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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289 thoughts on “Dooars Tour Plan”

  1. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
          1. 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.

             
        1. 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

           
          1. 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”.

             
          2. 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.

             
    2. 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…

       
    1. 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.

       
      1. 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.

         
      2. 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.

         
        1. Hi,

          I will be visiting Dooars by train from kolkata to Dooars in October 2018

          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 details.

           
    1. 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.

       
  2. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  3. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  4. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  5. 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..

     
    1. 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.

       
  6. 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.

     
  7. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  8. 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.

     
  9. 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!

     
    1. 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.

       
      1. 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?

         
        1. 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.

           
  10. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  11. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
    1. 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.

       
  12. 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

     
  13. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  14. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  15. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
    1. 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.

       
  16. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  17. 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

     
  18. 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. –

     
    1. 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.

       
  19. 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..

     
    1. 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.

       
  20. 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..

     
    1. 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”.

       
  21. 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

     
    1. 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”

       
  22. 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

     
    1. 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”

       
  23. 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.

     
  24. 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.

     
  25. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  26. 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?

     
  27. 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

     
  28. 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…..

     
    1. 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.

       
    1. 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.

       
  29. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  30. 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

     
  31. 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

     
  32. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  33. 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 .

     
    1. 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.

       
  34. 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?

     
  35. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  36. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  37. 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 .

     
  38. 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.

     
      1. 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.

         
        1. Thanks for reply. I have already booked accomodation at lataguri. Uptill now there is no mail received from your end as mentioned.

           
      1. I have not yet received your mail. I have checked inbox of my email.
        Would you kindly take the pain as to whether you have mailed your comments to my email ID.

         
    1. 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.

       
  39. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
    1. 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.

       
  40. 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

     
  41. 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..

     
  42. Hi Abhijit,

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

    Thanks,
    Sourish Gupta

     
  43. 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?

     
    1. 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.

       
  44. 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.

     
  45. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  46. 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

     
  47. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  48. 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.

     
  49. 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

     
  50. 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.

     
    1. 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”.

       
  51. 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.

     
  52. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  53. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
      1. 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.

         
        1. 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.

           
  54. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  55. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  56. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  57. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  58. 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)

     
    1. 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.

       
  59. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
      1. 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.

         
        1. 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.

           
  60. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  61. 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?

     
    1. 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.

       
  62. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  63. 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.

     
  64. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  65. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  66. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  67. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  68. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  69. 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,

     
  70. 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

     
  71. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
    1. 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.

       
  72. 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.

     
  73. 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…

     
    1. 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.

       
  74. 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

     
  75. 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?

     
    1. 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.

       
  76. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  77. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  78. 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.

     
    1. 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.

       
  79. 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

     
    1. 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.

       
  80. Hi,
    We are planning to visit dooars from dec 8th 2017 to dec 10th.

    FORESTS :
    JALDAPARA
    GORUMARA

    OTHER PLACES :
    BINDU DAM
    SAMSING
    MURTI RIVER

    Can you please help us with accomidation.!!!

     
  81. Hi
    I am planning to visit dooars this Nov last week with 5-6 of my friends. We want to stay in a river camp or cottage close to jungle. Want to visit most of the places in 6 days trip. We will reach NJP via railway. Can you suggest the route plan and details of where to stay and what can be the estimated cost??

    Thanks for your help!!

     
  82. Hi Abhijit,

    We are travelling to NJP on 23th of December at night time. We are planning a three to four day trip and returning on 27th morning train. Can you suggest what are areas we can visit in dooars only with gorumara and murti are in favour. Time is short but you assistance would be great.

    Regards,
    Abhrajit

     
  83. Hi Abhijit,

    Need help here, I am planning my Dooars trip with my family (Me, my Wife, a Kid and my mother) in the month of Dec 2017 (arrival at NJP on 16th Dec and departure on 21st Dec). I have never been there. As i have my family along, I am bit concern about where to stay, which location to visit, transportation from NJP and back. A package tour is costing me 53000(excluding air fare, lunch, dinner) not sure if this charges are in higher side or lower side, Can you please help?

     
  84. I am planning to visit dooars for 5 days in jan 2018. Please suggest an itinerary for us. We have planned 2 days stay in jaldpara T L and two nights in Mutri Lodge . What are places that can be covered. We would like to see both wildlife and river. Thanks in advance.

     
  85. Dear Avijit

    I am visiting dooars in January 2018 with my wife. I have booked onward journey tickets by Kanchankanya Exp. on 06. 01. 18 upto hasimara and return journey tickets on 13. 01. 18 by same train, also from hasimara. So we have 6 nights/7 days stay.

