August 1, 2021

Dooars – Gateway to Bhutan from India

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Place – Dooars | State – West Bengal | Country – India

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Dooars Tourism | Dooars Tourist Places | Dooars Travel Guide

About Dooars

Dooars is the gateway to the Northern Bengal and Bhutan mountain stations. It is popular for its tea gardens, woodland and the Teesta River, and is suitable for nature lovers and explorers. The area is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, in which deer stock, horned rhinos, elephants, guars and reptiles can be found.

Dooars in the Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri and Magahi languages means ‘gate.’ The hills of Bhutan and the plains of India have 18 passages or gates. This region consists of 880 km2 of Eastern Dooars, the Sankosh River and Western Dooars (340 sq mi). Often referred to as the Bengal Dooars are the Western Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Asam Dooars. In northern India as in southern Nepal, Dooars is similar to the Terai.

The Dooars or Duars is found in north-eastern India near Bhutan on the foot of the eastern Himalayas. Duar is the gateway from India to Bhutan and the area forms the gateway. The Bhutanes will communicate with the people living on the plains through 18 passes or gates. The area is separated into East and West Dooars by the Sankosh River. The Western Dooars are called the Bengal Dooars and the Asam Dooars are known as the Eastern Dooars. The word Téra, used in Nepal and in northern India, is synonymous with Dooars, and is India’s single rich nitrate plain.

Dooar Tourism

 How to Reach Dooars

By Air :

Bagdogra, which connects Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati as well as other major Indian cities, is the closest airport.

By Rail :

Cooch Behar is linked by railway via New Jalpaiguri to Kolkata, Sealdah and Howrah. Alipurduar also helps you to use the train service.

By Road :

The gateway to the Dooars is Siliguri. Cooch Behar, the headquarters of the NBT, is well linked to Siliguri, Colkata, Jalpaiguri and other major state cities by long-distance bus routes.

Best Times to Visit Dooars – Known all year round for good weather, Dooars is better visited during the winter, i.e. between September and May.

Tourist attractions in Dooars, West Bengal

  1. Gorumara
  2. Chukchuki bird-watching point
  3. Gorumara safari
  4. Rocky island
  5. Jaldapara
  6. Bindu / jhalong / jaldhaka
  7. Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary
  8. Chapramari forest
  9. Chilapata forest
  10. Buxa fort
  11. Bhutanghat
  12. Jayanti river
  13. Batabari
  14. Chalsa
  15. Murti
  16. Teesta barrage
  17. Khayerbari
  18. Malbazar
  19. Phuntsholing
  20. Rajabhatkhawa

Places to Visit in West Bengal, Tourist Places in West Bengal, Sightseeing and Attractions in West Bengal

Places to Visit in Dooars,  Tourist Places in Dooars, Sightseeing and Attractions in Dooars

Things to do in Dooars

Dooars is the gateway to the Northern Bengal and Bhutan mountain stations. It is popular for its tea gardens, woodland and the Teesta River, and is suitable for nature lovers and explorers. The area is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, in which deer stock, horned rhinos, elephants, guars and reptiles can be found. The people of birds here are a joy for ornithologists. The Tiger Sanctuary is an extra draw. White rafting, hiking and jungle safaris are all required.

You can enjoy tourism in a village and witness tribal life nearby and in Dooars are several tribal villages and Totopara is one. Dooars, too, is a huge tourist and birdwatching destination. The best places for walks and birding during Dooars Tours are Samsing, Suntalekhola, Lava and Neora Valley etc. Every year tourists come from different countries and numbers of people come to walkers, nature lovers and bird lover’s lookouts from every corner of the world to see the panorama of magnificent natural green woods, the mighty Himalayas and varied animal habitats, wildlife and bird species.

Places To Visit In Dooars

  • Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sumsing and Suntalekhola
  • Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Latpanchore
  • Flora and Fauna-Gorumara National Park at Dooars

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