Dooars is a region in the northern part of West Bengal that is characterised by the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas covered in wide expanses of tea plantations. The Dooars region can be termed as the gateway to the country of Bhutan as well as to the adjoining hill stations of Sikkim and Darjeeling. It consists of many small towns that form this entire region such as Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Gairkata, Binnaguri, Lataguri et al. Many rivers and rivulets flow through these regions making it a very fertile area. Blessed with abundance of natural beauty and greenery, Dooars has started gaining popularity among travellers who want to enjoy solitude away from the commercialised tourist destinations.
How to reach
Among the various other small towns that form the Dooars region, Gairkata is a town under the district of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. By air it is reachable from Bagdogra Airport which is well connected by flights from all over the country. The nearest railway station would be New Jalpaiguri or Alipurduar.
Where to stay
I stayed at a beautiful eco resort called Madhubani Eco Park. Actually an establishment managed by the Government of West Bengal, at present, it is has been taken on lease for two years by Mr. Dipankar Paul and his partners. The establishment is beautifully located amidst the vast stretches of tea plantations and adorned by the beautiful River Madhubani.