This is a short tour to Jaldapara and Chilapata forests. The two forests are adjacent to one another and are divided by the river Torsha flowing between them. Since you will be traveling to these two adjacent forests, this will be an ideal tour for people who do not want to travel a lot and enjoy the forest in a relaxed manner. The first night we will spend at Chilapata and the remaining two nights at Jaldapara forests.
Day 1: Arrival at NJP and transfer to Chilapata 150 km (3 hours) – Arrive at NJP and board the awaiting vehicle. Drive through Dooars crossing the forests of Gorumara, Chapramari, and Jaldapara to reach Chilapata forests. Chilapata is a forest that connects two famous forests of North Bengal, Jaldapara and Buxa. Check in your forest resort. Overnight at Chilapata.
Day 2 : Jeep Safari inside Chilapata forests – Early morning safari inside the forest in forest department approved jeep, you will be visiting forest villages such as Kodalbasti and CC line and will be taken to the banks of river Torsa riverbed.
(The forest safari is to be arranged by the guests directly by paying an additional amount to the forest department. Our vehicle will not be allowed to enter the forest. Cost of forest safari is not included in this package).
After Lunch Transfer to Jaldapara: You will be driving to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary(35kms,45 minutes)Jaldapara is home to famous one horned Rhino and a variety of other wildlife, birds, and forest. Jaldapara is spread over an area of 216.51 sq.km. check in resort/ hotel. Overnight at Jaldapara.
Day3. Early morning elephant ride / Jeep safari. Get up early for an elephant ride or Jeep safari inside Jaldapara forests (Safari self-arranged at own cost). After Safari returns to your resort for breakfast.
Day visit to Phuentsholing - After breakfast visit gateway of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, enjoy the day here, you may visit the local market and the monastery at Phuentsholing. Return to Jadapara at your convenience. Overnight at Jaldapara.
Day 4: Drive to NJP / Bagdogra for the onward / return journey. Morning free for packing. Return to NJP / Bagdogra in 1.5 hrs approx. Our car will drop you at the rail station / Airport. Tour Ends.
Note:- Forest safaris in Dooars cannot be booked in advance. Guest has to take the safari permit on the spot directly against additional payment. Our responsibility will be limited to taking the guests to the forest ticket counter. Forest safaris cannot be guaranteed in advance as it is booked on the spot.
The above tour idea is a sample for your perusal. We mostly organize bespoke tours. Contact our travel consultant team for a customized tour idea as per your requirement.
Best time to visit
Dooars can be visited at any time of the year. The monsoon months are especially attractive as the forests are at their greenest best. Bear in mind that between Mid June and Mid September the forest safaris are closed and visits inside the forest are not possible. The winter months between November and March witnesses maximum tourist visit in Dooars. Costs are higher during this period and you may have to share the watchtower with many others.
Cost of this tour
The cost of a tour depends on factors such as group size (number of persons in the group), meal plan (whether your food will be included or not), vehicle used (you can use an Innova or a Sumo for example) and accommodation type (Budget hotel or Luxury resort?). Inform our travel consultants regarding your need and we will offer you a cost exactly matching your requirement.
Why travel with us
Experience is our most important asset. We have been organizing tours to Dooars since 2002. We have our own vehicles in Siliguri, Chalsa, and Alipurduar. We also have several homestays in Dooars which are popularly known as “Humro Home”. Our expertise in organizing tours in Dooars is truly unmatched since we are based in Dooars and travel the region all the time.