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Dooars: The Gateway to Bhutan, Here’s what you can do when in Dooars

Blessed with natural abundance, Dooars is the gateway to the North East India and Bhutan. The term Dooars is derived from the word ‘doar’, which means door. The entire terrain of Dooars is enclosed with lush bush, tea garden and mountains of the Eastern Himalayas in the backcloth. Besides, there are several intersecting rivers like Teesta, Murti, Torsha and Jaldhaka offering a great source of water activities to the adventure enthusiasts.

If Dooars is your next holiday destination, make sure you don’t miss experiencing the following thrills:

Rousing river rafting

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River rafting in Teesta

Dooars is an absolute paradise for white water rafting and the best of it can be rejoiced from January to June when the climate here is quite soothing for water activities. There are several intersecting rivers that can make your presence more adventitious in Dooars, but for river rafting Teesta is the only option with multiple rafting routes in the region. People near Dooars often flock here to enjoy the adventitious white river rafting at Teesta.                

Wildlife at Dooars

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Wildlife at Dooars

Presence of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Gorumara National Park can make one’s time-off more exciting in Dooars. These locations are famous for housing various endangered species of animals like The Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Elephant and Bison. Besides exploring some of the endangered animals, one can also take absolute pleasure from the vibrant flora dotted across the tropical forest region.

Soothing safari

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Elephant Safari

If you are looking for a relaxing safari amidst the jungle, Jeep and Elephants are considered to be the best modes of ride. For elephant safari, the forest range of Jaldapara wildlife is mostly preferred by the tourists and the same can be organized at the forest region as per visitor’s interest. Catching a close glimpse of colourful migrated birds across the dense woods is an absolute experience to gain during safari. Besides, one can also visit some of the Watch Towers located near Murti River where animals come to drink river water at times.

Sightseeing

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Dooars has no dearth of natural splendour to behold. Ranging from refreshing tea gardens to animated river, rocky island and tiny hamlet, Dooars has plenty of enticing sites to offer. Some of the leading attractions in Dooars include Chapramari Wildlife Park, Suntalekhola, Neora Valley National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve Forest. If you wish to experience an eye-catching vista of sunset mingled with the Mt. Kanchenjunga, look no further than Lava monastery. Besides, places like Phuentsholing and Coronation Bridge are evenly frequented destinations near Dooars. Phuentsholing is famous for boasting a small Bhutanese township at Indo-Bhutan border.

A day out at Totopara

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Totopara village

An abode to 2,000 Toto Tribes, Totopara is a small village surrounded by Titi Forest, Torsha River and foothills of Bhutan. It is said that the local inhabitants at Totopara are totally different from other neighbouring residents. Hence, one needs special permission before reaching to the extreme of the village area. This is an off-beat thing that one can do when in Dooars and a day out at Totopara can allow a visitor to know the lifestyle of Toto Tribe and many untold tales about them.

Getting there

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Dooars is an amazing holiday destination that can easily be visited from various neighbouring locations like Kolkata, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Assam. For railway commuter, the nearest railhead to Dooars is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), which is the doorway to Bhutan, Nepal and North East India. In addition, Malbazar is one more important railway station to reach Dooars. However, the railway frequency is comparatively not regular here as NJP.

For road connectivity, various cabs and state transports are available from Siliguri and Darjeeling.

If you want to reach Dooasr by air, the nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (83Kms), which is well-connected to places like Kolkata and Guwahati. Within 12Kms reach from the main town of Bagdogra, one can get taxies and buses to reach Dooars quite conveniently.

Places to stay

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Dooars, the flood plains of Northern Bengal and Eastern Assam, is an all season place to explore. Hence, numbers of footfalls can be expected here all round the calendar. In order to make one’s visit more delightful, several budget and luxury accommodations are set up in and around Dooars. However, based upon the amenities and type of room you book, the charges will vary accordingly.

Resort in Dooars

For your convenience, some of the decent staying options in and around Dooars are listed as follows:

#The Mystic Forest

Jaldapara, Madhya Madarihat, Dist Jalpaiguri,

Jaldapara Forest, West Bengal,

Dooars, India 735220

#Sinclairs Retreat Dooars

Chalsa Hilltop, Dist. Jalpaiguri,

Dooars, India 735206

#Sun City Resort

Lataguri, Gorumara National Park

Distt. Jalpaiguri, Dooars, India 735219

#Heaven View Resort

P.O-Chalsa, Dist-Jalpaiguri, L.R.P Route

Dooars, India 735206

#Resort Magpie

Mangalbari Busti

PO: Chalsa, Dooars, India 735206

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