Raimatang is a small river in Western Buxa area in the Dooars area of West Bengal. There is a small village inside the forest known as Raimatang village. The village has gained prominence in tourism in the recent past.
Raimatang is a forest village. You have to travel through the river bed to reach here. The forest surrounding the village is famous for Elephants among other wild life. During the harvesting season, almost every night elephants come to the village during the night.
Tourist facilities are still quite basic. There are 3 / 4 small homestay type accommodation in the village that provide basic food. Some of the accommodations have attached bath, but most places its shared.
Raimatang is the destination for tourists looking for a sojourn amidst nature away from typical tourist spots. If you are looking for day activity as a visitor, you will be disappointed. But if you are looking to soak in nature at its purest form, you can hardly find a better place.
There is a watchtower where you can spend the morning watching a variety of wildlife. The wide riverbed close to the village can be visited during day time.
There is also a trek from Raimatang to Lepchakha through Aadma and Chunabhati. The trek distance is about 20 kms and can be covered with an overnight stay in Chunabhati.
As for any destination in Western Dooars, if you are travelling by train, you should be getting down at Alipurduar (45 kms), you may also come to New Jalpaiguri (170 kms) which is the main point of tourist arrival in the region. Bagdogra is the nearest airport not far from New Jalpaiguri.
Irrespective of where you arrive, we will provide you with a vehicle that will take you first to Kalchini (Near Hamiltonganj). From Kalchini a road through the tea garden will take you to Raimatang. The last 3 kms drive is through riverbed making travelling by small cars difficult.