Dooars

Dooars

Tour Duration – 5 nights / 6 days

12,500/- per head

Hasimara Railway Station to Hasimara Railway Station

 The Dooars belonged to the Kamata Kingdom under the Koch dynasty; and taking advantage of the weakness of the Koch kingdom in subsequent times, Bhutan took possession of the Dooars. This region was controlled by the kingdom of Bhutan when the British annexed it in 1865 after the Bhutan War under the command of Captain Hedayat Ali. The area was divided into two parts: the eastern part was merged with Goalpara district in Assam and the western part was turned into a new district named Western Dooars. Again in the year 1869, the name was changed to Jalpaiguri District. After the end of the British rule in India in 1947, the Dooars acceded into the dominion of India and it merged with the Union of India shortly afterwards in 1949.

The native people of this region generally have Mongoloid features. They are composed of numerous tribes, including the Bodo in Assam, and the Rabha, the Mech, the Toto, the Koch Rajbongshi, the Tamang/Murmi, the Limbu, the Lepcha in Bengal. Most of the people found here are Nepali community . Apart from the tribal population, a large Bengali population (mostly displaced from the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) by the Partition of Bengal) also populate the Dooars and their culture emerged with local people.

The Dooars are famous for the tea gardens which were planted by the British. For working in the gardens, they imported labour from Nepal and the Chota Nagpur and Santhal Parganas. The Oraons, Mundas, Kharia, Mahali, Lohara and Chik Baraik are the tribals from these areas. The tribal of Chotanagpur origin are employed in tea gardens, which started production during the 1870s. Before the settlement of other communities, these people converted the forests into villages and busties (agriculture village). The remnants of these tribal people form a majority of the population in Western Dooars.

The Dooars is a large region and is dotted with many towns and cities. The largest city in the whole region stretching from the Darjeeling foothills to the Arunachal Pradesh foothills is Siliguri. This northern Bengal city is well connected with the rest of country by road, air and railway and is the business hub of the region.

The other major cities are Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Barpeta and Dhubri in Assam. Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Malbazar, Mainaguri and Birpara are the major cities of the Dooars in West Bengal, and Kishanganj in Bihar. Also, the commercial capital of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, near Jaigaon, can be considered a part of this region.

Day – 1, Arrive Hasimara Station – Gorumara ( 86 km / approx 2 hour drive)

Pick up from Hasimara Railway Station & transfer to Gorumara. Arrive & Check in to the hotel. After lunch take a safari at Garumara National Park.Garumara is a National Park and famous for One horned Rihnos. Many other wildlife you may visit here at well as birds too. After back from safari enjoy your tea with snacks at hotel. Over night at Gorumara.

Day – 2, Gorumara Sightseeing

After breakfast visit to Jhalang / Bindu / Dalgaon view point via Chapramari Forest. After Lunch visit Samsing / Suntalekhola / Rocky Island/Laligurs View Point.These is local villages with mesmerizing view of valleys and green tea garden. Back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Gorumara.

Day – 3, Gorumara – Jaldapara (80 km / approx 2 hour drive)

 After breakfast drive to Jaldapara. On the way visit Khayerbari Leopard Resque center where wounded leopards and tigers are kept for treatment. Arrive & Check in to hotel. Evening free for collection for Elephant Safari tickets. Overnight stay at Jaldapara.

Day – 4, Jaldapara Sightseeing

After Breakfast enjoy Elephant Safari at the core area of Jaldapara National. Then visit to Phuntsoling. Phuntsoling is a town at Bhutan. Here you may visit 2 points. There is a crocodile plant for reserving the crocodile and there is a ghumpha called Kharbandi. On the way back take a drive through the dense forest of Chilapata, where you may fill the thrill the jungle. You may also try for the Jungle Safari in Chilapata forest to “Nal Rajar Gagh”-a famous ruin in the forest. Overnight stay at Jaldapara.

Day – 5, Jaldapara – Buxa – Jaldapara (70 km / approx 2 hour drive)

Early morning enjoy Elephant Safari at Jaldapara National. After breakfast drive to Buxa,Jayanti and Rajabhatkhaaa. Buxa is a tiger reserve famous for elephants.There is a fort femous for the british period prison where Netaji was kept. You can take hike for reaching there. Or you can enjoy a jungle safari at Jayanti. Then back to Jaldapara. Overnight stay at Jaldapara.

Day – 6, Jaldapara – Hasimara Station (13 km / approx 20 min drive)

After Breakfast drop to Hasimara  Railway Station.

Tour End.

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