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Dooars Tour – A Visit To The Lush Green Landscapes

Dooars is a nature’s paradise located in north Bengal at foothills of Himalayas in eastern region away from urban chaotic places and madness. Dooars is a “door” or gateway to the beautiful country of Bhutan from India and other north-eastern states of India.

Dooars

The lush green tea gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and forests, innumerable streams and rivers make the place an ultimate destination for nature lovers. Dooars is a perfect place to visit and spend some days in serenity and tranquility of the nature and it is also the destination for wild life photographers and people who love wild life along with jungles. Dooars is very reach with biodiversity and the beautiful & enchanting landscape of the place draw several tourists from across the Globe.

coronation bridge - Dooars

How To Reach Dooars

New Jalpaiguri is the gateway to Dooars and it is well connected with rail and roads from Kolkata. Dooars is an overnight journey from Kolkata and a few hours’ drive from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri in north Bengal. There are regular flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra airport in north Bengal.

Dooars - North Bengal

Kolkata To Dooars By Train

There are regular trains from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri and other interior stations in Dooars region. New Mal junction station in Dooars is close to several places of interest like Gorumara forest, Murti, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntalekhola etc. and Hasimara station is close to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Madarihat etc. Kanchen Kanya Express departs from Sealdah station in Kolkata is the only train that goes via New Mal Junction and Hasimara station through the woods of Dooars.

Kolkata-Dooars

There are many trains that departs from Kolkata and reach New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station in 10 or 12 hours journey. From NJP one can reach different regions in Dooars by road.

Kolkata To Dooars By Road

There are Volvo buses, NBSTC buses and other luxury buses depart from Kolkata to reach New Jalpaiguri station. Bhutan Govt. buses also ply in this route to reach Bhutan from Kolkata.

Kolkata To Dooars By Air

Regular flights connect Kolkata and Bagdogra. Dooars is a few hours’ drive from Bagdogra. One can reach Bagdogra by flight from Kolkata and then take a vehicle to reach any destination in Dooars region.

Places of Interests in Dooars

When it comes to places of interest in Dooars, you must know your interests and be sure what you like. If you are a wildlife photographer or a fellow who loves wild animals and jungles then you should head towards the national forests and wildlife sanctuaries of Dooars. Dooars is the ultimate region for jungle lovers.

If you are not a jungle lover do not worry, the Dooars region is famous for greenery, innumerable streams of water & rivers and lush green tea gardens. The place is ultimate for them who want to spend some days with nature in a serene and tranquil region. Dooars is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty, tempting landscape, exotic locations and a rich treasure of flora and fauna.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries in Dooars

There are a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Dooars region. Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary are the two most popular amongst many others. Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary are recognized across the Globe and very popular for their one horned Rhino population. Some of the most popular forests are:

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

Jaldapara is very close to Hasimara railway station in Dooars. It is a few minutes’ drive from Haismara station to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. There are many private hotels & resorts in Jaldapara range but the three government lodges receive the highest tourist traffic and are most sought after accommodations. All private hotels, Jaldapara Tourist Lodge belonging to WBTDC and Malangi Lodge belonging to WBFDC are located along the high way that passes through the area. The Hollong Tourist Lodge belonging to WTDC is located deep inside the forest and it takes an hour to reach the lodge from the highway deep inside the jungle. Hollong Tourist lodge is popular for wild animals spotting. Jaldapara is famous for one horned Rhino population, elephants, bison, leopards, deer like Chital, Sambar etc. and birds. Tourists say Jaldapara is also famous for its elephant safari and I do agree.

Jaldapara Elephant Safari

Jaldapara - Dooars

Chilapata Forest

Chilapata and Jaldapara are adjacent forest separated with area. Wild animals migrate from one to the other. Chilapata is famous for its jeep safari from Kodalbasti point. The jeep safari here is the most valuable safari by jeep in Dooars. The jeep safari lasts around 3.5 hours and there are high chances of spotting elephants, leopards and Rhino. The vast plains and grass land between Chilapata and Jaldapara is a good place for the Rhinos to rest in. There are a few private hotels and resorts in Chilapata.

Chilapata - Dooars

Khoyerbari Forest

This forest is adjacent to Jaldapara sanctuary on the other side separated by area. Khyerbari is popular for elephant migration. Elephants migrate from Khoyerbari forest to Chilapata forest via Jaldapara sanctuary. Last time when I visited Khoyerbari, I was very lucky to see the herd of elephants with new born babies. Elephants do not move or migrate with very little ones until the new born babies are grown up a bit and capable of long walk. Khoyerbari also has a leopard and tiger rehabilitation center which has a good number of leopards and Royal Bengal tigers in wide open areas. There is no accommodation facility for tourists in Khoyerbari range but one can penetrate the jungle by road up to the rehabilitation center and then move further to Gorumara or Jaldapara on either side.

Khoyerbari forest - Dooars

Chapramari Forest

Chapramari is very close to human habitats. Elephants often go out of jungle and we watch the news on TV that elephants have ransacked crops and fields. The only rail line through the woods of Dooars passes across Chapramari forest and many elephants fall victims of rail accidents. Chapramari is also a very dense forest and popular for its elephant population.

Chapramari forest - Dooars

Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National Park is very famous for elephants. One can also find Rhinos there but of course the population of Rhinos is much less compared to Jaldapara Sanctuary. New Mal Junction is the closest railway station to Gorumara National Park. The entry point to Gorumara is in Latguri. Jeep safari is very popular in Gorumara. There are several watching towers and the Jeeps passes through the jungle up to the watch towers. There are several safaris in jeep but the one that leads you to Jatra Prasad watch tower is the most popular and famous safari because the Jeep moves deep inside the forest and this watch tower is good for wild animal spotting.

Gorumara forest - Dooars

Jeep Safari - Gorumara forest

Beautiful Landscapes in Dooars

Murti

The name of the place is from the river Murti. It is an ideal place for them who want to relax and spend a couple of days in peace. There are many private resorts but the main attraction is Bonani Lodge belonging to WBFDC. The lodge is located on the bank of the river and the landscape is just breath taking. One can make sightseeing up to Bindu via Chapramari forest from Murti. A deep in the crystal clear knee level water of the river Murti will be memorable throughout the life.

Murti - Dooars

Samsing and Suntalekhola

These two are picturesque spots in Dooars near Murti and Gorumara forest. The WBFDC has got beautiful accommodation facilities in these two places which are worth spending nights. The hanging bridge adds more thrill and beauty.

Suntalekhola - Dooars

Samsing - Dooars

Jhalong

It is one of my favorite places in Dooars. Jhalong is a hamlet on the bank of the river and the accommodation facility provided by WBFDC is nothing but awesome. The Jhalong River Camp of WBFDC has got camps and tents to stay in. The raw beauty of nature is breathtaking and very tempting. I have been to Jahlong many times and I am still not tired. One must enjoy the camp fire if the visit is made in winter.

Jhallong - Dooars

Jhallong - Dooars

Jayanti

Jayanti is close to Jaldapara Sanctuary, it is a beautiful landscape in Dooars. Jayanti is an attraction to both locals and tourists. One or two nights stay is really worth though one can easily spend more nights there if he likes to be with nature.

Jayanti - Dooars

Buxaduar

Buxa is adjacent to Jayanti and well connected with Jaldapara by road. Buxa is also a dense forest with beautiful landscapes around. Earlier there had to be safaris but presently you don’t have any jungle safari option but you can drive around with your vehicle.

Buxaduar - Dooars

Car Rental in Dooars – Hire A Vehicle

In Dooars, You can hire a dry car with driver on a full day basis and the car would be with you at night. They charge around Rs. 1,200 for a dry car on a full day basis and you are supposed to pay the fuel charges assuming that the car runs 10km on 1 liter of fuel on average. Night charge for the driver is Rs. 100-150.

One can also hire a vehicle with Rs 2,300-2,400 per day including everything. You are not supposed to pay any extra like parking fee, driver’s night charge etc. The rate includes everything.

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214 Comments

  1. milan kumar mondal March 15, 2014 9:30 pm

    13/04/2014
    i) siliguri/njp to mahananda wildlife sactuary (via,sevok kami temple,coronation bridgh)
    then………gorumara national park…….then…..lataguri(stay in lataguri)
    ii) lataguri to jhalong, bindu ,chapramari, samsing santhalikhola and back to lataguri hotel.
    iii) lataguri to khayerbari tiger rescue center or jaldapara national park……….
    then………back to siliguri/njp 15/04/2014 my tour is end
    * how much the total cost of car rent ???
    * how much the total cost of sight seeing include jungle safari
    *cheapest hotel in lataguri include all food for two person(around rs 2000-2500/day)
    please mail me,it is very urgent

     
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    • Raktim Roy December 8, 2015 5:45 am

      Hi Abhijit,

      Its nice to see the way u are helping others to make their trip good and healthy.

      I wanted to go Dooarsh with my 6 more friends.
      We are planing to leave from Kolkata on 22nd Jan’16 at night and will return on 26th Jan.

      Please suggest best tour plan for us.

      Let us know the best train option for going. If you have any contact for managing the safari(Elephant or Jeep),hotels , visit the locations please suggest the same.

      Also let me know the budget for 1 person there. we prefer staying a deluxe hotel not a luxury. So please suggest me the best visit location along with details.

       
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      • Abhijit Gupta December 10, 2015 6:08 pm

        Hi Raktim,

        I have mailed you, please check your inbox. Let me know if you have any further query. Reply to that thread of mail please.