    Kindly help me by making a detailed tour plan for all the three circuits.

    I have booked accommodation at Tuskers Den from 7th to 9th and at Jaldapara Tourist Lodge from 10th to 12th.

    I want to book a car for entire trip. What will be the approximate cost of renting the car ? Also please pass on the contact details of a good and reliable driver if you know one.

    With best regards.

    Anjan Chakraborty

     
  86. I am planning to go to dooars with 4 friends. I want to know which places I should visit and what would be the best way to complete the tour. It would also be very helpful if someone can tell me about the hotels and over-night staying.

     
  87. Hi,
    I have mailed you my travel plan. Request to please reply back with your valuable suggestion.
    I am travelling on 5 th jan for 3 night 4 days with my wife.

    Regards,
    Siddhartha

     
  88. I have plan to visit Dooars for 3 night 25.01.18 to 27.01.18.
    Please help me for chalk out the plan. We are 4 people

     
  89. Hi Abhijeet,
    Thanks for the information. I want to visit Gangtok and dooars. Kindly confirm is it suitable to visit dooars during X’mas and how far is it from Gangtok.
    Also suggest me some good hotels within budget. Finally how many nights are sufficient for two of us to see dooars and an approx expense in dooars incl taxi hotel driver and sightseeing.

     
    1. Closest place in Dooars to Gangtok located almost 5 hours away. If you are looking for Gangtok+Dooars, you should stay at Tilabari in Dooars. It is close to Gangtok compared to other places and you can cover most places in Dooars from here. If you want to visit Gangtok only in Sikkim, you can stay for 3 nights there and stay 3 nights in Tilabari in Dooars.

      I can surely help you with cars and lodging contact details. Before that, make your mind and decide on your trip plan. You can call me on my mobile to discuss further.

       
  90. Hi Abhijit,

    I’m planning to visit Dooars for 3 to 5 nights in December. I will either arrive at NJP by train or Bagdogra airport and start the trip to Dooars by hiring a vehicle for the entire duration of the trip.

    I know nothing about Dooars so can you please suggest in which area I need to stay for how many nights (I prefer the WBDTC lodges as I heard their location is good).

    I will not be coming to Dooars again so I dont mind extending my trip beyond 5 nights if required to make the most of this trip.

    Also how can I book the dry vehicle beforehand.

    Any suggestion is welcome.

    Thanks,
    Abhijit

     
    1. If you have alreday made your mind that you would not visit the place again, so its better you spend 6 nights there. You can cover most part of it then. You can hire the car for the entire trip including fuel, driver, etc. No need to go for dry car. It would be expensive and it is too complicated to calculate. Better if you pay the driver on per day basis. You can check WBFDC lodges and see if these are available on your travel dates. If not, you will have to lodge at private resorts. There are so many private resorts which even better compared to govt. resorts. You must book your lodging before hand. Give me a call on my mobile and let us discuss in detail.

       
  91. Hi Abhijit,
    I am planning 3N/4D Dooars tour on first week of March with my Husband & 3 yrs of child. As we all know Dooars is a vast area and me & my child don’t take heavy journey , we could not plan our trip.
    Can you please make tour plan for me with some relaxsation?
    We will arriving NJP on 6th March early morning and take a train on 9th march, 4:00pm from NJP.
    If we book a dry car, what will be the rate? Is this profitable?

    Waiting for your reply,
    With Regards
    Sweety Mondal

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  92. Hi Abhijit,
    I am planning 3N/4D Dooars tour on first week of March with my Husband & 3 yrs of child. As we all know Dooars is a vast area and me & my child don’t take heavy journey , we could not plan our trip.
    Can you please make tour plan for me with some relaxsation?

    We will arriving NJP on 6th March early morning and take a train on 9th march, 4:00pm from NJP.

    If we book a dry car, what will be the rate? Is this profitable?

    Waiting for your reply,
    With Regards
    Sweety Mondal

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  93. Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to make a trip for 3 days ..to dooars and the near by places (which are worth to visit)
    I need the best plan for the tour, cost for two persons
    Could you please help me out ?

    Rgards,
    Jit..

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  94. A many thanks to you from total zero persons about dooarse like me. After going through all of your post all i have is one request that plz suggest me a 3/4 days tour plan where i can have feel of adventure by jungle Safari or any trekking (if possible)or anything. Thank you so much.

