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Siliguri, Jalpaiguri and Phuntsholing Tour Overview
The name Dooars has been derived from 'Doors' ... because there are some 18 doorways or corridors between this place and Bhutan. The entire area has been a base for trade with Bhutan. A popular gateway is in Western Dooars between Indian border town Jaigaon and Pheuntsholing of Bhutan. In short... miles of national parks full of dense forests, Jeep & elephant safaris to spot exotic wildlife in their natural habitats, vast stretch of sprawling tea gardens, wonderful mountain streams with rocky beds flowing through the forests and tea estates, lovely view points, and great views of the Himalayan range outlining the Dooars region on one side are what most tourists want to see and do.
There are however some specific must do's in Dooars which most tourists have in their itinerary. And that is to take Jeep safaris (and even elephant safaris) in one or more national parks and sanctuaries here to see wildlife. And you can spot exotic animals such as elephants, one-horned rhinos, leopards, bison, deer, snakes and many species of birds including peacocks in all these forests.
One of the most famous ones is Gorumara National Park. You can take Jeep safaris in the buffer zone of the forest here, or visit some of the watchtowers by Jeep that are located in the core area offering great vantage points to watch wild animals at places which they frequent.
Jaldapara National Park is famous for its elephant safaris to spot one-horned rhinos and other wildlife. Jeep safaris are also popular at Jaldapara.
A visit to Dooars wont be complete unless you take a Tea garden tour ... there are numerous sprawling tea estates in Dooars many of which you can see from the road.
And there are many more great attractions in Dooars including several other sanctuaries, river side spots, quaint villages offering homestays, rare spectacle of fireflies on tea gardens, hamlets nestled in nature, leopard rescue center, visit to Phuentsholing of Bhutan and more...