Dooars, a land of unending beauty, lies in the sub-Himalayan foothills in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Stretching from River Tista on the west to River Sankosh on the east, over a span of 130 km by 40 km along the foothills Himalayas, Dooars occupies a major part of Jalpaiguri district.
Derived from the word 'doors' Dooars or Duars acts as a gateway to Bhutan and the North-Eastern states of India. To the north of Dooars stands the East Himalayas as a natural backdrop and towards south it's a vast plain land with low river basin extends farther up to Bangladesh. Dooars with a vast texture of dense forests teeming with wildlife, unending tea gardens, babbling rivers, interspersed with small ethnic settlements, constitute a fascinating tourist destination. Still unknown to the large section of tourist, the Dooars offers some magical landscape with fascinating view of river valleys and hills.
This entire Dooars region are cries-crossed by Tista, Raidak, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Kaljani and their innumerable tributaries trotting and rolling down from the hills. The entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads and highways connecting all important townships, forests and tea gardens. The railway service connects Siliguri and Cooch Behar via Alipurduar. A journey itself by rail or on road through the dense natural forests interwoven with lush green tea gardens gives immense delight and freshness to both mind and the eyes.
The Dooars valley is specially noted for its wildlife sanctuaries, the most important of which are the Gorumara National Park (75 km from Siliguri), Chapramari wildlife sanctuary (68 km from Siliguri), Buxa Tiger Reserve (200 km from Siliguri) and Jaldapara Sanctuary (124 km from Siliguri). These sanctuaries are abounding in a fascinating diversity of rare flora and fauna. The vast texture of massive trees sheltering varieties of orchids and the forests resounded with songs of birds and call of wild animals make it a veritable paradise for lovers of nature.