To the North are the East Himalayas as a natural backdrop. A vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, babbling rivers, interspersed with sleepy or busy settlements, constitute this fascinating tourists destination The Dooars where nature has kept her doors wide open . Here lie abundantly splendid gifts of nature and enormous resources for eco-tourism. The total area of Dooars is 4750 square kms. Tea and Timber is the main product of Dooars. The Dooars valley stretching from river Teesta on the West to River Sankosh on the East over a span of 130 kms. By 40 kms., from major part of Jalpaiguri district. The dense natural forests interwoven with lush green tea gardens are cries-crossed by Teesta, Raidak, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and other rivers and this innumerable tributaries trotting and rolling down from the hills.
Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary
Situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District is about 130 kms. From Siliguri. The sanctuary was constituted is about in the year 1941 for the protection of Wildlife , particularly one horned Rhinos, an animal threatened with extinction.
River Torsha runs through the Sanctuary and the forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses. The wildlife, in addition to one horned Rhinos,consists of Royal Bengal Tigers, Wild Elephant, Deer, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Spotted Dear and Hog Deer, Wild Pig, Bisons and a number of Birds peafowls. Elephant ride or Jeep Safari is arranged for viewing of wildlife preferable and dawn.
Garumara National Park
Garumara National Park ( 75 kms. From Siliguri ) and Chapramari Forest ( 68 kms. From Siliguri ). Forest Department Bunglows are there , besides this there have private accommodation nearby the forests . Day visitors are allowed to visit both the sanctuaries by getting day visit permit .
Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary
Situated at a distance of 15 kms. From Malbazaron N.H.31. Accomodation at the forest lodge available .
Kunjanagar Eco-Tourism Park
30 kms. From Jaldapara, special features Deer Park, Gharial Rehabilitation centre, Watch Tower for observing wild animals, children park, bridge on the river Hollong .
South Kharibari Leopard Rehabilation Centre
10 kms. From Jaldapara , special features Boating, Car Safari in the Kingdom of Leopards, Children Park & Picnic Spot .
Buxa Fort : 80 kms. From Jaldapara ,a detention centre next to Andaman Cellular Jail, here the history whispers & the air hums “ Vande Mataram “ Built by British regime for our great Freedom Fighters, it is virtually a Trekkers Paradise . Situated at the top of the hills surrounded with deep orange and pine forest .
72 kms. From Jaldapara , A lovely place in the valley of Jayanti river under Buxa Tiger Resorve Forest. Watch Tower, Mahakal Cave , Pukuria etc. Toto Para : 22 kms. From Jaldapara, a small village on the bank of River Torsha near Bhutan Border, famous of the dooars aboriginals- the Totos.
Chilapata Forest : 20 kms. From Alipurduar, is a pleasant and exciting experience. The ruins of the fort named Nalrajar Garh dating to the Gupta Age (4th to 6th Century A.D.) Hidden in the Chilapata Forest make it an attractive destination .
Bhutan Ghat : Well known as natural beauties, Ridak river bed , Hanging Bridge , Orange wholesale market etc.
Rajabhat Khawa : 65 kms. From Jaldapara , AnimalNature Interpretation centre, wildlife museum & natural beauties .
175 kms from Siliguri The name “BUXA TIGER” has been derived from Buxa fort, which once used for detenues during freedom movement of India. This Tiger Reserve comprises the forest area of Rajabhatkhawa , Nimati, Barobisha, Rydak, Raimatang, Jainti, Buxaduar and Bhutanghat . The main rivers are Sankosh, Raidak, Jayanti, Churni, Turturi, Phashkhawa, Dima and Nonai. Area of the Tiger Reserve is 759 sq kms with a core area of 331 sq kms. Buxa Reserve was set in the year 1982-83, which later in 1992, January, was declared a National Park .
Cooch Behar is reminiscent of the Koch Maharajas who had reigned the sovereign state for more than 400 years . Even Bhutan came under their rule for some time. The sovereign state become a district of Independent India in 1949. It is a beautiful planned town with wide avenues bearing testimony to history and numerous heritages all around . The major tourist attractions of Cooch Beher are The Coochbeher Palace ,Madanmohan Temple, Sagardighi, Gosanimari Temple, Rasik Bil, Baneswar Temple etc.
Manipur, one of the States of the Northeast India, yet untouched and undiscovered promises to be a great tourist discovery of the millennium. The game polo originated here. Rich in art and culture, the tribal dances of Manipur are an expression of the nature, creativity and aesthetism of the tribal way of life. Rich in flora and fauna the dancing deer 'Sangai' is found here. The Loktak lake, the only floating National Park in the world is located here.
Imphal, the State capital is connected by air from Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. You could fly straight to Imphal or first fly in to Guwahati. Laxxi Tours & Travels staff will receive you in Guwahati or Imphal and arrange to transfer you to your hotel. Best time to visit : Mid October to mid March is considered the best time to visit Manipr. Weather is quite pleasant during the day, though night time temperatures dip to single digits during the winter months.
Foreign nationals desiring to visit Manipur require Restricted Area Permits (RAP) which can be obtained from all Indian missions abroad or the ministry of home affairs, Government of India. Laxxi Tours & Travels will assist you in obtaining such RAP. You need to communicate with us around one months prior to your visit.
You need to bring sweaters and warm jackets. A good pair of walkiing shoes, binoculars, insect repellent, a torch light will come in handy. It is advisable to travel light. Entry formalities : Foreign Nationals require Protected Area Permit valid for maximum stay of 10 days to visit Manipur. This can be obtained at all Indian missions abroad or from Delhi or Imphal. Gupta Travels Agency can help you obtain such permits but sufficient time is required to do so.
Meghalaya is endowed with rich variety of beauty in nature. Home for nearly 300 species of orchids, Meghalaya is also rich in wildlife. The Khasi, Jaintia, Bhoi, War collectively known as the Hynniewtrep people predominantly inhabit the district of East Meghalaya.The Garo Hills predominantly inhabited by the Garos, belonging to the Bodo family of the Tibeto-Burman race, said to have migrated from Tibet.
Mid September to mid April when the weather is cool and sky is clear. Khasi, Jaintia and Garos are friendly by nature. English and Hindi are widely spoken and understood throughout the state.
Guwahati is the gateway to the North East including Meghalaya. Best way to reach is to fly in Guwahati, which is well connected, by air and train from Delhi and Calcutta. There are daily flights to Guwahati as well as train service from Delhi and Calcutta. Laxxi Tours & Travels staff will receive you on arrival and arrange transfer to your destination.
Both Indian and foreign nationals do not require any entry formalities to visit Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura.