The Dooars or Duars (in Bengali & Nepali) are the floodplains and foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan. Duar means door in Nepali and Bengali languages, and the region forms the gateway to Bhutan from India. The Western Dooars is known as the Bengal Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Assam Dooars. The Dooars valley (also called Duars) stretching from the River Teesta on the west to the River Sankosh on the east covers an area of roughly 130 km by 40 km. The Dooars forms major part of the Jalpaiguri district.

WHY DOOARS ?? .The altitude of Dooars area ranges from 90 m to 1750 m.Wide range of landscape
.There are innumerable streams and rivers flowing through these fertile plains from the mountains of Bhutan namely the Teesta,
Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsha, Sankosh,Dyna, Karatowa, Raidak, Kaljani,
.Lush green tea gardens, some of British period .Unique tourism, only of its kind.
.Easy accessibility
.Historical importance, forts, heritage buildings
.View of Kanchenjunga from all parts of Dooars

Destinations in Dooars|Duars Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary | Chilapata | South Khairbari Tiger Rescue Centre and Leopard Rehabilitation Centre |Rocky Island | Jhalong | Bindu | Gorumara National Park | Chapramari Wildlife Park |Samsing Suntalekhola | Jayanti & Buxa Tiger Reserve |Totopara |Lava-Lolaygaon | Murti | Bindu | Jaldhaka | Chalsa | Kalijhora | Rasikbil | Neora Valley National Park | Rajabhatkhowa | Mongpong

Dooars|Duars : Political geography The Dooars region politically constitutes the plains of the Darjeeling District, the whole of Jalpaiguri District and the upper region of Cooch Behar District in West Bengal and the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam.

Dooars|Duars : Physical geography The altitude of Dooars area ranges from 90 m to 1750 m. There are innumerable streams and rivers flowing through these fertile plains from the mountains of Bhutan. In Assam the major rivers are Brahmaputra and Manas, and in northern West Bengal the major river is the Teesta besides many others like the Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsha, Sankosh, Dyna, Karatowa, Raidak, Kaljani among others.

Dooars|Duars : Fauna The banks of these rivers are favorite spot for the fauna of the region and one can easily spot animals during the early hours of the day or late in the evening. It is always advisable to visit these places either during sunset or during sunrise.Bison, deer's, elephants visit in herd. Leopards are also found here.Thus, it is always advisable to have a guide while touring. Other animals which can be spotted are rhinoceros, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Sloth bear, Chital, Bengal Tigers, Indian Wild Dogs, Indian Wolf, Pygmy Hog, Giant Squirrels, Hispid Hare, Sambar Deer, Barking deer, Hog deer, Wild boar, etc. The beauty of the region lies not only in its tea gardens that dot the entire area but also the virgin forests crisscrossed by the river Teesta and its tributaries that make up the countryside.Many wildlife sanctuaries and national park like Manas National Park in Assam, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary,Buxa National
Park, Gorumara National Park,Chapramari Wildlife Reserve and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal are located in thisregion.


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Sikkim Travel Tips

Sikkim is a small state nestled neatly amongst the Great eastern Himalayas and hosting quite a few ethnic tribes and vast variation of weather conditions. To enjoy any Holiday or a Trip a wise and an essential packing of luggage is a must.

Please do make sure that you carry the items and keep in mind the Do’s and Don’t’s mentioned below:

  • Documents:

Please always do carry an Original Identification for yourself and all the traveling members, such as Passport/ driving lsc/ ration card/ voters card.

  • Clothing, Shoes and weather Grear

A good pair of light sneakers (preferably waterproof or leather if visiting North Sikkim) are very important for your feet, as you may have to walk in some places. Carry a few woolen clothes as it may get a bit cooler in the morning and evenings, also you would require them for visit to tshangu lake and Baba Mandi, If there is snow at the point you visit, there are always hawkers who give rented gumboots, gloves, and raincoats so you can feel free to roll around on the snow. Always carry small towels with you while traveling,

  • Toiletries and Medical Supplies

Please carry your medicines, water and what your doctor has suggested for high altitude. chweingums of great help to overcome giddiness at very high altitude. Please carry anti-vomit tablets like Avomine, Pregnidoxin, Reglan and Deriphyllin/ Coca for breath control as the twisting and curving roads tend to get you sick.

  • Photo equipment

Please carry extra data cards if you are taking pictures in high megapixels, you are going to run out of space. Lithium batteries are also not much help as they can store little charge. Carry several alkaline batteries and camera which can be of great help as you will be tempted to take thousands of photographs

  • Miscellaneous

Please avoid eating from wayside dhabas as they might tend to get you sick, also before boarding on a car for a long route eat light and carry some snacks with you, always carry a mineral water bottle with you and avid drinking outside waters.

  1. Vegetation is fragile; follow designated trails.
  2. Avoid littering and deposit garbage at designated places.
  3. Keep all pollutants away from streams and lakes.
  4. Respect local culture by taking permission before taking photographs.
  5. Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
  6. It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in a clockwise direction.
  7. Enjoy yourself always
    1. Don’t disturb wildlife or its habitat.
    2. Don’t buy endangered species or antiques.
    3. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol which is strictly prohibited in public
    4. Don’t talk loudly near sacred places.
    5. Don’t pluck plants or flowers

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