Rejuvenate Your Tired Soul by Visiting the 8 Offbeat Places in Dooars

All of us know that India is largely visited by many foreign tourists all round the year but contrary to the fact, there are still countless destinations which have remained secluded from tourism since years. Similarly, there is this place in the North-East region of the nation which besides being a popular tourist spot, still houses several untouched and unexplored places. And the famous spot is none other than but Dooars, also known as ‘The Gateway to Bhutan’. It is but a safe haven for the tourists who are in search of retirement far from the maddening crowd amidst nurturing the soul of nature. Therefore, we have listed down some of its lesser known places which appear to be arguably graceful and appealing with the absolutely enthralling features.

The Unexplored Side of Dooars

1. Jhalong- ‘The Cardamom Village’

Jhalong- ‘The Cardamom Village'

Cardamom plantation, yes! This lesser-known destination of Dooars is better known for its impressive cardamom farming. Situated on the banks of River Jaldhaka, this quaint hamlet boasts of serene ambiance and surreal beauty making Jhalong an ideal location to spend some leisurely time in relishing the nature’s beauty.

  • Attractions: Orange orchards, Homestay, angling, rock climbing, camping, trekking, birds like Eurasian Wryneck, Crested Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Hodgson’s Redstart, Little Forktail and many more.
  • Best time to visit: October to November.

 2. Bindu- ‘Last settlement of the District’

Bindu- ‘Last settlement of the District

Located at about only 13 km away from Jhalong, Bindu is probably the best place for someone to locate themselves away from the rambunctious city life right into the lap of Mother Nature. So, this time, do it differently like sprawling in the glorious sight of the tropical dense forests and spotting some rare Himalayan flora & fauna.

  • Attractions: Lush tea gardens, cardamom plantations, animals like Elephant and Bison etc.
  • Best time to visit: November to Mid January (to catch the mesmerizing glimpse of the snow-capped mountains and for bird watching too).

3. Dalgaon- ‘A serene hamlet for nature lovers’

Dalgaon

Picturesque location, lovely landscapes, exquisite flowers, cosy home stays and surreal atmosphere are the few delightful aspects which take part in justifying the above statement about Dalgaon. This is perhaps an ideal place for people who are fond of nature and love to spend time in solitude amidst the enchanting natural surroundings.

  • Attractions: Dalgaon View Point, adventure activities in Jaldhaka River, Kumai organic tea garden, Neora Valley National Park and the Cinchona Plantations.
  • Best time to visit: Post monsoon time (November to Mid January).

4. Paren- ‘One favored offbeat destination of Dooars’

Paren

Away from the monotonous schedule of life, if you’re looking for a real retreat, Paren is indeed the right place for you. Surrounded by the gorgeous lofty hills, rolling green meadows, and meandering river streams, Paren is a remarkably blessed location of Dooars which delivers a tranquil ambiance, ideal for those who wants to view nature in its serene form.

  • Attractions: Arduous trekking routes, natural lakes, valleys, Himalayan fauna, medicinal plants and captivating landscapes.
  • Best time to visit: Mid June to September.

5. Raimatang- ‘Sojourn for nature lovers’

Raimatang

Situated close to Bhutan border along the meandering river inside the lush green forest of Buxa, Raimatang is a lovely natural blessed village of Dooars which is rich in flora and fauna, scenic landscape views and a number of adventure activities. Because of its close proximity to Buxa Tiger Reserve, the sighting of untamed animals becomes a common occurrence.

  • Attractions: Nature, wildlife, bird watching, trekking routes etc.
  • Best time to visit: November to Mid January.

6. Bhutanghat- ‘A must visit village in Dooars’

Bhutanghat

Flanked by opulent tropical forests and mountainous terrains, the picturesque village of Bhutanghat derives its name from the strategic location of its proximity to Bhutan. Make sure you include this scenically blessed village in your Dooars holiday package while traveling to North-East because not only nature but this quaint hamlet has also been immensely favored by pleasant weather and pictorial views.

  • Attractions: Elephants, bison, one-horned Asiatic Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, etc.
  • Best time to visit: Mid June to September.

7. Raidak- ‘A haven for nature admirers’

Raidak

Endowed with emerald green forests, lush tea gardens and a criss-cross of small river streams is sited the luxuriant Raidak Forest which offers a visual retreat to the tourists in making their trip an unforgettable sojourn. With Dooars package, it is also possible to discover the settlements of Rabha tribe and their unique culture & traditions.

  • Attractions: Great Indian Pied hornbill, Moonal Pheasant, Grey Heron, Indian Rock Python, King Cobra, Russell’s viper, banded krait, etc.
  • Best time to visit: Mid June to Mid September.

8. Sikiajhora- ‘The Birding Paradise’

Sikiajhora

Known for its second largest tiger population and also for housing a rich variety of rare orchids and medicinal plants, Sikiajhora is a real treat to experience. Even more fascinating is the boat-ride while exploring the dense forests and listening to the sounds of gurgling rivers and chirping of exquisite birds.

  • Attractions: Buxa forest, nature, wildlife, and boat-ride.
  • Best time to visit: Mid June to Mid September.

So at what conclusion have you arrived? If you are convinced to visit the above mentioned places then hurry and pack your stuff, make prior bookings for the best Dooars package and get ready to witness the beauty of nature. Besides, Homestay and lodges are a good option for travelers to spend a laid-back vacation in relishing the beauty of nature.

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