Gorumara National Park - This Park is situated nearly 6 kilometres from the national highway number 31. The entry is nearly 15 kilometres the highway adjacent to a tea estate. Nearly 88 kilometres from Siliguri and can be reached by two approach road one via Jalpaiguri other via Sevoke and Chalsa. This park is known for the breeding of the rare one horned rhinoceros. Option of Elephant ride at various site developed by the forest department are available for the guest. Similarly few new cottages are developed by the West Bengal Tourism department with fooding and cultural show. Elephant ride can help you spot the mighty bison, leopard, spotted deer, sambar, hog deer, reptiles, huge wild tuskers, wild boars and the rarest variety of animals and birds including plenty of peacocks.The national parks and sanctuary remains closed from 15th June to 15th September each year. Birding, angling, tribal tours are few of the options for guest to enjoy and there can be other options like religious tour, tribal tour to Cooch Behar and Bhutan. With a fascinating diversity of flora and fauna and with various other options this park is one of the tourist hotspot of the region. The vast texture of massive trees sheltering varieties of orchids and resounded with echo of birds and wild animals make it an ideal place to spend a vacation. The surroundings and the climate make it a veritable paradise for lovers of nature and eco - tourism. There are over half a dozen of watchtower like Medhla, to observe wild animals as animals come regularly to the salt reservoir just below the tower or the water body close to these towers. Dreamway Destinations organizes the stay or safari or visit to watch towers of the park like Jatraprasad Watch Tower, Medhla Tower, Rhino Observation Point, Chandrachur Watch Tower or Chukchuki Bird tower, etc.
- Gorumara National Park
- Chapramari forests
- Toto Para
- Jalpesh Temple
- Tea Estate & Factory
- Neora Valley
Communication / Connectivity
Airways – The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, which is 2 to 3 hours drive from Gorumara National Park in Duars / Dooars approximately 90 kilometres. Bagdogra airport (IXB) is well connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati with daily flights. One can avail the airways with two to three hours drive. It is well connected with roads and railways with the neighboring places. Even Paro airport in Bhutan is also 7 to 8 hours drive.
Railways - New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) is the major junction, which is 2 to 3 hours drive from Gorumara National Park in Duars / Dooars approximately 90 kilometres. Though railway is not popular as a mode of transport in the area, yet there are a few railway station and the track passes through scenic sites. Important stations like Malbazar and Chalsa. A scenic rail route between Alipurduar Junction and New Jalpaiguri via Malbazar covers almost entire Dooars region but it is in news as 10 elephants have been killed by speeding train in the last couple of years.
Roadways - The main mode of transport in the area is roadways and is well connected to the rest of India. National Highway 31 is the main highway passing through Duars. Regular bus services provided by North Bengal State Transport Corporation and Assam State Transport Corporation and other private vehicles are also available, except during tourist season, when it is to be booked prior. Gorumara is 90 kilometres from Siliguri, Chapramari is 85 kilometres from Siliguri, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is 200 kilometres from Siliguri and the Jaldapara is 124 kilometres from Siliguri.
Dreamway Destinations arranges for Dooars / Duars Tour for our guest. The places of tourist interest in Dooars are many as given above. Forest Safari, Night Safari, Watch Tower visit are all subjected to availability. Our resort representative will assist guest to Book Dooars Safari or Jungle Safari but guest has to be present at the time of booking.
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