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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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Khuttimari

Khuttimari is a forest near Gayerkata in the Dooars area of West Bengal. The forests of Khuttimari are not as popular or touristy as the famous trio of Dooars, Gorumara, Jaldapara and Buxa. As a result fewer tourists crowd the area. The sightseeing and forest safari options are also limited here. But if you looking for a peaceful sojourn, Khuttimari may well fit the bill.

A Owl Sitting on a Tree

Getting There

From New Jalpaiguri, the main rail station for Dooars, you can visit Dooars either by the Sevok – Malbazar – Nagrakata bound North Dooars road or you may travel via Jalpaiguri – Maynaguri bound South Dooars road. The two roads meet at Telipara crossing barely 2 kms from Gairkata. So you may reach here by either the North bound or the South bound road. The North bound road is more picturesque but travel distance is just over 100 kms, through the South bound road, the travel distance is about 95 kms. From Gairkata crossing a road enters the forests of Khuttimari just a km away from the town.

This to See and Do

The forests of Moraghat range of Khuttimari forests is famous for its population of the pachyderms. This was part of the traditional Assam – Nepal route of elephant migration. Although forest safaris are not available in the forest, you may still be lucky to get a glimpse of the elephant here.

Boating in a small stream of Dooars

Khuklung and Mela are two villages in the forest fringe. The villages population consist mostly of Rava tribals. There are watchtowers in the village and tribal dance and cultural programs are also organised here for tourists.

Gosaihat eco-park is located north-east of Khuklung village. The eco-park gets a lot of migratory bird visitors during the winter months. Although cottages were built earlier inside the eco-park, the tourist accommodation is now non-functional.

From Khuttimari a North bound road through forests and villages will take you to Banarhat town via Nathua, Duramari, Dawkimari, Kalabari, Mongalkata villages. Another road going east of Khuttimari forests will take you to Panbari area where the three major rivers of Dooars, Diana, Murti and Jaldhaka meet, just across the river is Ramsai and Gorumara National Park area.

Around Khuttimari and Gairkata are a number of typical Dooars tea gardens and villages where a city dweller may find eternal bliss. Haldibari, Telipara, Totapara, Gandrapara, Binnaguri, Redbank, New Dooars, Banarhat are some of the villages and Tea gardens nearby the oozes typical Dooars flavour.

Map of the area


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