         
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        • Bikash Maiti December 11, 2015 6:06 pm

          Hi Abhijit,

          Can you please mail me. I also have same plan like Raktim. Please suggest. Please

           
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          • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:44 am

            Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

             
        • Jeet June 24, 2016 11:28 am

          Hi Mr, Abhijit
          I want to go dooars for 3 days. Is there any train in night which will reach at morning to Doors ? Please tell me the route prosses from kolkata

           
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          • Abhijit Gupta June 27, 2016 7:11 am

            Hi,

            Kanchankanya Exp. is the only direct train from Kolkata (Sealdah) that runs across Dooars up to Alipurduar. This is the best train to visit any part of Dooars. It departs from Sealdah at 8.30 pm and reaches New Mal Junction around 9.30-10 am, Hasimara around 10.30-11 am and Alipurduar Junction around 12.30-1 pm. Booking tickets depends how you are going to make your Dooars trip. For further details, you can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”.

             
          • SOUMYADIPTA roy September 4, 2016 2:14 pm

            Hi Abhijit,

            I want to visit doors with 4 of my family member. Can you just tell me approx cost. My tour duration is 5 – 6days.

             
          • Abhijit Gupta October 1, 2016 11:54 am

            Cost depends on various factors like hotel/lodge, transport, etc. I am sending you a mail. revert back there.

             
      • lisa February 4, 2017 6:27 am

        How much this plan cost??can you suggest me..sir!i MY mom and dada are planning to visit 13th feb 2017..my email id is lizelgomes143@gmail.com

         
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    • Karunabha Prakash Roy January 3, 2017 9:14 pm

      Mr. Avijit , I want to go to doar for a 3 day trip, pplz tell me the best plan for this trip,, plz keep in mind that jayanti buxa is my first preference,, plz help me…

       
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  2. milan kumar mondal March 16, 2014 4:15 pm

    please ans me………….it is very urgent
    my e-mail add: milan.m@cmri.in
    reply first

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 18, 2014 4:53 am

      Hi Milan,

      Lataguri is the entry point to Gorumara National Park. There are so many hotels in Lataguri. The price of a good hotel will be around Rs 1,500 excluding food. The cost of food in Latguri is Rs 400 per head per day including B/F, meals and evening snacks.

      I would suggest you to hire a vehicle on daily basis and pay for the km travelled. The cost of a Sumo/Max is Rs 2,300 per day.

      The cost of jeep safari in Gorumara is Rs 1,500 approx. for a jeep. A jeep can accommodate 6 persons. The best tower to visit in Gorumara is Yatra Prasad Watch Tower.

      Jeep safari is also done in Jaldapara forest. The best way to explore wild animals is elephant safari which is done from Hollong Lodge and Barodabari Lodge in Jaldapara.

       
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      • Jeet June 24, 2016 11:39 am

        Hi, which is the best place to live at dooars , and if you please suggest me about approx cost of the trip, so we can arrange the budget.we will go 2 person for 3 nights and four days.will go at puja vacation.

         
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      • Joydeep Karmakar October 28, 2016 12:23 pm

        Hi,

        I will be visiting Dooars in December, 2016.

        1st day : Jaldapara Tourist Lodge stay
        2nd Day : Mendabari Jungle Camp stay
        3rd and 4th Day : Lataguri resort stay
        5 th day: night train from Njp

        Can you give me a plan or itinerary details like when to visit where. In other word can you please a good trip plan for this upcoming tour.

         
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  3. milan kumar mondal March 21, 2014 7:08 pm

    thanks , abhijit da,
    can u tell me about the cost of chapramari wildlife sanctuary jeep safari ,
    hear any possibility to elephant safari?????

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 22, 2014 4:50 am

      Elephant safari is not available in Chapramari presently. I am not sure about the exact rate of jeep safari but it would be around Rs 1,500 approx. Its better you do the Jeep safari in Gorumara or Chilapata. I personally feel the jeep safari from Kodalbasti point near Jaldapara is the best safari operated in Dooars. This is the longest and takes you through dense forest of Jaldapara and Chilapata. There is more scope of spotting wild animals though it all depends on luck.

      If you want to do the elephant safari, you may stay at Barodabari Malangi Lodge (WBFDC). They are operating elephant safari in Jaldapara which is good. The best is from Hollong Lodge but I doubt whether you would get a chance or not.

       
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  4. bappaditya mondal April 7, 2014 6:37 pm

    I have to leave lava at 11am and my train from njp is at 9 at night.i was suggested by wbfdc staff to go reach njp through duars.pls suggest if i can spend 5-6 hrs at duars…how? Pls ans fast as i am starting my journey this mnth.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta April 8, 2014 4:55 am

      Hi Bappaditya,

      Dooars is a huge area and one needs at least 3 nights to explore some parts of it. I could have answered your query properly in case you had provided the name of a particular place in Dooars you want to cover in a day trip. If you are leaving Lava at 11 am, the best thing would be to cover Mirik or Kalimpong rather than going in to Dooars region. If you insist to visit Dooars region, you can cover Murti but that would be hectic and long journey. If you don’t spend a night in Murti, you won’t love the place.

       
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  5. Shishir November 24, 2014 4:23 pm

    Hi,

    I’m planning on a week long bike ride to Dooars, can you suggest me a itinerary where I can cover all the places and also please do suggest on the accomodation.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta November 24, 2014 6:10 pm

      I can not suggest unless you tell me the point you want to start from. he gateway to Dooars is NJP. You can cover Murti, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky Island, Paren, Gorumara range, Jaldapara range via Khoerbari and then from there to the hills of Lava, Lolegaon and Rishyap.

       
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  6. malabika talukdar January 29, 2015 6:03 am

    We, a group of about 8 people, want to visit dooars from 22nd Oct’ to 27th oct’ for 5 nights. we will start from NJP. Please make a tour plan for us and give an estimation of cost. we would prefer a complete package including hotel, all meals, transfer, sight seeing, jungle safary etc. Looking forward to your reply.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 12, 2015 6:04 pm

      Hi Malabika,

      Just to let you know that I am not a tour operator or agent. I am just a passionate traveler like you. I can not provide you any package but I can help you with all information that you would need if ylu travel on your own and I can share contact details of trustworthy and experienced persons who can arrange package trip for you. Drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” if you need anything. If you mail me, please mail in regard to this discussion so that I can catch.

       
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  7. Shreetama Mandal February 10, 2015 4:46 pm

    I will be arriving in NJP on 20th of Feb, its a short day tour of 2 days. Which part of Dooars do you think is convenient to visit in such short span of time.Also we want it to be close to NJP.
    Suggest something please..

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 12, 2015 5:53 pm

      Hi Shreetama,

      I know I am late to revert back here. Hope you have finalized everything by now. If you still need anything, drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”, I will surely reply. If you want, you can call me too. Just to let you know that if you have 2 days in hand, I would suggest you to cover Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntalekhola and Gorumara forest (Lataguri is the entry point). Do reserve your vehicle for the whole trip, that will be better.

       
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  8. Subhankar Chatterjee March 17, 2015 1:34 pm

    Dear Abhijit,
    I am planning a tour NJP- Coochbehar – any one forest in Dooars-lava, lolegaon ,Sillary – kalimpong- NJP .

    6/7 days are in my hand will travel with family taking a cab.

    Pls suugest how to manage all,

    best wishes,

    Subhankar.

     
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  9. Subhasis Das July 2, 2015 9:32 am

    Hi,

    I am planning to tour in Dooars. i will reach on 22nd oct at early morning NGP and my return ticket is 24th oct at evening. can you suggest me a itinerary where I can cover all the places and also please do suggest on the accomodation.

    Thanks & regards
    Subhasis Das

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta July 2, 2015 11:06 am

      I feel you should make the Dooars trip. October is a good time to visit Dooars and you will be experiencing both hills and greenery in Dooars. The trip plan can be: NJP >> Murti >> Suntalekhola >> NJP

      For more details and information, I guess it is better if we communicate through mails. Do mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”. I would gladly revert back.

       
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  10. Subhasis Das July 2, 2015 9:37 am

    Hi,

    or you can also give me a idea lava lolegaon and kalimpong.tour.

    thanks
    Subhasis Das

     
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  11. Dip Banerjee July 6, 2015 3:10 pm

    I would like to visit Pelling in the month of January 2016, I would like to know the accommodation, weather & sightseeing about Pelling & Gangtok, can you please assist me. I am also a passionate traveler like you.

     
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  12. Jamshed August 26, 2015 5:18 pm

    Hi, we’re 3-4 friends from Kolkata planning a short tour to Dooars on the 2nd week of September 2015.
    We will be leaving Kolkata on Friday night and wish to return back on Monday night.
    The places which we are interested to visit are:-
    Buxa Tiger reserve
    Gorumara National Park
    Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
    Samsing and Suntalekhola

    Any 2 or 3 of the above which may be possible in 2 days time.
    The first choice of travel is by train to NJP or New Mal Jn, 2nd by bus and 3rd by flight. I hope rented cars are readily available at the station? cause we are not booking anything in advance.
    Can you suggest a proper route for a quick tour. Also the approximate cost per head would be helpful. Thanks!

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta August 27, 2015 1:35 pm

      Safaris are closed till 15th September and you can not get in to jungles. Forests across India remain closed for 3 months during rainy seasons. If you can pull your dates after 15th September that will be great for you. Poeple visiting to the jungles just after the jungles open after 3 months are very lucky. Jungles remain undisturbed for 3 months and so there are very high chances of sighting huge wild animals and the wilderness of the forests. So try to shift your dates.

       
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      • Jamshed August 27, 2015 3:50 pm

        Is it confirmed that jungles open only after the 15th of September?
        We were planning to go on 11th and come back on 14th September.
        Where can I enquire for sure news whether the Jungles would be open or closed during those days?
        Problem is that I won’t be getting any leave after that until the Puja Vacations and there would be a lot of rush during that time.
        Even if we don’t get to see the Jungles I hope there are other places for sight seeing out there?

