Hasimara is a small town in Central Dooars. The town is situated between Jaldapara forests (13 kms to the West), Chilapata forest (5 kms to the south), Phuentsholing in Bhutan boarder (15 kms North), Buxa Tiger Reserve (25 kms to the East).
For Tourists, Hasimara rail station is quite important as it is the closest rail station to Bhutan. The kingdom of Bhutan does not have any rail network and Hasimara is the rail station that many Bhutanese people use to travel within India. Those travelling to Chilapata or Jaldapara also may find this station convenient. Although for visitors to Jaldapara, Madarihat rail station is even closer, but more trains has a stop at Hasimara and than at Madarihat.
There are a few accommodations available around Hasimara which is used as a base for tourists to travel to the surrounding forests or as a transit point while entering or exiting Bhutan by road through Phuentsholing.
The town is a trading centre and does not have much to offer for the tourists. There is a large base of Indian Air Force near Hasimara.