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  95. Hi ,

    I’m planning to visit Dooars for 4 nights in March-2018. I will arrive at Alipur Duar junction on March-18-2018 at 12:30 PM by Kanchankanya Exp and will return on March-22-2018 at 05:30 PM by Padatik Exp. From Alipurduar Junction to Alipurduar Junction.

    We’re five member(2 couple with one 1 year child) and we would like to stay in 2 hotels for 4 nights (2 nights/hotel). Can you please suggest me hotel location and trip plan? So, we can book our hotel regarding your suggested tour plan. I’m very confused about our tour plan and unable to book the hotel due to proper tour plan. Please suggest me a proper tour plan from Alipurduar to Alipurduar.

    Thanks,
    Sudip

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  96. I am planning to go Dooars from 1st Feb to 4th Feb this year
    Can you send me the complete details for Hotels, Food, Safari(Jeep & Elephant)

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  97. i WANT VISIT DOORS . PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANEY DAYS I HAVE TO STAY IN DOORS TO VISIT ALL PLACES AND ONLY GORUMARA JUNGLE. FROM WHERE WE HAVE STAY. i AM WAITING FOR YOUR ANSWER.

     
    1. Apologize that I couldn’t manage to reply earlier. I was busy with some stuff. I hope you understand that it is so difficult for me to check and respond to each query. I think it is better if we speak. Please call me on my mobile after 9 pm any day. I can surely help you with all details.

       
  98. Hi ,

    I’m planning to visit Dooars for 5 nights in April-2018. I will arrive at NJP Railway Station on April,-01-2018 at 10 AM by Paharia Express and will return on April 06 at 8 PM by Paharia Express From NJP Station to Howrah Junction.

    We’re four members(3 Adult and one 11 year child) and we would like to stay in Govt. Forest Bungalow for 5 nights. Can you please suggest me your opinion in this regard about my trip plan and describe the place where we will stay so that we can book our forest bungalow as per your opinion. I’m very confused about our tour plan and unable to book the accommodation due to proper tour plan. Please suggest me a proper tour plan for my tour.

     
  99. Hi Frnd,

    We have planing to enjoy in dooars in the month of may please let me know the full budge of 4 night and 5 days and suggest me best tourist place in dooars
    me and my wife moving from kolkata.

     
  100. We are 7 members of 3 families going to Dooars from 27.04.2018 at NJP to 01.05.2018 at NJP. Our return train is at 4 p.m. from NJP station. We have booked our accommodation from 27.04.2018 to 29.04.2018 at Ja;dapara & 29.04.2018 to 01.05.2018 at Lataguri. Suggest us the best plan for cover up the maximum areas of Dooars.

    Rgds

     
    1. Hello,

      Please call me over the phone any day after 9 pm. I can surely help you with all details and information you need. It’s better we talk rather than writing long emails. That would save time at both ends.

      Have a nice day. Cheers!

       
  101. Hi I am wildlife lover, so i want to make a visit in dooars on October. Please suggest me the best itinerary including Stay & Safari.

     
    1. You can spend 5-6 nights for a good experience. If you can afford more days, that would be better. You can call me over the phone any day after 9.30 pm for details if you want. You can enjoy jeep safaris there in Dooars. I do not endorse elephant safaris anymore because this is painful to these elegant animals. They come across painful training and torture. It would be good if you can skip elephant riding on your trip.

       
  102. Hello Abhijit,

    I have planned coming North Bengal Tour As follows (with my wife and 2 sons),

    Day 1 Teesta-Torsa Ex. Right Time 07:15 AM @ New Alipurduar Station
    17/03 Stay – Maynabari/Turturi khanda
    SightSeeing – Bhutan Ghat

    Day 2 Stay – Buxa (Rajabhatkhawa) ?
    18/03 SightSeeing – Jayanti, Sikia Jhora,
    Buxa Jeep Safari ?

    Day 3 Stay – Raimatang
    19/03

    Day 4 Totopara, Early Morning
    20/03 Mendabari Jungle camp, Chilapata (Booking Done)
    Elephant Safari, Evening time 3-5PM
    Book Jeep Safari from “Kodalbasti Point”
    for Jaldapara

    Day 5 Jaldapara Tourist Lodge ( Booking Done)
    21/03 Book Elephant Safari from “Jaldapara Tourist Lodge” or
    next day Early morning
    South Khairibari Eco Park, Kunjanagar Eco Park
    Jeep Safari from “Jaldapara Tourist Lodge” Evening time 3-5PM.

