- 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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Ramsai is a small village on the eastern side of Gorumara National Park. Till 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 watch tower of Gorumara National Park is located next to Ramsai. The entry tickets to Medla is issued from here. The watch tower visit is unique as tourists are taken to there on bullock carts. This watch tower is also relatively easier to visit and restrictions are also limited.
Just behind the ticket counter of Medla Watch tower is the location of a open air Butterfly Park. The park has 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 foot bridge 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 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 kms from Ramsai leave the main road and take a dirt road travelling 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 favourite 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 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 kms. 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 has 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.