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Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is a reserved forest area that initially started as a game sanctuary where children took rides. Mahananda Wildlofe Sanctuary is a very beautiful and crazy forest in North Bengal. It is located on the foothills of the great Himalayas, between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It comes under Darjeeling Wildlife division and can be reached from Siliguri in 30 minutes.

The sanctuary shelters a large population of migratory elephant for a long period of time. The sanctuary has got a tremendous importance in the forest maps of India because of a considerable number of Bengal Tiger. Despite its small size the sanctuary holds atleast 14 majestic animals (according to 2003 census). Apart from these the faunal life of the Mahananda Sanctuary comprises of gaur, leopard, spotted deer, sloth bear, barking deer, wild dog, boar, sambar, along with smaller mammals like porcupine, pangolin, jungle cat, leopard cat, civet etc. recently some hullock gibbon and black capped languor have been released in the sanctuary and they can be seen living with the company of rhesus monkeys.

Mahananda is a home for a large number of colourful feathered animals. The list includes several species of babblers, wagtails, bee eaters, swallows, sun birds, rollers, robins, fly catchers, thrush, drongo, kites, eagles, hornbills, orioles, peacock, fouls, egrets, king fishers, wood pickers and much more.

The sanctuary is an ideal place for wildlife lovers. Several glades, hides and watchtowers have been created near natural saltlicks and streams to invite wild animals. The railway cabin in the abandoned Gulma Station inside the core area of the sanctuary has been converted into a watchtower.

Travelling to Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

 

By Road: Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is well connected by road with Darjeeling, Siliguri and other towns of North Bengal. Sukna is the gateway to the sanctuary which is located on the Siliguri-Darjeeling highway. It is just 13 Km from the Siliguri and 30 minutes drive distance from Siliguri.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri station, adjacent to Siliguri town. Most trains between New Delhi and Guwahati and Kolkata and Guwahati stop at New Jalpaiguri.

By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra(IXB), 16km from Siliguri. From NJP station or Bagdogra airport, rent a taxi to take you to Latpanchar bungalow. Do not travel in a small car. A sumo or similar car should be taken since the road, especially the last stretch, is bad.

Travelling inside Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary

 

There are no motorable roads. The vehicles can come up to the bungalow but no further. You have to walk along the forest trail. DO NOT walk along the trail without a guide since there are elephants, especially during winter time. The forest guards act as guides.

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Dooars is far away from urban madness. It will come fresh but remote for those coming for the first time.Lying in the Himalayan foothills it is a place where you can enjoy the whole beauty of northbengal. The weather is most beautiful in monsoon and warm days. Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan and the northeastern states of India. Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity and forests. 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.

Attraction in Dooars:

Neora Valley National Park: It is situated in the kalimpong and located in a woody forest area near lava.This is a most popular picnic spot because its pollution free area. Its floral diversity is noteworthy with mixed species of rhododendrons, bamboo, sal etc. along with several species of orchids. The faunal diversity is also rich with species like common leopard, clouded leopard, Himalayan Thar, black bear, civet and red panda to name a few, but it is most famous for its rich diversity of birds and is a major attraction for bird-watchers.

Gorumara National Park: It is situated on the banks of river murti.The most enjoable things are you can see here rhinos and bisons huddle togethrt to lick salt. Methla Watchtower is located at Kalipur eco village near Ramsai on the eastern fringe of Gorumara National Park. There are unique Bullok cart driven forest safari available here.

Bindu: Bindu is only 107 km from Siliguri.Bindu is a conglomeration of different aborigines. The peace loving people of Bindu are engaged either in Elaichi or Suntala cultivation. Bindu offers several short treks in the lower Kalimpong hills. The most popular one starts from Todey to Tangta and leads towards Nerora Valley National Park.

Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary: The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the foothill of Eastern Himalayas on the bank of river Torsa in West Bengal. The vast grassland with patches of riverine forests was declared a sanctuary in 1943 for protection of the great variety of flora and fauna. This wildlife forest has the largest concentration of the endangered Asiatic one horned Rhinoceros in India after Kaziranga.

Samsing: With its orange orchards and cardamom plantations, Samsing is an unspoilt mountain destination that is growing in popularity among tourists.The speciality of tea is most pleasurable.

Murti: Murti is a place which offers you eco friendly accomodation where you can feel a peaceful evening and listening to the music of woods and water when the sun goes down.

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North Bengal comprising the districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Dinajpur and Cooch Behar lies at the foothills of the great Himalayas. The area covers the moist and dense riverine forests of the Bengal dooars and the stark foothills of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga range. North Bengal comprises of six districts- Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbihar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda. The landscape, history and cultures of each district have a distinguished character. The landscape, history and cultures of each district have a distinguished character. While nature has showered his bountiful beauties in Darjeeling with great Himalayan ranges passing through it, Jalpaiguri, lying in the sub-Himalayan foothills, presents a rich biodiversity with dense forests, varied faunal and floral live forms. Coochbihar is a city of old palaces of Koch kings, with temples and large water bodies. North and South Dinajpur are basically agricultural plains and Malda again is an old civilization and has its own importance from the archeological point of view for the famous ruins of Gour kingdom.

