Dooars is famous for its rich biodiversity, forests, wildlife and ethnic people and their culture. The most notable forests of the area include Gorumara National Park Jldapara Wild Life Sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve. For years travelers and nature lovers have been exploring the area, though organized tourism set foot in Dooars only towards the end of 20th century. During the last two decades, tourism grew with leaps and bounds in Dooars. The first destination to come into prominence was Gorumara National Park. Soon Jaldapara and Buxa also started to claim their pride place of prominence in the tourism map. Soon tourists started to discover the hidden treasures of Dooars in every other bent of the road.
Broadly the area can be divided into Eastern, Central and Western Dooars. The Western Dooars is most popular among tourists. The Gorumara forests and its surrounding area brings hordes of tourists every year. The surrounding area also offers a number of tourist destinations such as Samsing Bindu, Jhalong, Chapramari, and others.
How to Reach?
By plane: Bagdogra airport is the nearest to Dooars. It is a small domestic airport with flights running from the major cities of the country. Just 12kms from the town, taxies and buses are available from Bagdogra to Madarihat/ Dooars.
By Road: The most convenient way is to travel via road. Dooars has excellent network and condition of roads. On the way, you will also get to see beautiful and breathtaking views. There are many cab services available from neighbouring cities like Darjeeling and Siliguri. There are few state government buses also which connects Dooars to major cities.
By Train: The New Jalpaiguri Railway station is just few kilometres away from the town, it is one of the biggest railway stations in the city and is well connected to nearby cities as well as key cities of the country. Another station, Madarihat is just 7km away from the Dooars.