    Day 6 Jaldapra Elephant Safari, Early Morning
    22/03 Stay – Bandapani Forest Camp (Booking Done)
    Sightseeing – Makrapara Tea Garden, Gomtu Gumpha, Garuchira eco-
    Tourism center

    Day 7 Stay – Gorumara Elephant Camp, Dhupjhora
    23/03 Elephant Safari
    Sightseeing – Kalipur, Ramsai

    Day 8 Gorumara Jeep Safari
    24/03 Stay – Chapramari Wilderness Camp, Panjhora

    Day 9 Stay – Paren (Booking Done)
    25/03 Sightseeing – Jhalong, Bindu, Todey, Tangta Monastery

    Day 10 Stay – Kolakham
    26/03 Sightseeing – Samsing, Suntaley Khola, mal Bazar Bapir Hotel

    Day 11 Stay – Red panda Camp, Neora Valley
    27/03

    Day 12 Back to NJP Station (Before 5 PM).
    28/03

    Now, If you can help me out with some info and suggestions, highly appreciated.

    1. Is there really any available staying option @ Buxa (Rajabhatkhawa), as I read all staying options are now closed due to NGT ruling. If any, Please suggest, otherwise, I prefer to stay another day @ Maynabari/Turturi khanda and Visit Jayanti Etc. from there.
    2. Is Buxa Jeep Safari still running?
    3. Most Important, contact No.of a Good Driver, well experienced with all terrains and well conditioned vehicle with ready to venture, what may arise.
    Unfortunately, I lost contact with my old friend “Bablu” with his Tata Sumo Gold LX, from Alipurduar ( # WB70C4192).

    27 years back when studying in Coochbehar, vividly roamed in North Bengal, ofcourse, it is totally different dooars now ( last visited in July 2015), I hoped, I could give my family some touch it still left.

    I share your same thought “Till date I have visited so many places of interests and offbeat destinations in India and looking forward to visit more. There are so many places on the list and I am scared that a life is not enough to cover one-fourth of India’s places of interest” – Thanks.

     
    1. Hello,

      It is a long email indeed. Thank you for landing on my blog. I think it is better if we speak over the phone. You can call me any day after 9.30 pm. It’s better if we speak rather than writing long emails. Will save time at both ends. I can surely help you with all details you need.

      Have a nice day. Cheers!

       
  103. Hello Avijit sir.
    I am planning for dooars tour this upcoming month on 10/04/2018. I wanna make my tour plan for 3 days.
    So please suggest me the best places of dooars that I should cover within those 3 days. As on the fourth day(14/04/2018) I will be leaving for my return journey to Kolkata.
    But I also had a wish to visit jhalong. So do advise me if I could cover that place according to your suggestions you give.
    Also help me with the budget required to carry. I will travel alone, so tell me the sum total budget of one head for this whole journey.

    Thank you.

     
  104. hi,abhijit..
    i am planning to go to dooars this puja.We are 2 people only. I would like to stay there for 6 or 7 nights.Can you suggest me a tour plan for this tour within this duration.Also please provide me some details of good hotels and also some car service for the sight seeings.
    i am looking forward for your cooperation to make this trip memorable.

    regards
    soumava

     
  105. Hi.
    I m Planning for an one day programme visiting sight seen in dooars. Which palaces will be coverd and cost.plz confirmed me.

     
  106. Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to visit Doars between 12-15 th July with my wife and 4 year old son. Please let me know is this a good time to visit or should I avoid due to rainy season? Could you please also suggest places which we can cover in 3 nights/4 days. I will be coming from Kolkata.

    Thanks,
    Saikat

     
  107. we 7 people are reaching on 26th october,we have booked Bonani lodge for 2 days…please help us to get a car which will take us from Njp bus stand on 26th and help us to visit all places nearby and on 28th afternoon will leave us in Njp…thanks in advance….

     
  108. how much day want for complete the total doors trip.. Please tell me.. Its very urgent.. And all time resort & lodge available there? Please guide me. Where, I can stay safely. And how to book the hotel..

     
    1. You can complete the entire Dooars circuit in 6 nights – 7 days minimum. I suggest you to book your accommodations well in advance. You can write back to me or call me on 9831540384 to discuss further in detail.

      Do you plan to stay at Lingtam?

       
  109. Hi , I am wanting to visit dooars for 3 days during Puja…
    Can u tell about the places to visit and want will be approximate cost? I will be plying from Kolkata

     
  110. Hi Mr.Abhijit,
    can you plz suggest me a tour plan of dooars with my parents covering 6 days stay so that we can cover maximum mesmerizing landscapes of dooars?probable starting point jaldapara(hasimara stn) and also mention the favourable time for the journey plz

     
    1. Hello Samridhya,

      I apologise for my late response. Are you done with your Dooars tour or still looking for any information? I would love to help you.
      You can write back to me or call me on 9831540384.

