Derived from the word ‘doors’, the Dooars forms a gateway to the hill stations of North Bengal and Bhutan. The valley stretches across a total span of 130 km by 40 km. The unending stretch of virgin forests is criss-crossed by the river Teesta and her innumerable tributaries. Beautiful motorable roads cut through deep forests teeming with wild life and Terai tea gardens. The unending stretch of virgin forests is cress-crossed by the River Teesta and her innumerable tributaries. Looking like molten silver against their setting sun, beautiful motor able roads cut through the deep forests rich with wild life, mauve hills stand at the end of graceful plains. The forest looks the way the unknown birds in them sings. The melody of the grooves forces you to surrender the sophistries you so carefully cultivated in the city. After a day's journey through the splendid scenery, a happy twilight will bid you retire in the cozy comfort of luxurious log cabins, and leave for you a million dreams of the glorious morrow, that is the Dooars. A land that loads you with the gifts of nature.
The Dooars Valley is specially noted for its wild life sanctuaries, the most notable of which is Jaldapara, offering memorable elephant rides through rhino and tiger forests. Other sanctuaries include Buxa Tiger Project, Gorumara and Chapramari.
PLACES TO STAY
Well-equipped tourist lodges are run by WB Tourism Development Corporation / WB Forest Development Corporation at Malbazar, Jalpaiguri, Jaldapara, Hollong, Madarihat, Gorumara, Samsing and Jayanti. Besides, there are quite a good number of hotels, resorts, guest houses etc. at Malbazar, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar & Cooch Behar.
KOLKATA OFFICE : 6/A, Raja Subodh Mallik Square (7th Floor), Kolkata - 700013
Phone : 2370060/61
SILIGURI OFFICE : M-4 Building, Pradhan Nagar, Hill Cart Road,Siliguri - 734403
Phone : (0353) 2511979, 2511974, 2432561
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