Dooars - land of green forests with wildlife
Dooars the name derived from the word DOORS, is the gateway to North Bengal, Sikkim, North East States and BHUTAN. The dense natural forests teeming with wildlife, interwoven with lush tea gardens are criss –crossed by Teesta Jaldhaka, Raidak, Torsha, Kalijani and other river and their numerous tributaries running down the hills. The Dooars Valley is specially noted for its wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks. The most popular of these are Gorumara National Park, Mahanda Wildlife Sanctuary Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary, Buxa Tiger reserve sanctuary. These sanctuaries abound in a fascinating diversity of flora & fauna. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary & Gorumara National Park are the habitats of the rare one horned Rhino. Other major attractions across the Dooars sector are Jayanti, Bhutanghat, Buxa Fort, Rajabhatkhawa, Malbazar, Chalsa, Samsing, Jaldhaka, Odlabari and the Teesta Baragae. Also not to forget Totopara and Chilabata Forest. The combination of all these makes Dooars a veritable paradise for nature lovers and Eco – tourism.
The Dooars valley stretching from river Teesta on the west to river Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km by 40 km, forms a major part of Jalpaiguri district. To its north stands the east Himalayas as a natural backdrop. 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 word Tinchuley Jhalong, The hill station is very near the Indo-Bhutan border on the banks of the Jaldhaka River, on the way to Bindu. Jaldhaka Hydro Electricity Project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction in this area. Bird lovers can enjoy a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fowl here. Jhalong Jhalang" is a village in theJhalong Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal,Jhalong is very popular among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. Jhalong is situated on the foothill of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Nearby Dam at bindu attracts various hill birds as well as migratory birds. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey. Jhalong is very populous among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. Jhalong is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Near by Dam at bindu attracts various hill birds as well as migratory birds. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey.
Samsing, is a small hill village and tourist spot in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal situated at an elevation of 3000 ft in the foothills of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts border. It is known for its beautiful landscape with green tea gardens, hills and forests, which attract a lot of tourists. It lies 18 km from the Neora Valley National Park. Samsing It is the home of more than 2500 people. Its climate is noted for fog and cool breezes and a high rainfall. SamsingIt has lots of beautiful picnic spots and tourist place. Some of them are Lali Guras, Rocky Island and Suntaley Khola. Neora Valley National Park is in a distance of an hour from here. Here you can find the fusion of hills, plains, rivers, forest, tea-garden and villages. In fact,it is a cute tea garden inhabited by lovely and helpful nepali people. Many local people are associated with tourism / tea / timber - related businesses. Samsing is a progressive place as the people have always valued education and their cultures. The early settlers in this village as a tea plantation labours were two people one from Rangeli, Sikkim and other from Nepal Mountain region. They left their place when they heard the legend that in plane people pluck the money. It grows on tea plants.
Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Parkis a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009.
Gorumara National Park Gorumara was a reserve forest since 1895. The park was declared a Wildlife Gorumara National ParkSanctuary in 1949, on account of its breeding population ofIndian Rhinoceros. It was declared an Indian National Park on January 31, 1994. Originally as small as 7 km², Gorumara has grown by incorporating neighboring lands to about 80 km².
The park is located in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, in the state of West Bengal in India.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra, connecting Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
There is a railway service connecting Cooch Behar with Kolkata via New Jalpaiguri. One can also avail the railway service via Alipurduar.
Siliguri is the gateway to the Dooars. Cooch Behar, being the headquarters of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation, is well-connected by long distance bus routes to Siliguri as well as Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, etc.