Dooars with an unspoiled terrain of dense forest, ripping rivulets, and the mighty Himalayas is another name of heaven for travellers. Here are the top ten places in Dooars you can plan to visit on a solo trip without giving a second thought.
Lepchakha is a small village on the Indo-Bhutan border. The location at the top of the hill and the surroundings of the Buxa tiger reserve makes it an extraordinary adventure. The hilltop provides an amazing view of rivers in Dooars and the Buxa Tiger Reserve.
Heaven of Dooars is the most popular homestay among tourists. The lawn in front of the homestay allows you to view the entire Buxa Tiger Reserve from the hilltop. The food and room will cost a person around Rs.1000 per head per day. The Homestays arrange camping as well, where they charge Rs.1200 for two people, including Barbeque.
Rongo is a small village that falls under the western region of Dooars, situated beside the Indo-Bhutan border.
The People local people are amicable and receptive; hence it is safe to travel here alone.
The resort is situated just beside the Jholung Stream and surrounded by the beautiful Rongo forest and mountains. It comes with facilities like clean rooms with attached bathrooms with western toilet, Good mobile networks. They provide Bengali styled breakfast, lunch evening snacks, and dinner. Pork and duck are available if you tell them in the morning or before arrival, charged as extra.
Jhalong is a small village situated on the banks of river Jaldhaka in the Dooars region. This place is famous for its camping sites. One can hire a car from Chalsa or Malbajar to reach here.
Green Island Resort :
Situated on river Jaldhaka, Green Island resort is a perfect holiday destination at the Indo-Bhutan border. With the spectacular views of the mountains and river Jaldhaka. The cottages are spacious and comfortable. Rooms come with ensuite bathrooms. There are options of Double bed (Rs. 1400), four-bed (Rs. 2000), and six-bed (Rs. 2400) stay. So, If you want to spend a few days alone in the middle of the Jaldhaka river and surround yourself with green forest and mountains, this is the ideal solo trip destination.
Suntalekhola is the most attractive tourist spot in the Dooars region, situated at an altitude of 2900 ft, and the distance from Samsing is only 5kms. From here, you can visit numerous places like Rocky Island, Samsing, Jhalong, Bindu. It has forest stay facilities which are adventurous, and at the same time, you will feel embraced by mother nature.
Suntalekhola River Camp provides comfort and placidity in the forest with four well maintain tents beside the Suntaley stream. Visitors have to make reservations in advance at the forest department office or from the WBFDC website. Hence, If you want to include camping in your solo trip goals, this is the place.
It is a newly discovered offbeat destination in Dooars surrounded by lofty green hills. It is the best place to live in serenity and solitude. The site has many things to attract, primarily the weather, which is soul-soothing. Tourists can also take a short jungle walk leading them towards Dalgaon, Gairibas and Rongo.
Paren Nature Resort
Its hut shaped cottages come with double bed, non A/C rooms. And attached bathrooms. It provides manicured lawn. WBFDC maintains the resort, so you’ve to book in advance through their online portal.
Rishop is a small picturesque village situated in Neora Valley. it is essentially a quaint hill station located 4 km uphill of Lava. Trekking is favourable in this area.
Pink Floyd resort
Pink Floyd resort serves a wide range of delicacies. It comes with seven bedrooms with attached bathrooms and separate balconies. The view of the valley and Kanchenjunga from its balcony is mesmerising.
Standard Room – INR 1,500
It’s a small village amidst the plethora of nature with a sweeping view of the Himalayas up to the Nathu La Pass. This lovely location furnishes the heavenly scenery of Mt Kanchenjunga. One has to rent a car from Malbajar or Siliguri and travel for 2-3 hours to get here.
Lungchu Nature Resort
The rooms and balcony provide a view of a beautiful valley in front of it. The resort has a total of six rooms and small restaurant adjacent. This location is very offbeat, but the staff are friendly, making it a fantastic place for a Solo trip.
Rs. 1650 per room (ground floor)
Rs. 2250 per room for a maximum of 4 people (First Floor)
Situated at an altitude of 6200ft, Jhandi is a paradise, surrounded by lush green hills for the tourists in the Dooars region. It’s just 9 km away from Lava on the way to Gorubathan. While travelling through Gorubathan, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Kanchenjunga and the Mahananda River Valley.
Jhandi Eco Hut
Situated in the captive town, encircled by snowy mountains and tea gardens, Jhandi Eco Hut is an eco-friendly place that gives a fine sense of tranquillity.
Murti would be one of the best places to spend some quality time with your family away from the hustle of daily life. Chapramari and Gorumara are very close to this place.
Hotel Murti Prime stands just beside the river Murti in Dooars. It’s about 70.7km apart from New Jalpaiguri Junction. It has 52 well-furnished rooms, a banquet hall, mini board room, multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool. Also, there is a beautiful spa and green lawn. Staying in this hotel is a perfect combination of luxury and adventures. All rooms of the resort have TV, Wi-fi and Ac.
Jayanti is a small village surrounded by dense forest and Jayanti River within Buxa Tiger Reserve, forming a natural border with Bhutan hills. It is popular with hikers for its views of the surrounding landscape and wild fountains.
Jayanti Riverview stands beside the Jayanti River, facing the Bhutan Hills and surrounded by the dense forest of Buxa. It is the best homestay regarding its location, food, local tour facilities, reasonability and room service.
It has two double bedrooms, one triple bedroom, a four-bedroom and two four-bed rooms on the ground floor. Rooms have attached Balcony and Geyser. The manager Manoj Prasad is efficient and arranges everything from Jungle Safari to sightseeing to Bonfire. His wife Bimola cooks the best homely Bengali food in Jayanti. The homely environment ensures safety in terms of wildlife encounter and other issues. Hence, it is an ideal place for a solo trip.
Bonfire – ₹700 (with 1 KG marinated chicken and all arrangements)
Food package: Veg: ₹400 per head per day. Non-veg: ₹500 per head per day.