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Dooars Tours

Tour Overview

1. The Dooars

The Dooars valley (also called Duars) is the floodplains of Northern Bengal and Eastern Assam. The Western Boundary of Dooars is formed by Teesta River, whereas its Eastern boundary within Assam is not very clearly defined. To the North of Dooars is the Kingdom of Bhutan and to its South is Bangladesh. The Bengal part of Dooars, which stretches from River Teesta on the west to River Sankosh on the east, is an area coving roughly 130 km by 40 km. The area forms a major part of the Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Coochbehar district and is one of the most important tourist areas.

The name 'Dooars' is derived from 'doors' or ‘Dwar’ as the region is the gateway to north-east India and Bhutan. There are said to be 18 gates or Dwars from Dooars to Bhutan. Many of which are still actively used. All road connections of Bhutan with India are through the Dooars region.

Dooars is a region full of diversity. With its huge area, the landscape, weather and beauty changes frequently from one place to the other. Tourists flock to this region to enjoy the beauty of the hills, rivers and forests. Winter temperature falls rapidly here, and the summer is soothing.

The rain is abundant; the trees grow to their full potential and length, forming a canopy. The good condition of the roads makes it one of the best monsoon destination in the state too. The ecstatic beauty of the eye-soothing verdure forest and the sweet song of the birds will provide you with the inner peace and calmness you seek after a tiring urban life.

Dooars tourism highlights and takes pride in the majestic mountains, various flora and fauna, tea gardens, perennial and lively springs, sandy river shores and the wide patches of grassland. There are several colonial-era heritage buildings in this area, especially near the tea-gardens.

Located in the prime spots, they provide an enchanting view over the surrounding area of gardens, hills and river bed. If you are driven by wanderlust, Dooars is a must-visit place for you.

After a day of visiting the major sightseeing points, relax under the starry sky in front of a bonfire, or watch the sunrise from the balcony of your room with a cup of tea in your hand- Dooars offers you numerous choices.

You can go to the tourist-favourite places, or explore the less-crowded options, which are unspoilt and nature is in their full glory.

2. Gorumara National Park 

Situated at the foothills of Darjeeling Himalayas, in the Dooars region of West Bengal, Gorumara National Park is a natural splendor worth exploring. Endowed with thick forests and grasslands; this piece of scenic wonder is the home to a plethora of flora and exciting wildlife, especially Indian rhinoceros. Located by River Murti and Raidak, Gorumara National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1949 and national park in 1992 and honored as best among the protected areas of India by Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2009.

If you are a wildlife lover and have not explored this sprawling reserve yet, wait no more. Plan a thrilling trip to Gorumara National Park to enjoy a fulfilling wildlife experience.

About Gorumara National Park

Located on the northern side of West Bengal, Gorumara National Park is home to a large number of India rhinoceros. It serves as one of the best places to explore for both animal and nature lovers. This is due to the fact that it resides on the foothills of Himalayas and is surrounded by green vistas to sooth your eyes. If you have been in search of such a destination then do not look beyond West Bengal’s Gorumara National Park.

Flora:  Gorumara National Park is characterized by tropical deciduous forests. The most commonly seen tree is Sal. Other varieties seen here are Simul, Teak, Siris, and Khair etc. Along with these, one can also spot bamboo groves and riverine grasslands.

Fauna:  Gorumara National Park is known to be the habitat of Indian rhinoceros. Asian elephant, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, hog deer, leopard and Indian wolves are also spotted occasionally. The national park is the home to a few species of poisonous snakes as well, like Paithon and King Cobra.

Almost 300 plus species of birds are spotted at Gorumara National Park. Most common ones include Asian paradise flycatchers, scarlet minuet, Indian hornbill, woodpeckers, peafowls, pheasants and endangered brahmin duck.

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