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Murti: Murti River, Wildlife, Picnic spot, Resorts, Sightseeing

Murti River

OVERVIEW

Murti is an inhabited place in Matiali CD block in the Malbazar subdivision of the Jalpaiguri district in the state of West Bengal. It is situated near the Murti river between the Chapramari forest and Gorumara National Park. Murti is very famous in Dooars no doubt for its location and the serene river flowing through it. It is a charming place that can engulf you in seconds. It’s captivating and magical to visit. Tourists prefer to visit this place staying in Gorumara National Park. Murti is the best place to visit if you are in Dooars. On the other side of the river at a short walking distance is the Panjhora River of Dooars. Murti is surrounded by woodlands in Dooars, which is an extremely beautiful place to visit. The shimmering river makes this place even more attractive and a must place for tourists to visit. You can also take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Murti river or do some fishing. It’s a serene place.

WILDLIFE AROUND MURTI RIVER:

Bridge over river Murti on the way to Gorumara forest from Murti
Way to Gorumara forest from Murti

While staying in Murti, you can see its serene beauty as well as the rich wildlife. In Gorumara National Park you can see numerous wild animals- Leopards, deer, Gour, Rhinos. The entire Dooars range of forest can be reached from Murti. While visiting different wildlife sanctuaries, you can feel the essence of wildlife amidst the dense forest.

WHY MURTI RIVER?

Murti is the best place as it offers you a wide range of options to visit from this place, while you are on a tour in Dooars. You have here a beautiful picnic spot to spend your day. You can book Safaris while staying in Murti. The river Murti adds extra charm as it is enchanting. You will feel the tranquillity of mother nature while staying in Murti. Murti has many attractive resorts which will allow you to have an enchanting view of the Murti River bed.

Murti riverside view
Murti riverside view

RESORTS IN MURTI

Resort Trimurti:

The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and assembled with modern amenities to maintain the luxury living of the guests. The hotel also provides mouth-watering foods along with excellent room service. You can get spacious living cabins for refreshed stays. The hotel is also very pocket-friendly for memorable vacations, which will never hurt your expectations.


BEST TIME TO VISIT MURTI RIVER

Sunset at Murti Bridge in Dooars
Sunset at Murti Dooars

The best time to visit Murti is in winter, which is during the months of mid-October and extends up to the mid of March. It looks as calm and serene as the river flowing through it. All the reserved forest remains closed and reopened around the month of mid-September.

HOW TO REACH MURTI:

Transport TypeNearby OptionDistance
Railways
New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
New Mal Jn
Chalsa station
69 Km
15 Km
7 Km
AirportsBagdogra79 Km

Most of the trains stop at New Mal Jn which is just 15 km away. Cabs are available from Malbajar to take you to Murti and the cabs are most likely to charge Rs. 1000-2000 cost from Malbajar. Chalsa railway station is just 7 Km away from Murti but very few trains stop there. Bagdogra airport is 79 Km away from Murti.

MURTI SIGHTSEEING:

CHALSA (8 Km away): Surrounded by thick forests, lush green tea gardens, sprawling verdant valleys, rivers and streams, Chalsa is an idyllic holiday destination.

BINDU (39 Km away): It is the point where Jaldhaka river enters India from Bhutan. The place is just 10 Km away from Jhalong and has almost the same scenic beauty as Jhalong but the Bhutan border has added another aspect for the tourists to come here.

CHAPRAMARI (8 Km away): Here wildlife sighting is the main attraction for the tourists. There are many wildlife safaris available in this place, this area close to the Murti river is also a  famous picnic spot. The place also excites the tourists with a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks. The place is also famous as the bison and elephant prone area. 

MATELLI (16Km away): Matelli is the junction of tea gardens like Mithiali tea garden, Yongttong tea garden, Chalsa tea garden, Indong tea garden, Nagasuri tea garden and more. The scenic beauty of fresh tea leaves have always attracted travelers.

Murti river flowing through Gorumara forest
Murti river flowing through Gorumara forest
Chapramari Forest
Chapramari Forest

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