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Best Riverside Resorts that you must stay in Dooars

Best Riverside Resorts that you must stay in Dooars

Fast-flowing rivers, sometimes through the thick green forested areas and sometimes at the foothills beside the roadside, that’s Dooars for all of you. Throughout the year, enormous tourists flock to Dooars to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills, forests and rivers at a time. With its vast area, its landscape, weather and beauty changes frequently from one place to another. Veined by mighty rivers like Teesta, Torsa, Murti, Jaldhaka, Diana, Sankosh, the entire region has dense forests and exotic wildlife. From the rippling rivulets of Jhalong and the exotic Buxa with forest marked by walking trails to the river beds of Jaldapara and the lush greenery of Gorumara National Park, these places are the treats for your eyes. Here are the best riverside resorts that Dooars has to offer.

Jayanti Riverview

This resort faces the Jayanti River banks in the beautiful village of Jayanti. You can enjoy the serene ambience and pictorial view of the place from the resort. Jayanti Riverview is one of the best riverside resorts of Jayanti because of its location, view and services. Jayanti village is one of the oldest towns of the Dooars region, but we see the decaying village within a vibrant ecology. The easy flowing of the Jayanti River, sweet chirpings of unknown birds, sweet fragrance of nature and refreshingly cool breeze of Jayanti will make you feel completely rejuvenated.

Wildlife

Though the river remains dry most of the time throughout the year, the white pebbles impart an unmatched beauty to the place. Meeting a herd of elephants, peacocks, and spotted deer is the typical scenario from here. Jayanti is prosperous for its diversified wildlife and scenic beauty. Surrounded by the forest hills while overlooking the beautiful white riverbed, Jayanti is a place where you emerge yourself in the beauty of nature.

Tariff

The resort has two standard bedrooms of Rs. 1300 each (per night), one triple bedroom of Rs.1400 (per night), one four-bedded room (first floor) of Rs. 1800 (per night) and four-bedded room(ground floor) of Rs. 1400 (per night). All these rooms have a river-facing balcony, attached western toilet and geyser. The resort also provides a bonfire and food package, parking facility, driver’s room and car service for sightseeing.

How to book

Tourists have to book via Beyotee.

How to reach

Alipurduar junction and New Alipurduar are the closest railway stations. The distance between Alipurduar railway station and Jayanti is 30 km. Bagdogra is the nearest airport (198 km) from where you can get a car and reach here. Apart from that, visitors can easily hire a vehicle from the respective junctions to visit Jayanti Riverview.

Jayanti Riverview from the Jayanti River, it is a riverside resorts
Jayanti Riverview from the Jayanti River
View of Jayanti River from Jayanti Riverview
View of Jayanti River from Jayanti Riverview
Jayanti during monsoon

Chilapata Wild Cottage

Chilapata wild cottage
Chilapata wild cottage
Chilapata wild cottage balcony, this view is a plus point for riverside resorts
Chilapata wild cottage balcony
Bonfire at chilapata wild cottage which is a riverside resorts
Bonfire at chilapata wild cottage
Couples enjoying Torsa river view
Couples enjoying Torsa river view

Chilapata Wild Cottage gives you the best view of nature with the sound of the wild and the flowing Torsa River. A very small homestay with three cosy rooms located on the corridor between Chilapata forest and Jaldapara National Park. River Torsa is just a stone’s throw distance from here. The beautiful grasslands of the other side of Torsa amaze you with its grace. Apart from that, wildlife like the One-horned rhino, Asiatic elephant, migratory birds and numerous local birds also attract your attention.

Tariff

The resort has two standard family bedrooms that cost Rs.2300 (per night), one standard double bedroom of Rs.1800 (per night) with jungle and river-facing balcony facilities, an attached toilet and a geyser. Apart from these, it has a spacious open garden, parking place, food and living accommodation with solar energy (Keep this in mind: Since it is run by Solar energy, Electricity is not always available).

How to book

Tourists have to book via Beyotee.

How to reach

Bagdogra is the nearest airport (164 km). From where you can hire a car and get the place.
Apart from that, there are Alipurduar junction station (39 km), New Alipuduar station (45 km), Rajabhatkhawa station (35 km), New Coochbehar station (42 Km), which are close to Chilapata. You can hire a car and reach the homestay. Otherwise, tourists can also hire a car from Alipurduar, Siliguri, Hasimara, Falakata to get here by road.

The location of this resort is Kodalbasti; hence you have to reach the Kodalbasti checkpoint. Ask anyone at the checkpoint about the direction, and they will show you. Among the Torsa riverside resorts, Chilapata Wild Cottage is the best.

Murti Banani Resort

This is one of the most beautiful riverside resorts with a relaxing balcony from where you can enjoy an exciting sunset, located on the bank of river Murti. Surrounded by Sal trees and the Murti river, visitors can also enjoy Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Strolling around on the river banks, trekking, jungle safaris and bird watching are other amusements the tourists can enjoy while staying here. If you like to enjoy the beauty of nature without compromising your comfortable lifestyle, Banani Forest Bungalow is no doubt the perfect place.

