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Dooars - The forest trail
A fascinating and tempting landscape with breathtaking natural beauty, exotic locations and a rich treasure of flora and fauna. Lying in the Himalayan foothills in North Bengal plains, Dooars forms gateway to Bhutan & the North-Eastern states of India. A vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, babbling rivers, interspersed with quiet or busy settlements, constitute a fascinating tourist destination - the Dooars. Till recently a hidden treasure, Dooars has in the recent past opened its doors welcoming tourists both domestic and international. The Dooars valley stretches from River Teesta on the west to River Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km by 40 km, forms a major part of Jalpaiguri district.

Derived from the word 'doors' this region provides many doors to Bhutan Kingdom. The Dooars valley is specially known for its wildlife sanctuaries and parks. The most notable forests areas are the Gorumara National Park (75 km from Siliguri), Chapramari forests (68 km from Siliguri), the Buxa Tiger Reserve (200 km from Siliguri) and the Jaldapara Santuary (124 km from Siliguri). The dense natural forests interwoven with lush green tea gardens, crisscrossed by Teesta, Raidak, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and other rivers & their innumerable tributaries trotting and rolling down from the hills. The entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads running through the deep forests and tea gardens. A journey by rail through the Dooars itself is a memorable experience.

The vast region of Dooars is home to a large number of ethnic communities. The colourful rituals and unique lifestyles of Toto, Rava, Mech, Turi, Drukpa make it a veritable paradise for lovers of ethnic and eco-tourism.

Reachin Dooars: Siliguri is the gateway to the Dooars. The entire Dooars area is well connected from Siliguri as well as from Kolkata, Jalpaiguri and other areas of the state. There is a broad gauge railway service connecting Cooch Behar with Kolkata via New Jalpaiguri (NJP railway station near Siliguri). The nearest airport is Bagdogra, connecting Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. Important Forests in Dooars and distance from Siliguri:
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (Madarihat) - 135km
Gorumara National Park (Lataguri) - 80km
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary (Chalsa) - 65km
Buxa Tiger Reserve (Alipurduar) - 180km

Places of tourism interests and distance from Siliguri
: Samsing & Suntalekhola - 80km
Bindu & Jhalong - 108km
Murti - 82km
Mongpong - 30km
Rajabhatkhawa & Jayanti - 170km

Important Towns and distance from Siliguri:
Jalpaiguri 45km
Alipurduar 180km
Malbazar 50km
Birpara 120km
Chalsa 60km
Madarihat 135km
Dhupguri 145km
Gayerkata 110km

Hotels in Dooars
Although Dooars has immense scope of nature tourism, the accommodation infrastructure is yet to be developed in a large scale. However, the fewer accommodations have a favourable impact in maintaining the ecology of the area. Apart from the Well-equipped tourist lodges and forest bungalows at Malbazar, Jalpaiguri, Jaldapara, Hollong, Madarihat, Gorumara, Samsing, Bindu, Jhalong, Jayanti and Rajabhatkhawa, there are quite a good number of hotels, resorts, guest houses etc. offering comfortable stay.
Weather of Dooars

20-30 degree celcius Winter
8-20 degree celcius Rainy Season
July - August

Places of Interest of Dooars
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No Photo » Buxa Tiger Reserve 
Buxa Tiger Reserve in the subdivision of Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri district, was set up in the year of 1982-83 at the north eastern corner of West .... [More]
No Photo » Chapramari 
Wildlife Sanctuary 
Chapramari is the smallest sanctuary in Dooars. The size of the sanctuary however has not constrained to shelter the varied species of wildlife. The .... [More]
Gorumara National Park » Gorumara National Park 
Gorumara National Park 
Gorumara National park is located in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district. Situated on the bank of Murti River the National Park has a large .... [More]
No Photo » Jaldapara 
Wildlife Sanctuary 
Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal was .... [More]
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