Situated in the Kalimpong district of West Bengal with a distance of about 107km from Siliguri. Bindu is a small village which has an altitude of 600m on the Indo-Bhutan border, widely known for its cardamom plantation, pristine nature, and river Jaldhaka. Bindu, which means point in Bengali, is the last junction where the west side of the Indian border meets the north side of the Bhutan border, where the area is covered by hills of India and Bhutan. The journey is filled with everlasting sightseeing of mother nature, which is showered by the Himalayan range in Bhuta. Which makes it even magical when sun rays fall on the white snow making it a surreal experience that can’t be explained if you haven't visited Bindu Valley yet.
Located at the extreme north of the extreme border of Gorumara National park, widely known as a residential place of wide varieties of birds Chukchuki watchtower is an ideal place to watch birds that the park holds. You can see myriad birds which are native birds of Gorumara National park. Apart from myriad birds, you can also spot migratory or seasonal birds. With peacock, India's national bird can be spotted quite often.
Located at just 82km from Siliguri, lies an unseen beauty of nature which is an ideal destination for trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, this pebble filled destination became an eye catching tourist spot making it as an preferred picnic place.With main attention being flashy multi river where you can take bath and enjoy the calmness of nature leaving aside the busy city life. Beside all these there are many small villages where tourists can visit easily on foot, giving you an opportunity to explore and experience new places.
Situated about 30km from Alipurduar district, this place is the most preferred tourist destination. The place itself is a history which is known for a detention camp built by the British against the freedom fighters, which was used as a jail for the freedom fighters who fought for the freedom of their country against the British, now left as a remnant of battle history. Whereas Buxa Fort has also been a major point of dispute between the King of Bhutan and the Cooch king of Assam and Bengal. The Buxa region is enriched with Mother Nature in abundance.
The Chapramari Forest is situated near National Highway 31 that connects the states of the north-east with the rest of India. There is a large population of elephants and Indian bison in the forest area. The forest also has a large population of royal bengal tigers, deer and reptiles. The forest was declared as a reserve forest in 1895. Later in 1939, this forest was declared a game sanctuary and in 1998, a wildlife sanctuary. It has a total area of around 9.6031 sq km. The sanctuary is also home to birds, such as adjutant stork, scarlet minivet, hill myna, white-breasted kingfisher, indian treepie and green-magpie. Some of the main migratory birds are teal and brahminy kite. These migratory birds are best spotted between the months of November and March.
Gorumara is one of the popular tourist destinations, situated in the ‘Dooars’ region of West Bengal. Gorumara lies in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri District in the Eastern Himalayan belt. Situated on the banks of rivers Murti and Raidak, the major part of the region is a wildlife reserve. This region is located in the Indo-Malaya ecozone, close to the Bhutan border. Access to the park is not permitted in the monsoon season. The best time to visit Gorumara is during the month of November to March. It is a home to some of the widest varieties of flora and fauna. The chances of spotting one horned rhinoceros are high. The other herbivores include barking deer, indian bison, hog deer, sambar deer and wild boar. The pigmy hog is also spotted here. It is one of the critically endangered species today. The park is also home to indian python – one of the largest snakes in the world and king cobra. The king cobra here can grow up to 20 ft and is among the most poisonous snakes in the world.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of about 61 metres above sea level, the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary stretches around an area of about 114 sq. km.
The town is famous for one-horned rhinos, royal bengal tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, bisons and a number of birds and peafowls. Situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District, the sanctuary also houses bengal florican, hornbill, racket-tailed drongo and paradise flycatcher, among others. Elephants and safari jeeps are available to tour the entire sanctuary. Jaldapara was once the land of the primitive tribal people, called Toto. Jalpaiguri district, being close to North-East India, offers an amalgamation of both the cultures. Tourists can find tibetan paintings, woollen garments and wooden handicrafts in different parts of the district. Darjeeling Tea forms the most famous shopping item.
The Park remains closed from June through September due to heavy monsoon. October to May is the best time to visit the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourists also visit this sanctuary during winters, between September and February, to catch a glimpse of the migratory birds.
Totopara village is situated on a hillock in the Jalpaiguri District and is home to the famous Toto tribe. This village is located 22 km away from Madarihat, the main entry point of the Jaldapara National Park. The Totopara village is surrounded by the hills of Bhutan to the north Torsa river in the east and Titi Reserve Forest in the south-west separated by Hauri river.
The Chilapata Forest is located near the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary in Dooars and is easily accessible from the town of Hasimara. It is an elephant corridor between the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve. The forest has a rich population of Indian rhinoceros, along with many other animals and birds. The Nalraja Garh or the Fort of the Nal kings constructed during the Gupta Dynasty is also located within the forest. Nearby, there are few tea gardens and small streams, where angling can be done.
Phuentsholing is the border town of southern Bhutan and the point of entry for travelers to Bhutan. The major places to visit here are Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is home to the exact replica of Guru Rinpoche, with eight life-size idols of different manifestations of the revered Guru.
Karbandi Monastery located at a height of 400 metres. Founded in 1967, it’s the winter residence of the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron.
Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre is undisputedly one of the most popular places to visit here with various species of crocodiles and alligators, it’s the place to be if you’re an animal lover.
Bhutan Gate, depicting traditional Bhutanese architecture, Bhutan Gate is the main gateway for entry from India.
Alipurduar is one of the important sub-divisional towns of the Jalpaiguri District, situated near the Buxa Tiger Reserve. It lies in the extreme east of West Bengal, close to Assam. If you want to experience intense forest of Buxa and travel to pristine mountains of Bhutan in a day, Alipurduar is the right destination for you. This district is the gateway to northeast of India and connects bhutan through Jaigaon, the last Indian town on your way to bhutan. Do stay in the wilderness for a refreshing change.