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Dooars

Dooars

Situated in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal,in the foothills of Himalaya consisting of an approx area of 8,800 square kilometer.The area of Dooars is actually starting from East of the River Teesta bordering Darjeeling district of West Bengal and till the River Manas at the eastern end of Assam, Dooars known for its Tropical forests, rich biodiversity , fascinating range of flora and fauna in the entire Indian sub-continent. There are fabulous wildlife sanctuaries with scenic beauty. The major population in the Dooars lives in its numerous tea estates, they came from the tribal region of Jharkhand, were transported here by the British colonials to work in the tea estates. About one and a half centuries ago, the original inhabitants of the Dooars smallest surviving tribe is called "TOTO" they don't easily mix around and prefer to remain isolated themselves. They live in a small cluster of villages at outskirts of deep forests or inside the forest itself.

Garumara National Park

This park is located in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district river murti, Jaldhaka ang ingdong have passed through this national park. In 1949 Garumara was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. In the year 1992 it was declared as a national park, comprising of 89kms of diverse forest. Lataguri is the nearest small tourist strip near Garumara national park. Private resorts/ accomodation are also available here.

Lataguri

Tourist may visit Gorumara in day time staying at Lataguri. This is a very attractive & enjoyble place for night halt.At night there held Saithali Dance.Tourist also can Join this dance. This is a very enjoyful moment.

Chapramari Forest

Chapramari is off national highway 31 from Khunia more on the way to Jaldapara. It can also be approached from the metre gauge railway stations to Chalsa or Nagrakata../p>

Murti

Another tourist spot near Lataguri is Murti forest resort. This centre is about 9km from Malbazar to 8 km from Chalsa situated on the bank of Murti river.

Samsing

Approximately 81 km rom Siliguri via Chalsa.

Suntale-khola

3km from samsing forest bunglow, wbfdc has tent accomodation at suntalkhola.

Jhallong

A small township,85km from siliguri. You can visit 2nd phase of hydro electric power station constructed on the river Jaldhaka .

Buxa Tiger Reserve

175 km from Siliguri, the name has been derived from Buxa fort (Buxa Duar- a fort at an altitude of 867metres on the Sinchula range guarding the most important of the eleven riutes into bhutan ). Which once was used for detainees during freedom movement of India. This tiger reserve comprises the forest area of Rajabhatkhawa, Nimati, Barobisha, Rydak, Raimayang, Jainti, . The main rivers are Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Churnia, Turturi, Pashkhawa, Dima and Nonani. Area of the tiger reserve is 759sqkm with a core area of 331 sqkm. Buxa tiger reserve was set up in the year 1982-83, which later in the year 1992, January was declared a national park.

Bindu

About 107km from siliguri,the last village of west bengal in indo-bhutan border, located on the bank of river jaldhaka. journey to bindu through chapramari forest is an awful experience. Next place giribus comes on your way, where diaqscorrea-a medicine plant is grown.

Totopara

30 kms from madarihut. A small village on the banks of the river torsha near Bhutan border is the only habitation now of the dooars aboriginals-the tots. Their number has dwindledto l;ess than a hundred now. A tea garden near banarhat also bears the name totopara, probably a survival from days when toto settlements were more numerous.