- 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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Oodlabari is a small town on the National Highway 31 that passes through Dooars. The small town is located about 40 kms from Siliguri. On the west of the town is river Leesh and on its east is river Chel. The stretch between the two rivers, where Oodlabari town exists, is hardly 2 kms wide at its widest. To the south of the town, just 5 kms away is the forests of Baikunthapur with its famous Kathambari range that is home of Asiatic elephants. North of Oodlabari, drive for about 4 kms to reach the foothills of the Himalaya. The location of Oodlabari makes it one of the most scenic destinations of Dooars. However the town itself has a very mundane look and may disappoint the uninitiated. One has to look beyond the concrete houses on both sides of the road to get a feel of real Oodlabari.
Oodlabari being located on the National Highway, can be reached from NJP Rail Station or Bagdogra Airport by an hours’ drive. There is a Rail station here where passenger trains and DMUs stop.
Drive about 12 kms north of Oodlabari to reach Patharjhora tea estate. This is the starting point of river Chel as three smaller streams meet here to form the river. This is a common picnic spot famous for its scenic beauty.
You may also drive south of town and soon will reach Oodlabari Tea Estate. Cross the tea estate to enter Kathambari forests. Few kilometres drive through the forest will take you to Gajoldoba barrage area on Teesta.
The area is endowed with number of Tea gardens which forms the backbone of local economy. You may visit Ranichera, Rungamatee or Gurjanjhora Tea estate which are all within 15 to 20 minutes drive from here.
The major tourist destination of Dooars, Gorumara National Park, can also be reached within an hours drive from Oodlabari.
Bamboo Trail Retreat is the only tourist accommodation at Oodlabari that have come up in recent years. Please fill the attached form and get in touch with naturebeyond for booking of package tour of the area.