Murti in Dooars Region of North Bengal

By Abhijit Gupta • In Forests12 Comments

Murti in Dooars

Murti is a picturesque place of interest in Dooars region of north Bengal for the travellers who are nature lovers. Murti is the paradise for the nature lovers and the environmentalists. Murti is a must viist place in your Dooars tour plan. The hilly river Murti makes the place an awesome one with greenery on its banks. The river has got good current in rainy season but in rest of the time a bath in the knee deep crystal clear water of the river is must for the tourists. Travelers looking for jungle safari in Gorumara National Park can spend a couple of days in Murti before heading towards jungle safari and can go for sight-seeing around the place. Travelers looking for peace, serenity and the thrill of forest must visit Murti. Gorumara National Park entry point is just a few kilometers away from Murti and there are many spots and places of interest that a traveler can visit by hiring a car.

Murti – How To Reach

Kanchan Kanya Express departs from Sealdah at 8.30 in the evening and reaches New Mal Junction around 12.30pm next day. This is the best train from Kolkata as the train takes you through the dense forest and tunnels and at the best time in the morning. The train journey is another memorable experience that a traveler would find. Once the train leaves NJP station, it takes the route through the jungles and tunnels. On both side you find tall trees and signboards displaying the text “Elephant Corridor”. If you are lucky enough, you can spot an elephant or a group of it. You can even spot a peacock or a bison through the windows of the train. I would suggest you to be ready with your lenses to take the snap.

murti dooars train route

Murti – Hiring a car for sight-seeing

Once you reach New Mal Junction and put your feet out of the station, you would find cabs are waiting outside. Drivers would approach you to take a car. A Maruti Omini ( Seating capacity – 8 ) takes around Rs. 400 to drop you in your resort at Murti. I would suggest you to take a car for the whole trip, that means the car takes you to Murti, takes you for sight-seeing and other spots to visit and stays with you at night. I suggest this because it can be a great help in case of any emergency anytime. Apart from this you can ask your driver to take you out at night in the street through the forest and experience the thrill of night life in such a dense forest. For this you need to manage your resort manager because they usually don’t allow guests to step out at night.

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.

murti dooars

Murti Sight-seeing

You can visit various places of interest around Murti which are really exotic destinations. Some of the places you can visit are listed below:

  • Bindu
  • Jhalong
  • Jaldhaka
  • Rocky Island
  • Samsing
  • Suntalekhola

murti dooars


Activities I had enjoyed in Murti:

  • A dip in the crystal clear water of the hilly river Murti
  • Strolling around the place and clicking some fantastic snaps
  • Camp fire at night with dinner at the resort
  • Slideshow of wild animals and forest arranged by the resort
  • Taking out the car at night to travel through the dense forest

Points to be remembered

  • While traveling, ask your driver to drive slowly. It would increase your chances of spotting a wild animal.
  • Do not tease or disturb any wild animal. You must watch and observe the nature silently.
  • Please keep the forest clean. Do not litter with plastic, paper, water bottles etc.
  • Listen to your driver. He would be the best companion cum guide.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by the guide when you go inside the jungle

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About Abhijit Gupta A traveler by passion and a digital marketing project manager by profession.


  1. Abhijit Chakraborty June 29, 2013 1:26 pm

    We will be going to murti in this puja vacation.thanks you to give me the information

  2. Sambuddha Mitra May 20, 2017 7:20 am

    Hello, As u have mentioned “Taking out the car at night to travel through the dense forest” , How to arrange this & can we book the car from Murti itself ??We are going to stay at Murti WBFDC cottage.

    • Abhijit Gupta May 20, 2017 8:14 am

      Sambuddha, the thing you are asking for is too personalized. I get these facilities and benefits from the driver I hire each time I visit Dooars. We are more of friends now. Why would a new driver who doesn’t know you or just there to cater to your needs would do these extra things unless he is a good guy. I have developed relationships with hotel owners and drivers over the past of years. So if you want these experiences like I enjoy, I would suggest you to go with the driver I know. As you have already booked you lodging, you would only need a driver. Actually in Dooars, it is always suggested to have a driver for the entire trip to have a comfortable and better trip experience. Let me know if you would love to talk to the driver I know.

      • sumedha das June 28, 2017 4:36 am

        Please can you give me the details of your driver. We will be travelling to gorumara and murti this September puja… I really need help.. I have my lodge booking with banani wbfdc. So if I get your driver details I will be thankful.

        • Abhijit Gupta September 4, 2017 10:48 am

          Hello Dear,

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

  3. Raisa July 6, 2017 6:05 am

    Which Watch tower should would you prefer in Gorumara for an exciting view…any personal specification ?

  4. Parvez Khalid October 10, 2017 9:45 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    I am planning to visit the Dooars during Oct end.
    Would be grateful if you can share the Driver’s name?
    Thanks & regards,


  5. Soumen Pandit October 28, 2017 4:26 am

    I’m going murti in Nov 4th..for two days.. Couple.. How can I utilise 2days in there..


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    April 2, 2015

    *****/5 stars

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

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