Dooars: Chilapata and Gorumara safari

Going to Dooars for me was a personal achievement. I wanted to go away from my usual life for a few days and wanted to breath fresh air. I wanted to experience how the people live there but mostly I wanted to see forests..dark deep forests. So when my desire to see forests was satisfied…

Dooars: South Khaibari Wildlife Rescue Centre

After the Gorumara Safari earlier in the day, we left for Madarihat from Lataguri. Madarihaat is a town with vicinity to some well known forests. One of notable places near Madarihaat are South Khairbari Tiger rehabilitation Centre. The eniter terai and Dooars region is well endowed with rich wildlife and lush green forests. The incidents…

Dooars:Bindu , Santhalikhola , Rocky Island

And the name is Joldhaka 🙂 One of the four predominant rivers that flows in North Bengal. The other three being Teesta, Torsha and Raidaak. Bindu is the last village on Indian side before Bhutan.  It also has a dam on the river Jaldhaka. The dam is used to control water flow to Jaldhaka Hydel…

Dooars: Murti, Jhalong and Bindu

After the failed attempt at Gorumara, we started on our way to see some other places. The proposed itinerary told us that it was going to be a long day. Our cars proceeded through beautiful roads through the jungle. We stopped at Murti. While crossing Murti bridge, we stopped our cars and heard the splash…

Dooars: The good, the bad and the ugly at Gorumara National Park

The rain continued. But we as travellers ,had hopelessly fantasised an early morning safari in Gorumara. Gorumara National Park is a protected wildlife park that has been declared as the best among the national parks in India in 2009. It houses an impressive population of Indian one horned Rhino, deer, peacock and other birds. The…

Maynaguri: Doorway to Dooars

Maynaguri is termed as the entry point to Dooars. It is a town around 50 Km from Siliguri, another major town in this region. The place has important tourist destinations, like Gorumara national park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary etc. We reached Maynaguri by train and went to a resort near the forest area. Unfortunately, rain decided…

Dooars: The mystery beyond

By now, you can guess the destination I spoke about in my previous post. It was indeed, Dooars. It acts, in fact as the door to the hilly regions situated at the North and north east of India. This place offers access to Bhutan and the western Himalayas as well. You stumble upon beautiful and often…