         
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        • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2015 3:44 pm

          Yes, it is so as per my last updated information, I am not sure if there is change incurred in recently. You can call up the forest department for a confirmation. You get all details here: http://www.wbfdc.com/

          Yes of course there are other beautiful places for sightseeing and night stay. The only concern is that you won’t be able to avail jungle safaris. I need your booking details (if any) to help you with a planning. Let me know if you have booked any accommodation yet, if not I would suggest accordingly.

          Do mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” if you need to communicate further and need any further help.

           
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  13. Ajoy Chanda November 19, 2015 10:54 am

    I will be returning from Darjeeling To Jalpaiguri Town (28 KM from Lataguri and 57 KM from Chalsa)) on 1st January,2016. In Jalpaiguri I will be staying for 3 days. Is it possible to tour Gorumara, Samsing,Suntalekhola hiring a car from jalpaiguri at the early morning and returned back in the evening. Please give your view and suggest any other plan.

    Waiting for your reply.

    With Regards,

    Ajoy Chanda

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta November 19, 2015 4:34 pm

      The first question is why do you want to return to Jalpaiguri from Darjeeling? You can directly visit any place like Murti or Samsing or Suntalekhola from Darjeeling. Jhalong is a very good point of night stay too. I personally prefer the WBFDC river camp. If you want to visit the places from Jalpaiguri, you can surely do that. Reserve a vehicle for 3-4 days as required and wander around comfortably at your will. Do mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details if needed.

       
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  14. prasanta December 2, 2015 3:52 am

    I have two questions first…is there any bengalee dish for lunch?
    Second. ..how I will go to Bhutan from Dooars…or which important resort place can I go from Dooars after visiting Dooar completely

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:45 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  15. Letun Sahoo December 5, 2015 9:22 am

    How can I reach from New Jalpaiguri station to Dooars. I have booked a room in Lake View Resort near jaldapara.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:45 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  16. Bodhisatwa Roy December 7, 2015 6:46 pm

    We friends wish to leave kolkata for dooars on the 11th of Dec and return to Kolkata by14th evening. Please suggest which station to get down, and where to put up in hotel

     
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  17. Subrata panja December 10, 2015 7:56 am

    I wan to go to visit doars and some important places like murti, santalekhola, jhalong, samsing,lava, jaldapara , gorumara. Planing to go 23/01/16 night from Kolkata and return 27/01/16 morning. How can I arrange my tour?? Please help me.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 10, 2015 4:57 pm

      Hi Subrata,

      I have mailed you all details and travel plan of Dooars. Please check your inbox. You can reply there in the same thread if you need further details. As you have a short time span, it is better if you skip Lava which is located on hills of Darjeeling district completely on a separate route.

       
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  18. Riddhiman December 11, 2015 3:07 pm

    PLease share your email id to my email id

     
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  19. Manish December 23, 2015 3:47 pm

    Hi, I am planning a short trip to dooars. But do not have any idea about the region. I will start from Kolkata on 13th or 12th night, and want to be back by max 17th. Not really intrested in sight seeing. One jungle safari is more than enough. What I love is the moutains, and tranquility and light trekking. Its more of a trip to recharge myself and get away from Kolkata for few days. Can you kindly provide me some information? My budget is low range. And I do not want to go on site hopping spree. I just want to unpack at a hotel and use it as a base for 2 or 3 days excursions around the region.
    I am not sure if its the right thing I am seeking from Dooars but judging by your article, it seems that it can provide me with what I am seeking out of this trip. Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:42 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  20. Manish December 23, 2015 3:59 pm

    Hi, I have another question for you (sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your time)
    If I travel solo, and want to just spend time in the beautiful landscapes. The places you mentioned under the ‘landscapes’ (jhalong etc) sounds exactly what I want?
    I mean I just want to stay there for 2 days, in peae. What do you suggest?
    Only one place. And kindly inform me how I can reach there and where can I books the lodges or camps, the cost, and any alternative if the lodges and camps goes housefull. My budget is in lower range.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:42 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  21. Monu Dwivedi December 28, 2015 5:29 pm

    Hi Abhihit,

    We are planning a trip to dooars on 21st jan 2016..can you plz mail me travel plan for 4 days..

    Thanx

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:41 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  22. Swarup January 3, 2016 6:11 am

    Hello and firstly i want to tell you your description is really great man. But can you help me please. I am planning to visit dooars in february and i have 4days to tour. Is it possible to tour in 4days in dooars. Please help me

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:41 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

       
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  23. SUMAN BHATTACHARYA January 7, 2016 2:10 pm

    Hi Abhijit,

    I am also a passionate traveler like you ,great to see one traveller helping others with his experience as only a journeyman can understand others. I am going for a trip to dooars in this january end for 2 days with 9 other people and I have already booked paren WBFDC nature resort cottage for 1 night. I was very eager to visit paren and jhallong since a long time and my wait is going to end this time. Can you please suggest whether we can cover todey,tangta,gairibas,jhallong,bindu in this short period of time? As we have two days(reached at new mal junction in day 1 and have to catch the train on the second day evening from nmz) . It would be great if you can share any reliable car owner’s no and I want to take the car on daily basis (dry),so what can be approximate costs including driver’s night stay,parking,fuel for two days? Would you suggest me to visit murti river on the way to nmz ( diverting from chalsa) as my other team members want to visit

     
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  24. Aditi Pal January 8, 2016 1:06 pm

    We wan to go to visit doars and some important places like murti, santalekhola, jhalong, samsing,lava, jaldapara , gorumara. Planing to go 05/05/16 night from Kolkata and return 09/01/16 morning. How can I arrange my tour?? Please help me. –

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:37 am

      Hi,

      I couldn’t reply you earlier because I just checked this comment. Let me know if you are still looking for any information. I can surely help you out. Drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” and I will revert back.

       
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  25. Arighna Goswami January 8, 2016 10:30 pm

    Hi,I am from Kolkata..Me along wd my 6:- 7 friends are planning for a short trip to bindu,jhalong,samsing approx on march,2016.can u pls tell me wht will be d gd tour pln there for 5- 6 days.? ? we are clg students.,so can u pls tell me abt the rsnbl price accomodation in bindu/jhalong and a approx expense of d trip.! ? ? pls help..

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:37 am

      Hi,

      I couldn’t reply you earlier because I just checked this comment. Let me know if you are still looking for any information. I can surely help you out. Drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” and I will revert back.

       
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  26. Priyanka Banerjee January 14, 2016 3:59 pm

    Is it possible to visit Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntalekhola and Gorumara forest in a single day?What will be the best way to spend an evening in Dooars??Please help me out..

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 2, 2016 7:27 pm

      Yes, it is possible to cover all places in a day. You can visit Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntalekhola in morning and go for an afternoon jeep safari in Gorumara. Let me know if you need further details or information. you can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”.

       
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  27. Archiit Sethuraman February 2, 2016 9:49 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    Thanks for your wonderful page talking explicitly about Dooars. We 4 youngsters are travelling from Bangalore to Gangktok on April 2nd week. In return we have our train from New Jalpaiguri to Kolkata. We thought we could spend about 2days/a night in Dooars.

    I appreciate Dooars is vast, can you please set us up a plan suggest THE most important places to visit. We are in awe of the forest, we look for some wilderness camping and stuff. Please also advise us on transportation.

    Thanks,
    Archiit

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 2, 2016 6:46 pm

      Hi,

      The day you come down the hill of Gangtok, you can transfer to Jhalong River Camp or Murti resort. It takes around 2.5-3 hours from Siliguri/NJP to Murti or Jhalong. Mail me your travel plan and I will revert back with more suggestions if required. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”

       
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  28. Utpal Sen March 10, 2016 9:56 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    Its nice to see the way u are helping others to make their trip good and healthy.

    I wanted to go Dooars with my family( 6 adults and 3 kids). We are planing to start from Kolkata on 15th May’16 at night and will return on 21st May from New Mal Junction.

    We have already booked our onward and return train ticket. Please suggest best tour plan for us for 4N and 5D. If you have any contact details for managing the safari (Elephant or Jeep), hotels , visit the locations please suggest the same.

    Also let me know the budget for 1 person there. we prefer staying a budget or deluxe hotel not a luxury. So please suggest me the best visit location along with details.

    Regards
    Utpal

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 17, 2016 10:52 am

      Hi,

      The trip plan can be:
      Day 1: Reach New Mal Junction, transfer to Murti, visit Bindu and Jhalong, O/N stay in Murti
      Day 2: Visit Samsing, Suntalekhola, Paren, Rocku Island in morning, enjoy afternoon jeep safari, O/N stay at Murti
      Day 3: Check-out and transfer to Jaldapara, enjoy afternoon jeep Safari in Chilapata, O/N stay in Jaldapara
      Day 4: Enjoy early morning elephant safari, visit Jayanti and Buxa for a day trip and back to Jaldapara, O/N stay
      Day 5: Visit Phuntsholing in Bhutan early in the morning, check-out and transfer to station to board your train

      If you need further details, do mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”

       
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  29. MAUSHUMI March 20, 2016 6:16 pm

    HELLO
    I AM MAUSHUMI.
    WE WANT TO MAKE 3 DAYS REZUBINATING TOUR PLAN TO DOOARS FOREST FROM KOLKATA AND NEAREST DESTINATION OF DOOARS.

    ********BUT WE HAVE VERRY LOW BUDGET*********.

    I READ UR ARTICLE ABOUT DOOARS OVER UP , ITS VERY HELPFULL.
    CAN U PLS HELP ME TO SET A BUDGET FOR A COUPLE ?THAT MEANS
    FROM HASIMARA WHERE WE GO AND WHERE WE STAY WITH SHELF COOKING FACILITY AND LOW COST.
    WE WANT TO GO OUTING ON WEDNSSDAY [23..03.2016]
    PLZ REPLY AS SOON AS PPOSSIBLE.

