14kmsGorumara 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: Rs. 35 | Guide Charges: Rs. 150 per vehicle
82kmsJaldapara 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: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm | Entry fees: Rs. 60 per head
Vehicle entry: Rs. 250 per trip | Parking fee: Rs. 25 per vehicle
Video camera: Rs. 200
104kmsBuxa Tiger Reserve
A sanctuary set up to preserve the Royal Bengal Tiger; it is the crown gem of Dooars.
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.
9kmsChapramari 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 til 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
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.
58kmsNeora 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
Known for its orange orchards and cardamom plantations. The tea estates on the way to Samsing are a visual delight. Read more
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
100kmsLava – 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
Wildlife viewing from watchtower
Jatraprasad, Chandrachur, Chukchuki, Medhla and Rhino Observation are the prominent watchtowers in the region from where you can view one horned rhinos, elephants, bisons and peacocks.
Enjoy forest drives in Gorumara National Park, where you can sight wild animals and birds. We can book jeep safaris prior to your arrival in our resort.
You can take guided and unguided birdwatching tours in some spectacular areas in Dooars which cover diverse bird-rich habitats ranging from grasslands, wetlands, forests, jungles, hills, mountains and also villages. The best birding destinations include Lava, Neora Valley National Park, Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. East India Birding organizes birdwatching tours here. Read more
Samsing, Suntalekhola, Jhalong and Bindu are other scenic areas for birdwatching. Denzong Leisure organizes tours here. Read more
Kumlai is a popular spot for fishing. You can also view the Kanchenjunga mountains from here.
Lalygurass, Rocky Island and Murti are popular picnic spots in the region.