The small town in Western Dooars is remembered by most tourists as a stopover on their way between different tourist destinations. The "Chalsa More” is an important road crossing on the National Highway 31. As a tourist destination the only prominence of the place was due to the location of the Sinclairs Retreat in its vicinity. The Retreat was the first large private tourist accommodation of Dooars and even today is one of the best properties in the area.
With increasing tourist flow in Dooars during the last two decades, Chalsa has gained prominence due to its proximity to Gorumara National Park, The forest fringe being 5 to 8 kilometres from here. In the recent past several tourist accommodations have come up and the place has now become part of the Gorumara tourist circuit.