     
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  30. Saikat Malakar March 30, 2016 8:41 am

    Excellent blog Abhijit. It really helped me a lot.
    I would like to know about the best Timing for this trip. Please help me to make a itinerary from kolkata with a normal budget. We are 4 people(Family). We would like to stay in some jungle cottage or forest banglow (Govt). It will be very appreciated if you kindly make the itinerary with price details.

     
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  31. Anargha May 21, 2016 1:05 pm

    Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to visit doars this Puja. And plan to stay at hollong and Murti. Could you suggest me what is the best way to travel to those places, and how to book the WB govt, guest houses. (any contacts will be very helpful).

    What should be the best places to stay if I plan for a 4 days, 3 nights trip from kolkata.
    Your help is very much appreciated.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta June 14, 2016 9:55 am

      Yo can stay 2 nights at Murti and 1 night at Holong. Getting confirmation in Holong is really a matter of luck. If you get the booking, it is the best option to stay in Dooars for nature/wildlife lovers. You must have a reserved car to go around. Best option is to reserve a car for the entire trip. Holong is a property of WBTDC and can be booked online. Bonani resort in Murti is owned by WBFDC. It can be booked online too. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details.

       
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  32. pralay dutta May 21, 2016 1:26 pm

    Hello,
    i am pralay,thanks to see your ideas ,avi i am planning for dooars with my wife and another couple for 3 nights stay at october 2016 from kolkata. can u help me by giving route details and budget also?

     
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  33. Tarun Kumar Ghosh May 28, 2016 4:10 pm

    I only know how to start rest depend on you and please guide me.
    1. From Sealdah to New Mal Jn. by Kanchankanya Exp. at 8.30 PM
    2.Reached New Mal Jn. at 9.30 AM, Start for Suntalekhola (WBFDC)
    3.Murti (Banani)
    4.In the early morning we opt for Goruma Forest safari ( 6AM) by zipsy. Back at 9 am. Roam around murti river.
    5.We made a tour to Jaldhaka, Jhallong, Paren and Bindu. Is is better to stay at Paren (WBFDC).
    6.After check out from Banani, we start for Barodabri (Malagi lodge, Chilapata forest safari by jeep. chilapata.

    7. Morning free, return journey from Hasimara stn (5 kms from Malangi) by Kanchankanya at 5.30 PM. towards Sealdah.
    8.Reached Sealdah Station.
    These are the places we like to cover:-, please instruct me what will be the mode of journey there, we are only 3 person( Myself, MyWife and My 19 Yrs old Son) . What will be average cost of vehicle( Do u suggest anyone). Do we take vehicle for the whole tour? Where to stay, I find some cottages from WBFDC. Any other important thing please mention. We have short time not more than 8 days( including journey period).Please make necessary changes as u like.

    Regards
    Tarun Kumar Ghosh

     
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  34. Tarun Kumar Ghosh May 29, 2016 2:59 pm

    Can anyone here who can comment on my enquiry?

     
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  35. Abhirup Laha June 12, 2016 10:41 am

    Hi abhijit da… my family and my uncle’s family are willing to go duarse within November…can u plse suggest me the overall cost per head if I want to cover buxa dooars alipurduar and everything in the dooarse trip… including every expense u plse suggest me the overall cost per head and a tour guide and root chart… plse abhijit da…..

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta June 14, 2016 7:43 am

      Hi Abhirup,

      I have already replied to another comment of yours. As I have already said, please do send me a mail and I will share all details. Better to communicate through mails rather than comments here.

       
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  36. Abhirup Laha June 12, 2016 10:50 am

    We want 6d or 7d tour guide include alipurduar and jalpaiguri side

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta June 13, 2016 6:22 pm

      Hi,

      You can visit and cover most of Dooars by covering Murti, Gorumara, Jaldapara, Jayanti, Rajabhatkhaoa, Coochbihar Rajbari. Let me know your feedback. Mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” with reference to this discussion and let me know when you are planning to visit. I will surely revert back in mail.

       
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  37. Dwippratim Roy June 15, 2016 3:27 pm

    mahananda wildlife sactuary (via,sevok kami temple,coronation bridgh)
    then………gorumara national park…….then…..lataguri(stay in lataguri)
    ii) lataguri to jhalong, bindu ,chapramari, samsing santhalikhola and back to lataguri hotel.
    iii) lataguri to khayerbari tiger rescue center or jaldapara national park……….
    then………back to siliguri/njp 15/04/2014 my tour is end
    * how much the total cost of car rent ???
    * how much the total cost of sight seeing include jungle safari.
    what will the total cost including all… lodging , and all .
    mail me if u can…
    dwippratimroy00@gmail.com

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta June 15, 2016 7:16 pm

      Hi,

      Let me tell you some facts. Lataguri is a commercial place and a town too chaotic with local people. Though it is entry point to Gorumara forest, it is not a suitable place to stay for nature lovers. It is better you stay at Murti by the river side and visit all nearby places. You can also visit Gorumara forest from Murti for the Jeep Safari.

      I can’t suggest a trip itinerary if you don’t share the number of nights you have. I would also like to know if you have planned to reach NJP by train and then to Dooars from NJP by road. Nearest railway station to Murti is New Mal Junction.

      It is always better to get train tickets up to New Mal Junction if a tourist intend to visit Jhalong, Murti, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Bindu, Chapramari and Gorumara. Murti is only a few kilometers from New Mal Junction whereas 3-3.5 hours drive from NJP.

      Nearest railway station to Jaladapara is Hasimara station. If Jaldapara is the last leg of your trip, it is better if you get your return tickets from Hasimara station which is only a few kilometers from Jaldapara.

      Kanchankanya express is the only train that ply in this route from Kolkata. If your tickets are done up to NJP then you will have to take a road trip to Dooars via Coronation Bridge as you have stated. The day you return, if your train tickets are not done from Hasimara then you will have to take another road trip to NJP station.

      I have mailed you all details, please check your mail inbox and revert back there if needed.

       
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  38. SPANDAN BANERJEE August 11, 2016 4:34 pm

    I WANT TO GO FROM NEW COOCHBEHAR FOR 1NIGHT 2 DAY OUTING, WHAT ARE THE PLACES WHICH I CAN VISIT? THE DATE OF JOURNEY IS 20TH AUGUST,2016. PLEASE HELP ME..8479072618

     
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  39. Joyeeta Chakraborty August 18, 2016 10:42 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    Your knowledge on dooars is really informative!
    Please suggest me few stuffs. We are planning for a trip on 1st week of October to dooars. Whether the weather will be supportive to travel?
    We have already booked ticket in Darjeeling mail so have to travel form NJP 🙁
    Plan is something like below:
    reach NJP on 1st oct morning. transfer to lataguri.
    2nd oct visit gorumara forest. Excurison to Murti. Stay at murti.
    3rd oct visit jhalong, bindu, samsing and stay at sulthanekhola.
    4th oct visit jaldapara forest. Stay at jaldapara/hollong.
    5th travel back to NJP.

    Please help with the modifications as required and approx cost of the tour.
    As well let me know the booking references if you have, and is there some prior arrangement to be done for forest safari for permission or something else. Please share the closing days for forest safaris in week if any.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joyeeta

     
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  40. SANDIPAN KAR August 18, 2016 11:02 am

    04 Nights and 05 Days Dooars trip for a gropu of family of 02 adults & 02 kids during Oct 11-15, 2016. Please tell me the total cost.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta August 26, 2016 6:53 am

      Dear Sandipan,

      Cost depends on where you stay, what you eat and how do you travel. I am not able to share any cost because I know nothing. Let me share some approx. expenses.
      Lodge: Rs 1,800 per room per day on average (make sure you book govt. lodges at Jaldapara to enjoy elephant safari)
      Food: Rs 600 per head per day including all meals, snacks and breakfast
      Transport: Rs 2,500 on average per day for a reserved car

      You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details.

       
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  41. PARTHA PRATIM SAHA August 28, 2016 7:30 am

    For 17 person +2 childre age about 03 years ,required 7 rooms for all accommodations, pick up from new mal junction on 26 th Dec 16 to alipurduar junction 1st January 17 ,for duar
    s package tour including all ,cars,fooding,lodgeing,car safari ,jungle safari car ,entry fee for jungle ,including all without any hidden cost .plz make programme for memorable tour for family .

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta August 29, 2016 7:42 am

      Dear Partha,

      First of all let me make it clear that I am not a tour or travel agent rather I am a passionate traveler like you who frequently go out to enjoy nature. I can surely help you with all information you need and even connect you to the contact I have who can help you manage all your lodging, food, safaris, transport, etc. I have mailed you all details. Please check your inbox.

       
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  42. Krishnangshu Banerjee August 28, 2016 7:52 am

    Hi Avijit,
    I will reach NMZ on 26th December morning. Leaving date and station not yet decided but either 30th or 31st. We are 6 member out of that 2 are kids(6 yrs and 11 yrs). For you information I have already booked Dhupjhora Elephant Camp on 29th night. Considering all those fact could you please share a plan with me which should not be hectic?

     
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  43. Krishnangshu Banerjee August 29, 2016 8:09 am

    Yes…got it. The plan is fine for me. Many thanks for you time.

     
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  44. SANGHAMITRA NANDI September 1, 2016 12:50 pm

    Hi,
    We are planning for a trip on 1st week of October to jayanti (02 adults) for 3 to 4 days.
    Could you tell me about share cab/bus taxi from ALIPURDUAR to JAYANTI. and also,jayanti sight sightseeing.
    Please tell about cost of the tour.
    Thank you

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 2, 2016 6:23 am

      It is better you reserve a car for the entire trip. I do the same thing. Reserving a car is more economical compared to hiring cans from point to point. The car will be there with you whole day and you can roam around.

