Dooars at a glance:
Coordinates: 26°42′N 88°48′E
The Dooars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This region is about 30 km wide and stretches over about 350 km from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam.
How to reach Dooars:
By Air :
Bagdogra is the nearest airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
New Jalpaiguri Railway station is the nearest railway station. Taxies are available from the railway station.
By Road :
Cabs/buses are available to reach Dooars along with both state and private busses.
Places to visit in Latpanchore:
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A small village at the top of a hilltop on the Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounded by forest and rich in the Cinchona plantation, is the Latpanchore village. A British bungalow in the middle of this quaint little village now serves as a forest bungalow.
Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mahanada Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit destination if you are into wildlife. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Terai region, it is spread across the lower catchment area of river Mahanadi.
Samsuing and Suntalekhola
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Located at a distance of 81kms from Siliguri, this place is considered heaven for Nature lovers. Two forest bungalows in the middle of a forest, with hills in the background and the constant splashing noise of the numerous streams as they flow through, this place is paradise on Earth. Step out of the bungalow and listen to the early morning chirping of birds and the whispers of the forest as it tells something to the noisily flowing river.
What to eat in Dooars:
While most restaurants provide North and South Indian food here, it is best to go with the local delicacies and try the locally popular dishes- momos, dry fish pickle, and Bamboo shoots. The roadside stalls serving Puri Bhaji, fish pakoras are also a must-try. Whenever in Bengal, especially in a place rich in tea cultivation, do not miss a cup of tea.