WELCOME TO DOOARS - THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF BENGAL
Welcome to your Dooars Package Tour from Meilleur Holidays. Dooars is a mystical magical land that has been fascinating travellers, nature lovers and holiday makers from decades with its extraordinary unparallel beauty. Recently due to initiatives taken by West Bengal Government to promote Dooars and its surrounding travellers are frequently visiting for Dooars Tour.
It is believed that the word ‘DOOARS’ has been originated from the Assamese word ‘DUAR’ which literally means ‘DOOR’. Long before Dooars was spread with a vast region across Bengal, Assam & Bihar. But today Dooars signifies only Bengal Dooars which comprises of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling & Coochbehar district of West Bengal. In this Dooars Tours, you will cover most of the places of these three districts of West Bengal.
For people who love enjoying the beauty of forests, a Dooars Tour Packages can be a favourite holiday spot. A jungle need not always mean you will have to go as far as Africa. With limited expenses and a short duration, a Dooars Tour will not disappoint you. It is impossible that you will not fall in love with the natural beauty of Dooars. The popular places here are Jaldapara, Gorumara, Chilapata, Buxa, Chalsa. During Jaldapara Elephant Safari, one can spot rhinos, elephants, deer, bison, peacock, hornbill and other animals and birds. While you pass by the Jayanti Falls, you can see side of the Himalayan Range that fall alongside Bhutan. Sitting near the mountain river in the midst of a dense forest will definitely be one of the most memorable holidays in your life. Places like these are the unforgettable spots in Dooars.
DOOARS – ECONOMICAL IMPORTANCES
About two or three decades ago what we supposed to think about Dooars was 3 "T" i.e. Tea, Timber & Tobacco. Throughout your Journey to Dooars Package Tour you can relax and enjoy the vast tea plantations spreading miles in the heart of Himalayas. Tea that is produced in this region is of excellent quality and huge quantity of them is exported in different parts of the world meeting its demand and help in economical growth by earning foreign currency.
Stretching about 3400 sq mi from Teesta River in the west to Sankosh River in the east, this entire area is covered with dense forest. High quality timber that is found in this vast Dooars forests like Gorumara, Jaldapara, Chilapata, Mahananda & Buxa holds another economical importance in this region. Many valuable species of woods can be found in this forest among them “SAL” is the most valuable as per commercial aspects. It is hard, durable and used in various uses like buildings, furniture’s, doors, windows and others wooden structures. You can find a large number of saw mills and plywood factories during your Dooars Tour due to abundance of these forest woods.
Now another feather has been added in the crown of economical development of this region, it is Touriam, rather - Dooars Tourism. Dooars is a conglomeration of hills, rivers, streams, forests, wildlife and tea gardens. Nowhere in India can you find a land that is so diversified like Dooars. Travellers arrive here to explore and experience the wildness of Mother Nature at its best. Anyone can enjoy an open hood Jeep Safari Package or Dooars Elephant Safari Package in the dense forest and experience the wild nature at closest view or can spend some quality of time in a heritage tea estate in lap of Himalaya.
WHY CHOOSE MEILLEUR HOLIDAYS FOR DOOARS PACKAGE TOUR?
Meilleur Holidays, an Gov. Regd. DMC in Kolkata with local presence in Siliguri organizes customized Dooars Tour Package for family or small group. We have local controlling office in Siliguri City Center. Our experienced Dooars Tour managers & drivers know every nook & corner of Dooars. They are ready 24x7 to assist you for any circumstances whether it is medical emergency or travel oriented issue during your Dooars Package Tour from Kolkata.
We have brand new company owned ac vehicles to serve your the supreme luxury during your Dooars Tours. We have our own luxury property adjacent to Gorumara National Park, which provides amazing view of the flora and fauna of the forest surrounding it. Here we promise every single comfort at your service you wish. In our property, we have Led TV with HD satellite connection, Intercom facilities, Private balcony with each room, In-room dining facility, 24X7 doctor on-call, modern toilet with proper toiletries, wifi, car parking, multi cuisine restaurant, laundry, bar & bonfire facility etc. In the shadow of dark night, Tribal Dances in Dooars are performed by local tribal men and women are another major attraction with a combination of Bonfire. You can try your dance move with the rhythm of their traditional 'Dhamsa' & 'Madol' beating drums. Isn’t it amazing?
WHAT YOU CAN DO DURING YOUR DOOARS TOUR?
During your Dooars Package Tour you can enjoy village tourism and experience tribal life from proximity. There are many tribal villages in Dooars and one such is Totopara. Totopara village is on the bank of river Torsa and just 20km away from Madarihat. The village is consisting of mainly Toto people believed to belong in Indo-Bhutanese community rather Mongoloid community. This community is so distinctive that nowhere in the world you can find them except Totopara in Dooars. Toto’s are one of the prime attractions of travellers, researchers and anthropologists. You can visit this place by during your Dooars Tour.
