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Murti is the name of a river flowing down from the Kalimpong hills. Murti as a place is situated besides the same river between the Chapramari forest and Gorumara National Park.

Murti River

Murti is a river that originates in the Neora Valley National park and flows through prime tourism area of Dooars before meeting Jaldhaka River. The river reaches the plains at Samsing, further inside Dooars, it divides the continue stretch of forest of Gorumara. The forest on the left bank being called Chapramari forests and the forest on the right bank known as Gorumara. Further downstream, it meets river Jaldhaka and enters Bangladesh near Mathabhanga. Inside Bangladesh the Jaldhaka River meets mighty Brahmaputra.

Places to see in Murti:

You can visit the interior of Gorumara National Park staying at Murti. On the other side of the river at a short distance is Panjhora River. This is a common site for picnickers during the winter months.

Nearby attractions of Murti:

The entire Dooars range of forests can be reached from Murti. Forests like Gorumara, Chapramari, Chukchukia, Khunia and Chalsa are all nearby. You can also visit nearby hill destinations like Jhalong, Bindu and Paren. Samsing, Suntaleykhola and few other spots like Mouchuki marking the fringes of other jungles like Neora Valley N.P are also located nearby.

 Murti

Things to do in Murti:

Murti is a haven for bird watchers and birders, as this is a popular tourist activity here. You can also take some time off and hike in the surrounding region. Camping out is another popular activity in Murti. You can take a walk through the jungles surrounding the place too. Murti also serves as the base for the Gorumura National Park, which lies very near the region. This park has many species of birds and animals that are rare, and these can be spotted by taking a guided tour through the national park.

Murti

Murti itself has a lot to offer for nature lovers. If you are lucky you can see Gharials in the river. Elephants are also known to frequent around here. Gaur (Indian Bison) and Deer is also commonly sighted in the area.

How to reach Murti:

You can reach Murti from New Mall Junction Railway Station. If you are traveling by air, then the nearest airport is at Bagdogra from where you can hire cars to reach Murti. Murti can also be reached from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri Station by hiring cars.

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Murti, a small village with Murti River floating beside and with the magnanimous Gorumara Forest standing opposite is the ideal gateway to start and complete your Dooars tour. With a wonderful surroundings and over a hundred species of charming birds including the Great Hornbills, Murti offers a rememberable stay at the foothill of the Himalayas.

With a close proximity to the main entry point of Gorumara National Park – a mere 20 minutes drive, arranged Jeep Safari’s to Chapramari Forest under Gorumara N P and Jatraprasad Tower on the way to Lataguri, its an ideal location to enjoy your stay at Dooars. The possibility of catching a glimpse of wild animals like bison, deer, peacock and even leopard is great from the Jatraprasad watchtower. Lataguri is just 20 minutes drive from Murti. While Lataguri getting more and more conjusted and crowded, Murti on the other hand offers a calm and peaceful stay in the forest surroundings.

Nearby attractions of Murti: The entire Dooars range of forests can be reached from Murti. Forests like Gorumara, Chapramari, Chukchukia, Khunia and Chalsa are all nearby. You can also visit nearby hill destinations like Jhalong, Bindu and Paren. Samsing, Suntaleykhola and few other spots like Mouchuki marking the fringes of other jungles like Neora Valley N.P are also located nearby.

Things to do in Murti: Camping, angling and hiking are the two most popular activities in Murti. Plus, bird watchers will have a great time too. You can also enjoy jungle safari in Gorumara N.P and other nearby forests from Murti.

You can visit the interior of Gorumara National Park staying at Murti. On the other side of the river at a short distance is Panjhora River. This is a common site for picnickers during the winter months.

How to reach Murti: You can reach Murti from New Mall Junction Railway Station. If you are traveling by air, then the nearest airport is at Bagdogra from where you can hire cars to reach Murti. Murti can also be reached from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri Station by hiring cars.

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If you are planning to visit Western Dooars. Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Gorubathan, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola; Malbazar can easily be your base.

Malbazar

Malbazar is also known as Mal. Now this is a sub-divisional town, having its own municipality in Jalpaiguri district, Located in Northern part of the State of West Bengal. It is about 65 km from Jalpaiguri town. For its positional advantage Malbazar is gaining its tourist attraction day by day. Before 1947 Malbazar was a very small place, mainly known for its tea gardens mostly owned by British people. Those tea gardens had a few Bengali white collar employees and the work force consisted of tribal people. Actually in yester years this place was a market for the Tea Garden workers and Planters surrounding to this place. The word Mal means Goods and Bazar means Market.

