In the Himalayan terrain the Dooars is a picturesque forest land of flowers, colors and orchids. This place is also full of beautiful birds and wild animals. In our Dooars Tour Package, journey starts from The GuruMara National Park which is one of India’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, spread over a vast area of 80 square kilometers situated in the Dooars. Lataguri in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal is the one of the main gateway to the Dooars. It is about two hours by Road from siliguri. It is located in the floodplains of the Murti and the Jaldhaka rivers.
Dooars is the home of the prehistoric great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros available nowhere else in the world except here. And the forests in neighboring Assam the one-horned rhinos are an endangered species and according to the latest census report its population was only 16 in number at present. The figure may be only slightly higher. The largest Asiatic elephant is a dangerous animal which migrated from the northern parts of the country and settled in this forest.
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|Dooars – Honeymoon Delight||Rs 14,300||3 Days 4N||Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing|
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The entire landscape of Dooars is studded with places of tourist interest carved by nature. And also it’s famous for tea gardens. Chapramari, Gorumara, Jaldapara, Chilapata, Jayanti and Buxa are main attraction of this area. Here you can enjoy the nature to the fullest and nature enthusiasts would love to explore. All these places are well connected with great conditioned roads and also have arrangements for night halt, catering and trekking on forest trails.
Water streams cutting through the rocks, continued to hum the same lulling Tunes imperfect consonants with the chirping of birds, to create a mesmerizing symphony. Life reverberates in every crevice of the hills with the ethereal chorus of colors sound and light. Situated in the north of west Bengal, Dooars is a biggest reserved forest block in India with combination of Hills, River and Forest. Spread over a vast area of 8800 square kilometers this is the best destination for nature lover.
The long trees were destined only to grow not cut down. Animals would have loaned freely wherever they want. Elephants could go anywhere they like, without being an intruder or filling unwanted. In Dooars, amid the lush green forests and crystal blue waters of the river Murti, flow like a free deer in a vast jungle. This is a paradise for both animals and nature seekers. Long trees, green dense forest, mighty river, serenading fountains and the tender lovely sun, here light greets beauty and soul vibrates silently singing nature’s glory. The protected environment makes the animals and birds feel invincible and turn a casual visitor into lover and major worshiper.
The forest department of Dooars has made necessary arrangements to give tourists and visitors a pleasant experience in the sanctuary. The Eco Development Committee and the ecotourism group of Doaars are providing various camping activities to the visitor’s, ecotourism and nature camps have been set up. Where tourists can stay and be part of nature for as long as they want. An overnight stay at resort near Chilapata forest is fascinating and unforgettable. Tourist can avail home like stay facilities at Jaldapara, Hollong, Buxa and Chalsa, where they will get well furnished twin-bedded cottage with boarding and dining facilities. And maximum of this resorts are run by local community based organization that have in depth knowledge about the place and people’s needs. Camping facilities are also available for school and college students.
Apart from staying comfortably people can take part in various camping and safaris activities organized by the management. You can also go for trekking guided by trained officials and discover the wilderness through various nature trails. Jayanti and Buxa is the key destination for most tourists for grand and magnificent views of the majestic mountains and crystal clear water and migratory birds at different places of the River. Nature enthusiasts can also explore the local villages to enjoy the pastoral scenic beauty and interact with local communities to know about their history culture, way of living and the traditional wisdom about the forest. Nature has its own unique charm in each of the seasons. Families can relax and create a union between themselves and with nature. Wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers an explore wilderness.
Also this area sustained seven percent of the country’s flowering plants eight percent of its orchids 12 percent of reptiles 29 percent of birds and 14 percent of mammalian species found in the Indian subcontinent eight species of plants. Dooars is home to 55 species of mammals, 362 species of birds, 62 species of reptiles, and 21 species of amphibians. Among the major carnivorous animals found here, tigers, leopards, leopard cats, wolves and foxes. Reptiles such as pythons, banded crates, king cobras, common Cobras, chameleons and crocodiles along with numerous species of amphibians complete the vast animal kingdom. With an incredible 304 species this place is a veritable bird’s paradise. Over 1100 plant species and 94 species of orchids complement the rich animal life in Dooars.
The green hills, numerous rivers and water streams create an immutable symphony. Feel the thunderous sound of the free flowing waterfall emanating from the top of the steep hills. The intoxicating smell and the wide range of orchids sprouting to the branches of big trees will fill your mind. The shriek of a deer or sambar, occasionally piercing through the cacophony of birds merrily chirping all day long, the roar of tiger or the shriek of foxes were mentally breaking through the constant, could hardly ask for more from Mother Nature.
Starting from the coastal plain and rising up to 1750 Meters above the mean sea level, Dooars varying altitudes create a unique microclimate. And also provides a varied experience of a frosty winter, cool pleasant summer and heavy rainfall. With its green valleys, wooded gorgeous, Majestice waterfalls and unique and rich flora and fauna biodiversity the beautiful landscape of Dooars feels like a whole new world for tourists, artists, poets, thinkers and nature lovers. Throughout the year temperature in the valley falls abnormally low at night, which gives feelings of a hill station. Food and accommodation is available for tourists.
The roar of the tiger, the trumpeting of the elephants, the chirping of the birds, the murmur of the streams become inquietude of the gorgeous everything here from stanzas of a beautiful song. that echoes an ethereal melody of life alive in its purest form. Dooars is studded with breathtaking beauties, mountains, waterfalls, creeks and fountains. Walking in the sanctuary hand in hand with invisible threads of communion a lonely soul can even feel complete and fulfilled. Being amidst the trees the animals the birds the villagers a feeling sweeps through your existence, a feeling of becoming whole with God’s glorious creation. Throughout the year Dooars is busy with countless visitors and nature lovers.
