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When we talk about jungle safari in West Bengal, the first place comes in our mind is Dooars in northern part of West Bengal. Dooars, a land of un ending beauty, lies in the sub-Himalayan foothills in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Stretching from River Teesta 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. Forests, Wild orchids, the rich Wildlife including Leopard, Tiger, Bison, Elephants and Indian one horn Rhino made the area most attractive to the tourists.The diversified human races including several Tribes with there individual culture and character made the area as ideal home of eco-tourism. See fabulous wildlife sanctuaries with picture-postcard, log cabin lodges, valleys carpeted with tea gardens, small quiet ethnic villages, vast meadows with a blue outline of the Himalayan ranges in the horizon, endless sky…. You are in Dooars!

 

Places of Interest :

Jaldapara :

This Sanctuary is on the National Highway number 31 and nearly 125 kilometers from Siliguri. It is spread over an approximate area of 114 square kilometers at an average elevation of 61 meters. Dooars is home to Sanctuaries, National Parks & Tiger Reserves with a diversified range of flora and fauna. Guest can spot mighty bison, leopard, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, hog deer, reptiles, herds of elephants, wild boars and the rarest variety of animals and birds. One can also spot pied hornbill, Racket – tailed drongo, Paradise flycatcher, Crested Eagle, Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Shikra, Jungle fowl, Peafowl, Partridges and many other bird species.

 

Lataguri :

Lataguri is a small town located in the Jalpaiguri district of Indian state ofWest Bengal. The village is located outside the Gorumara National Park on National Highway No. 31. Permits for entering Gorumara and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary are given from Lataguri. The village also contains a “Nature Interpretation Center”, which gives information about the flora and fauna of the area.

Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary :

The place is a home to various other animals like Gaur, Wild boar, Leopards, Royal Bengal Tiger, Himalayan Langoor, deer, reptiles etc. The sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers. Here one can view various types of birds like Black partridges, Green pigeon, Florican, Peafowl, Flinch, Bee-eater, Hornbill, Roller, and many more.

 

 

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Chilapata Forest is a dense natural forest near Jaldapara in Dooars. It is about 20 km from Alipurduar town and is within the Jalpaiguri District. A drive through the forests is an interesting experience. Sighting of elephants are almost regular. The chief attraction at Chilapata is the “Nalraja Garh” or the fort of the Nal kings. This fort is situated deep inside the forest and has historical and archaeological importance. The fort was built in the 5th century, during the Gupta Empire and the ruins depict the heritage of the Golden Age of India.

Major mammals recorded in Chilapata are One Horned Rhinoceros,Asian Elephant, Indian Bison or Gaur,Leopard , Lesser Cats, Hog Deer,Cheetal,Sambar, Barking Deer,Wild Boar and Hispid Hare. 18 species of amphibians including the recently-discovered Assam Painted Frog and Chilapata Frog have been recorded from Chilapata. More than Twenty species of snakes are found in here. Chilapata is well-known for its butterfly species diversity.

 

Nalraja Garh :

The chief attraction at Chilapata is the “Nalraja Garh”. There exist the ruins of an old fort in the dense forests at Chilapata on the east bank of the Torsa river a few miles south of the Indo-Bhutan border. It is popularly called “Nal Rajar Garh”. The Britishers called it “the Mendabari ruins”. After excavations at this place undertaken by the archaeological department have shown that these brick constructions belonged to the “Gupta Age”. It was identified to be one of the frontier fortifications of the region then known as “ Pundrabardhan Bhukti”.

How to Reach Chilapata : Nearest Station is New Alipurduar Junction. There are several trains from Kolkata. Your best option could be Teesta -Torsah Express from Seladah or Kamrup Express from Howrah. From the station a car ride will take you to  the jungle camp.

 

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Buxa Tiger Reserve lies in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Its northern boundary runs along the international border with Bhutan. The Sinchula hill range lies all along the northern side of BTR and the Eastern boundary touches that of the Assam State. National Highway No.31 C roughly runs along its southern boundary. It is the eastern most extension of extreme bio-diverse North-East India & represents highly endemic Indo-Malayan region. The fragile “Terai Eco-System” constitutes a part of this Reserve. The Phipsu Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to North of Buxa Tiger Reserve. It is a natural international corridor for elephant migration between India and Bhutan. You can also find a vast array of avian species like Goosanders, Ibis Bill, Fork-tails, Red-stars, Wag-tails, Common Teal, Gargani Teal, Large Whistling Teal, White Eyed Poachared and Hornbills. The forests are intersected by rivers and lakes and the Narathali Lake is the nesting grounds of these migratory birds.