Tariff

The bungalow has nine standard double bedrooms (upper and ground floor) cost Rs. 2500 each (per night), with the facilities of jungle and river-facing open balcony, AC and non-AC rooms, attached toilets, geyser, western toilets, intercom and TV and free wifi. It also has three cottages of Rs.2500 per night, which provide you with a decorated balcony, attached bathroom, geyser, AC rooms and free wifi.

How to book

To stay in this resort, you have to book in advance on the WBSFDA website.

How to Reach

Bagdogra is the nearest airport from where visitors can hire a car to get to the resort, as the distance between Siliguri and Banani Forest Bungalow is only 73 km. The visitors who are hailing from outside can board a train for New Mal Junction for its easy connectivity, though Chalsa, located at a distance of 8 km from the resort, is the nearest railway station. The distance between the resort and New Mal junction is only 18 km.

Murti banani resort
Murti banani resort
View of Murti River from banani resort
View of Murti River from banani resort
Murti Banani Cottage
Murti Banani Cottage
From the balcony of Murti Banani Resort which is a riverside resorts
From the balcony of Murti Banani Resort

Green Island Resort, Jhalong

Green island Resort jhalong
Green island Resort jhalong
Jaldhaka river near Green island Resort
Jaldhaka river near Green island Resort
Hill top view of Green Island Resort jhalong, it is a riverside resorts
Hill top view of Green Island Resort jhalong
View of Jhalong from Gairibas point
View of Jhalong from Gairibas point

Located on the river Jaldhaka, Green Island resort is a perfect holiday destination. You can enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains and river Jaldhaka in front of the cottages, this place in Jhalong is undoubtedly one of the best riverside resorts. The scenery looks amazing, especially at the time of the monsoon. The resort covers a large area with a flower garden and several cottages as well as a building.

Tariff

The resort has double bedrooms of Rs. 1750 each (non-AC) and Rs. 2450 each (AC), triple bedroom (non-AC) of Rs. 1950 and four-bedded rooms (non-AC) of Rs. 250 along with a double bedroom cottage. Each of them has the facilities of attached and western bathrooms, and the resort itself has a beautiful and spacious air-conditioned restaurant, a Parking place and a vast lawn.

How to book

Tourists have to book via Beyotee.

How to reach

Bagdogra is the nearest airport (104 km.) from where you can hire a car to get to the spot. New Jalpaiguri (95km.), New Mal Jn. (40 km.) Hashimara (91 km.) Alipurduar Junction (128 km.) and New Alipurduar (130 km.) are the nearest railways. Stations, from where you can avail a car to reach the resort. Apart from these, plenty of vehicles are available from both Siliguri and Alipurduar to get Jhalong. The journey is fantastic, with the roads going through forests, mountains, tea gardens, villages, and elephant corridors.

Chapramari Wilderness Camp (Panjhora)

Chapramari wilderness camp of Panjhora is one of the best riverside resorts of Dooars which stands beside the Murti River. This wilderness camp is a nature resort maintained by the WBSFDA. Panjhora is a serene forest situated adjoining the Chapramari Wildlife sanctuary. The Murti river divides Gorumara and Chapramari forest. The water of the Murti River and the favourable conditions provided by the green forest bring many wild animals and birds in proximity to the Chapramari Wilderness Camp.

Winter is the best time to visit this place. Far from the hustle of daily life, tourists can explore the wonders of greenery and a wide range of wildlife. There are four cottages, each with one room and an attached toilet. Each house consists of a double bed with a blanket, a ceiling fan, and a dressing table.

Tariff

The camp has five cottages with a geyser, fan, lock, and western toilet facilities. It costs Rs.1843 for two people and Rs.2291 for three people (cottage and service) and Rs.3168 for two people, and Rs.4016 for three people: cottage, food, folk dance watchtower visit and other services.

How to book

To enter Chapramari Forest and avail of Chapramari Resort, you must book in advance on the WBSFDA website. In that way, you would be able to stay at the resort and avail the watchtower and forest visit. Otherwise, you will have to take permission from the Gorumara entry point to visit Chapramari forest.

How to reach

Chapramari wilderness camp is 65km away from New Jalpaiguri Railway station. The nearest railway station is Mal Jn which is 12 km away. Bagdogra International airport is the closest airport, 82km apart from the camp. Plenty of cars are available from Siliguri and Malbajar to reach Chapramari wilderness camp, costing you around Rs.2500 to Rs3000 and Rs. 1000-1500 respectively. Chalsa, which is 2.9 km apart from the camp, is the closest railway station.

Chapramari Wilderness Camp
Chapramari Wilderness Camp
View of Railway from Panjhora riverside resorts
View of Railway from Panjhora resort
View from Panjhora wilderness camp
View from Panjhora wilderness camp
Murti River from Chapramari Wilderness camp
Murti River from Chapramari Wilderness camp

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