Dooars / Duars is a stretch of land along the foothills of the Himalayan range. Stretching from Nepal to Manas National Park of Assam in the northeast. The stretch of West Bengal includes Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary from Nepal Border to Phipsu National Park of Bhutan till Cooch Behar and further stretching to Assam. It is all along the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, Duars or Dooars is also the gateway to Bhutan from India. The region is green and includes a beautiful tea estate and fascinating wildlife, including leopards, tigers, elephants, and the Indian rhinoceros. Duars is easily accessible from the town / City of Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Phuentsholling, Alipurduar, Guwahati, and Coochbehar. The altitude of the Dooars region ranges from 90 meters to 1750 meters. It includes few hills. Political boundaries include the plains of Darjeeling District, Jalpaiguri District, Alipurduar & Coochbehar district in West Bengal, and the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara, and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam.
National Park & Sanctuary include Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve, Neora Valley National Park, and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal & Manas National Park in Assam forms the major portion of Dooars or Duars. Chilapata Forest is a dense jungle area right in the middle of Eastern Dooars, near Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal, Jaldapara National Park (Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) in Jalpaiguri district, Historical Cooch Behar Palace, Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal, Buxa Fort, etc. Animals that can be spotted are Bison, deer, elephants herds. Other animals like rhinoceros, Gaur, Asian elephants, 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 can also be spotted.
Some of the places of interest are Samsing, Sunthalekhola, Jalpesh, Gajoldoba, Khayerbari, Phuentsholling, Buxa Fort, Jhalong, Lepchakha, Rocky Island, Nalgarh, Bindu, and Murti depending upon the length of time one stay. Also included are Jungle Jeep Safari & Elephant Ride. The breeding season of animals is generally during the monsoon. Hence Gorumara National Park, the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary as well as the Buxa Tiger Reserve remains closed from 15th June to 15th September each year. Visit to the various Watch Towers as well as the Jungle Safari of the Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary are regulated by the Forest Department and is twice during the day in the morning & evening. Tickets are issued to guests on the production of a Photo Identity card for obtaining the tickets of the various Watch Towers. Forest Charges include Gypsy Charges, Guide Charges, Entry Fees Per Gypsy, and Visitor's Entry fees. (A maximum of 06 guests in one Gypsy). One can either book the entire Gypsy by paying the cost of 06 persons or can share it with others. The camera has separate charges. Tickets for the Medhhla Watch Tower are issued from Ramshai Ticket Counters. Tickets for Gorumara Jeep Safari and the Chapramari Forest are issued from the Nature Interpretation Center Ticket Counter at Lataguri (Except for the period when the Forest remains closed). Limited Entry tickets are issued and it is on a first come first serve basis. Gorumara has five watch tower options namely Jatraprosad Watch Tower, Medhla Watch Tower, Chandrachur Watch Tower, Chapramari Entry fees & Chukchuki Watch Tower. Medhla Watch Tower is open and easily assessable. Dooars / Duars offers a multitude of options to visitors like Bird watching, Jungle trails, trekking, angling, Tea Tour, Tea Factory Visit, Fishing, and nature trails.
