- 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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Services for International Travellers
naturebeyond serves both luxury as well as budget tourists. All our tours are customized as par guest requirement. Since we are based in north-bengal and visit many of the destinations on a daily basis, we are able to provide the highest level of tour customization. Be it a simple leisure or jungle tour, or an ethnic-tour, eco-tour, cultural tour. We have experience in handling varied clientele including film groups, school children, NGOs, corporate guests and others.
Unlike most of north-east India, foreign tourists do not need restricted area permit to visit North-Bengal. Although the region is worth a deko in its own right, it can also be seen as a go between other major tourist destinations.
Darjeeling is arguably the oldest and the most famous of all the destinations in north-east, the hills of Kalimpong is also getting its fare share of attention.
The importance of Dooars stems from the fact that you can visit Dooars either as part of your Darjeeling-Sikkim tour (requires an extra journey of about a 100 km only), or it can be visited on your way to the Kingdom of Bhutan or the State of Assam. The name Dooars is derived from the word Doors, since it is the gateway to the north-east and Bhutan.
The Dooars has tremendous potential for jungle and offbeat tourism activity. The ethnic groups of Dooars includes Rava, Toto, Gorkha, Lepcha, Bhutia, Santhals and many others. Dooars is the melting pot of different ethnic groups. Customised cultural tours are organized by naturebeyond which includes home-stay at ethnic villages which helps in close interaction of local people and their culture. naturebeyond plays active role in voluntary activity in a large number of these villages which has lead to very good village level network throughout the region. Guests interested in participating community development activity are also served by naturebeyond on a non-profit basis.
The forests of the Dooars is what attracts the bulk of the tourists. The forests include Gorumara National Park, Neora valley National Park, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve and a large number of other forests. naturebeyond organizes tours in all these forests. The tours include staying inside / close to the jungle. Elephant or jeep safari inside the forests for animal sighting, bird watching, angling, visit to animal rescue centers and a horde or such other activity.
Dooars is also important because of its historical significance. The kingdom of the Cooch king still has its reminisce in the Coochbihar Palace and in other places around.
The other important tourist are in the region is the Darjeeling Hills. Apart from the well know hill town of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Mirik is the other two famous tourist spots of the hills.
For off beat tourists, a number of smaller tourist destinations has come up in the recent past which includes Lava-Lolegaon, Damthang, Tinchuley, Kalijhora, Tista, Latpanchar, Rohini and others. In many of these places, home-stay can as well be organized.
Adventure activity can be organized throughout the region. The most common activity is trek to Sandakphu and rafting in river Tista. naturebeyond has the infrastructure to organize a number of other adventure alternatives including offbeat treks in the forests, camps, biking tours etc.