Lankapara 1/6 by Tripoto
Nabakumar Das
Lankapara is a remote village of Alipurduar District(formerly Jalpaiguri District) at the foothills of Himalaya bordering to Bhutan.It is a magnificent heaven for travellers who wish to spend time in tranquility amidst lush green forest of Dooars. The place is disconnected from the outer world. The only way to reach there is through the temporary roads built on the river bed during winter and spring.No food or car is available there.Drinking water is available from nearby streams and tubewells.Better to carry packaged water.The travellers should arrange car and dry food or ready to cook food of their own.The care taker cum cook is good in Indian dishes. The elephants,leopard,wild cats,civet,python and various birds are found frequently.There are are two rooms in Lankapara Eco-Cottage which can be booked in the office of DFO,Cooch Behar/Alipurduar/Jalpaiguri.The care taker cum cook and forest guard in charge of Lankapar as well as the Range Officer of Lankapara Range are well behaved and they help to visit local itineraries in the deep forest.Better to avoid walking alone in the jungle as venomous snakes are frequently found.