Dooars – Jaldapara – Garumara – Buxa
The Dooars or Duars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This region is about 30 km (19 mi) wide and stretches over about 350 km (220 mi) from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam. The region forms the gateway to Bhutan. It is part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands ecoregion.
Dooars means ‘doors’ in Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Telugu languages.There are 18 passages or gateways between the hills in Bhutan and the plains in India.This region is divided by the Sankosh River into Eastern and Western Dooars, consisting of an area of 880 km2 (340 sq mi). The Western Dooars are also known as the Bengal Dooars, and the Eastern Dooars also as the Assam Dooars. Dooars is analogous with the Terai in northern India and southern Nepal.
Jaldapara National Park (formerly Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) is a national park situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar District of northern West Bengal and on the banks of the Torsa River. Jaldapara is situated at an altitude of 61 m and is spread across 216.51 km2 (83.59 sq mi) of vast grassland with patches of riverine forests. It was declared a sanctuary in 1941 for protection of its great variety flora and fauna. Today, it has the largest population of the Indian one horned rhinoceros in the state, an animal threatened with extinction, and is a Habitat management area(Category IV).The nearby Chilapata Forests is an elephant corridor between Jaldapara and the Buxa Tiger Reserve . Near by is the Gorumara National Park, known for its population of Indian rhinoceros.
Gorumara National Park Gorumara Jatio Uddan) is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Dooars region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian rhinoceros. The park has been declared as the best among the protected areas in India by the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the year 2009.
The Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) is a 760-square-kilometre (290 sq mi) tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National Park in West Bengal, India, in the Buxa Hills of the southern hilly area of Bhutan. Animals found in the park include, the tiger, civet, elephant, gaur (Indian bison), Indian boar and red jungle fowl.
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Dooars 3N4D Itinerary –
DAY-1 ARRIVE AT LATAGURI / MURTI
Greetings & Pick up from Newmal Junction and transfer To Lataguri / Murti. Second half jungle safari at Guest own cost (Optional). N/S Lataguri / Murti
DAY- 2 JALDAPARA TRANSFER
After Breakfast check out form Lataguri / Murti & transfer to Jaldapara. Via visit Khoyerbari Tiger Reserve Camp. N/S Jaldapara.
DAY- 3 LOCAL SIGHT SEEING OF JAYANTI & BUXA
After breakfast tour to Rajavatkhaoa (Rajabhatkhawa is approachable by both road and rail form Siliguri nearly 155 kilometers and Alipurduar only 15 kilometers. Rajabhatkhawa is nearly 15 kilometers from Jayanti) / Jayanti & Buxa Fort (This small settlement is situated on the bank of River Jayanti. A spot with natural beauty forms a natural border with Bhutan. A 14 kilometer trek will take you to Buxa. Buxa is known as the Buxa Tiger Reserve). Overnight at Jaldapara.
DAY- 4 RETURN JOURNEY
Check out from Jaldapara and transfer to Hasimara with Sweet Memories.
Dooars 4N5D Itinerary –
Day 1 : New Mal Junction to Lataguri.
Upon arrival at the New Mal junction railway station/airport, you are received and driven to your hotel/resort at Lataguri. This place is close to the Garumara National Park. We prefer to put up our guests in hotels/resorts which give you a feeling of being either in the forest or in a tea garden.
Day 2 : Excursion to Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Sunthalekhola
This morning after breakfast, we take you for an excursion to Murti, Jhalong, Bindu samsing and Sunthalekhola. Overnight at Lataguri Hotel/resort
Day 3 : Elephant safari and Excursion to South Khayerbari and Jaldapara.
After breakfast, drive straight for an excursion to South Khayerbari animal rescue centre and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.
A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara. You can also enjoy the jeep safari (Optional) inside the sanctuary which is another main attraction. Overnight at Lataguri Hotel/resort.
Day 4 : Watch tower and transfer to Kalipur or RhinoCamp or
In the morning, we take you to have a feel of the Forest from a watchtower. Depending upon the availability of tickets/entry passes, we would take you to any one of the following watchtowers at:
- Chukchuki, or
- Jungle Safari which includes a visit to the Mahakal water reservoir.
Day 5 : One Forest watch Tower in the morning and depart for onward journey.
Early in the morning, enjoy an Elephant safari. Thereafter, rest of the day is free for leisure. Drop to airport/railway station for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories .
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