My first destination was Malbazar, a beautiful subdivisional township in New Jalpaiguri state. I have few sorted out reasons why I chose Malbazar (and not Siliguri) as my first destination in Dooars. Firstly, this township is surrounded by some of the most stunning tea estates in North Bengal that Indian tourists are unaware of. Secondly, the distance between the villages that I decided to visit are within 50 Kilometres from Malbazar. Thirdly, Malbazar is well connected with Kolkata by one of the most scenic train routes, I have ever seen. I boarded Kanchankanya Express from Sealdah Junction in evening and reached Malbazar around 9.30 in morning.Where to stay : Malbazar Dooars View Lodge, Malbazar Tourist Lodge, Udichi Guest House
Our Driver Gyani Ji was waiting for us with his Bolero at the station and we started our journey saying "Heerree wee goooooo" altogether..