 

 

 

Hatipota: Hatipota is a small village located in the district of Darrang in the state of Assam in India. Surrounded by the natural beauty of hills, jungle, rivers and tea gardens, Hatipota is an enchanting spot in Doors, West Bengal. It is an ideal place to rejuvenate and de-stress for those weary of the strife-torn and danger-ridden city life. This Tourist Centre is about 15 km. from Raidak. Blue hills covered by green forests. There, on this canvass, play various colours of clouds. Throughout the day this change of colours continues from hill to hill. The mind is filled up with a sublime joy. There is a good number of tea gardens with shade trees around Hatipota.

 

 

How to Reach:

 To reach Hatipota from Kolkata, travel up to Alipurduar. The best trains are No. 3149 Kanchenkanya Express which leaves Sealdah Station weekly at 7:35 p.m. (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and arrives at Alipurduar next day at 11:10 a.m. 3141 Teesta-Tursa Express leaves at 1:35 p.m. and arrives at Alipurduar next evening at 7:15 p.m. Besides these trains, 5959 Kamrup Express leaves Horwarh Station at 5:35 p.m. and arrives at Alipurduar next day at 9:15 a.m. From station you can hire a car to reach Hatipota.

 

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Samsing is a small hill village and tourist spot in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district of West Bengal, situated at an elevation of 3000 ft. It is known for its beautiful landscape with green tea gardens, hills and forests, which attract a lot of tourists. The town of Samsing is a very popular destination in the Indian. This is a virgin location that is unadulterated and sparsely populated; hence nature lovers and people who want to spend some time alone can visit this hill town and revel in the peaceful surroundings. Samsing is an ideal place for those, who are looking for a break from routine city life to enjoy a relaxed vacation in the natural environment. Samsing is also known for its traditional orange orchards and cardamom plantation, which have been a mojore occupation of a large number of villagers. Samsing receives a lot of rainfall, which helps villagers in producing good crop all round the year. Because of the unique location of the villages, lot of initiatives is being taken to promote village tourism around Samsing.

Places Around Samsing:

 Suntalekhola :

 

A wilderness resorts on the bank of Suntale Stream surrounded by dense forested hills is just 4 kms from Samsing. One can feel the freshness of nature here. It is an ideal place to spend hours sitting leisurely on the huge rocks beside the stream, and watching colourful birds and butterfly throughout the day.

 Neora Valley National Park :

Neora Valley National Park is situated in the Kalimpong subdivision under Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India and was established in 1986. The Neora Valley National Park is adjacent to this place and most treks are organised in the surrounding area of the National Park. Trekkers can take a steep ride to `Tree Fern Point` and `Mo` or `Mo Chaki` for a great view of the Himalayas in one side and the plains of Dooars in the other. The hills of Bhutan and `Jelepla`, the pass connecting Tibet with India, can be seen from here. The most fascinating and thrilling trek leads to the untouched wilderness of Neora Valley National Park.

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Bindu is only 107 km from Siliguri. The last hamlet of West Bengal, Bindu is a valley encircled with hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka.

Bindu, famous for its cardamom plantation, is also coming up as a popular offbeat tourist destination in Dooars Himalayan foothills. Bindu is scenically placed among the high mountains all around with Jaldhaka River flowing through the valley making a natural border with Bhutan and India. Bindu offers several short treks in the lower Kalimpong hills. The most popular one starts from Todey to Tangta and leads towards Nerora Valley National Park.

 What to See at Bindu :

 

Bindu Dam : Bindu Dam has been constructed on the Jaldhaka River in order to supply water to Jaldhaka Hydel Project. Travellers visiting Bindu Dam during winters can enjoy the glimpse of snow clad mountains.

 

Jaldhaka Hydel Project : The first hydroelectric project of India can be visited with the prior permission of the WBSEB authorities.

Gairibas Diascorrea Plantation : Gairibas Diascorrea Plantation is located on the way to Bindu and is thronged by number of tourists. Moreover, the cultivation of medicinal plants is undertaken on a major part of the region, Diascorrea.

 

Godak Village : Godak village is situated 15 km from Bindu and is renowned for its tribal goddess. The House of Goddess, popularly known as Debi sthan, is visited by devotees to worship river which originates from a rock that never dries. 

