Torsa River is located in the Dooars and Tal region. The river flows past the Great tea estate of Dalsingpara and Jaldapara National Park. Ghargharia river meets with Torsa in the Tufanganj subdivision, near Deocharai and Balarampur Torsa meets with Kaljani and it then flows into Bangladesh. The serene and eco-friendly atmosphere of the riverside is enriched with the dense forest of Chilapata. Chilapata Forest draws all the attention of tourists seeking a heavenly glimpse of nature far from the madding crowd. Several resorts, cottages, and homestays are available near the banks of the Torsa river.
Chilapata Wild Cottage is a small offbeat homestay situated on the passageway between Jaldapara National Park and Chilapata Forest. They provide decent foodservice and lodge accommodation. They have a standard family room and double room costs 2500 & 2000 INR respectively. This Cottage is surrounded by a green forest that is home to a variety of animals and birds from single-horned rhino, elephants, migratory and local birds. The best thing about the resort is that it is just beside the Torsa river. The serene and relaxing atmosphere can be enjoyed by the tourists on their holidays to make their mind calm and stress free.
Bagdogra airport at a distance of 79 km is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station would be Hasimara which is 9.9 Km away from Hasimara. The best time to visit this place is October– April.
Green Heaven Chilapata:
Green Heaven Chilapata resort is situated in Simlabari. A homestay of quiet surroundings reflecting the tranquility of a pollution-free blue sky. Tourists can enjoy the chirping of birds far from the cacophony of city life. A perfect homestay for spending holidays with near and dear ones sharing peace and harmony together. They provide good service, well-behaved staff, and good lodging accommodations.
Malangi Tourist Lodge, Barodabari
Malangi Tourist Lodge is located near the Hasimara Air Force Base and Army cantonment. The lodge is quite near to the highway which makes it easy to reach. One can get the fringe of Chilapata Forest by noticing its huge area decorated with lots of flower plants. Surrounded by wildlife and peacock call one can get surprised to see a peacock near the lodge. Malangi Tourist Lodge is recognized among the tourists for its grand facilities and services.
The lodge is maintained by WBFDC. It has AC and Non AC rooms charging 1400 to 2000 INR per night. One can take an Elephant safari or book a jeep safari from the tourist lodge or you can roam with your own car on safari and take wildlife photography with permitted guides. Tourists can visit 1500 years old fort named Nal Rajar Garh from the lodge. Only 20 km away from Malangi Lodge is the border of Bhutan and the beautiful Bhutanese hill station Phuntsholing.
To book your rooms at Malangi Lodge, You have to visit the WBFDC website and book your room.
One can reach Malangi Lodge from Hasimara (6 Km), New Mal Jn, and Alipurduar Jn station. It is 45 km away from Alipurduar. You can reach the lodge through NH 31. By train, you can also reach Hasimara station and rent a car. You can also ask the lodge to arrange for a pick-up. Bagdogra is the nearest airport (158 kms).