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.