This is a short tour of 3 nights including one night at Buxa Tiger Reserve and 2 nights at Jaldapara National Park. Whereas Buxa is the largest forests in Dooars, Jaldapara has the largest population of one-horned Asiatic rhino outside of Assam. This tour will cover eastern Dooars.
Day 1: Arrival at NJP and transfer to Buxa, 165 Kms in 4 hrs – Arrival at NJP rail station. You will be received by our executive and helped in boarding awaiting vehicle. We will drive you through some of the most pristine landscape including undulating tea gardens and forests with intermittent small towns and villages.
The forests of Buxa with an area of 760 sq km consists of a large variety of animals and birds. Check in at Hotel. Free Evening visits the nature interpretation center located at Rajabhatkhawa. Overnight at Rajabhatkhawa.
Day 2: Sightseeing inside the forest. Morning visit to Jayanti. After breakfast visit Jayanti, a 15 km drive through the forest to a small village beside Jayanti river on the Indo-Bhutan border. The place offers excellent scenic beauty.
Optional: Trek to Pukhuri Hill from Jayanti. It is a 45-minute walk through Saal forest to the hilltop with a large pond. The pond is considered sacred by the local and the area is rich in flora and fauna. You must higher a govt. an approved guide at Jayanti to visit Pukhuri hill. (at own cost)
Evening transfer to Jaldapara Forest: You will be driving to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (40 km, 1 hour). Jaldapara is home to famous one horned Rhino and a variety of other wildlife, birds, and forest. Jaldapara is spread over an area of 216.51 sq.km. Check in Resort/ hotel. Overnight at Jaldapara.
Day 3. Early morning elephant ride / Jeep safari. Get up early for an elephant ride or Jeep safari inside Jaldapara forests (Safari self-arranged at own cost). After Safari, return to your resort for breakfast.
Day visit to Phuentsholing - After breakfast visit gateway of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, enjoy the day here, you may visit the local market and the monastery at Phuentsholing. Return to Jadapara at your convenience. Overnight at Jaldapara.
Day 4. Today we will drop you for your return / onward journey. In the morning you may visit the jungle if time permits. ( at own cost) Return to hotel/resort for breakfast. After breakfast, we transfer you to NJP / Bagdogra. Tour ends.
Note:- Forest safaris in Dooars cannot be booked in advance. Guest has to take the safari permit on the spot directly against additional payment. Our responsibility will be limited to taking the guests to the forest ticket counter. Forest safaris cannot be guaranteed in advance as it is booked on the spot.
The above tour idea is a sample for your perusal. We mostly organize bespoke tours. Contact our travel consultant team for a customized tour idea as per your requirement.
Best time to visit
Dooars can be visited at any time of the year. The monsoon months are especially attractive as the forests are at their greenest best. Bear in mind that between Mid June and Mid September the forest safaris are closed and visits inside the forest are not possible. The winter months between November and March witnesses maximum tourist visit in Dooars. Costs are higher during this period and you may have to share the watchtower with many others.
Cost of this tour
The cost of a tour depends on factors such as group size (number of persons in the group), meal plan (whether your food will be included or not), vehicle used (you can use an Innova or a Sumo for example) and accommodation type (Budget hotel or Luxury resort?). Inform our travel consultants regarding your need and we will offer you a cost exactly matching your requirement.
Why travel with us
Experience is our most important asset. We have been organizing tours to Dooars since 2002. We have our own vehicles in Siliguri, Chalsa, and Alipurduar. We also have several homestays in Dooars which are popularly known as “Humro Home”. Our expertise in organizing tours in Dooars is truly unmatched since we are based in Dooars and travel the region all the time.
We are Dependable
Our company is recognized by the ministry of tourism, Govt. of India as well as West Bengal tourism. We are members of all major travel trade bodies in India and have a high reputation among travelers for close to two decades.