       
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  45. AKASH KAMALIA September 1, 2016 5:35 pm

    I am looking for a solo trip to dooars, kindly guide me the best way to reach the location from Kolkata and also what are the best attractions that I can explore within minimum budget.

    Any help would be appreciated on urgent basis

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 2, 2016 6:21 am

      Dooars is segmented in 3 parts.

      1. Belt one covers Murti, Jhalong, Chaparamari forest, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rockcy Island, Gorumara forest. You can spend nights at Murti or Jhalong or Suntalekhola and cover other places on sightseeing. Jeep safari in jungle is done in Chapramari and Gorumara forest. You can cover all places in 2 nights – 3 days. Nearest railway station is New Mal Junction.

      2. Second belt comprises of Jaladapara and Chilapata forest. You can enjoy jeep safari and elephant safari. Nights stay should be done in any Govt. lodge. If you stay at any private lodge you will get to avail elephant safari. priority for elephant safari is given to them who stays at Hollong tourist lodge (WBTDC property) or Barodabari Malangi Lodge (WBFDC property) or Jaladapara Tourist Lodge (WBTDC property). Best is if you can spend minimum 2 nights – 3 days in Jaldapara. You can also cover Phuntsholing in Bhutan on a day trip from Jaldapara. Nearest railway station is Hasimara.

      3. The third or last belt covers Buxaduar, Rajhabhatkhaoa and Jayanti. One can stay at Buxa or Jayanti and cover all places of interest. Minimum 2 nights – 3 days are required. Jeep safari is available in Jayanti forest. One can also cover the Coochbihar Rajbari on a day trip from there. For that you will need 1 extra night stay making it 3 nights – 4 days. Nearest railway station is Alipurduar Junction.

      The only train that connect all these stations with Kolkata directly is the Kanchankanya Express. Make sure you get confirmed tickets in this train. Will be helpful. Depending on your budget and number of days available, you can plan your trip. You can start with first belt then going through the second belt end up at the third belt covering all regions of Dooars. If you don’t have that much time or if there is budget constraint, you can cover the first and the second belt in 3 nights – 4 days or 4 nights – 5 days trip.

      You will not get any shared vehicle in Dooars. For all sightseeing and travel from one place to other you will have to reserve a car. You can get a car from point to point but I would suggest you to reserve a car which is helpful and more flexible.

       
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  46. Vijaya De Sarkar September 2, 2016 8:03 am

    Hii i am planning to go dooars with my husband and 4 yrs baby .
    Please suggest me how to go from NJP and places of attraction and where to stay .
    We are planning to stay there for 3 days 3 night ..

    Plz guide me .

     
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  47. Rebati Ranjan Ray September 6, 2016 6:27 pm

    We 6 persons visiting dooars & jaldapara dring the period from 18.10.16 to 22.10.16. We will be reaching NJP as no rail reservtion was availale for new mal junction. Would you be kind enough to guide us to plan the visit to dooars and jaldapara day wise and also the distance between NJP and Lataguri where we will be staying through out the visit. Kindly also infor us the rate of Sumo car for visit to th places of interest at those places.

     
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  48. Rebati Ranjan Ray September 14, 2016 6:46 am

    My queries dated 6th September,2016 is remained unattended. Kindly expedite with your suggestions as requested.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 30, 2016 8:30 am

      I apologize that I am so late to reply to your queries. Hope you are doing great. Let me know what have you planned so far. Have you booked all your accommodation or still pending?? I can surely help you with everything you need. Check your inbox and revert back there.

       
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  49. Payel kundu September 19, 2016 3:57 pm

    Hi abhijit.
    We are planning to go dooars along with lava lolegaon. Is dis possible to visit dooars and lava lolegaon in one tour? Pls suggest me best tour plan. I will be v. Thankful to you.
    Thanks
    Payel kundu

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 30, 2016 8:55 am

      Yes, it is possible. You can make this trip if you have time in hand. I feel you should cover the Dooars properly and then visit Lava-Lolegaon if you have time. Suggested Dooars trip: 2 nights in Murti, 2 nights at Jaldapara, 3 nights at Buxa-Jayanti making it 7 nights-8 days trip to Dooars.

       
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  50. Ujjal September 20, 2016 3:02 am

    Can you please give me rate of tatasumo from 18 dec for 5 nights for total 6 persons

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 30, 2016 8:51 am

      Hi Ujjal! I am not a car operator or tour operator. If you wish, I can connect you to the driver who drives me in the woods of Dooars every time I visit There. Let me know if you wish to speak to him. I guess he would be the best person to drive you around.

       
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  51. Subhadip Pal September 26, 2016 8:07 pm

    Hi,

    Can you help me to plan my itinerary/ my bookings are as follows:

    24th, 25th, 26th Dec: Murti
    27th, 28th Dec: Jaldapara
    29th Dec Thursday: Jayanti buxa

    Also, do you have any dependable contact for hiring car?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Subhadip

     
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  52. Soumik Chowdhury September 27, 2016 4:32 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    I’m planning for an outing at Dooars between 10th – 14th oct,2016, with 7 other family members. We will be staying at Lake View Resort, Lataguri. Can u please tell me the avg car rental for side scene for 3 days. And if possible can u send me the contact details of the car rental services.. Thank You..

     
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  53. Sourish Gupta October 5, 2016 6:03 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    I have emailed you for some queries regarding Dooars tour.
    I am expecting your useful and helpful reply.

    Thanks,
    Sourish Gupta

     
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  54. Goutam Saha October 13, 2016 8:25 am

    Dear Abhijit, Please give me some guide for booking elephant safari from jaldapara .as i booked jaldapara tourist lodge for stay.How to book a safari so that i can get sure ticket.Whom to contact and when?

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta October 14, 2016 12:03 pm

      No need to worry. Speak to the manager at the lodge and he would be able to manage elephant safari tickets for you. You are supposed to ask for tickets previous day of the safari. First priority is given to tourist staying at Holong and second priority is given to tourist staying Jaldapara Tourist Lodge. So as soon as you reach the lodge, speak to the manager or concerned person.

       
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  55. Anjan Ghosh October 15, 2016 8:11 pm

    Dear Avijit

    It feels great to see you helping so many travelers to Dooars. Your knowledge on Dooars is exemplary. I am travelling to Dooars with my wife and son 7 years old for 5 days and 4 nights. Please suggest me a tour itinerary along with a cab/car contact which I wish to keep for the entire trip. I will be travelling to Dooars from 17th October to 22nd October. Your reply is much awaited. Thanks in advance.

     
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  56. Chirasree Dassgupta October 22, 2016 8:58 am

    Hi,
    We are like 6 friends & want to visit doars on 29th dec 2016 & get back by the 6th or 7th jan 17… So can u please suggest a tour and how to go about in this time plan. Also we want to see the nature & scenic beauty. Not want to see wildlife that much. Also want to suntalekhola and rocky islands.. Pls help… Would be very glad.

    Thanks in advance. Would be waiting for your revert eagerly.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta October 24, 2016 7:12 am

      So you have around 8 complete nights in hand. You can spend 2 nights at Murti, 2 nights at Jhalong, 1 night at Jaldapara and 3 nights at Buxa-Jayanti. Do mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details if needed.

       
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  57. Krishnendu November 11, 2016 6:05 pm

    Hi Ability,
    Suggest whether we should keep vehicle for the entire trip with us or should we hire when required. Kindly tell us the daily charges we we keep it for 7 days. Njp to Njp.

    Regards,
    Krishnendu

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 5, 2016 10:42 am

      It is always better option to keep the vehicle for the entire trip. I do the same thing. If you want I can connect you to the drover who drives me each time I visit there.

       
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  58. Sudip Kumar dey November 14, 2016 5:19 am

    Hi friend.
    I m planning for a trip to dooars along with lava,lolegaon,rishop and at end Darjeeling from and to Kolkata in the month of April 2017 wid my family. Please suggest me a tour programme of around 10 days duration excluding train journey.
    Hoping to hear from you.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 5, 2016 10:40 am

      You can spend 2 nights in Darjeeling, 2 nights in Lava and rest of nights in Dooars. Though i feel it is not a good plan. I feel you should focus on entire Dooars and places like Reshikhola and Mankhim. Share your feedback please. I will revert back accordingly.

       
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  59. PURNENDU SEKHAR MONDAL November 18, 2016 9:45 am

    Hi,
    Abhijit,
    Firstly i must appreciate you for helping others in Dooars travel. we are 4 couples and 4 children of around 2 yrs wants to go for dooars tour from 16 feb for 4 nights. but we are confused about the stay. we heard about the govt. cottage of MURTI, JAYANTI, ARANYA AND JALDAPARA , but we did noy decided whwre to stay. can u PLEASE suggest a tour plan for dooars. as we havr chidrens we shall not go heavy journey but must wants to see wildlife.
    plz helu us…would be very glad.

     
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  60. PURNENDU SEKHAR MONDAL November 21, 2016 4:42 am

    Hi,
    Abhijit
    our tour plan is changed. We will started from kolkata on 08 feb, reache hasimara (as you suggested in your article) by kanchankanya on 09th. we are planing the tour for 3 nights. we will back from njp at 4:00pm on 12th feb.

    please make a tour paln for us.
    is there large vechile for accommodate 8 people & 4 children are available?

