Ramsai is a small village on the eastern side of Gorumara National Park. Till a few years back it used to be just another non-descript village of North Bengal, however recent tourist infrastructure and increasing tourist movement in the area has brought prominence to the place.
Medla Watch Tower
The Medla watchtower of Gorumara National Park is located next to Ramsai. The entry tickets to Medla is issued from here. The watchtower visit is unique as tourists are taken to there on bullock carts. This watchtower is also relatively easier to visit and restrictions are also limited.
Just behind the ticket counter of Medla Watchtower is the location of an open-air Butterfly Park. The park has a facility for breeding butterflies and although the park does not have any cover, one can see hundreds of butterflies of different species in here.#
Ramsai Rhino Camp
The Rhino camp is a tourist accommodation at Ramsai. The Rhino camp is surrounded by a water body and it can be approached by a footbridge only. The tourist accommodation is under forest department. naturebeyond arranges its guests to stay at this camp as part of our complete tour packages.
Kalipur Eco Village Camp
This is another eco-tourist accommodation inside the Gorumara National Park. The camp is located about 500 meters from the Medla watchtower giving it an advantage in terms of sighting wildlife. Amenities here are basic and human activity is limited. Hence the tourist accommodation is suggested only for nature lovers who want seclusion from tourists and stay close to mother nature without being disturbed.
About 3 km from Ramsai leave the main road and take a dirt road traveling towards the east. Within a few minutes, you will be on the side of a wide river. Panbari is the confluence of 3 major rivers of Dooars namely Murti, Jaldhaka and Diana. The river that is formed from here takes the name of Jaldhaka here but further south it takes the name of Singamari before entering Bangladesh.
The wide expanse of the riverbed at Panbari is very beautiful. Except for the monsoon months, the river also is quite shallow allowing one to walk across. However, it is not recommended to visit Panbari during the monsoon months as water often spills over to adjoining villages as well and flash floods are not unheard of. Boating in Jaldhaka is a favorite activity of the tourists here.
Jadavpur Tea Garden
The Jadavpur Tea Garden is located just opposite the Ramsai Rhino Camp. The Tea garden has nothing exceptional to offer to the tourists and it also does not have its own tea processing factory. However, its location at the heart of the tourist movement area makes Jadavpur a tourist attraction. Tourists may walk around the bushes with much worry of reprimand.
The main Ramsai road connects Maynaguri with Ramsai where the road ends. The distance through this road is about 20 km. However, if you are coming here from other parts of Gorumara such as Murti or Lataguri, you may not have to go to Maynaguri to come to Ramsai. There are several short cut roads through forest and canals to reach here. The forest road through Kalamati and Jhar Matiali have been closed for tourists now. Other shortcuts still remain but it is better to talk to locals as all these shortcuts do not remain open all the time.