Welcome To Dooars
Dooars : In Between Nature and Jungle
With the unspoiled landscape and the mighty Himalayas composing a splendid backdrop, Dooars is a paradise for nature lovers. The name Dooars means ‘Duars’ as it is the door to Bhutan and North East India. Mottled by mighty rivers like Torsa, Murti, Jaldhaka, Teesta, Dyna, and Sankosh, the region is blessed with thick forests and exotic wildlife. In this region exploring its rich flora and fauna as well as the beautiful terrain would have a memorable time for nature lovers. The wild destination of Dooars is also famous due to many wildlife and Natural Reserves. The Buxa Tiger reserve is one pride of Dooars which was declared in the year 1983. The reserve has the highest concentration of forest in North Bengal and the second highest Tiger population in India after Sunderbans. The vast area of Dooars is about 130 km by 40 km with the Teesta river flowing on its western boundary and river Sankosh flowing on the Eastern Border. The vast land of Dooars is gifted with many tributaries like Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsha etc which flows through the forest area and the tea gardens.
History of Dooars
The Dooars actually belonged to the Kamata Kingdom which was under the Koch Dynasty. Bhutan took possession of the Dooars after taking advantage of the weakness of the Koch Kingdom. The area was still under Bhutan when the British took over it in 1865 after the Bhutan war. The whole area was then divided into Eastern Dooars with Goalpara district in Assam and the western part was changed to Western Dooars. The name of it was later changed to Jalpaiguri District. After the British rule ended the area was annexed in the Union of India after 1949.
Thing To Do in Dooars
Visit Buxa Tiger Reserve
This place is well known for Royal Bengal Tiger. The visitors can get enticing experience through its immense varieties of flora and fauna.
Visit Gorumara National Park
It is one of the most sought after forest for the wildlife lovers. Vast stretched of the forest is a dense area where you can find large number of wildlife and birds.
Chapramari Wildlife Park
It’s a very adventures place for wildlife lovers. The park offers Jeep safari to view the endangered animals in the dense forest.
It offers picturesque view for the travelers who are nature lovers. The sparkling white river makes the place more appealing with greenery on its banks.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sactuary is well known for its One Horned Rhino. The park provides jeep safari and elephant safari in Jaldapara which attracts large number of tourists.
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary
The wildlife sanctuary offers amazing view of migratory birds along with elephants. It is very unique spot for wildlife lovers and bird lovers as well.
Tourist Places in Dooars
Jaldapara National Park
Located on the bank of River Torsa, Jaldapara National Park is one of the popular destinations to visit in Dooars. Sprawling over an area of 216.5 sq km, it boasts of verdant grassland with patches of riverine forest and is the home of rich varieties of flora and fauna along with one-horned Rhinoceros, various mammals, amphibians and birds.
Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary
The place derives its name from a lake named Rasikbil in Cooch Behar district in West Bengal. This beautiful lake is encircled with low water land and marshland which serves an appropriate dwelling atmosphere for birds. Here you can easily spot some exquisite of bird such as cormorants, owl, parrots and storks. So if are a bird watching lover, then you would love a visit to the magnificent Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary.
Gorumara National ParkGomrumara National Park is the most popular allur in Dooars. It is located along banks of the Rivers Murti and Raidak. Covering area 80 sq km, the park encompasses grassland and forest. It is recognized as the home of great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. It is the most popular tourist destination in Dooars. The park is consisting of elephant grasses and beautiful landscape which provides shelter to various mammals, amphibians and birds. During winter it is considered the best to visit the park.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Nestled in the lap of nature interspersed with the Jayanti River, dense forest and mesmerizing mountains, Buxa Tiger Reserve is most popular in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. The rich biodiversity attracts tourists for years and now it has become a popular escape for a tired soul to relax in the lap of nature. Approximately area of 760 sq km encompasses a mixture of different types of flora and fauna. The reserve is famous for inhabitants of Royal Bengal Tiger.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
It’s a hidden treasure of Dooars lies not too far from Gorumara National Park. Spread over an area of 9.6 sq km, Chapramari National Park boasts of a diverse range of flora and fauna that delights nature lovers. The park is famous for its elephant that can spot easily and Bison commonly found here. It is inhabited by Royal Bengal Tiger, bison, leopards, deer, boars and reptiles and various other animals. Here you can catch a glimpse of colourful birds such as parrots, green pigeon and kingfishers etc.