Himalayan Foothills, Dooars with its Natural Beauty

Dooars is the gateway to the Himalayan foothills of North Bengal and Bhutan which is famous for its tea estate, forests and the River Teesta and an ideal for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The region is mainly known for its wildlife sanctuaries, where one can spot the one-horned rhinos, elephants, guars and reptiles. Addition to this is the tiger reserve and the bird population is an ornithologist’s delight. With that adventures activities can be white water rafting, trekking and jungle safaris are must. This region is about 30 km wide and stretches over about 350km from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam, and it is also the gateway to Bhutan. Dooars is analogous with the Terai in northern India and Nepal, Western Dooars is also known as the Bengal Dooars, and the Eastern Dooars also as the Assam Dooars. more about Dooars

StateWest Bengal
Language Bengali, Nepali, Hindi, English
CurrenyIndian Rupee
Altitude90 to 1,750 m
Time ZoneUTC+05:30
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Trip to Dooars

Dooars belongs to the Kamata Kingdom under the Koch dynasty and taken advantage of the weakness of the Koch Kingdom, and the region was mainly controlled by the kingdom of Bhutan when the British annexed it in 1865 after the Bhutan war. The region of Dooars is politically constitutes the plains of Darjeeling District, the whole of Jalpaiguri District and Alipurduar Districts and the upper region of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal and also the district of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam.

Best time to visit Dooars

Best Time to visit the place and its climate which has the average rainfall of the area is about 3500 mm. Monsoon starts from the middle of May and continues till the end of September. Winters are cold with foggy mornings and nights where as summers is mild and constitutes a very short period of the year. Dooars is known for having a pleasant weather throughout the year; visitors prefer to visit the place at the time of their festive season as well. Festivals are real fun to be a part of as there are multiple activities, water sports, cultural events happening during the months of November and December.

Places to visit in Dooars

Dooars can be broadly divided into Eastern, Central and Western. Western Dooars is most popular among the tourists, Gorumara forests and its surrounding area brings tourists every year. It is famous for its rich biodiversity, forests, wild life and ethnic people and their culture. Some of the most popular forests of the area include Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve, Samsing, Bindu, Chapramari and others.

Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park

Gorumara on your trip to Dooars cannot be missed which is located on the flood plains of Murti and Jaldhaka rivers and it offers a large variety of flora and fauna. Its great diversity of plants and animals it was declared a National Park in 1994 comprising a total area of 80 sq. Km.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated at the fdoothills of Eastern Himalayas on the bank of river Torsa in West Bengal. It was declared a sanctuary with its vast grassland with patches of riverine forests, which was declared a sanctuary in 1943 for protection of the great variety of flora and fauna.

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Buxa was declared a tiger reserve in 1983 and got the status of National park in 1992 which is located in the Assam-Bhutan border which has an area of 745sq km and is the largest forest in North Bengal and has the second highest tiger population after Sunderbans.

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