By Sayantan Khamaru
The Himalaya, the guardian of India, Nepal, and Bhutan, have not only guarded also enriched the entire Indian Sub-continent with unparalleled natural beauty. The wildlife of the Great Indian Himalayas is also very exotic. But, if you want to experience everything in one place, you should visit the Dooars, the Doorway of
The Himalayas. The Dooars region of the Himalayas holds the Gorumara,
Jaldapara and Buxa. Gorumara and Jaldapara are two National Parks of India, and Buxa is a well-known Tiger Reserve. So, if you are planning to explore the Himalayas, the Dooars can be the best gateway toward the engrossed beauty of nature.
There are 18 entry points you can explore, which connects The Kingdom of Bhutan and Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. The Sankosh River has divided the 880 square-KM into two parts, Eastern Dooars or Assam Dooars and Eastern Dooars of Bengal Dooars. The western part is spanned across four districts of West Bengal, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. In comparison, the eastern part is spread across four areas of Assam, which are Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara, and Bongaigaon.
The Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri are the two districts of West Bengal, which holds the best natural treasures of the whole area. While in Cooch Behar, you can explore the soft touches of Mother Nature and witness different cultures, heritage, and historical sites of India.
It usually takes 5 Nights and 6 Days to explore the Western Dooars, but I can bet that it will mesmerize you so much that you will come back again or ask us to expand the duration of your tour.
In a standard package for a couple can cost you around 16000 INR. The Northern cities and districts of West Bengal are duly connected with each other and other parts of the nation and countries like Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh through a network of highways, airways, and railways. You can choose any of the 18 passages to reach the beautiful plain lands of Dooars, start exploring the Himalayas. You can see the famous Tea Gardens of Darjeeling here, most of them were established by the British. These gardens are still producing supreme quality Darjeeling Tea.
You will need at least 2 days and nights to explore the Gorumara National Park and associated areas. Apart from a deep Teak forest, it is a home for many rare orchids, at least 50 species of mammals, 194 species of birds, 22 species of reptiles, 7 species of most unique Indian turtles, and 27 species of fish. But, the main attraction of the forest is the Indian Rhinoceros and Asian Elephants.
You can spend a day and night riding the Elephants in Jaldapara National Park.
It is another home for the Indian Rhinoceros, Elephants, and various species of Deer, Leopards, and Pythons.
But, we have kept the best safari for the last. On the fourth day of our tour program, we will take you to the Buxa Tiger Reserve, home of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. It is located on the bank of the Jayanti River, and apart from the Tigers, the Mahakal Cave and Jayanti village are must-visit places for the tourists.
After the safaris, we will descend into Cooch Behar to explore the untold history of India, starting from the famous Cooch Behar Palace. Apart from that, Sagardighi, Madanmohan Temple, and Rajbari National Park are also there to beguile you to your core.
Finally, we will take you very close to the rivers and mountains, having the deepest, most serene, and peaceful places where you can explore the hidden beauties of the Himalaya known as Jhalong and Bindu. Here you can spend a quiet, blissful, and quality time with your partner or family or friends far away from any noise and disturbance of modern civilization before concluding one of the most remarkable trips of your life.