In this tour, we take you to the Dooars forests. In 7 days, you will visit Neora Valley NP, Gorumara NP, Jaldapara WLS, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Chapramari WLS. You will be going deep inside forests on elephant rides and jeep safaris; getting to see numerous flora and fauna and come across the varied culture of the local people who have been living in these forests through centuries. The tour is meant for nature lovers who want to spend their time in the wilderness.
This tour takes you across the Dooars forests. Your start at Samsing in Western Dooars which is at the base of Neora Valley National Park. Next, you spend two nights at Lataguri from where you can visit Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary as well as other important destinations of Dooars such as Bindu, Jhalong and Jaldhaka. Move on to Madarihat which is adjacent to Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary. Your last 2 nights are spent at Buxa Tiger Reserve at the easternmost part of Dooars.
Day 1 - NJP - Samsing (85 Km / 2 Hrs)
Arrival at NJP. Welcome & proceed to Samsing. A refreshing drive through tea gardens and forests takes you to Samsing, a small Dooars town close to Gorumara National Park. Overnight Samsing
Day 2 - Full day excursion to Samsing & Suntaleykhola (45 Kms One way)
Early morning After breakfast full day excursion to Samsing & Suntaleykhola - an ideal place for nature lovers. The journey to Samsing is a memorable one, as you slowly ride uphill through the most picturesque Dooars tea garden on the rolling hill slopes. The land of floating clouds, meandering mountain streams and endless maze of green will leave an everlasting sense of satisfaction. Transfer to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight at – Lataguri / Gorumara.
Day 3 - Full day excursion to Jhalong to Bindu (70 Kms one way)
Early Morning Jeep Safari (optional on extra payment) inside Gorumara National Park.
After having breakfast, we drive onwards from Samsing on a day excursion to Bindu (Alt 4350Ft / 1300M), the last village on the Indo–Bhutan border along the Himalayan foothills. Also visit Jhalong, situated on the bank of Jaldhaka River. Enjoy the break in Jhalong. A small village Garibus comes on your way, where Diascorrea a medicine plant is grown.
Back to the hotel by evening. Overnight at Lataguri / Gorumara.
Day 4 - Lataguri to Jaldapara via Chapramari (90 Km / 02 Hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Reach Jaldapara by afternoon. Afternoon forest jeep safari (optional at extra cost). Overnight at Jaldapara/Madarihat.
Day 5 - Jaldapara - Rajabhatkhawa (55 Km / 1.5 hrs)
After breakfast, proceed to Rajabhatkhawa. In the afternoon visit Sikiajhora for a country boat ride inside the Buxa forests. Overnight at Rajabhatkhawa.
Day 6 - Buxa & Jayanti
Full day excursion inside the forest to Buxa fort and Jayanti. Morning trek to Buxa Fort, a historical place that requires some hiking (5 km one way). After return from Buxa fort, you will be taken to Jayanti riverbed on Indo-Bhutan border. Here you can visit pukhuri hill or take forest safari (optional at extra cost).
Day 7 - Rajabhatkhawa - NJP (185 Km / 4.5 Hrs)
Check out from the hotel by 11 AM. Drive back to NJP / Bagdogra (4.5 hours). Tour concludes.
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.
We are Dependable
Our company is recognized by the ministry of tourism, Govt. of India as well as West Bengal tourism. We are members of all major travel trade bodies in India and have a high reputation among travelers for close to two decades.