 

Explore the tropical rainforests of Buxa Tiger Reserve in Buxa in West Bengal which has a rich variety of flora and fauna. From the colorful migratory birds to the fierce predators it is the home to a varied species of animals and unique plants. Get a glimpse of the Asian Elephant, Tiger, Gaur, Wild boar, Sambar , Indian Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard cat, Leopard, Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Indian Civet, Palm Civet, Wild Dogs, Malayan Giant Squirrels, Mongooses, Bengal Florican, Regal python, Chinese Pangolin, Hispid hare, Hog deer. Many of the animals are endangered species while some are endemic to the region. Besides this there is also an abundance of reptiles and snakes. There are Monitor Lizards and Pythons. Enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of this wildlife sanctuary of West Bengal on your tour to Buxa Tiger Reserve.

How to Reach There :

By Air: Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport under Indian Army. All major air services are available from all over India. Distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road route.

By Rail Way : Nearest rail Junction is New Jalpaiguri in North Bengal and the nearest station is New Alipurduar station which has direct connections to Kolkata. Kanchenjunga, Kamrup and Saraighat Express’s etc are some of the trains.

By Road : The headquarters of the park, Alipurduar is located 175 kms from Siliguri, West Bengal. NH 31 is the main highway. There are two buses to the entry point Jayanti ( 30km) via Buxa from Alipurduar. One has to get down at Santlabari for the trek to Buxa. One can also hire cars from Alipurduar to reach these entry points. Rajabhatkhawa is 12km from Jayanthi.

 

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Bhutanghat, 45 km from Alipurduar in West Bengal, is famous for its scenic beauty. Located near the border with Bhutan, this region is blessed by the river Raidak . There is a beautiful forest bungalow overlooking the river. Many known and unknown trees on the hill and rapidly flowing river make it a dream-land.  Bhutanghat is a mountainous terrain, flanked by hills covered with abundant green forests. A violent flow of water comes down from the hill.

 

 

 

Bhutanghat is elephant country and is an attractive destination for wildlife lovers. Known for its scenic beauty it is idle for leisure holiday and angling. It is only an extension of or is a part of the Buxar Tiger Reserve. West Bengal Forest Development Corporation has resort but with basic facilities only. Winters are cold with foggy mornings and nights. Summer is mild and constitutes a very short period of the year; hence the climate is always conducive to tourism. Endangered species of animals like tiger, rhinoceros, elephant, make their habitats in the forests other animals include different types of deer, bison, birds and reptiles. Bhutan Ghat is well connected by roads and to rest of India and national highway number 31 is the main highway of the area. Tourists can stay overnight in Raidak forest bungalow or Bhutanghat forest bungalow situated at the border of India and Bhutan.

 

Communication :

Airways: The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, which is 2 to 3 hours drive from Duars / Dooars. Bagdogra airport (IXB) is well connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati with daily flights. One can avail the airways with two to three hours drive. It is well connected with roads and railways with the neighboring places. Even Paro airport in Bhutan is also 7 to 8 hours drive.

 

Railways: New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) is the major junction.  Though railway is not popular as a mode of transport in the area, yet there are a few railway station and the track passes through scenic sites. Important stations like Rajabhatkhawa, New Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Chalsa. A scenic rail route between Alipurduar Junction and New Jalpaiguri via Malbazar covers almost entire Dooars region but it is in news as 10 elephants have been killed by speeding train in the last couple of years.

 

 

Roadways: The main mode of transport in the area is roadways and is well connected to the rest of India.  National Highway 31 is the main highway passing through Duars. Regular bus services provided by North Bengal State Transport Corporation and Assam State Transport Corporation and other private vehicles are also available, except during tourist season, when it is to be booked prior. Gorumara is 75 kilometers from Siliguri, Chapramari is 68 kilometers from Siliguri, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is 200 kilometers from Siliguri and the Jaldapara is 124 kilometers from Siliguri.

 

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Jayanti is a small forest village within Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. It is located along the Jayanti River, forming a natural border with the Bhutan hills. It is popular with hikers for its beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and wild fountains. The 13 km trek from Buxaduar to Jayanti is especially popular, passing through the dense forest of the Buxa Tiger Reserve. River and the mountain range – makes it as beauty as like a canvas created by some great artists. There had a steel made railway bridge over the Jayanti river, which was built by the east India company on 1915 for transport dolomite from the near by hills to the other part of India. But now you can see just a ruin of some piller and steel bar, in 1993 it is affected very much by a flood and almost broken down. Jayanti is famous for its rich variety of wild life and exotic scenic beauty.

 

A stalakite cave popularly known as ‘Jayanti Mahakal’ and ‘Pookri Pahar’ are well known destinations from Jayanti. Jayanti a picturesque spot along the meandering Jayanti River forming a natural border with beautiful Sinchula hills Jayanti is a place to stretch your weary legs as the cool breeze brushes away all the exhaustions. The hike through the forest towards the Mahakal cave is famous for bird watching.

 

You can also trek to the nearby Bala Riverbed, which is a great place for bird watching, mainly for peacocks but don’t stay back till late evenings because it is a leopard prone zone. Another great destination for elephant viewing is Bhutia Basti just 1.5 kms from Jayanti. The music of wilderness, the chirping of unknown birds, the song of wild streams, and fragrance of nature will never allow you to feel the least stress of a long journey.

