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  • The people of North Bengal are also a varied lot. The tea gardens brought in Tribals from Bengal and Bihar. The hill stations attracted people from neighboring Nepal, and the partition of 1947 brought in Hordes of Bengalis from Bangladesh.
  • The Hills, the jungles and the serene beauty of undulating tea gardens spread to the horizon.

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Gorumara National Park

Gorumara National park is located in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district. Situated on the bank of Murti River the National Park has a large variety of flora and fauna. The grassland of Garumara is famous for Asiatic one-horned rhino. The watchtower beside the Forest Rest House gives a panoramic view of the entire park and the Murti Valley. The tower is the best place to observe wild animals especially rhino, elephant, bison and deer, as they regularly come to the salt reservoir just below the tower. In the year 1949, Gorumara Forest was declared as wildlife sanctuary when it was a small forest. Later in the year 1992, it was declared as a National Park, comprising of 80 km of diverse forest.

A male Indian Bison or the Gaur

 

Activities

Gorumara being the most popular tourist destination of Dooars, there is no dearth of tourist activity here. The most popular tourist activity is the forest safari. These are organised during early morning and late afternoon on Jeeps which are specifically marked for this purpose. There are several safari routes inside the forest that will take you to some of the core areas of Gorumara National Park.

In the evening cultural programs including tribal dances and folk music performances are organised at a number of places around the forest which can be enjoyed by all.

Day activity includes visit to nearby picturesque tourist destinations including Samsing area, Jhalong, Bindu, Jaldhaka area etc.

Together Gorumara has enough activities to keep you enganged for several days.

Elephant Safari in Gorumara National Park

Reaching Gorumara

Gorumara is well connected with motorable roads from Siliguri (80 km) and Jalpaiguri (45 km). Bagdogra, the nearest airport is less than 2 hours drive and so is NJP, the major railhead. Malbazar railstation about 20 kms has stoppage of a few trains.

Accommodation

Lataguri is a Tourist Strip adjacent to Gorumara National park many hospitable private resorts have come up in the adjacent Lataguri town to meet the ever-growing demand of the tourists. Tourist may visit Gorumara in day time staying at Lataguri.

The Murti area also has a number of tourist accommodation including Murti Tourist Center, WBTDC Murti tourist lodge and others. There are a large number of private tourist resorts on the bank of Murti River with a frontal view of Tondu forests.

You can make your base in Murti to explore the less tourist trodden wonders of Dooars and lower Kalimpong hills like Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Jaldhaka, Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, Caron, Diana, Jaldapara and even Bhutan.


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