'Dooars' the word itself some what points to some adventurous place. Indeed but the word came from a word 'Duar' which means door. Actually Dooars range is the door way to Bhutan. There was a time(18th century) when this place was under Bhutan. It part of India at the time of British rule. The Dooars forest is spread over 4500 square Kilometers in West Bengal. The greenery and the rivers like Kalchini, Raidak , Tista and Torsa are few among the hilly Rivers that flows through this area to move the travellers and these places in Dooars have been earmarked as tourist spots. the famous tourist spots in the Dooars include Jaldapara, Gorumara, Chapramari. I have already written about Gorumara national park. this time i am going to mention Chapramari reserve forest.
'Chapramari' Reserve Forest:
As mentioned above, this forest is situated in North Bengal in the Dooars range.It is just in the opposite side of Gorumara Forest.Buses of North Bengal State Transport Corporation ply over Siliguri, Malbazar, Chalsa, Khuniamore and Bindu.Distance between Siliguri to Chapramari is about 80 Kms. From Gorumara it is 25 Kms. Form Chasa to Chapramari is just 15 Kms.Jeep and cars are available from Chalsa.
The Forest Rest House is within two Kilometers from the Entrance of the Chapramari reserve forest. There is a pond in front of the bunglow , so if you stay here you may find from the bunglow, the wild animals are drinking water from the pond. There are lot of elephants in this area. so take care when you wander in the jungle. It is not all, you shall be able to view 'Kanchenjunga' peak of the Himalayas from the forest bunglow.
For Booking of the bunglow you have to contact D.F.O. Wild life, Aronyo Bhavon, Jalpaiguri.West Bengal.
Other than that, there are few Hotels and lodges in Chalsa. Avoid rainy season to visit any forest, most of them are kept closed for the tourists in this time.