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Buxa Forest

Aritra Sardar
23rd May’18 – We headed for the Buxa jungle and the Jayanti River after having our breakfast. Personally, this was the best road and the best place I visited in this trip. Reaching Buxa, we heard that the earlier day’s storm and rain, forced a pack of wild elephants to segregate into two groups. Elephants never stay at one jungle constantly. They keep migrating in huge pack. Until this two groups meet up again, they are not going to leave Buxa jungle. We immediately took the hilly road to the 1st watch-tower with a hope to spot a wild elephant. But to vain, as we failed o find one. As we were returning back, we noticed huge Teak and Sal trees swinging. We understood that portrayal of this immense strength can only be caused by none other than the tuskers. But instead of finding them at the uphill, we spotted 2 elephants at the downhill of the jungle.Then we went towards the Jayanti River where we spend some time. We returned back at evening to the hotel.
Whenever I think of the Buxa Reserve Forest, I am reminded of these lines. A trail through the jungle roads leading to a village that is so beautiful and people so pure, that one might realise that they have seen the best things in the universe.Santrabari is the starting point of this one day trek that will definitely take you to the pages of history. Buxa standing at a height of 2600 feet, apart from its gorgeous beauty is a treasure trove of history. Buxaduar is famous for Buxa Fort. The area was originally under Bhutan’s Pasakha region. There used to be occasional fights between the Bhutan kings and the Cooch Kings of the plains over land. Finally in 1865, after the war between the Bhutan kings and the British, the place came under British occupation with the sign of Sinchula Agreement. The Pasakha area came to be known as Buxa and the Pasakha Dzong became Buxa fort.