Stretching over 350 km from River Teesta to Dhansiri River, Dooars is an ideal location for a nature escape. Alluvial floodplains of Dooars form eighteen passages between the hill stations of Northern Bengal and Bhutan. Dooars in West Bengal is known as Western Dooars, flaunting its impeccably beautiful sightseeing.
Teeming with forested vast greenery, Dooars’ vegetations boast Sal, Shirish, Shimul, Khair, Teak, etc. Wildlife Tourism is famous in the region. Apart from wildlife exploration, you can explore meandering river streams, greenery hills, etc. Customized Dooars tour packages are in demand. Get maximum convenience from an all-inclusive tour itinerary.
This blog lets you know five incredible places in Dooars.
Gorumara National Park
The best way to visit Gorumara is via Lataguri. It’s a census town in Malbazar Subdivision. Gorumarar basically sits on the periphery of this census town on NH 31. The population of the one-horned Rhinoceros is one of the primary attractions for visiting this location. It’s a med-sized grassland region, home to semi-evergreen forests, moist deciduous and dry deciduous forests, and savannah forests.
Wildlife Habitats: One-horned Indian Rhinoceros, Leopards Barking deer, Indian Chital, Asian elephants, wild boars, wolves, Indian bison, sambar deer, hog deer, sloth bears, etc.
Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Great Indian Hornbill, Scarlet Minivet, peafowls, Ashy Wood swallow, Great Spangled Drongo, Sunbirds Ashy Drongo, woodpeckers, pheasants, etc. reptiles, fish, Pythons, King Cobra, etc.
Outdoor Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, and Watchtower Visits.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
Established in 1998, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is nestled some 20 min away from Gorumara. It is considered a part of Gorumara National Park. Chapramari is a small forested region, easy to reach via Lataguri or Murti Village. From Chalsa, Chapramari is some 30 km. Choose one of the cost-effective Dooars tour packages for a secure and satisfying exploration.
Forest Department administers the jeep safaris and watchtower visits for both Gorumara and Chapramari locations. Chapramari’s vegetation involves a dry forest full of Sal, Shishu, Teak, Siris, and orchids like Eria, Acampo, Dendrobium, Gas trochilus, Luisia.
Wildlife Habitats: leopards, elephants, chital, deer, boar, gaur, pangolins, Indian rhinoceros (rare). Mayna, Indian treepie, thrush, scarlet minivet, white-breasted kingfisher, adjutant stork, green magpie, and some migratory birds like teals, Brahmini ducks.
Outdoor Activities: Jungle Safari, Bird Watching, and Watchtower Visits.
Jaldapara National Park
Comprising savannah forests and tall elephant grasses, Jaldapara National Park is rich in Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros and a paradise for birdwatchers. Jaldapara National Park is located in Western Dooars. More specifically, it sits in the Alipurduar district and on the banks of river Torsa at the Eastern Himalayas foothills. It’s a widespread grassland, occupying an area of over 216.51 sq. km.
Wildlife Habitats: One-horned rhinoceros, Indian elephant, wild pigs, quail, occasional tiger, sambars, leopards, and different types of deer like gaur, spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer, etc.
A variety of birds in Jaldapara like lesser pied hornbill, black-tailed Godwit, shikra, crested Eagle, Bengal florican, Palla’s fishing eagle, partridges.
Outdoor Activity: Bird watching, Jungle Safari/Jeep Safari, and Photography.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Also known as Buxa National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve is in the Alipurduar sub-division of the Jalpaiguri district and ranges from 60 km Gangetic Plains to 1750 m bordering the northern Himalayas. The total area of this national park comprises an area of 760 sq. km. More than 284 species of birds are spotted in Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Wildlife Habitats: Bengal Tiger, Asian elephants, leopards, wild dogs, guar, hog deer, Malayan giant squirrel, land tortoise, monitor lizard, wild buffalo, mongooses, etc.
Eurasian Wigeon, Red Junglefowl, Green-winged teal, Ruddy bar-headed goose, Graylag Goose, Gray Francolin, Hill Partridge, Shelduck, Garganey, Kalij Pheasant, Tufted Duck, Himalayan Monal, etc.
Outdoor Activities: Jungle Safari, Trekking, Bird Watching, and Visiting Nature Interpretation Center.
It’s a small, pretty hill village in Matiali, in the Jalpaiguri district. Samsing is beautifully located at 3000ft in the foothills between the Darjeeling district border and Jalpaiguri. You can reach Samsing via Siliguri, the region is about 82 km away.
Adorned with green hills, tea gardens, and forests, in Samsing, you can explore the views of a scenic valley. The region is some 17 km from Chalsa and 20 km from Lataguri. If you visit Samsing via Chalsa, Chalsa Tea Garden, Indong Tea Garden, and Samsing Tea Garden will come your way to meet the Samsing Chowk. Get a Dooars tour guide and explore enjoyably.