Dooars the name derived from the word doors, is the gateway to North Bengal, Sikkim, North east States and Bhutan. The dense natural forest teeming with wild life, interwoven which lush tea gardens are cries- crossed by Teesta, Jaldhaka, Torsha, Kaljani and other river and their numerous tributaries running down the hills.
The Dooars valley is specially noted for its wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks. The most popular of this are Gorumara National Park, Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve Sanctuary. These sanctuaries abound i n a fascinating diversity of flora and fauna. Jaldapara Life Sanctuary and Gorumara National Park are the habitats of the rare one horned rhino.
Other major attractions across the Dooars sector are Jayanti, Bhutanghat ,Buxa Fort, Rajabhatkhawa, Malbazar, Chalsa, Samsing, Jaldhaka, Odlabari and the Teesta Baragae. Also not to forget Totopara and Chilabata Forest.
History of Dooars
The region of Dooars fell under the Koch Dynasty that was ruled by the Kamata Kingdom. The Koch Dynasty was the dominant kingdom in the region of Bengal & Assam. Dooars was later authorized by the kingdom of Bhutan. The British troops annexed Dooars from Bhutan in the year 1865. The region became a part of India in the year 1949, shortly after independence. Dooars was divided into two administrative regions, namely the Goalpara district and the Jalpaiguri district.
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Sports the densest concentration of Royal Bengal Tigers after the Sunderban region.
Famous for its fragrant cardamom & orange orchards that produce some of the juiciest oranges in West Bengal.
Gorumara National Park
Here lives the endangered One Horned Rhinoceros, who isn't found anywhere else in the world.
A scenic offbeat holiday location surrounded by idyllic settlements and endless stretches of lush green forests.
Excellent resorts to drop by and rejuvenate as you are surrounded by deeply wooded tea estates and exotic chirping birds.
A historic location where Indian rebels were kept and tortured by the colonial British members.
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