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After Leaving New Jalpaiguri Station via Siliguri Junction as the train moved on the wild forest gathered us from both the sides. The train line is running through the forest which feels different. The speed is also slower as it is running through the jungle. As we moved forward we got a glance of 2 Peacocks and also saw a Great Hornbill above the tree. In this part we are going to put on a touring plan of 6 Days & 5 Nights at Dooars. We have now reached Hasimara Railway Station. Lots of to be rented cars are awaiting outside the station. You just have to bargain and hire a car.
First of all in this package, We had hired a car forehand and moving towards Raimatang. As we moved on we came across lots of Tea Gardens. The driver said the roads towards Raimatang is not so good. We reached to Raimatang River through uneven roads and also there is almost no roads here as we reached to Raimatang Village. We reached at our pre booked Home Stay. Let us have our lunch first after accommodation. The day is about to end so let’s go to the riverside & it is a pleasant scene of sunset all over. On Day 1 we went to bed early.
Today is 1st day of Dooars tour and as we woke up we saw a foggy surrounding even the nearby hills are not visible. Let’s go to walking to the village. Now we are at Raimatang Picnic Spot, when the weather stays good the nearby hills & river is visible. Let’s go to the riverside by the walking path. People at the Home Stay aforesaid that in this weather Elephants can come out anytime so we were little scared & cautious. All the trees are shaded as it is winter time here. Now we are on the riverbed and the cool air is very soothing. We saw a small tree house on our return to the village. People stay on those House Trees to keep an eye on the farms in order to prevent them from Elephants. We walked on & saw small wooden houses and fields in the village.
Our next destination is Jayanti and we are on it. There are tea gardens beside the road. You can stop and enjoy the view. These tea gardens are different from the tea gardens that are seen on the hill slops. The view of the large tall trees all over the garden is very pleasant. We have again resumed our journey towards Jayanti. But it is getting cloudy so we couldn’t stop anywhere because of drizzles. On this way we took a detour to Buxa Tiger Resort. After taking the entry permission of Jayanti we are again moving on. The forest is getting dense on both the sides and it is making us feel that something might come out from the deep. The road is good but there are speed breakers on the elephant crossing zones.
Once there used to be a railway connection in Jayanti and we left that station point on our right. After reaching Jayanti we moved on to Pigeon watch tower but you are not permitted to go without a guide on this way. The drizzle continues through the long large trees. As we reached the watch tower we had a glance of a Peacock sitting on a wooden pillar wagging its tail. After this we returned to Jayanti market to have our lunch. After lunch we are moving on towards Chunia watch tower through the forest on other side of the river. On the way the forest is very dense and our guide instructed us to keep an eye to see any wild animals. We saw a deer behind the bush.
We started our Day 2 with Kukhrimai trekking. This trekking point is near pigeon watch tower so we again saw a peacock only there. Our guide said that elephants are seen regularly on this way so we need to stay cautious. After trekking a long way we reached Kukhrimai peak point. On the peak there is a large pond full of Cat fish. As soon as we are throwing puffed rice and soybean on the pond water no sooner the fishes are fighting to take them as if they would come up on the land. The local people considers feeding the fishes a holy thing. The Jayanti river view is very much marvelous from this peak. We returned to our home stay. After we had our breakfast we journeyed towards ChotoMahakal.
Also the entire route runs through the Jayanti river bed. You have to walk down this route during the monsoons. But during the winters you can drive through the river bed. We are on a Jeep running over the pebbles and stones and it is very pleasant as it rolls on the river water and sprinkling on us. Finally we reached Mahakal Base pointand this place is exactly within Bhutan borders.
Now its time to return and today we will bid goodbye to Raimatang and start our journey towards Buxa Fort and Lepchakha. It is totally a trekking route from Santhalbari. After having our Lunch we are on our way towards Santhalbari. The road turned slowly towards hilly ways leaving the plain area. Our car will go upto Zero PointleavingSanthalbari. We have to take guide and porter from Santhalbari. The porter rate uptoBuxa fort is Rs 150/- and uptoLepchakha Rs 200/-. Now it is 1pm and we have started walking towards Lepchakha which is almost 5kms on an uneven road and it will take atleast 5pm to reach. When we reached Lepchakha it was already dusk and it is very cold also due to high altitude. Far by we could see some lights on the Jayanti River.
Today on the Day 3 morning we witnessed an awesome sunrise at Lepchakha. The surroundings of Lepchakha is very pleasant. There is wide playground on this hill top and nearby is the Bhutan Mountain. There are only 2 Home Stays here. We had a good time with the local people in the morning and now we moved on to a nearby Monastery. After we had our breakfast we bid Lepchakha goodbye and started to climb down to see Buxa fort and Museum. Then we will go on to Chirapatar Jungle. We just reached Buxa Fort. This fort is surrounded with lots of Indian freedom struggle stories. But this fort has turned to debris now. There is a large open field in front of the fort with a Gumpha on it.
Then we moved on to Buxa Museum crossing the Buxa post office by the way. In this museum you will get to know about Buxa fort and the adjoining jungle. There are many used things of different freedom fighters here. Also afterwards we took our car to climb down towards Chilapata. But in between we did hand rowed boating at Chikiajhora crossing a stream surrounded by jungle and we viewed lots of colorful birds with common water hyacinth. The boatman said that there are lots of snakes in this water also there are many wild animals footprint near the river.