Eco / Home Stay - These are newly developed units for the last two decades and stretches from Namchi to Pelling. Homestay is scattered all over the hills among various tribes and communities. We prefer a sustainable community and their homestay. Homestay made out of illegal tree cutting and stolen timber is generally not appreciated. Neither do we offer our guests such a stay. Homestay or Eco stay are places to relax. Good Host, Peace-loving villages, Tea Estates, Tea Factories, Valley, Beautiful Locations, decent food, activities, safety, and security are the major factors attracting guests. Some homestays of the region are situated close to the village and some are isolated. Rajabhatkhawa, Buxa, Jayanti, Bindu, Jhalong, Maynaguri, Magurmari, etc have home stay. Dhupjhora, Mangalbari, Murti river bank, Damdim, Magurmari, Yelbong, Dakshin Dhupjhora, Nutan Para, Murti, Totopara, Dakshin Kantadighi, Rocky Island, Kumarpara, Totopara, Batabari, Mal Bazar, Moulani, Bichbhanga Village, Rahman Guest house, Banarhat, Nagrakata, Diana, is host to few homestay. The host is quite hospitable and offers their best possible food and comfort to guests. The Homestay is generally clean & hygienic. Guests Activities are based on the homestay and its location. Our vehicle generally is available in all homestay. Homestay packages are generally with food. Dreamway Destinations also arrange for angling apart from the usual hikes, picnics, and sightseeing tours. Mystic Forest resort. Suncity Resort, Aranya Jungle Resort, Sinclairs Retreat Lake View Resort, Green Touch, Gorumara Natures Cottage, Banalata Stay,
Tea Tourism - Want to stay at a typical plush colonial planters’ bungalow. Stay in rooms with a view of the mountains Or want to head to a retreat by the river, Try the Options of Tea Estate near Dooars / Duars. The Name starts with Zurran, Sylee, or Fagu Tea Estate. Dooars is known for black Tea or CTC & Green Tea. Guests can stay and enjoy the tea manufacturing i.e. processing of tea along with the wildlife which surrounds the region. Flora and fauna is another option along with historical sites like Buxa Fort, Nalgarh, Cooch Behar palace, etc. Guests generally take a tour of the garden and factory followed by a spot of tea tasting. Go hiking or for a picnic, we are there to help with all possible information about tourism. Other than Tea Tourism one can also learn to cook the local dishes or learn the agricultural practice, birding and angling or just go for a short trek. Some of our guests have stayed for three days and extended it for a couple of days just to participate in their festival celebration. Guest returns to the same place again and again. Sophistication is mixed with warmth and hospitality. There are various tribes in this region and it is also an activity to visit the local villages to know about their way of living. Totopara is one such village. Gajoldoba is one more site to enjoy which is situated close to Siliguri and can be a nice transit stay while starting or ending the tour package.
Corporate Packages - Corporate Packages & Events are held in these regions are exclusively designed by us. Jaldapara (Madarihat) & Gorumara (Lataguri Or Murty) are the two major station where one get the infrastructure to hold such event. The rest of the places are there to Shoot Movies, or One can go for an excursion and they are many a destination. MICE, Popularly known as Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions among corporate are held at many a location of Sikkim. Launching of Product, Film shoot, Advertisement shoot, etc is also a part of it. Northeast diversity opens doors for some excellent and unforgettable corporate tours. Few travel destinations in the northeast are best suited for corporate tours and events. It offers unmatchable meetings, incentives, conferences & events in the region. We ensure remarkable services in order to keep the event or tours exclusive and comfortable. Northeast boasts varied best destinations for outings in the northeast. Hence one can never run out of ideas as to where to organize the best event or tour. Dreamway Destinations is a leading corporate tour organizer, to keep events/holidays eventful, organized, and of course hassle-free. Our experts are trained to cater to all your needs and to ensure that not even the minuscule detail. It is always advisable to discuss the requirement before planning the tour. We generally have corporate tours and travel packages that are affordable and packed with all the goodness/requirements. The corporate package takes time as the group size is quite large and activities are to be designed as per the choice of guests. Similarly for School and College groups are also designed with safety, care, and security.
Adventure Tourism - The region is base on wildlife, historical sites, varieties of flora and fauna but it also houses many adventure activities around. Cycling, Angling, Fishing, Trekking, Bird Watching, and biking are some of the activities for the Corporate package. Trekking and trails are quite popular in this region. Tribal tour. Attending various festivals. There are few of the adventure available during Spring & Autumn, monsoon is only for leisure tour as forest remain closed from 15th June to 15th September. It is time for animal breeding and heavy rainfall. Royal Enfield Or motorcycle excursions is always the regular adventure sport in Dooars and Kalimpong & Bhutan can be included in such trip. Wildlife and Tea tourism can be design to cover the adjacent region. The Himalayan region is unique for adventure and they capitalized it with Rafting, Angling, Trekking, Bicycle Excursion, etc. Safety & security is the basic backup of adventure tourism hence Dreamway Destinations always advises guests to give details of individuals so that the adventure planned suits the guests. Adventure tourism is a tourist activity that includes physical activity, a cultural exchange, or activities in nature. Rock Climbing, Trekking, Birding, Angling, and Rafting are being practiced here. Adventure tourism gains much of its excitement when one steps outside their comfort zone. Adventure travel is a type of tourism, involving exploration or travel with a certain degree of risk, and which may require special skills and physical exertion and Dooars has the right environment for such activities. Trekking and expedition are some of the main attractions in Buxa Tiger reserve, Today Tangtey Trek, Forest Safari & Elephant safari is the best option for a traveler. The corporate package takes time as the group size is quite large and activities are to be designed as per the choice of guests.
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