Starting from river Teesta in the East to river Sankoshi in the west, Dooars is a local name given to the floodplains of North-East India around Bhutan. The name ‘Dooars’ has emerged from ‘door’ as Dooars is the gateway to Bhutan.Dooars comprises of several towns and districts in this region including Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Siliguri, etc. Geographically, Dooars is blessed with such brilliance in its relief, imagine, the mighty range of mountains of the Eastern Himalayas in the backdrop, a band of thick forests, rich in species of Flora and Fauna, continued with tea gardens, and cut here and there by water body. Somewhere in the middle of all this is Dooars. The gateway you wouldn’t want to cross heartlessly.
- Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary
- Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary
- Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sumsing and Suntalekhola
Place To Visit
Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary
Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary is a must if you are into wildlife. Located at the foothills of Himalayas in the Terai region, it is spread across the lower catchment area of river Mahanada.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
30 km from Chalsa and Lataguri, Chapra Wildlife Sanctuary is extremely rich in bio diversity. It is known to home species of Elephants and Bisons. There is watch tower in the premises, a mystical view of the entire sanctuary from here is an absolute bliss.
Samsing and Suntalekhola
81km from Siliguri, this place is considered heaven for Nature lovers, two forest bungalows in the middle of a forest, with hills in the backdrop and the constant splashing noise of the numerous streams as they flow, step out of the bungalow and listen to early morning chirping of birds and whispers of the forest as it tells something to the noisily moving river water.
A small village at the top of a hill top on the Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by forest and rich in the Cinchona plantation, a British bungalow in the middle of this, which now serves as a forest bungalow.