Teeming with lush greenery, Dooars lies in the Great Himalayan foothills, spreading across River Teesta to Dhansiri. In Northern West Bengal, Dooars is a prominent tourist attraction, featuring exceptionally beautiful wildlife ardour. Several wildlife hotspots dwell in this alluvial floodplain.
Dooars is home to many tea gardens, green hills, and the meandering River Teesta flows through the region. Map out your Dooars tour plan from a professional tour guide. You might book a 4N|5D tour or more or less. Tailor-made tours are in demand, so you can customize one as well.
The region of Dooars can be reached by road, air, and train. Here the nearest railway network to this region is NJP/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. And Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport to Dooars and Lataguri. Road trips to Dooars are absolutely picturesque, imprinted with luxuriant greenery.
Here are four top wildlife places to explore in Dooars:
Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park flaunts a gorgeous wildlife location nestled in Western Dooars. To be more precise, it is situated in the Alipurduar district and on the banks of river Torsa at the Eastern Himalayas foothills and comprises a wide spread of grassland, involving an area of over 216.51 sq. km.
Popular wildlife habitats here are one-horned rhinoceros, Indian elephants, hog deer, gaur, spotted deer, barking deer, wild pigs, quail, occasional tiger, sambars, leopards, etc. You might get a professional Dooars tour plan from a reputed tour operator.
Jaldapara is also famous for bird-watching, an outdoor activity. A variety of birds here are Bengal florican, black-tailed Godwit, crested Eagle, Palla’s fishing eagle, partridges, lesser pied hornbill, shikra.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Also called Buxa National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve is another gem in the Alipurduar sub-division of the Jalpaiguri district. In this national park, you can spot Asian elephants, leopards, wild buffalo, mongooses, wild dogs, guar, hog deer, monitor lizard, Malayan giant squirrel, land tortoise, etc.
More than 284 species of birds reside in Buxa National Park, including Red Junglefowl, Ruddy bar-headed goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Green-winged teal, Graylag Goose, Himalayan Monal, Kalij Pheasant, Tufted Duck, Gray Francolin, Hill Partridge, Shelduck, Garganey, etc.
Chilpata Forest also nestles in the Alipurduar district, West Bengal. Chilapata is a thickly forested location, some 15 km from Jaldapara National Park. Buxa Tiger Reserve and Chilapata Forest is some 1 hr away, forming an elephant corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa National Park.
Wildlife creatures in the region are rhinoceros, Indian bison (gaur), wild pigs, elephants, different types of deer, etc. Among birds, you can spot crested eagle, Partridge, jungle fowl peafowl, paradise flycatcher, fishing eagle, pied hornbill, Bengal florican, racket-tailed drongo, shikra, etc in Chilapata Forest.
Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Park is a widely-explored location in Dooars. Gorumara sits on the edge of Lataguri on National Highway No. 31. The main attraction in the national park is the population of one-horned Rhinoceros. Customize Dooars tour packages at budget-friendly rates.
Among wildlife animals, Gorumara involves Indian Chital, leopards, wild boars, wolves, Gaur/Indian bison, hog deer, sloth bears, Asian elephants, sambar deer, barking deer, etc. Some beautiful submontane forest birds here are Great Spangled Drongo, Great Indian Hornbill, Scarlet Minivet, Ashy wood swallow peafowls, Asian Paradise Flycatchers, woodpeckers, pheasants, etc.