    Plz help us…would be very glad

     
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  61. Subhojit Saha November 22, 2016 5:24 am

    Hi, Abhijit

    Subho, this side. Can you suggest me a good trip for 4 days with my best buddies of 7 to max 8 ppl of dooars.. We r planning in feb middle…plz suggest me some plans and costs budget?
    With tour plans n all… that is very important as we are planning it now.. Plz mail me all the details like car rentals, hotel rentals etc.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 5, 2016 10:09 am

      Hi,

      You can spend 2 nights at Murti and 2 nights at Jaldapara. Holong tourist lodge is the best option to stay at Jaldapara. It is deep inside jungle. You can check WBTDC website. If not available, you can stay at Barodabari Tourist Lodge. It is a property of WBFDC. Check their website for details. They have a bautiful lodge at Murti too. You can stay there. I suggest you to have a reserved car for the entire trip. For further details you can call me or drop me a mail at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com”.

       
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  62. Sudipta roy November 22, 2016 7:04 am

    I am from kolkata and I am planning for dooars trip with my family coming February for 1wk.please help me to make a perfect family trip in dooars.including hotels sightseeing and rent cars with details.

     
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  63. Arunava Datta November 22, 2016 11:52 am

    Can you please give me a contact number to go hollong from njp……

     
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  64. Arkodyuti Hoory November 28, 2016 3:43 am

    Me n my frnds r planning for 9th dec..kanchankanya tickets are not available.any other good options ???

     
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  65. Udayaditya Chakraborty December 2, 2016 7:52 pm

    Hi abhijit,
    I am planning for a 2N/3D tour to dooars and want to stay 1night in murti and 1night in jaldapara both in govt. Lodge. Can you pls suggest which are the places we can visit in this short period, and approx transportation cost. Tour date-6th to 8th January ’17.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 3, 2016 8:27 am

      Hi,

      You can cover places like Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky Island, etc. from Murti. You can go for Jeep safari to Chapramari range and Gorumara range from Murti in morning and then transfer to Jaldapara. You can enjoy elephant safari in Jaldapara. It is always the best option to reserve a car for the entire trip. A small car will cost you Rs 2,200-2,500 and a large car will cost you Rs 2,500-2,700. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further details.

       
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  66. Abhishek Das December 3, 2016 3:27 pm

    sir I am abhishek. Want to plan dooars for 3 nights 4 days from kolkata. After reaching new mal station which hotel we can stay? Please include cost with meals. Then Please tell me from there where we go and how. Please includes rates of veichels.

    We are four adults will plan for the trip between 15th may to 20th may 2017. Please tell which sightseenn is better but please noted this is our first trip so that we can smoothly run it with our budget. We will spend 15k to 18k maxmimum for 4 people including everythings like hotel fare, meals, sight seeing cost, guide , driver,veichl etc. Please not more that that.
    Please also tell which hotel we stay and how we book the hotel with meals three times.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 5, 2016 8:45 am

      You can stay 2 nights at Murti or Jhalong and 1 night at Jaldapara. You can stay at WBTDC properties at all places. For Jaldapara, check out if Holong Tourist lodge is available or not. Holong is best place to stay at. If you find Holong is available then stay 2 nights at Jaldapara (Holong) and 1 night at Murti or Jhalong. Check out WBFDC and WBTDC websites.
      Best option of transportation is reserving a vehicle for the entire trip. A car will cost you Rs 2,500-2,700 per day. Sumo, Bolero, Max, etc. are available in this price range. Rates depends on season and demand. Rates are always negotiable. If you want I can connect you to the driver who drives me whenever I visit Dooars.

       
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      • Shreya agarwal December 7, 2016 10:54 am

        Hi abhijeet planning to go to doars for 7days ..plzzz plan my travel too that wil be so kind of you..i dont want to misss important places out dere.

         
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        • Abhijit Gupta December 8, 2016 9:36 am

          That means you have 6 nights – 7 days. You can spend 2 nights at Murti, 2 nights at Jaldapara and 2 nights at Buxa or Jayanti. Make sure you have a reserved car so that you wander freely and as when required. Please mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for further info.

           
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  67. Ashim Maity December 14, 2016 8:27 pm

    Hii I am Ashim Maity I am planning for a tour to dooars my travel dates will be from 25 th jan 2017 I will reach njp and will back while catching a train on 29th jan 2017.We are couple and want to visit both eastern and western parts of dooars.I had already booked my hotel at lataguri for 4 night.So can u suggest me with the itinieary and regarding the transportation cost either point to point basis or a small car for the entire trip.Can I cover jaldapara and return back to my hotel at lataguri.Kindly Suggest.It would be helpful if u mail me the itineary kindly note I want to explore the macimum in these 4 night 5 days considering the fact with a reasonable budget

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 16, 2016 9:02 am

      Dear Ashim,

      Unfortunately it is not a good idea to book rooms for 4 nights at Lataguri. It is a market area and town type area serves as the entry point to Gorumara National Park. Staying there is not a good option. One can only go for jeep safari inside Gorumara Park from there. One can also opt to go for jeep safari in Gorumara staying at other beautiful, scenic and serene places like Murti, Samsing, etc.

      There is no point of visiting Jaldapara if you can’t stay overnight. Jaldapara Sanctuary is famous for Safaris (elephant and jeep safari). It is very hard to get elephant safari tickets if you don’t stay at Govt. lodges. Jaldapara is a separate stay all together.

      You can cover Murti, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Paren, Rocky Island, etc. from Lataguri. The car will have to run much because these places are bit away from Lataguri.

      It is better if you hire or reserve a car for the entire trip. You can then move on your wish and when required. So make sure you reserve a car. Let me know if you need driver’s number. I can share my driver’s number if needed. You can mail me at “uvreachedavi@gmail.com” for info.

       
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  68. Plaban Bhowmick December 22, 2016 12:43 pm

    Hi Mr. Abhijit,

    I m planning to visit dooars at the end of January. I have 3 night and 4 days. Can I cover Gorumara, Jaldapara and Buxa? Please suggest the best way. please give me a plan for the tour

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta December 22, 2016 1:08 pm

      I feel you should skip anyone of the places you mentioned. It is better if you skip Buxa and focus on Gorumara and Jaldapara.

      The trip plan can be:
      Day 1: Reach Hasimara station, transfer to Jaldapara, O/N stay at Jaldapara
      Day 2: Enjoy early morning elephant safari, check-out and transfer to Murti, O/N stay at Murti
      Day 3: Visit Bindu, Jhalong and Chapramari range, enjoy afternoon jeep safari in Gorumara range, O/N stay at Murti
      Day 4: Go for a morning trip to Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky Island, transfer to New Mal Junction, board your train

      Kanchankanya Exp. is the train that ply directly takes you to Hasimara and you can board the same train from New Mal Junction.
      I suggest you to have a reserved car for the entire trip.

       
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  69. Sangget Khamrai December 29, 2016 11:09 am

    Hi Mr. Abhijit,
    I m planning to visit dooars at the Middle of January(13-16). I have 3 nights and 4 days. Please suggest the best way. please give me a plan for the tour. Pls. Provide info about where to stay & also about the conveynce..
    Note that we are 8 adults & 3 children(below 6yrs) in group. We will reach NJP on 13th Morning & will return from NJP on 16th aftetnoon.. thank u.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta January 5, 2017 6:53 am

      As your train tickets are upto NJP, you can cover Murti, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Paren, Chapramari and Gorumara range. I have mailed you the total trip plan. Check your inbox.

       
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  70. ARNAB CHAKRABORTY January 6, 2017 7:00 pm

    I am going dooars with my family(total 4 adult members) by kanchankanya exp on second week of april 2017. We will reach new mal jn on 8th april morning and will return on 11th april evening by kanchankanya. Please send me an breakup estimate of the following trip plan-
    i)1 day: new mal junc to tuskers den resort near gorumara NIC- safari at gorumara on 8th april afternoon.
    then back to hotel
    ii)2 day: tuskers den resort to jhalong, bindu ,murti, chapramari, samsing santhalikhola ,rock island.laligorush sightseen and back to lataguri hotel.
    iii) 3 day: lataguri to jaldapara wild hut resort-then jungle safari-back to hotel
    iv) 4 day: sightseen to phunstsilling and south khayerbari after breakfast and then new mal jn/hasimarato catch kanchankanya on evening
    * how much the total cost of car rent including all entry fees and fuel charges for 4 persons???
    * how much the total cost of sight seeing include jungle safari?

    please mail me,it is very urgent

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta January 9, 2017 9:18 am

      Jeep safari cost depends on ranges and towers covered. It varies from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 for a jeep. 6 people is accommodated in a jeep. You can get 4 individual tickets or you can rent a full Gypsy car. Elephant safari can be done only if you stay at Govt. lodges (WBFDC or WBTDC properties). Elephant safari costs Rs 600-700 per head and 4 people are taken on the elephant’s back.
      Best option is you hire or reserve a car for the entire trip. I do the same thing whenever I visit Dooars. The car will pick you up from station and drop you there after the trip. They charge on per day basis. If you want I can connect you to my driver. I travel with the same driver since last many years.

       
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  71. Manas Roy January 7, 2017 11:56 pm

    Hi, Abhijit ,
    I hope u r Good, we 6 friend planing(with Lava) to go dooars for 5night 6 day in 3rd week of February,2017 so can u help us to give a sweet plan for the trip in low budget.(our rout Sealdha to Maynaguri)

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta January 9, 2017 9:43 am

      5 nights-6 days are not enough to cover Dooars and you are including Lava within this plan. I don’t think it is a good plan. You can cover entire Dooars region and skip Lava this time. You can stay 2 nights at Murti, 1 night at Jaldapara and 2 nights at Buxa.

      If you insist I can surely make a plan for you including Dooars and Lava. Let me know.

