Book best Dooars Packages From Kolkata
Escape the urban hustle and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Dooars with our exclusive tour package. Nestled amidst awe-inspiring Sal forests and lush meadows, the Dooars region offers a rejuvenating retreat. a journey through the Himalayan foothills with our Dooars tourism package from Kolkata. Experience the breathtaking panorama of secluded hamlets, the soothing melody of mountain brooks, and the enchanting calls of the wild that captivate adventure enthusiasts. Our meticulously crafted Dooars tour plan introduces you to a world of vibrant flora and fauna, pulsating sylvan life, and the diverse human tapestry. The vigilant mountains serve as a gateway to Bhutan, adding to the allure of this mesmerizing destination. Booking a Ryask Tourism Dooars package tour from the city of joy provides a refreshing escape from the monotony of urban life, immersing you in the lap of nature. The journey unfolds against a backdrop of expansive green tea gardens and ventures deep into thick forests, offering an unforgettable experience, especially for animal lovers.
Dooars tour promises an enchanting exploration of the southern foothills of the Himalayan mountain region, encompassing the plains of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and the northern part of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal. Serving as gateways to the mountainous realms of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Dooars region boasts an abundance of rivers and streams flowing from the Himalayas, including the major Teesta River and others like Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsa, Geesh, Leesh, Neora, Kalchini, and Jayanti. What adds to the allure of Dooars is the plethora of dense jungles that define its landscape. The region is home to significant wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, such as Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Neora Valley National Park, Jaldapara National Park, and Chilapata forests. Diverse wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, Asiatic elephants, various deer species, bison, rare birds, and reptiles, inhabit these lush jungles. The economic pillars of the region rest on the “three Ts” – timber, tea, and tourism. Notable tourist attractions include Jayanti, Bhutanghat, Buxa Fort, Gajoldoba, Murti River, Phuntsholing, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Jaldhaka, Bindu, Paren, Rongo, Khoirabari, Totopara, and more. Accommodation options in Dooars are available near Lataguri and Madarihat. While Lataguri offers comfortable hotel accommodations, places like Jayanti, Buxa, and Paren provide modest home stays, offering a blend of modern amenities and an immersion into local culture and cuisine. The allure of Dooars lies in the thrilling jungle safaris offered in these forests. Gorumara National Park provides jeep safaris to four watchtowers and a unique bullock cart safari. Jaldapara National Park offers both elephant and jeep safaris, while Chilapata National Park exclusively offers jeep safaris. Western attractions like Gorumara National Park, Gajoldoba, Samsing, Santalekhola, Bindu, and Jhalong are best explored by staying near Lataguri town. On the other hand, Khoirbari, Phuntsholing, Buxa, Chilapata, Jayanti are best experienced by staying near Madarihat.
For a well-planned Dooars tour package, consider starting your journey from Mal Junction and concluding it at New Alipurduar/Hasimara station, or vice versa. This ensures a comprehensive exploration of this captivating region.
Dooars Trip Covers
Jaldapara National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reverve, Jayanti, Mahakal Mandir, Rajabhatkhawa, Lava, Neora valley, South Khayerbari leopard rehabitation center, Phuntsholing, Chalsa, Murti, Samsing, Sunthalekhola, Rockey Island, Tea Tourism.
The Dooars, also known as Duars, constitute the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India, situated around Bhutan. This region, located in the northeastern part of the state of West Bengal, falls under the Darjeeling district and spans an area of 3271 sq km with a population of approximately 526,000 people. The name “Dooars” is derived from “Do,” meaning hill, and “Ars,” meaning forest, reflecting the area’s picturesque landscape of hills and valleys.
Dooars was formed through the splitting of the Kandi valley from Dooars by the creation of the Jaldapara River. It is home to a diverse population, with 26 different tribal communities and 56 dialects spoken in the region. Major tribes residing in Dooars include Dupka, Toto, Rava, Mechh, Boro, Mangar, Tamang, Nepali, Garo, Rajbonshi, Koch, Adibasi, Sautal, Orao, Munda, and Osur. The region is surrounded by lush hills and valleys, making it a popular tourist destination in West Bengal. The Teesta River, along with others like Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsa, and Sankosh, flows through Dooars. Monsoons typically last from mid-May to September, while winters are cold with foggy mornings and nights. Dooars is ideal for monsoon travel and is home to some of the best forests in the region, including Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara National Park, and Buxa Tiger Reserve.
The forests of Dooars are rich in biodiversity, housing major mammals such as Black Panther, Clouded Leopard, Asian Elephants, Himalayan Black Bear, Gaur, Spotted Deer, One-Horn Rhino, Sambar, Dhole, and more. The area is also a haven for various bird species, including Hornbills, Nutuch, and Green Cochoa, as well as diverse reptiles such as Python, Cobra, Viper, and various types of snakes and lizards.