Teesta River

On your way to Malbazar, beautiful Teesta River which has a peculiar feature of changing colors every season will stay beside you. The town of Malbazar has a beautiful tea garden of Raja Tea Estate and a nice Mal Park. Malbazar can also be used as a base to visit nearby forests like Gorumara, Chapramari, Chukchukia and others. You can also make day trips to Jhalong, Bindu, Paren and other nearby destinations from here. On your way to Malbazar, you will cross a few forests and come across the famous Sevokeshwari temple and Coronation Bridge.

Nearby attractions from Malbazar:

Malbazar is the most important town in Western Dooars area. All the tourist destinations of Western Dooars can be accessed from Malbazar within a drive of an hour or less. The town itself does not offer many tourist attractions.

River Teesta

Mongpong overlooking River Teesta and Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary located on Sevoke Road falls en route to Malbazar. Beside, there are various forests like Chapramari, Gorumara, Chalsa, Khunia and Chukchikia located all around Malbazar. Other nearby places of attraction includes Jhalong located on the banks of Jaldhaka River and Bindu near the Indo-Bhutan border. The twin villages of Suntaleykhola and Samsing perched within dense greenery on the banks of rivulets can also be visited on day trips from Malbazar. You can also arrange a picnic on the banks of River Murti.

How to reach Malbazar:

If you are traveling from Kolkata, you need to board the Kanchankanya Express from Sealdah and reach New Mal Junction station. This train departs from Sealdah on daily basis. You can also reach New Jalpaiguri station from where, you can board a car or a bus to reach Malbazar.

Malbazar

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Dhupjhora is a mid sized village located in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It has a population of about 4050 persons living in around 860 households.

Dhupjhora is situated close to River Murti and the on the outskirt of the famous Gorumara National Park is a beautiful and nice settlement. It is also locally known as the ‘Elephant camp’ because of the philkana – elephant stables – located here. If one is nature lover or interested to watch the wild life this is the place where he should be. The Bank of River Murti gives a most spectacular view. Most importantly this part is still not touched by modern humans and nature is as its own inviting its visitors here. Travelers can enjoy elephant Safeway’s from here. By which they can view the other wilds in their natural attitude which is a real precious for any nature and wild life lovers. Also crossing the river in Elephant will be a thrilling, cheering and exciting experience.

Places to see in Dhupjhora: Dhupjhora is located in the South Gorumara Forest Range. The Gorumara Jungle, the adjacent tea gardens, the meandering Murti River, the Tree House and the elephant camp itself are the attractions of Dhupjora.

Dhupjhora Elephant Camp is a unique concept of eco tourism where the tourists get a chance to feed the Forest Department’s elephants, give a bath to them in Murti River and ride on them to the deepest parts of the Gorumara jungle to catch a glimpse of the wildlife. Tourists can also enjoy tribal cultural programs in the evenings, roam around in the tea gardens, visit a carpet factory and laze all day in the bank of River Murti. You can also enjoy staying in a tree house here.

Nearby attractions around Dhupjhora: The entire Dooars range of jungles like Chapramari, Chalsa, Neora Valley, Chukchukia, Jaldapara and others are located nearby. You can also travel upto Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntaleykhola, Paren and other areas near the Dooars.

Things to do in Dhupjhora: From the top of tower guest can get a panoramic view of almost the entire park, Banks of River Murty and the vast grassland. Rhinos leisurely come to taste the salted soil below the tower, the gaurs or the Indian bison grazing at the distant meadow, spotted deer or a flock of hornbill flies away, the monkeys become very active on arrival of guest are the main attraction. Cultural shows are organized each evening only for the guest who books the room. Safaris are also arranged by them to Gorumara forest.

How to reach Dhupjhora: Dhupjhora can be reached by hiring cars from NJP (New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) or Siliguri or Bagdogra. First you have to reach Lataguri (75 kms from Siliguri) and then drive straight for 10 mins to reach the Rhino Crossing (Gondar More) where you would find a statue of a Rhino and the Checkpost for Dhupjhora Elephant Camp on the right. You have to verify your permit here and enter the Elephant Camp. The Dhupjhora Elephant Camp is located adjacent to the Gorumara forest with a tea garden as its backdrop. The Murti River is a 10 min walk from the camp skirting a way through the fringes of the forest and crossing a few streams. You can also reach Dhupjhora from New Mall Junction Station.

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Dzongri is situated at an altitude of about 4020 M, in west Sikkim. It offers the trekker a most fascinating close-up view of Kanchenjunga and Mt. Pandim. To the west rises the long outline of the Kyangla ridge. Dzongri is trekker’s paradise. Goecha La is situated at an altitude of about 4940 M. Goecha La offers a mind catching sight of the mountains like Pandim, Kanchenjunga and the others.

The trek to Dzongri is among the tougher ones in Sikkim. Even the experienced porters and guides get tired after reaching here. It is recommends trekkers should go for regular fitness exercise before coming for this trek. The beauty of the mountain will make all the effort worthwhile once you reach here.

