Glimpses of Dooars

Lush greenery, tea gardens spread till the horizon, meandering Teesta and Torsa rivers kissing the foothills of the Himalayas, wild elephant herds roaming freely and innocent laughs of tribal people is what distinguishes Dooars from the rest of Bengal.  This was my first time in Dooars, and it won’t be an exaggeration if I say that I have fallen in love with the quaint beauty of Dooars.

It was an unplanned trip and we went with zero expectation. We spent only a day in Dooars on our way to Bhutan; however that was one of the best. We travelled in public transport in Dooars. We got down at Falakatta station and then went to Birpara on a trekker. From Birpara we took a bus for Jaigaon/Phuntshiling. After reaching Jaigaon we found the Bhutan immigration office closed. We had no prior intimation that the immigration office remains shut on a Sunday. Unable to enter Bhutan, reluctantly we checked into a hotel in Jaigaon. As we had an entire day, we decided to explore Dooars a bit. Here’s leaving you with images of Dooars.


Bhutan Gate


Country Roads..Take Me Home


Through The Trees


The Lush Green Tea Gardens


The Meandering River



12 thoughts on “Glimpses of Dooars

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  2. Nomadosauras says:

    I had never heard about Dooars but there’s an enchanting quality in the pictures; almost as if the solitude speaks to you! Is it really this sparsely populated? Or the pictures give that illusion?
    Oh btw, beautiful blog! Cheers 🙂

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  3. abusid says:

    Love your post very much. The photos so beautiful and post is woven with beautiful words. I myself lives at Falakata, and a village- rambler. Dooars is beautifully decked with lush green tea gardens and wild animals roam day and nights at the outskirts of the forest. It’s all fine.

    But what I want to say is dooars is not all beauty and tribals are not laughing. It’s a place of poverty, malnutrition, deaths, and haria, girls trafficking and many many more maladies.

    But tribals are simple and they bear the suffering with a guest for LIFE .

    Thank you for your beautiful post, whatever the case may be.
    Check my blog, if possible, , it is based on the stories of the lay men of DOOARS.

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