Tourists can engage in various activities such as fishing, hiking, bird-watching, and elephant rides. Dooars offers a range of tours catering to different interests and budgets. Major attractions in the region include Lataguri Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its wildlife and waterfalls; Jaldapara National Park, home to elephants, rhinos, and diverse ethnic communities; and Buxa Tiger Reserve, a tiger reserve and national park with diverse flora and fauna, ranging from the Gangetic Plains to the Himalayan foothills.
The economic foundation of Dooars rests on three key sectors known as the three ‘T’s: tea, tourism, and timber. The local population is primarily involved in the cultivation of tea gardens and beetle nuts. Dooars, abundant with sanctuaries and forests, thrives on tourism, constituting another vital component of its economy. Additionally, the timber industry holds significance, benefitting from its strategic location as the gateway to Bhutan.
Dooars is home to people with a predominantly Mongolian structure, comprising various tribes such as Bodo, Rava, Mech, Toto, among others. Reflecting its historical connection to the Coch Kingdom, the region also hosts communities like Rajbanshis and Kamtapuri.
For those planning to visit Dooars, Siliguri serves as the gateway, with Bagdogra being the nearest airport for travelers coming from Delhi or Kolkata. The region is well-connected by a broad-gauge railway service linking Dooars to Cooch Bihar, Kolkata, and New Jalpaiguri railway stations. Long-distance bus services, facilitated by NBSTC, operate from major locations in West Bengal, including Kolkata, Siliguri, and New Jalpaiguri.
POPULAR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS NEAR DOOARS JUNGLE TOURS
For those embarking on a Dooars jungle tour package, the key hubs are Lataguri and Madarihat, urban towns strategically located near the entry points to the jungle safari starting zones. Besides these, numerous enticing stay options dot the entire Dooars region, enhancing the experience of an informative and immersive tour.
Accommodation near Lataguri (Garumara National Park):
The Murti River side is a favored spot, just a few kilometers from Lataguri, offering breathtaking views of the river and the lush jungle. Dhupjhora and Neora Nadi river side are also popular choices. For those inclined towards a hilly terrain, Rocky Island, Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, and Rongo are viable options, albeit a bit farther from the safari areas, yet comfortably accessible by road. Gazoledoba, a short distance from Siliguri, is emerging as a tourist destination around the Teesta Barrage and Baikunthapur forest, ideal for those with early morning flights or late arrivals.
Accommodation near Madarihat (Jaldapara National Park):
Apart from Madarihat, excellent accommodations are found near Chilapata and Buxa Tiger Reserve. Homestays near Jayanti River offer a unique experience, and there are charming stays within tea gardens and distinctive jungle lodgings, providing a perfect base for exploring Dooars through a comprehensive tour package.
Accommodation near Neora Valley National Park:
Neora Valley National Park enthusiasts can explore Rishop, Lava, Kolakham, and Loleygaon, offering diverse accommodations ranging from luxury to budget options. These locations serve as ideal gateways to delve into the wonders of Neora Valley Jungle during a well-rounded Dooars tour.
dooars Tour Itinerary
Standard Dooars Tour Package
- DAY 1: NJP (New Jalpaiguri) to Lataguri / Murti – Pick up from NJP to Lataguri. You travel through Baikunthpur Forest and cross River Teesta to halt at Gajoldoba. . Reach Lataguri / Murti by lunch time. (You can take Gorumara Forest jeep safari in the evening). Overnight at Lataguri / Murti.
- DAY 2: Lataguri / Murti sightseeing – (You can take Gorumara Forest jeep safari this morning, if you have not taken jeep safari the previous day). After breakfast at resort, leave for Samsing. On the way sightseeing at Jhallong, Bindu, Rocky Island, Suntaleykhola. Overnight at Lataguri / Murti. Evening you can enjoy a program of tribal dance.
- DAY 3: Lataguri / Murti to Jaldapara – Take a walk on the banks of river Murti in the morning. After breakfast start and reach Jaldapara National Park via Nagrakata. Sightseeing at Totopara Tribal Village, South Khayerbari Animal Rehabilitation Center (You can take Jaldapara Forest jeep safari in the evening). Overnight at Madarihat.
- DAY 4: Jaldapara to Rajabhatkhawa – (You can take Jaldapara Forest jeep safari this morning, if not taken the previous day). Or you can also opt for Elephant Safari on availability. Sightseeing at Chilapata Forest and reach Rajabhatkhawa. Sightseeing at Sikiajhora. Overnight at Rajabhatkhawa.
- DAY 5: Rajabhatkhawa to New Alipurduar Railway Junction: You can take Buxa Tiger Reserve jeep safari in the morning. Have breakfast at Rajabhatkhawa and leave for sightseeing at Jayanti Riverside. Drop to New Alipurduar Railway Junction. With that ends Dooars Tour Packages.