       
  111. Hi Abhijit,
    Took me some time after my Dooars trip to post this.

    I want to thank you wholeheartedly for the wonderful guidance and tips that you had provided me for my Doors Trip. Especially the presence of a guide and a companion like Bachhu Da made the experience even more special. It is really commendable on your part to help fellow travelers and I really appreciate your time and support.
    Keep up the good work !! wish you happiness always.

     
  112. Dear Avijit,
    Greetings!
    Calling you back from south kolkata.
    Dear, desire to spend 2 nights on the bank of river Murty during Mid-april 2019.
    Pl inform me:
    a) how much would or should be cost of CAR for up & down from NJP, b) Cost for move to either Chilapata or Binnaguri side, for a CAR if we keep for all the time with us, c) Any good CAR with Driver known, pl let me know– he who knows the area, soft-spoken, well-mannered.
    Hope by the Grace of God, you are keeping fine.
    thanks.
    n.ganguly

     
    1. That’s my driver in north Bengal. Watch him here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqk2351mPY8
      Cost of a sedan would be Rs 2,500-2,600 per day (Swift Dzire and others), small car would cost you Rs 2,300-2,500 per day and a large car would cost you Rs 2,500-2,700 per day and a luxury SUV car like Innova will cost you Rs 4,500 per day.

      I know Bachhu da, a native from north bengal who is the best person I pick for when I visit Dooars. Let me know if you need his contact number.

       
  113. Dear Abhijit,
    Greetings!!

    We, a group of 9 Adults & 3 children, are planning to visit dooars during December 2019. We planned our trip in the following manner and we will be grateful if you modify the plan, if necessary, and guide us to have the best trip:

    Day 1: Reach New Mal Junction..
    Where we need to stay – at Murti or at Lataguri?
    Visit Medla Watch Tower at afternoon..

    Day 2: Visit Jhalon, Bindu…
    can we visit applestone view point and neora forest along with this?

    Day 3: Morning Jungle Safari…
    Visit Samsing, Santalekhola…

    Day 4: Move to Jaldapara…
    Visit chilapata jungle at afternoon…

    Day 5: Visit Jayanti, Rajabhatkhawa…
    can we visit Sikiajhora along with this?

    Day 6: Return journey…

    Please suggest some good hotels at Lataguri / Murti as well as Jaldapara (govt and non govt also)…

    Also please suggest rate of cabs and contact numbers…

    We will eagerly wait for your reply…

    Thanks in advance…

    Regards,

    Tanmoy

     
    1. Dear Tanmoy,

      Thanks for reaching out to TravelDias and writing to me. I am happy to share my feedback here. Kindly refer to my remarks below:
      1. I don’t suggest staying at Lataguri. It’s a chaos out there. You can stay a few kilometers away in a serene place which is not chaotic. I personally don’t prefer to stay at Lataguri these day though I stayed quite a few times there in my initial visit to Dooars. Murti is much better option and even places like Tilabari is also good to stay over nights. There are many hotels or resorts in and aorund Murti, Tilabari, etc.
      Jatra Prasad watch tower is the best option. Medla is not bad either but given two options, I would go with Jatra Prasad.

      2. The day you reach Murti or Tilabari or Lataguri, you can cover Bindu, Jhalong and Chapramari forest range in afternoon after having your lunch. Visiting Bindu in afternoon or late afternoon is worth. Do not forget to taste the delicious momos in local stalls there.

      3. You can do morning jeep safari in Gorumara and then cover Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky island, etc. in the afternoon or vice-versa. You can go for sightseeing in morning and do jeep safari in afternoon.

      4. If you are not interested in elephant safari, I will not suggest you to visit Jaldapara. Jaldapara is good for elephant safari. To experience elephant safari, you must have your booking in forest guest house or govt. property. Tourists staying in govt. lodges in Jaldapara gets priority of doing elephant safari over tourists staying in private resorts or hotels in Jaldapara or any part of Dooars. If you ave aged persons in your team, its better to skip elephant safari unless you are fit to do so and are passionate about safaris.

      5. Yes, you can visit Sikiajhora on your visit to Buxa and Rajabhatkhawa range. I am sure you will love the boat ride in the shallow waters.

      I will shortly share a detailed email with you. Kindly refer to my mail.

       
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