       
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  72. Subhajit chakraborty January 10, 2017 5:53 am

    Hello avijit,
    I with my 5 more friends want to visit dooars,what are the places to travel and how many days it will require to visit all of them comfortably and also tell me the approx charge including lodging.pls tell me in details.pls rply soon its urgent.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta January 10, 2017 12:40 pm

      You can have a 6 nights – 7 days trip. There are 3 belts or tourist circuits in Dooars. 1st circuit needs 2 nights, 2nd circuit can be covered in 1 night stay and 3rd circuit can be covered in 3 nights stay. This is minimum night stays one needs. Details are mailed to you. Check your inbox. Revert back there only for further information.

       
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      • Subhajit chakraborty January 11, 2017 5:03 pm

        Avijit the amount you have told per head,its little high for us.can i get it around 7000 per head.the lodging charge especially,can we get any govt lodge for staying?if yes then how?pls tell me.and u mention the three circuit in dooars,pls can u tell me in details about the circuits i.e which places in which circuit.
        Thank u avijit for the help and hope to get your reply soon just like the previous one.thank you.

         
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        • Abhijit Gupta January 17, 2017 12:41 pm

          I have suggested lodging rates of Govt. lodges only. It can happen that you don’t get rooms with this tariff available on your days. In that case, you will have to look for other rooms which may cost you around Rs 2,300 per day or more. You can check WBFDC or WBTDC websites for details. In case you need rooms in private lodges, I can connect you to owners but room tariffs will be around Rs 2,000-2,500 per day across Dooars. If the budget is an issue, you can’t help it. You will have to reduce the number of days. I have already shared the approx. expenses, you can calculate and plan accordingly.

           
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  73. subhodeep roy February 19, 2017 8:12 pm

    hi there,

    im planning to visit dooars next month with my gf, can you provide me the details as in what are the places to visit, how to reach dooars , by train will be convenient or bus, and how much would thr whole trip cost per head.
    any help would be appreciated.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 22, 2017 6:14 am

      Let e know how many nights you are planning for. I would like to know exactly how many nights you will have in hand to stay there. I will plan accordingly.

      You can book train ticket upto New Mal Junction. Kanchankanya Exp. is the only train from Kolkata (Sealdah station) to any part of Dooars. See if train tickets are available. In case train tickets are not available upto New Mal Junction in Kanchankanya Exp. you can book tickets upto NJP station in any train and from NJP you can have a road drive upto any place near Gorumara.

       
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  74. Ananta.mandal February 20, 2017 7:45 am

    Hi, I will go for 4 days and 3 nights. 6 person would like to see dense forest and water falls rivers. Animal spotting not that much importent but would like to be in deep forest. Can tell me plan and approximate expense please?

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 22, 2017 6:47 am

      There are no waterfall across Dooars. Dooars is distributed in 3 tourist circuits. As you have 3 nights in hand, you can visit and cover the 1st circuit. You can stay at Murti for 1 night to enjoy a stay amidst nature with the Murti river by your side and 2 nights at Tilabari near Gorumara range and cover all nearby areas. I have sent you a detailed mail. Please do check your inbox and revert back there.

       
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  75. Abhijeet sinha February 22, 2017 1:05 pm

    Hi Abhijit

    We are planning to visit Dooers on april for 4 days

    Could you please help me to know places and hotels .I can stay

    Regards
    Abhijeet

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 23, 2017 10:43 am

      let me know is it 3 nights – 4 days or 4 nights – 5 days. I will suggest a plan accordingly. I can surely help you with all details. I have sent you a mail. Please revert back there.

       
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  76. Souvik Mukherjee February 22, 2017 6:23 pm

    hey i am planning to visit the dooars next month and i will reach njp station by 8 pm on 20th march and have to leave by 23rd morning.
    suggest me a good plan for my trip and also suggest the lodges which is good and not to expensive as well.

     
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  77. Suman February 23, 2017 1:21 pm

    Planning to visit Dooars with family and relatives. Total 8 person and will need 3 rooms. It will be a 2 night 3 days tour. So will reach on Sunday morning and will have train to kolkata on Tuesday evening.

    Please send me a itinerary friend.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta February 28, 2017 5:41 am

      Friend you can stay at Tilabari and cover other places of interest from there. You can trip to Murti, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky island, etc. You can also enjoy jeep safari in Gorumara or Chapramari range. I have mailed you detail, please check your inbox and revert back there.

       
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  78. Sulagna Basu March 1, 2017 2:35 am

    Hi Abhijit,
    I am very much impressed by your blog and inspired to travel all the places you have mentioned. I wish to travel alone with the cheapest ever travel plan. Please provide me with an expenditure idea and related details so as to decide how feasible is this travel idea.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 1, 2017 7:27 am

      Thank you for the appreciation. Unfortunately there are not adequate public transport across Dooars to places of interest. You would require a reserved car for the entire trip or you can book cars on point to point basis. You can stay at 1 place and enjoy safaris in jungles and go for local sightseeing. If you stay at Tilabari near Gorumara, you can go for jeep safari in Gorumara and if budget permits, you can reserve a car to go for sightseeing. Dooars have 3 tourist circuits. As you are 1st timer, you can visit the 1st circuit that includes Gorumara.
      Share your feedback and let me know your tentative dates of travel. I can suggest you further accordingly.

       
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  79. Rudranil Ghosh March 5, 2017 7:11 pm

    I will be visiting Dooars at the end of May 2017. We are two persons.
    Day 1 New Mal Junc to paren
    Day 2 Paren
    Day 3 Paren to Wbfdc Murti
    Day 4 Murti
    Day 5 Murti to Kalipur Eco Village
    Day 6 Train at night

    Now I have the following questions.
    1. Is Paren worth for 2 days?
    2. I will be using car from point to point basis. What will be the fare for —— New Mal to Paren, Paren to Murti Wbfdc, Murti to Kalipur Eco village, Kalipur to Ne Mal or Njp?
    3. For safari to Jatraprasad , will the Wbfdc people arrange it? For two persons what will be the cost for the safari ?
    4. Will a visit to Chukchuki for bird watching worth at the end of May? We are avid bird watchers.
    5.What is the best room or cottage in Murti?
    6.Can you a suggest a driver if I wish to take a car for the whole trip ? Is car available for point to point drop in this circuit?
    7. Can you improve upon the plan?
    8. If I get down at Maynaguri Road, will a car be available from there ?
    Thanks in advance.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 7, 2017 7:47 am

      Yes, Paren is beautiful and worth 2 nights stay. I don;t suggest a car on point to point basis but it is absolutely your call. The decision is yours, I can only suggest. If you need, I can connect you to my driver who drives me each time I visit there. If you are staying at Kalipur eco camp, it includes everything in the package including the elephant safari. If you are willing to do a jeep safari to Jatar Prasad watch tower, you can avail the jeep safari in Gorumara. You can buy tickets from Gorumara gate at Lataguri.

       
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  80. Sukriti Das March 18, 2017 4:56 pm

    Hi abhijit,
    Planning to visit dooars for 5days in may…We are 4 members.can you please suggest me about the trip plan and approx costing . Its my email id- sukritidas92@gmail.com

     
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  81. Pranab das March 24, 2017 12:45 pm

    We will be travelling Dooars on May13-18.Please give suggestion for best tour itenary.Also pls suggest good forest lodge/hotels at Jaldapara and there Mobile no. if any. If you have you can also give good local driver contact no. for 5 days.
    It will helpful to uss. We will 14 members including 5 child.

    Thanks

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 27, 2017 9:33 am

      Dear Pranab,

      I would like to know your arrival and departure station, dates and time. I would suggest further accordingly. As you are 14 member team, you can either hire a Tempo Traveler or two cars like Sumo or Bolero, etc. Revert back to my mail.

       
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  82. Jayanti Sinha March 27, 2017 4:40 am

    Dear Mr Gupta

    Is it possible to visit and see Dooars fully within a 3 days span of time and if yes could you please suggest the itenerary. Planning to go on 28.4 and shall return on 1.5.17.

    Thanks,

    Jayanti

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta March 27, 2017 9:36 am

      Yes, you can cover a certain part of Dooars. Let me know your exact dates, time and stations of arrival and departure. I would suggest further accordingly. I would also like to know total number of persons traveling.

       
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  83. sandip March 27, 2017 2:55 pm

    Dear Mr. Gupta
    I’ll go to dooars at first time with 7 family members,among this 4 are elder aged. We’ll go on 3th may and return on 8th may at hasimara rail station. Please help me for making a budget tour.
    If we stay at jaldapara lodge,then how do we arrange for a jeep safari in jaldapara and gorumara forest.
    How to reach in those pick point of jeep safari from Jaldapara tourist lodge?

    thanking you,

     
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  84. sandip March 28, 2017 7:04 pm

    Dear. Mr gupta
    I have mailed you regarding your tour plan. I have also some question. Please give your valuable response to me. My email- mondal422@gmail.com

    Thanking you

     
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  85. SANDIP March 29, 2017 2:53 am

    Dear Avijit
    Thanks a lot for giving your valuable time. You
    have made my journey more easy. But i have some questions. Please
    give your valuable time to it.
    1 Is there any good,reasonable prices hotel at tilabari.if yes then
    please tell me some name.
    2 How to go tilabari from new mal jn.
    3 What is the cost of car in hire for sightseeing at Tilabari, as
    well as the cost of hired car if we hire car for our whole tour.

    5 What is the cost of jeep safari in gorumara and jaldapar.
    6 According to your tour plan,if we check out from tilabari on 7th may
    at morning then we have to travel at jaldapara and bhutan with our
    luggage.
    Please tell some name of hotels near jaldapara,so that we can keep our
    luggage at hotel.

    Thanking You
    Sandip Mondal

     
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  86. Swata Das April 5, 2017 5:51 am

    We are a group of 3 people. our confirmed schedule is as follows:

    Jalpaiguri Road Station: 20/04/17 __ 11:00 AM (scheduled time of arrival)

    Sightseeing from resort at Gorumara on the same day as jungle remains closed on Thursdays

    21/04/17 Gypsy safari

    Return train: 23/04/17

    We have a free day on the 22nd. We don’t want to go to Buxa as the way back to the station will be quite time consuming.