Dooars is a prime attraction for trekkers and bird watchers. Places like Tode, Paren, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Lava and Neora Valley are best for trekking and birding during Dooars Tours. Every year a number of trekkers, nature lovers and bird watchers from every nook and corner of the world arrives here to behold the scenic beauty of mighty Himalaya and various species of wild animals and birds.
Dooars is also a great option for excursion or student educational tour. With diversified flora and fauna, Dooars offers an opportunity and variety to enhance knowledge of students and researchers.
Dooars is an ideal place to hold any kind of business meetings, conferences or MICE Tours. In recent years several star categories hotels and resorts has opened up in Dooars with all modern facilities and amenities. All these hotels and resorts are capable enough to arrange and fulfil any desires for corporate. Any seminars, conferences or meetings can be arranged in the lap of Mother Nature with sheer privacy. So are you really planning a MICE Tours in Dooars for Business or just a Package Tour in Dooars?
In recent years, Dooars has gained its reputation among nature photographers, wildlife photographers, and documentary film makers. Commercial movies like Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Abar Byomkesh, Moner Manush (directed by Goutam Ghosh) was shot in Dooars forest. Many directors from mumbai have expressed their interest for shooting in Dooars due to its natural diversity and close proximity of Nepal, Bhutan, Assam and entire North East of India.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK YOUR DOOARS TOUR PACKAGE?
It’s a common question among travellers that which is the best time to Travel Dooars or Book a Dooars Tour Package? Well, in my opinion post monsoon season is best if you want to visit Dooars. You can book a Dooars Tour between ends of September to early March. It’s almost cool season with pleasant weather that helps you travelling various parts of this area. You can book a Gorumara Jeep Safari and explore the dense forest with 45 minutes drive. It’s an amazing experience that you have have during your Dooars Package Tour.
I will never advice you to book a Dooars Package during Monsoon. Because from 15th June to 15th September you can’t enter in forest as it remain closed due to breeding season. Most of the roads become muddy, not accessible and incessant rain can interrupt your sightseeing also. At this time many hoteliers offers lucrative discount but it’s up to you. If you want to enjoy rainy Dooars, then come on. It’s a best time enjoy your leisure with a brewing coffee!
HOW TO REACH DOOARS?
By Rail - Dooars is well connected with rail network from all directions. If you want to enter Dooars with proximity of interesting places like Gorumara National Park, Murti River, Samsing, Jhalong or Bindu – the best entry point will be by rail and the nearest station will be the New Mal Junction. It is almost 30km & 40mins drive from New Mal Junction to Lataguri where several quality hotels and resorts are situated. Everyday Kanchan Kanya Express leaves Sealdah Station at 8.30hrs and reaches Alipurduar Junction at 12.10hrs next day. On the way it gives a halt at New Mal Junction at 9.05hrs. Believe me, if you want to enjoy nature at its full extent, travel through this rail route for your Dooars Package Tour. It will be a spectacular journey through lush green forests, innumerable small streams and endless tea plantations – it’s amazing.
If you want to enter Dooars from Jaldapara or Buxa sector, then it is advisable to get down at Hasimara / Birpara / Madarihat Station. In fact Madarihat Station is only 7km from Jaldapara Sanctuary and it is almost 20km from Birpara or Hasimara Station.
Anyone can opt to get entry in Dooars from New Jalpaiguri Station also. There are several trains that depart from Sealdah Station for NJP like Darjeeling Mail, Padatik Express, Testa Torsa Express, Uttar Banga Express, Kanchankanya Express, Kanchanjanga Express. After reaching NJP, you can hire taxi or cab or any comfortable SUV of your choice to reach Dooars.
If you want to avail any Dooars Tour Packages or want to Travel Dooars, try to get there by rail route as it is convenient and time saving also.
By Road - Dooars is a straight way from Kolkata via NH34. It is almost 560km and 12 hours drive from Kolkata to Siliguri. Everyday several busses of private transport company leaves for Siliguri from Esplanade with AC Volvo or Rocket variant. Anyone can avail government bus service also like NBSTC (North Bengal State Transport Corporation) and Bus services of Bhutan Government. This bus route generally travels through Krishnanagar – Berhampore – Pakur – English Bazar – Kishanganj – Siliguri. It’s a comfortable over night journey and cost effective too. So if you are opting for a Dooars Tours or Dooars Package Tour from Kolkata, a road trip can be best choice.
By Air - Bagdogra is the sole commercial airport in Dooars region. It is the gateway to the hill station town like Darjeeling, Kurseong, Mirik, Kalimpong and Sikkim. Major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata & Guwahati has direct flight connecting Bagdogra. It is 16 km from Siliguri or NJP. Bagdogra Airport has been upgraded with night landing facility resulting great movement of tourists throughout the year.
BEST WATCH TOWERS OF GORUMARA NATIONAL PARK
Gorumara National Park has 5 watch towers positioned five corner of the park from which travellers can view the wild life and natural beauty of Dooars. These watch towers are Jatraprasad, Chapramari, Chandrachur (khunia), Chukchuki and the newly added Medhla. All these towers are a must visit spot during Dooars Tour and Dooars Jungle Safari.