Places on the Trek Route…

Yuksom: Yuksom is the end of the motorable road. This is the starting point for treks to Dzongri. A tourist destination on its own right.

Tshoka: Tshoka is 3 km from Yuksom and the last vestige of human habitation on the trek ends here; a circular clearing of land surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides and thinly populated by around 15 Tibetan families. Again, a magnificent view of the mountains waits for you here.

Goechala: The Goechala trek in Sikkim is also one of the most romantic trails the Indian Himalayas has to offer the enchanting walk through the Tshoka Rhododenderon forests, the vast Dzongri and Thansing meadows, the startling blue waters of Samiti lake, the looming presence of Kanchejunga and Pandim, the icy trail to Goechala make lots about the trek very romantic.

When to Visit Dzongri: The best time to visit Dzongri is from mid March-April, and then from September to mid October, so as to avoid snowfall and monsoon rains. Although, owing to high altitude, there is a definite probability of the climate taking unexpected turns during any time of the year.

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The Chapramari wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in the district of Jalpaiguri. near the NH31 connecting north-east with the rest of India.It can be approached by road from Siliguri or Jalpaiguri. It is 70 km from Jalpaiguri and approx 20 kms away from Gorumara National Park. A huge variety of flora and fauna covers the forests.

 

 

 

This wildlife Sanctuary is filled with dense greenery which provides a natural home to the animals and birds living here. With very tall trees and thick bower of greenery, this sanctuary is a wildlife heaven. In 1895, it was declared as Reserve Forest by the British Government. In 1998, it was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

 

 

Chapramari Sanctuary is in the Khunia beat and is famous for Bison and Elephant herds. With fascinating diversity of flora and fauna and the vast texture of massive trees sheltering varieties of orchids will definitely impress the guest. The watchtower is the best place to observe wild animals as they visit the salt pit near the water body prepared close to the watchtower. Most common animals in the area are one horned Indian rhino, Elephant, Indian Bison, Leopards and deer.

 

 

Nearby Places of Tourist Interest:

 

 

 

Further North of Chapramari is the Bhutan – Dooars boarder villages of Jaldhaka, Paren, Bindu and Jhalong. The area has gained in prominence as tourist destination and can be visited from Chapramari within an hour. Once can also visit the beautiful tea gardens of Jiti and Hila above Nagrakata here. Gorumara in the South is easily accessible. Gorumara offers a large number of forest visit options and attracts the largest number of tourists in Dooars. Further east from Chapramari is Jaldapara forest about an hours drive from here.

 

 

 

How to Reach: If you are travelling by train, Chalsa is the nearest station about 10 km from the forest. But few trains stop here. Malbazar 7 km further is stop of a few more trains including an intercity express and a train connecting Kolkata. New Jalpaiguri, the most important station or the area is about 70 kms and 1.5 hours drive. Bagdogra is the nearest airport. Road connectivity is excellent with all other major places of the region. Most tourists prefer to get down at NJP or Bagdogra and take a cab to visit Chapramari.

 

If you love nature, then this is your place. As soon as you enter the forest, you will see a wide variety of trees like aamloki, rudrapalash, rubber trees, rupasi and others.

 

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Gorumara is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. Gorumara famous for Asiatic one-horned rhino and other wild animals. In view of its great diversity of plants and animals. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009.

 

 

The park has recorded fifty species of mammals, three hundred species of birds, twenty species of reptiles, and thirty species of amphibians. The park is rich in large herbivores including Indian rhinoceros, gaur, Asian elephant, sloth bear, chital, and sambar deer. Small herbivores include barking deer, hog deer and wild boar. There is a comparative lack of large carnivores, with the only big cat being the Leopard. The park is not home to any resident population of Bengal tigers, Indian wild dogs or Indian wolf. Gorumara National Park is famous for its bird population – which includes brilliant submontane forest birds like the scarlet minivet, sunbird, Asian paradise flycatcher, spangled drongo and great Indian hornbill. Numerous woodpeckers and pheasants inhabit the park.

Elephant Ride at Gorumara :

While in Gorumara, tourists go inside the forests for Jungle safari. Sighting of wildlife is quite common. Elephants, Rhinos, Indian Bison , Peacock, Deer are the most common sightings. The forest safari is organised in special vehicles meant for the purpose. You must book your forest safari from the forest department and take an authorised guide along while visiting the watchtowers. Tresspassing is illegal and can be dengerous as well.

What to see at Gorumara :

Visit to the park and to the Chapramari wild Life Sanctuary. You can make your base in Murti to explore the less tourist trodden wonders of Dooars and lower Kalimpong hills like Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Jaldhaka, Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, Caron, Diana, Jaldapara and even Bhutan.

 

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