Alipurduar to reach Lataguri, a place rich in timbers is declared as an eco tourism spot by the Govt. of West Bengal which is the Gateway to Gorumara and the Champasari forest. Champasari forest serves as a home to various flora and fauna, and is a home to Bengal Tigers.
If anyone is visiting for the first time it is preferred to book private cabs which can be done through agencies providing Dooars car rental. These Traveller agencies are based in Siliguri as well as Dooars and hence can be contacted specifically.
Image Source: google.com/images