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ABOUT DOOARS

FOOTHILLS OF THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS

Dooars / Duars literally means Door to this region i.e. due to its strategic location to Bhutan and the north eastern states of India, it acts as the door. Dooars region politically constitutes the plains of the Darjeeling District, the whole of Jalpaiguri District and the upper region of Cooch Behar District and whole of Alipurduar district in West Bengal and the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam. This Dooars is covered nearly sixty percent with forest, teeming wildlife, few tribal settlements and Tea Gardens. Dooars is home to many National Parks and Sanctuary namely the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of West Bengal. Manas National Park, Pobitora National Park, Kaziranga in the state of Assam is also lies in the Dooars / Duars. In North Bengal the Dooars valley stretchs from river Teesta on the west to river Sankosh on the east, over a span of 140 kilometers by 40 kilometers, forms a major part of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar district. In the north is the east Himalayas as a natural backdrop and a vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, bubbling rivers, interspersed with sleepy or busy settlements is what Dooars is all about.

The major river crossing the area includes Brahmaputra and Manas in Assam and Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsha, Sankosh, Dyna, Karatowa, Raidak, etc. In the stretch of Dooars Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Birpara, Hashimara, Malbazar, Lataguri and Jalpaiguri are some of the well known destinations of West Bengal. Dooars consist of vast stretches of tea gardens, grassland, river banks, national parks, sanctuary and park. Many a river cut cross the area cutting the Tea gardens and the forest making it the hotspot of the wildlife in the region. With background of the Himalayas in this region, stretches of Tea garden, river banks and wildlife make it a tourist hotspot. Nature lover and tourist of all ages and class can enjoy stay at Dooars and enjoy some of the available options. It is ideal for leisure holiday makers, for family tourist, honeymoon tour, adventure lover and for nature lover. Wildlife sanctuaries and national park safari / Elephant ride / Visiting Watch Tower are some of the favorite past times of the tourist in this region, other adventure includes birding, angling, hiking, etc. We organizes the stay and visit exclusive of safari (safari are to be booked by guest), visit to watch towers of the park like Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Medhla Tower, Rhino Observation Point, Chandrachur Watch Tower or Chukchuki Bird tower and visit to nearby places of interest, etc are arranged or offered by each company. One can also visit religious site, historical places, tribal villages, wildlife rehabilitation center or similar places of interest. One of the tribes which is gradually coming back from extinction due to the government initiatives is Toto Para and is worth visiting near Jaldapara. Dooars is specially known for the one horn rhinos. Gorumara National Park & Jaldapara has the highest population of rhinos after Kaziranga in Assam. Wildlife includes Asiatic elephant, leopard, deer (hog deer, spotted deer, barking deer), bison, etc. Small treks, Safari or just religious tour or historical tours are arranged by us.

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  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve
  • Cooch Behar
  • Bindu
  • Raimatang
  • Rasik Bill
  • Chilapata
  • Jayanti
  • Bindu
  • Santaleykhola
  • Rocky Island
  • Toto Para
  • Mongpong
  • Bhutan
  • Gorumara National Park
  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Manas National Park in Assam

Airways - Bagdogra airport (IXB) is the nearest airport linked to the Dooars by road and is two to four hours drive. Places of Dooars are approximately 2 - 4 hours drive from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP). Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is served by regular Indian Airlines, Go Air, Indigo, Spice Jet and Jet Airways flights from Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai and Delhi on regular basis.

Railways - Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and is situated 10 kilometers away from Siliguri and is linked to the Dooars by road and is two to four hours drive. Places of Dooars are approximately 2 - 4 hours ride by train also. NJP is directly connected with all major stations in India. Chalsa, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar and Rajabhatkhawa are the other railway station in the region. The frequency of trains is less hence tourist prefers to use Siliguri as the entry point.

Roadways – Dooars is well linked with Siliguri by road. Jaldapara is linked by National Highway Number 31 with Siliguri, Chapramari is 80 kilometers, Buxar is 200 kilometers, Bindu and Jhalong is 105 kilometers from Siliguri and can be reached by car within 2 – 4 hours. Jaldapara / Hollong / Gorumara National Park / Buxa Tiger Reserve are all very close to the National Highway number 31. There are two approach roads one is National Highway number 31 and the other is via Jalpaiguri.

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Mr. Paras, representative of Seabury Holidays was tour escort. His behaviour, conduct was excellent. I would also appreciate Mr. Pradip for his well organized support at Gangtok. Excellent food along with special Sikkim dishes which was appreciated by everybody made tour really memorable.
Mr. Paras, representative of Seabury Holidays was tour escort. His behaviour, conduct was excellent. I would also appreciate Mr. Pradip for his well organized support at Gangtok. Excellent food along with special Sikkim dishes which was appreciated by everybody made tour really memorable.
Andaman tours and travels
Date published: 02/16/2016
5 / 5 stars

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