Things To Do

Dooars is the gateway to the hill stations of North Bengal and Bhutan. Famous for its tea gardens, forests and the River Teesta, it is ideal for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The region is known for its wildlife sanctuaries where one can spot herds of deer, one-horned rhinos, elephants, guars and reptiles. The bird population here is an ornithologist's delight. An added attraction is the Tiger reserve. White water rafting, trekking and jungle safaris are must dos.

  • Gorumara National Park

    Located on the banks of river Murti, it is renowned for the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the King cobra. Other animals include elephants, bisons, leopards and reptiles. Trees like Teak, Simul, Siris, Khair and Sal abound in the forests with numerous birds. Read more
    Safari Timings: 5.30 AM till 8.30 AM & 3 PM till 6 PM
    Entry Fees:
    Guide Charges: Rs. 150 per vehicle
    Distance from hotel: 14kms
  • Buxa Tiger Reserve

    A sanctuary set up to preserve the Royal Bengal Tiger; it is the crown gem of Dooars. Read more
    Distance from hotel: 104kms
  • Alipurduar

    It is the gateway to Bhutan and the north-eastern states of India. The highest peak of Jalpaiguri, the Chota Sinchula is located in Alipurduar from where you can view the Buxa Hills and Bhutan Valley.
    Distance from hotel: 112kms
  • Chapramari Wildlife Park

    Famous for its elephants, gaur, spotted cheetah and sambar. One of the few places where the pangolin proliferates successfully. Sought-after birds include the green magpie, scarlet minivet, hill mayna, Indian treepie and white-breasted kingfisher.
    Timings: 6 AM till 7.30 AM / 8.30 AM till 10 AM / 1.30 PM till 3.00PM / 4.00 PM till 5.30 PM
    Entry fees: Rs.70 per head
    Guide Charges: Rs.100 per vehicle
    Vehicle entry fee: Rs.1,400
    Distance from hotel: 1kms
  • Suntalekhola

    Known for its orange plantations. You can view the hills of Bhutan and the Jelepla Pass that forms the connecting link between Tibet and India from here.
    Distance from hotel: 20kms
  • Neora Valley National Park

    Located in a woody forest area, abundant species of orchids crowd the park. Wild animals like red panda, Himalayan black bear and wild dog can be found here. The park is also a popular picnic spot. Adventure seekers can trek to Rechela Danda, the highest peak in the park. Read more
    Distance from hotel: 58kms
  • Samsing

    Known for its orange orchards and cardamom plantations. The tea estates on the way to Samsing are a visual delight. Read more
    Distance from hotel: 15kms
  • Phuntsholing

    The gateway to Bhutan from India, it offers scenic vistas. On the way to Phuntsholing, one can stop at Kharbandi Gompa, a monastery built by Bhutan's Queen Mother. Read more
    Distance from hotel: 103kms
  • Lava – Lolaygaon

    Lava is a forest village with a popular Buddhist monastery that is known as Lava Monastery. It is a bird watcher's delight. Read more
    Lolaygaon is higher up than Lava. From Jhandi Dara (wooded hilltop), one can enjoy a brilliant view of the sunrise. Read more
    Distance from hotel: 100kms
  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

    This wildlife forest has the largest concentration of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros in India after Kaziranga. Another must watch is the Royal Bengal tiger. Reptiles like the Indian python, fresh-water turtles and geckos can also be found here. Elephant and jeep safaris inside the forest can be organised. Read more
    Car Safari Timings: 6 AM till 9 AM / 3 PM till 4.30 PM
    Entry Fees: Rs.60
    Vehicle entry: Rs.250 per trip
    Guide Charges: Rs.200
    Gypsy Hire charges: Rs.750
    Video camera: Rs.200
    Elephant Safari: 5.30 AM to 8.30 AM
    Entry fees: Rs.60 per head
    Vehicle entry: Rs.250 per trip
    Elephant ride fee: Rs.600
    Video camera: Rs.200
    Day Safari: 9 AM to 2 PM
    Entry fees: Rs.60 per head
    Vehicle entry: Rs.250 per trip
    Parking fee: Rs.25 per vehicle
    Video camera: Rs.200
    Distance from hotel: 82kms