    Which place would you suggest as we don’t want to stay in the resort either.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta April 6, 2017 10:02 am

      Let me know where are you staying? Which resort you are staying at?

      The trip plan can be:

      20th April: Reach Jalpaiguri road station, transfer to Tilabari or Lataguri, go for sightseeing to Bindu, Jhalong, Chapramari after lunch, O/N stay at hotel
      21st April: Go for a day trip to Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky Island, enjoy afternoon jeep safari in Gorumara, O/N stay at hotel
      22nd April: Go for a day trip to Coochbihar Rajbari and Phuntsholing in Bhutan, O/N stay at hotel
      23rd April: Check-out
      Share your feedback. I would suggest further accordingly.

       
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  87. Nandadulal sen April 20, 2017 7:52 am

    I want a trip plan for dooars 5 nights6 days.pls

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta May 11, 2017 9:20 am

      Hello,
      Thank you for landing on TravelDias. It would be my pleasure to help you with all details and info. I would need certain details from your end before I make a trip plan. I have mailed you. Plz find attached the sheet and revert back by filling up all details.

      I would suggest further accordingly.

       
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  88. TAPAS KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY May 1, 2017 1:39 am

    HI ABHIJIT BABU,
    REGARDS.
    WE HAVE PLANNED FOR DOOARS OF TOTAL 6 NIGHTS TOUR31. WE GET DOWN FROM TRAIN AT NEW MAYNAGURI 31ST MAY 12 AM FROM HOWRAH. AFTER JALPESH GO TO MURTI FOR NIGHT STAY AS GORUMARA REMAIN CLOSE ON 01/06/17. FROM MURTI WE WILL GO TO JHALLONG, BINDU, ON 03/06 REACH GORUMARA FOR NIGHT STAY AS WELL AS SAFARI. ON 04TH JUNE GO TO SUTALEKHOLA, ROCKY ISLAND AND NIGHT STAY AT SUNTALEKHOLA. 5TH GO TO JALDAPARA BARADABARI MALANGI LODGE STAY 5TH AND 6TH WITH A HOPE FOR ELEPHANT SAFARI. 7TH BY TRAIN RETURNED TO NJP FROM DALGAON AS OUR TICKET FROM NJP. AS THIS TRAIN ROUTE AS I HAVE HEARD ENJOYABLE.
    WE ARE TOTAL 7 HEAD INCLUDING 3 CHILDREN OF WHICH ONE IS 2 YEARS. SO WE DONT WANT OUR TOUR TO BE HECTIC( ALSO REMEMBERING IT IS HOT SEASON).
    WE WANT YOUR ADVICE, ANY CORRECTION OF TRIP IF NEEDED, NUMBERS FOR BOOKING CAR FOR THE TRIP AND THAT IS NO ROOM IS BOOKED TILL NOW. WE ARE ECONOMICALLY FROM MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY.

    PLEASE ANSWER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OTHERWISE WE WILL MISS THE CHANCE TO STAY IN FOREST.

    WBFDC AT SUNTALEKHLA AVAILABLE ON 4TH AND 5TH.

    N B – Another thing I forgot to ask yesterday, suggest some good location but low cost hotels in diff locations other than forest lodge to stay at night. Also which forest lodge to stay in gorumara and where to stay insuntalekhola.

     
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  89. Rahul sen May 14, 2017 8:48 am

    I am planning to visit dooars in the end of septmbr.. can u please suggest any hotel which is located in such a place from where all the tourist spots are easily accessable.. nd please can u tell me if the allow unmarried couples…

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta May 20, 2017 9:36 am

      All jungles remian closed till 15th September. So if you are planning, make sure you visit thge last week of Sept. or later. I have sent you a mail. Check and revert back for further details.

       
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  90. Shamba Chatterjee May 24, 2017 5:21 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    First of all – thank you so much for taking your time and answering all the queries from the people like me.

    We are planning to visit Doars during end of November – will stay there for 6 nights. I know Doars is a vast area – so can you please help me to prepare an optimum schedule/itinerary?. I don’t want the trip to be too hectic – but at the same time want to cover at least some of the best part of it.

    Also, can you please suggest the places where we should halt for night stay? (I want to spend at least 2 nights in each place)

    My email id: to.shamba@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Shamba

     
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  91. Saikat Reja June 13, 2017 10:45 am

    hello ,
    I planning to visit dooars for explore the forest and greenary in between mid of july to august . i am thinking to stay at lataguri for max to max 4 nights and 3 days. Besicaly my main attaintion is forest safary and landscape view . so, now the quastions are ….
    !. can you give me the suggession that how i have to set up the tour schedule?
    2. what will approx cost for this trip?
    3. how i will get transport to visit all places from hotel or i mean to say that what is the procedior for booking vahicles on that locality?

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta June 13, 2017 5:36 pm

      Hello,
      You can’t do safari because forest safari remains closed from July to Sept.
      Though you can visit Dooars and take your reserved car through the woods. Dooars has got a different charm during monsoon. You can surely visit but only thing you miss is jungle safari. Let me know what you decide. I would suggest further accordingly.

       
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  92. S. Mukherjee June 13, 2017 7:10 pm

    Mr. Abhijit, I have planned to go to explore doors with my car from Kolkata. I will start from kolkata on 27/9/17 morning. Will you please help me with a tour programme for 5 days. As such I will reach in the evening of 27 sept. and will leave the place on 1st Oct. morning for Kolkata. You may planned for Reserve forests or Jayanti Rajabhat khaoa, Lataguri etc. as per your choice. plz guide for accommodation also. My team consists of 5 heads

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2017 11:01 am

      Hello Dear,

      Couldn’t reply earlier as I was busy with some stuff. Please let me know if you are still looking for any information. I would love to help you with all details and information.

       
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  93. Abeer Datta July 23, 2017 3:38 pm

    Hi Abhijit,

    My queries is almost same as Shamba

    We two families (Total 6 Heads, 4 Nos. Adult & 2 Nos. Child) are planning to visit Dooars during the end of December – will stay there for 6 nights. I know Dooars is a vast area – so can you please help me to prepare an optimum schedule/itinerary?. I don’t want the trip to be too hectic – but at the same time want to cover at least some of the best part of it.

    Also, can you please suggest the places where we should halt for night stay? (I want to spend at least 2 nights in each place)

    Moreover also let me know whether govt. resort/ lodges is best to stay or the private hotels/ lodge.

    & Secondly I want to stay one day in Phuntsholing also

    Thanks & regards
    Abeer Datta

    My email id: abeerdatta@gmail.com

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2017 10:41 am

      Hello Dear,

      Couldn’t reply earlier as I was busy with some stuff. Please let me know if you are still looking for any information. I would love to help you with all details and information.

       
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  94. Ayan Mukherjee July 29, 2017 8:46 pm

    Hi,
    I always have to attaction of jungle. That’s why I have planned a tour for Dooars in September 2017.Actually on 17th we shall have our train from Sealdah. On 18th we will reach on Malbazar juntion at 9:30 AM. I have decided that we will take our breakfast and lunch at our hotel. Then after that we will leave for the Wildlife.On 19th, we will go Bhutan(Only 2-3 places where the visa processes are not needed and we can enjoy the beauty of mountain e.g. Phunsholling).On 20th we will cover Murti and other local places and will leave hotel to get back to home.

    Can you give me your ideas on this below questions:

    1)When will be the best time for Wildlife ?
    2) Is the Bhutan tour worth for us as we all are nature lover and photographer. We eager too take the mountain snaps over there.
    3)On 20th, will Murti and other local sight seen complete?

    If you have better plan for this, please guide me asap. I will plan accordingly.

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2017 10:39 am

      Hello Dear,

      Couldn’t reply earlier as I was busy with some stuff. Wish I could reply earlier. Please let me know if you are still looking for any information. I would love to help you with all details and information.

       
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  95. Indranil Saha September 4, 2017 7:30 am

    Hi,

    I am planning to visit Dooars. We are a group of 3 and planning to stay there for a week. So, can please suggest a suitable itinerary so that we can cover maximum of Dooars. Also, please mention the cost for trip i.e., safari cost, hotel cost, etc. I would also like to know if it is advisable to book the car including everything or just the car and then pay for the km’s travelled???

    Regards,
    Saha

     
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    • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2017 9:53 am

      The trip plan for a week would be:

      Day 1: Reach New Mal Jn., transfer to Tilabari, stroll around, O/N stay at Tilabari
      Day 2: Go for sightseeing to Bindu, Jhalong, Chapramari, O/N stay at Tilabari
      Day 3: Enjoy jeep safari in Gorumara forest, O/N stay at Tilabari
      Day 4: Check-out and go for a day trip to Phuntsholing in Bhutan, check-in Jaldapara, O/N stay at Jaldapara
      Day 5: Enjoy early morning jeep safari in Jaldapara, check-out and transfer to Buxa, O/N stay at Buxa/Jayanti
      Day 6: Full day sightseeing, O/N stay at Buxa-Jayanti
      Day 7: Check-out and transfer to Alipurduar Jn., board your train (Kanchankanya Express)

      You can either take a car for point to point basis or hire a car for the entire tour. The car would pick you up from station and drop you after at station again. If you need, I can share my contact details. You can stay at the properties I stay Dooars. Let em know. If you are interested, I can share mobile no of the owner and you can have a check directly.
      Revert back in mail.

       
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    April 2, 2015

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    Thank you Abhijit for all those information. Your details really helped me in completing my journey with a very satisfying note. Will consult you next time for sure.

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