A wide area of plain and hills in North-eastern India, lying in the foot of Himalayan Mountains is waiting to woo you when you make a visit in the Dooars. The name of Dooars came from the word 'duar' meaning door in the local languages. It is named so because this area serves a purpose of a gateway between India and Bhutan with 18 passages connecting these two countries. The valley covers an area of 8800 sq km. spread within the whole area of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar district and some area of Koochbehar in West Bengal and Dhubri, Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta district in Assam. This whole plain area is continuously fertile by the major rivers like Brahmaputra and Manas. But we should mention the names of other rivers too which have a great contribution to the valley, i. e, Teesta along with Torsa, Sankosh, Jaldhaka, Raidhak etc.
The area of Dooars has grand value in terms of sightseeing and adventures. The rocky terrain, streams coming downwards along hill slopes the in backdrop of deep greenery of forests, vast grassland, long-stretched Himalayan Range and small localities all along make this area worth for holiday destination. The people, their culture, life-style, dresses, festivals are going to touch your heart with their simplicity in modernity. Dooars is mostly known for its flora and fauna. The lush green forest preserves large variety of wild animals like endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, elephants, deer, birds and reptiles like King Cobra in natural atmosphere of Jaldapara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary etc. A safari or trip in these jungles to watch these animals and a wide range of wild plants and flowers won't let you forget about it ever. You can visit places like Lava-Lolaygaon, Bodagunj, Sevoke, Phuntsholing for spiritual and religious environment in temples and monasteries. Suntalekhola, Samsing, Alipurduar are suitable places to soak the sublime beauty of nature.
People from around whole world rush to this place regarding research, holiday tour, educational trip, photography session and many more. Dooars definitely opens the door to you for a marvelous experience in the midst of nature and to realize the blessing of the universe bestowed on us.
Places to Visit
The word Tinchuley Jhalong, The hill station is very near the Indo-Bhutan border on the banks of the Jaldhaka River, on the way to Bindu. Jaldhaka Hydro Electricity Project on the Jaldhaka River is a major attraction in this area. Bird lovers can enjoy a varied collection of hill birds as well as migratory water fowl here. Jhalang" is a village in theJhalong Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal,Jhalong is very popular among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. Jhalong is situated on the foothill of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Nearby Dam at bindu attracts various hill birds as well as migratory birds. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey. Jhalong is very populous among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. Jhalong is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. Near by Dam at bindu attracts various hill birds as well as migratory birds. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey.
Samsing, is a small hill village and tourist spot in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal situated at an elevation of 3000 ft in the foothills of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts border. It is known for its beautiful landscape with green tea gardens, hills and forests, which attract a lot of tourists. It lies 18 km from the Neora Valley National Park. It is the home of more than 2500 people. Its climate is noted for fog and cool breezes and a high rainfall. SamsingIt has lots of beautiful picnic spots and tourist place. Some of them are Lali Guras, Rocky Island and Suntaley Khola. Neora Valley National Park is in a distance of an hour from here. Here you can find the fusion of hills, plains, rivers, forest, tea-garden and villages. In fact,it is a cute tea garden inhabited by lovely and helpful nepali people. Many local people are associated with tourism / tea / timber - related businesses. Samsing is a progressive place as the people have always valued education and their cultures. The early settlers in this village as a tea plantation labours were two people one from Rangeli, Sikkim and other from Nepal Mountain region. They left their place when they heard the legend that in plane people pluck the money. It grows on tea plants.
Gorumara National Park
Gorumara National Parkis a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai 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.
Gorumara was a reserve forest since 1895. The park was declared a Wildlife Gorumara National Park Sanctuary in 1949, on account of its breeding population ofIndian Rhinoceros. It was declared an Indian National Park on January 31, 1994. Originally as small as 7 km², Gorumara has grown by incorporating neighboring lands to about 80 km².
The park is located in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, in the state of West Bengal in India.