Places of Interest at Bindu : Jhalong Hydel Project, Neora Valley, Dhauley Forest, Godak Valley, Parren Busty, Tshesi Sang, Dalgaon , DhapGaon, Chapramari Watch Tower, Cardamom Plantation, Orange Orchard, Birding, Trekking.

 

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Delo is a small and peaceful Himalayan hamlet in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. At a height of 1914m and only 6km away from Kalimpong, it is a perfect getaway amidst the majestic mountains for tourists who want a day off from their busy schedule. At Dello, you are in for a treat of a lifetime – a quiet romantic evening atop a picturesque landscape overlooking the Teesta valley, followed by one of the best views of the Kanchenjunga range. The main town of Kalimpong is only 6 kms from Delo Hill. The hill is also the highest point of Kalimpong town, with a height reaching up to 1,704 metre above mean sea level.

From the top of this hill, tourists can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding villages of Relli valley and Teesta River along with the town of Kalimpong. In addition, there is a park located at the summit of this hill. Spending a weekend savoring the majestic views of the Himalayas and lazing around the gardens is the usual activities you can enjoy here. Delo Hill is an extended nature park with very well maintained gardens, fountains, views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and River Teesta. There is a huge statue of Lord Hanuman near Delo. You would also find a very nice statue of Lord Buddha on the way while returning from Delo to Kalimpong. Monasteries or Buddhist gumphas form a very important feature of the surrounding and there are three important gumphas  – Tharpa Choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery and Tongsa Gompa that stands witness to the journey of Buddhism in India.

Popular Destinations at Delo :

Mirik Lake : Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. A floating fountain in the middle of the lake is a joy for ever and very often you may find the glory of Kanchenjungha reflected in the lake waters. A rich forest with thousands of Cryptomaria-Japanica trees clothe the slopes on the west. A 3.5 km. zig-zag footwalk takes you along the lake – a sleek foot bridge connects the garden on the east with the woods on the west. Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility.

Singalila National Park : Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. This is in fact the highest altitude park in the state of West Bengal. It was initially a wild life sanctuary and later made into a national park in 1992. The whole of Singalila range and the national park has long been part of the trekking route to Sandakphu and Phalut.

Tiger Hill : Tiger Hill is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for the panoramic views it offers of Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga. t is 11 km from the town of Darjeeling and can be reached either by jeep or by foot through Chowrasta, Alubari (incidentally the oldest tea plantation in Darjeeling) or Jorebangla and then climbing up the incline to the summit, which takes about 2 hours at an easy pace.

Himalayan Zoo : Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is a 67.56-acre zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo serves as the central hub for Central Zoo Authority of India’s red panda program and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Lolegaon is a offbeat destination in the northern part of West Bengal, 123 km from Siliguri, 24 km from Lava and 54 km from Kalimpong, Lolegaon lies at an altitude of 1850 m above sea level. Lolegaon is basically a tiny Lepcha village also known as Kafer and has recently been introduced as a tourism place in the state of West Bengal, offering views of the Eastern Himalayan snow ranges. If you are looking for a break from the modernized travel destinations and want to spend few leisurely days in the vast natural canvas thrown open before you, Lolegaon is the best bet.

Nestled atop of a flat hill on a forested ridge at an altitude of 5500ft Loleygaon / Lolegaon is a place of ethereal wilderness and tranquility.Basically. Viewing sunrise over the snow peaks from Jhandidara – a wooded hilltop – is perhaps the most treasured memory of being at Lolegaon. In a clear day all major peaks of Kanchenjunga massif can be seen from Jhandidara. Even the glorious Mt Everest can be seen from Jhandi Dara as your eyes sweep across the layers of mountains and valleys and reach at the distant corner, where the highest peak in the world is touched by the first rays of the Sun. There is also a provision for an exclusive ‘Canopy Walk’ through the ancient Cypress and mossy Oak of the Heritage Forest. This forest is also the home to some Himalayan species of mountain goats and black bear along with other rare species of butterflies, birds and orchids. Other places to see include the green valley of Ralli. Besides, tourists can also venture out to nearby places like Kalimpong, Lava and Samthaha.

Attractions in Lolegaon :

The place offers panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga range. On a clear day large part of the snow capped mountain is visible.

Visitors interested in Bird watching could have a field day here, wide variety of birds can be seen in the area and Lava-Lolegaon sector is one of the most attractive birding destination in this region.

Nearby hilltop Jhandi Dara offers beautiful views at sunrise. The place is about 4/5 kilometers from Lolegaon and early morning visit to Jhanidi Dara can offer you spectacular views on a clear day.

Forest department has earmarked a part of the forest as Heritage forest. This is another attraction for tourists. There is a unique ‘Canopy Walk’ over the century old mossy Oak and Cypress.

Best Time to Visit : Lolegaon can be visited throughout the year. But it is better to avoid the monsoon season from July to early September when leeches are a very big problem in the area.

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