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Dooars, known as the Dwaar in Nepali and Bengali dialects, serves as the gateway to Bhutan and North India for the rest of the Indian states. It encompasses topographically significant parts of Darjeeling district, Jalpaiguri district, and Cooch Behar, making it an indispensable destination for travelers seeking adventure and natural beauty. Dooars is a great location to view raw nature with rich biodiversity. It is home to India's six national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.

Dooars, the gateway to Bhutan and North India, is an unparalleled destination that boasts an incredible and diverse range of biodiversity, with six national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Nestled amidst sprawling tea estates, charming settlements, and sal forests, Dooars offers a serene escape that is unrivaled in its beauty and tranquility. Dooars is accessible from Siliguri and promises a nature-filled experience.

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Sightseeing in Dooars

Img Credit: Biswajit Majumdar on Wikimedia Samsing

Samsing

Nestled amidst small and peaceful settlements, Samsing is a breathtaking destination that sits at an elevation of 3,000ft. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the orange orchards and cardamom plantations of Suntaleykhola, or embark on a trek along the trails originating from the Neora Valley National Park. Explore the nearby villages of Faribasti and Rocky Island. Samsing promises to be an experience that you'll never forget. 

Img Credit: Swaroop Singha Roy on Wikimedia Buxa Tiger Reserve

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Located 24 km away from Alipurduar and 180 km from Siliguri, Buxa Tiger Reserve boasts the second-highest number of tigers in Bengal after Sunderbans. Buxa Duar, the ruins of a fort that once served as a confinement for Indian rebels during the British rule is worth a visit. The place is of immense historical significance and anyone will be mesmerized by its beauty and grandeur.

Img Credit: Jonoikobangali on Wikimedia Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park, situated in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, is a well-protected sanctuary known for its thriving population of the one-horned Indian Rhinoceros. Embark on an exciting safari to witness majestic elephants, Indian bison, peacocks, and deer thriving in their natural habitat.

Img Credit: Saptaa1234 on Wikimedia Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary

Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary

Located just 30 minutes away from Siliguri, this sanctuary was specifically created to safeguard endangered species such as the Indian Bison and the Royal Bengal Tiger. The sanctuary is home to a variety of animals, including deer, cats, elephants, and birds such as blue-birds, thrush, swallow, and sunbirds.

Img Credit: Paramanu Sarkar on Wikimedia Jaldhaka

Jaldhaka

Jaldhaka, situated at an impressive elevation of 1500ft above sea level, is an absolute paradise for cultural enthusiasts. With its picturesque terrain adorned with indigenous settlements, Jaldhaka offers breathtaking views of vast fields and colorful huts nestled amidst the captivating Himalayan foothills. A visit to this scenic destination is incomplete without exploring its charming smaller villages like Jhalong, Bindu, Todey & Tangta. 

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Local Cuisine

Experience the rich local flavors of Dooars, expertly crafted with a fusion of Bengali and Nepali culinary traditions. Savoring the delectable local delicacies, such as the mouth-watering momos, hearty thukpa, and exquisite traditional Bengali sweets.

How to Reach

By Air: Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is the closest airport to Dooars, and it has excellent connectivity to major cities across India. From Bagdogra Airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dooars. The airport is approximately 80 kilometers away from the Dooars region.

By Rail: The nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), which is well-connected to major cities across India. From NJP, you can hire a taxi or take a train to reach various entry points in Dooars.

By Road: Dooars has good road connectivity, with multiple entry points. The road journey offers scenic views of tea gardens and forests. You can travel by car, taxi or bus from nearby cities like Siliguri.

 


The best time to visit

Visit Dooars between September to June for pleasant weather. Avoid traveling during the monsoon season (July to August) due to heavy rainfall.

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