Explore Dooars

Dooars, meaning door or ‘Duar’ in Bengali and local languages, located in the northeastern region of India, is the gateway to the country Bhutan. The region is divided into two halves by the Sankosh River. The western half is popularly known as the Bengal region, while the eastern half is known as the Assam region. Several national parks and sanctuaries attract visitors to this destination. The folks here are engaged in the tea industry and the cultivation of betel nuts. The timber industry has also flourished well in this land, contributing to the economy of the region. Several rivers also flow through this land, the major river being the Teesta.

How To Reach Dooars

By Air

Bagdogra Airport is well connected with all the major Indian cities which is the nearest airport to reach Dooars. One can book cabs right from the airport to reach Dooars.

By Rail

One can reach Dooars by train easily from any part of the country. One can opt for the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, the Dhupguri Railway Station, the New Alipurduar Railway Station, or the New Coochbehar Railway Station to visit Dooars. Many private and public means of transport are available from the railway heads to reach your destination.

By Road

NH 31 & NH 17 run through the core region of Dooars. Popular tourist attractions like Jhalong-Bindu, Samsing, the Jaldapar National Park, the Gorumara National Park, the Buxa Tiger Reserve, and Chapramari Forest are easily accessible by these roads.

Best Time To Visit

One can visit Dooars any time as the location offers something new for its visitors in every season. However, people prefer winter and early summer to visit Dooars. Although jungles remain closed, one can explore the lush greeneries and rain-washed beauty of Dooars during monsoon.


Summer in Dooars starts in March and stays until June. The average temperature ranges between 21°C to 32°C.


July marks the onset of monsoon in Dooars and lasts until September. The whole region receives remarkably heavy rainfall. The average temperature hovers between 22°C to 29°C.


The duration between October to February constitutes the winter season in Dooars. The lowest temperature may fall as low as 0°C, during December-January. The average temperature hovers between 10°C to 23°C.

Places To Visit

Chapramari Img Credit : Sagardeep Sen on wikimedia

The Chapramari forest in Dooars is a prolongation of the Gorumara forests. The Murti River passes through these two forests dividing them into two halves. Chapramari is the main wildlife sightseeing spot for tourists visiting Dooars. Visitors can enjoy the ride on forest safaris and witness various exotic animals like the spotted bear, one-horned rhino, barking dear, and more. The area also offers a picnic spot and a jaw-dropping view of the Kanchenjunga and other mountain peaks in the background.

Chilapata Forest Img Credit : Kaustav Dutta on wikimedia
Chilapata Forest

The dense forest is located near the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars. It is a few distance away from the town of Hasimara. The elephants pass through this way to the Buxa Tiger Reserve before reaching Bhutan. The land is rich in flora and fauna and is home to the leopard and deer. You can engage in activities like angling, birding, and safari ride, including several others. The ruins of the fort of the Nal Kings or the NalrajaGarh form the prominent source of attraction here.

Murti Img Credit : Joydeep on wikimedia

This picturesque tourist destination is situated on the banks of the Murti River. The place offers serenity and is surrounded by lush greeneries and a few exotic bird species. You can spend your tranquil vacation on the banks of this river. It is a fantastic spot for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. Indulge in activities such as fishing, camping, and hiking while you visit this peaceful and popular tourist spot.

Malbazar Img Credit : Biswarup Ganguly on wikimedia

Malbazar is a prominent town in Dooars, providing access to popular tourist spots in the surrounding area. The gorgeous Mal Park is the major tourist attraction here. Most importantly, the town forms a base for the famous Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, and several other towns of Dooars.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary Img Credit : A. J. T. Johnsingh on wikimedia
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is home to the rare one-horned rhinoceros. Other wildlife species found in the sanctuary are the bison, leopard, sambar, hog deer, wild tuskers, wild boars, etc., including the rarest bird varieties. Jayanti is another place of attraction nearest to the region which is a mesmerizing spot. The riverine grassland is also a habitat for exotic plant species, tall deciduous forests, grasses, and streams.

Buxa Fort Img Credit : Roy.Pramita on wikimedia
Buxa Fort

The historic Buxa Fort is located at an elevation of 2600 ft. It is one of the famous trekking destinations in Dooars. It takes around 2 hours to reach here from the base of the hill. The Fort is enriched in history, and it is said that it once belonged to the Bhutanese king. It was used as a detention camp to isolate and torture the freedom fighters during British colonial rule.

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