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Visit Dooars


Following the Anglo-Bhutan war of 1864-65, the Duars, eighteen in number, seven along the Assam and eleven along the Bengal frontiers, were annexed by the British. The British accounts are replete with justifications that led to the war and the eventual appropriation of these tracts. In Sanskrit duar means door or entrance and so in our case it would translate as passes or gateways leading to Bhutan. (Also spelt as dooars and dwars).

Dr.Bimalendu Mazumdar, a researcher on the tribes of Dooars comments “Prior to independence the total villages of this part of Bengal were badly neglected. The administration used to maintain relation with them only to realise the annual revenue without implementing any development programmes or providing amenities to them.”

Historical evidence shows that instead of uplifting the frontier tribes, they were pushed deeper into poverty and eventually suffered a fate worse what they had under their old masters. It is a sad reflection that the people who were supposed to be liberated from the 'oppressive' rule of the Bhutanese were eventually enslaved by poverty and an acute lack of any human benevolence.

Dooars Today with Tourism

Dooars, mainly Bengal Dooars today is the hub for tourism being combined with Darjeeling Hills, Sikkim or Bhutan. The several nature reserves like Baikanthapur Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilapata Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve are the major attractions as wildlife destinations. The adjoining hill to the north like Chuikhim, Yelbong, Gorubathan, Lava, Kolakham, Samsing, Jaldhaka, Raimatang and several such areas act as visitors’ dream landscape.

The leisure lovers often rest back on the heritage Tea Bungalows amidst the sprawling tea estates left by the early 19th century planters. Often these are criss-crossed by interesting rivers and streams with gurgling white waters offering great angling opportunities. The more experienced can try their hands on the small and beautiful golf courses and clubs.

Dooars offers short hiking trails, ATB (all terrain bike) cycling routes, camping, birding, butterfly trails, wildlife experiences, angling, tribal roots, village life living and an never ending list of activities.


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  • Hot Water 
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  • Doctor on Call
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