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“Stay in WBFDC forest rest house”
Review of Dooars

Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Jalpaiguri
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were in wbfdc Murti bunglow last weekend. It is just beside the Murti river. The rooms are very comfortable at a reasonable price (Rs.2800/- for four people.) Food is basic but very testy. You may go for safari in the forest either in the morning or evening. That will be very good experience and you may encounter Bison, Deer elephant or Rhino. We watched some Bisons and Deers. You will like the silence and the fresh air.

34  Thank jalu86
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

One word to describe the foothills of the Himalayas - evergreen. Charming landscapes with tea estates, mountains, tropical forests and innumerable mountain streams and rivers crisscrossing their way to the plains. Pretty, pretty, pretty!

4  Thank Trishit M
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

A journey through the rolling hill slopes, widespread lush green tea gardens separated by meandering silvery mountain streams, high Sal forests, small quiet ethnic villages, vast meadows with a blue out line of the great Himalayan ranges in the horizon, endless sky..... you are in Dooars!
Lying in the Himalayan foothills, Dooars has great natural beauty. The wildlife-rich tropical forests, innumerable hill streams cutting across the green carpet of tea gardens and undulating plains, low hills rising up from the rivers. A drive through the Dooars plains, the gateway of Bhutan and the entire North East of India, can be the experience of a lifetime.
The Dooars is a large region and is dotted with many towns and cities. The largest city in the whole region stretching from the Darjeeling foothills to the Arunachal Pradesh foothills is Siliguri. The other major cities are Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Barpeta and Dhubri in Assam. Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Mainaguri and Birparaare the major cities of the Dooars in West Bengal. Also, the commercial capital of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, near Jaigaon, can be considered a part of this region.
Dooars is a cultural melting pot. The original inhabitants of the area include forest dwellers such as the Mech and Rava. The area was the kingdom of Cooch kings and has substantial number of Rajbanshis or Kamtapuris living here.
You can find most enjoyable wildlife over here which is rich in thousands of variety of wildlife spices and tree. Gorumara & Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary are the most important forests that attracts a large number of tourists all over the world.

7  Thank Fireball007in
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Dooars, a land of unending beauty, lies in the sub-Himalayan foothills in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Stretching from River Tista on the west to River Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km by 40 km along the foothills Himalayas, Dooars occupies a major part of Jalpaiguri district.

Derived from the word 'doors' Dooars or Duars acts as a gateway to Bhutan and the North-Eastern states of India. To the north of Dooars stands the East Himalayas as a natural backdrop and towards south it's a vast plain land with low river basin extends farther up to Bangladesh. Dooars with a vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, babbling rivers, interspersed with small ethnic settlements, constitute a fascinating tourist destination. Still unknown to the large section of tourist, the Dooars offers some magical landscape with fascinating view of river valleys and hills.

This entire Dooars region are cries-crossed by Tista, Raidak, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and their innumerable tributaries trotting and rolling down from the hills. The entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads and highways connecting all important townships, forests and tea gardens. The railway service connects Siliguri and Cooch Behar via Alipurduar. A journey itself by rail or on road through the dense natural forests interwoven with lush green tea gardens gives immense delight and freshness to both the mind and the eyes.

The Dooars valley is specially noted for its wildlife sanctuaries, the most important of which are the Gorumara National Park (75 km from Siliguri), Chapramari wildlife sanctuary (68 km from Siliguri), Buxa Tiger Reserve (200 km from Siliguri) and Jaldapara Sanctuary (124 km from Siliguri). These sanctuaries are abounding in a fascinating diversity of rare flora and fauna. The vast texture of massive trees sheltering varieties of orchids and the forests resounded with songs of birds and call of wild animals make it a veritable paradise for lovers of nature and eco-tourism.

4  Thank Avishekdey
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Jaldapara Tourist Lodge was good. All food is included in the rate. Transport is difficult to get from the lodge. Road (NH) from Hasimara to Jaldapara Tourst lodge is broken. It takes almost 1 hour to cover 10 kms

6  Thank Arindam C
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