 

Main Attractions at Jayanti :

Buxa Fort :

 

Buxa fort is a 3 kilometre trek originating at Santarabari about 15 kms from Jayanti. It is located 30 kilometres from Alipurduar, the nearest town. According to Sailen Debnath, Buxa is one of the earliest forts in Eastern India. He suggests that the fort might have been first built either by the Tibetan Occupation Forces in the middle or in the second half of the seventh century or by Sangaldwip, the first ruler of Kamatapur. Buxa has a great collection of rare orchids and plants, including medicinal plants. Please note that these places namely Rajabhatkhawa, Jayanti, Buxa, Chilapata, Rashikbill are remote places situated in the middle of forest hence the facilities available are very basic.

Pokhri Lake :

 

Situated on the top of Pokhri Hill at a distance of about 4km. from Jayanti Village. To reach Pokhri Lake one has to trek the distance partly through forested hills and partly through previously used roads. The whole trek is quite a joyful experience and provides a scope to come so close to nature.

How to reach Jayanti:

If you are traveling by air, then Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri will be the nearest, just 195 km from Jayanti. If you are traveling by rail, then you have to get down at Alipurduar which is the nearest railway station. Jayanti is some 30 km from Alipurduar. You can also reach Jayanti from Siliguri, Cooch Behar and Jaldapara via Rajabhatkhawa. Taxis to Jayanti are available at Alipuduar.

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Covering an area of around 2500 hectares on the Alipurduar-Kamakhyaguri road is Rasikbil, a large lake that is famous for its large population of migratory birds. A deer park and a crocodile rehabilitation centre are located close by. Also around it are a leopard house, a python house, an aviary and a tortoise rescue and rehabilitation centre. Various kind of local birds are available in and around the Rasikbil all over the year and also some migrant birds are available in winter.

The bird variety includes cormorants, different varieties of storks, ibis, spoonbill, kingfisher, parrots, owl,Mynas, Orioles, Owls, Parakeets, Partridges, Sunbirds, Swallows, Swifts, Woodpeckers, cormorants and many others. and many others. There is a large aquarium, a dear Park, crocodile rehabilitation, a leopard rehabilitation center. Park and beautiful lawn and a forest bungalow are all that can be availed by guest. This is actually one extreme end of Buxa reserve forest and the forested region is comparatively less dense than Buxa.

Places to See at Rashikbill:

 

 

 

The Lake located in the middle of the forest is a beauty spot in the body of Rashikbeel. The lake features sweet water fishes in abundance. The Kutiputti and the Borali that are two popular varieties of fish in North Bengal are found in this lake. Large Aquarium, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Dear Park are attractions in the heart of Rasikbeel. The Deer Park with above fifty deer is a suitable place to roam or relax. The park with movement of deer and the fluttering of birds on the bank of the lake is nice spot to make much of your leisure. There are also a python house, a leopard house and a Tortoise house to visit.

Nearby Attractions at Rashikbill:

 

Tourists who loved to watch the local birds and migratory birds; Rasik Bill is the ideal place for them. It is a eco-tourist spot situated just one and a half hour of drive from Alipurduar town. Main attraction of that area is anvifauna in and around Rasikbil. The Baneshwar temple and the Madan Mohan temple in the town of Cooch Behar are recommended for history lovers to visit. The Royal Palace is the focus of attraction with tourists to Rashikbeel. There are a large aquarium, a dear park, a crocodile rehabilitation center, a tortoise rescue center and many more. And you can enjoy boating in the Rasikbil.

 

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Raimatang is 109km.away from Jalpaiguri &45 km away from Alipurduar town, surrounded by rivers and hills, Raimatang is a nice place to enjoy the beauty of nature.  Scenic beauty is the point of attraction of these places. The forest surrounding the village is famous for Elephants among other wild life. During the harvesting season, almost every night elephants come to the village during the night. The nearest populated area is Kalchini. Raimatang is nearly 18 kilometers from Alipurduar. It is advisable to keep the vehicle while touring.

Raimatang is the destination for tourists looking for a sojourn amidst nature away from typical tourist spots. If you are looking for day activity as a visitor, you will be disappointed. But if you are looking to soak in nature at its purest form, you can hardly find a better place. There is a watchtower where you can spend the morning watching a variety of wildlife. The wide riverbed close to the village can be visited during day time. There is also a trek from Raimatang to Lepchakha through Aadma and Chunabhati. The trek distance is about 20 kms and can be covered with an overnight stay in Chunabhati.

How to Reach Raimatang :

Air : Bagdogra Airport, Coochbehar Airport.

Road : NH-31 & East West Corridor. Important bus stands are Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus at Siliguri, Santipara Bus Stand at Jalpaiguri & Alipurduar Bus stand at Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri district.

Rail Way : The most important Railway Station in the North-East India is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). NJP is connected with all major stations in India. And other important Railway Stations are JALPAIGURI TOWN STATION, JALPAIGURI ROAD STATION, Raninagar Station, New Mal Junction, Alipurduar, New Coochbehar.

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