Imprinted with greenery, the region of Dooars is scenically located in the Great Himalayan foothills. In Northern West Bengal, Dooars is a major tourist attraction. Some areas of Dooars are in West Bengal and other areas of it sit in Assam. It Spreads over 350 km from River Teesta in West Bengal to Assam’s Dhansiri River.
It's popular mainly for its spectacular wildlife. It’s also home to several tea estates and the meandering River Teesta. Sightseeing in Dooars also features beautiful green hills, forming 18 passages between the Butan and the hill stations of North Bengal.
Dooars is accessible by road, air, and train. And the nearest railway network to Dooars is NJP/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. For tourists planning to visit Dooars by air, Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport to the region. Take a taxicab, available right outside the locations, and head to the lovely destination of Dooars.
Destinations to tour in Dooars are many. Let’s explore some in this blog:
Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park is a gorgeous wildlife location in Western Dooars. It lies in the Alipurduar district and on the banks of river Torsa at the Eastern Himalayas foothills with a wide spread of grassland, involving an area of over 216.51 sq. km.
Wildlife habitats like one-horned rhinoceros, Indian elephant, gaur, spotted deer, barking deer, hog deer, wild pigs, quail, occasional tiger, sambars, leopards are found in Jaldapara. Jaldapara is a famous bird-watching location, you can spot a variety of birds like lesser pied hornbill, Bengal florican, Palla’s fishing eagle, black-tailed Godwit, shikra, crested Eagle, partridges.
Chilpata Forest lies in the Alipurduar district. It’s a dense forest, some 15 km from Jaldapara National Park. Another wildlife location near Chilapata Forest is Buxa Tiger Reserve, some 1 hr away. The region has established an elephant corridor between Jaldapara National Park and Buxa National Park.
Jeep safari is a popular outdoor activity here amidst lush greenery. Here reside wildlife habitats like rhinoceros, elephants, different types of deer, Indian bison (gaur), wild pigs, etc. Among birds, you can spot crested eagle, fishing eagle, pied hornbill, Bengal florican, Partridge, jungle fowl peafowl, paradise flycatcher, racket-tailed drongo, shikra.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Also called Buxa National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve is settled in the Alipurduar sub-division of the Jalpaiguri district. The total area of this national park nearly comprises an area of 760 sq. km. Apart from Bengal Tiger, you can spot Asian elephants, wild buffalo, mongooses, leopards, wild dogs, guar, hog deer, land tortoise, monitor lizard, Malayan giant squirrel, etc.
About 284 species of birds are spotted in Buxa Tiger Reserve, such as Eurasian Wigeon, Green-winged teal, Red Junglefowl, Ruddy bar-headed goose, Graylag Goose, Himalayan Monal, Gray Francolin, Hill Partridge, Shelduck, Garganey, Kalij Pheasant, Tufted Duck, etc. Also, sightseeing in Dooars involves vast stretches of tea gardens and meandering river steams, wrapped up in hilly surroundings in a few places.
Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Park is a major attraction in Dooars, and sits on the periphery of Lataguri on National Highway No. 31. The population of one-horned Rhinoceros attracts ts more wildlife enthusiasts and overall a sheer number of tourists.
Barking deer, leopards, wild boars, wolves, Indian bison, Indian Chital, hog deer, sloth bears, Asian elephants, sambar deer, etc. are some popular wildlife habitats here. Among beautiful submontane forest birds, you can spot Great Spangled Drongo, Scarlet Minivet, Great Indian Hornbill, peafowls, Asian Paradise Flycatchers, Sunbirds, Ashy wood swallow, Ashy Drongo, woodpeckers, pheasants, etc. Enjoy the best sightseeing in Dooars ever with a budget-freely tour package.