Rajabhatkhawa is a small village inside Buxa Tiger Reserve and is the entry point to the core area of forest. The village can be accessed from Alipurduar (12 kms).
Rajabhatkhawa can be reached without any special permit as it just outside the core area of Buxa Tiger Reserve. To visit further inside forest you have to register and pay entry fee at the forest check post here.
Our sustainable tourism initiative, Dreamalayas Rajabhatkhawa is also located here. The accommodation has come up as an ideal eco-tourism initiative with partnership between local stakeholders and tourism fraternity.
Things to See
The Jayanti riverbed is a common attraction for tourists coming to Buxa. The riverbed with Bhutan hills on the other side is very picturesque and is about 16 kms through forest road from Rajabhatkhawa. More information on Jayanti here
The Buxa fort trek can also be undertaken from here. The 4 km walk starts at Santalabari about 15 kms from Rajabhatkhawa. Check the page on Buxa Fort
Sikiajhora picnic spot near Panialguri is about half an hour drive from Rajabhatkhawa. There is a small stream coming out of the forest on which a small dam is built. The idea was to allow boating inside the forest. Although boating is not operational at the moment, the place can be a good spot for birding and soaking in nature. There is a watchtower overlooking the forest.
For more options about sightseeing and activity around Rajabhatkhawa visit the Buxa Tiger Reserve page
The Dreamalaya resort is located at Rajabhatkhawa which is a Resort created in collaboration with local stakeholders. The Dreamalaya website can be visited here.