Adventures

RIVER RAFTING

Rafting in Dooars is done in the raging rapids of the Teesta. Rafting here is safe yet sizzling. Nine to twelve rafters can sit in a raft which is a long inflatable rubber dinghy. The accessories include, life saving equipment, oars and sometimes a safety kayaker who follows the raft.

Enjoy the drive to the rafting spot with the beautiful sights of the lush green forests, the deep valleys and river Teesta flowing along. Take a one and half hour drive down to Teesta Bazar to enjoy this sport. It is advisable to avoid this sport during monsoon or just a month after monsoon rest of the period is comparatively safe. For non-swimmers, there are two options, Melli to 29th Mile nearly 1½ Hours and Melli to Kalijhora nearly 3 hours. For swimmers there are many options but the regulated ones are Tarkhola to Melli nearly 2 hours and Tarkhola to 29 Mile nearly 3 hours.

This rafting experience is a very exciting and unforgettable one.

Paragliding

Paragliding is an adventurous experience in Kalimpong situated at an altitude of 1250 meters. Enjoy the drive to the paragliding spot with beautiful sights of the lush green forests, the deep valleys and the river Teesta flowing along. The paragliding experience is a very exciting and an unforgettable one. Kalimpong is somewhat secluded and tucked away in the corner under the big Darjeeling umbrella, Kalimpong offers a quiet and relaxed outing against the backdrop of Kanchenjunga.

Jungle Safari

The Dooars valley is specially known for its wildlife sanctuaries and parks. The forests in the area along the river side have more than 100 species of Himalayan birds and some animals like Bison, Asian Elephants, Rhinoceros, Gaur, Leopards, Civet Cat, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Chital, Bengal Tigers, Indian Wild Dogs, Indian Wolf, Pygmy Hog, Giant Squirrels, Hispid Hare, Sambar Deer, Barking deer, Hog deer, etc. making it an ideal refuge for the nature lovers. Bison, deer and elephants are the animals that visit in herds. The entire region is served with a network of motor-able roads running through the deep forests and tea gardens.

From Octavius Tea Resort the Jungle safari is generally done in the Gorumara National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary in the Dooars. The Gorumara Jungle Safari is a real treat to the jungle-buffs who enjoy being in the midst of forest fauna and revel in watching their lives in the jungle. To experience this you can take the GORUMARA JEEP SAFARI run by the Forest Department which will give a true experience of an adventure. The trip lasts for an hour and you can visit one of the various Watch Towers inside the Gorumara National park or the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.

MOST NOTABLE FORESTS AREAS

• Kaziranga National park at the border of Assam, adjacent to Dooars (657 Km from Baghdogra).
• The Buxa Tiger Reserve (167 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Chapramari forests (80 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Gorumara National Park (85 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Jaldapara Santuary (140 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary (28Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Murti Forest (79 Km from Baghdogra Airport).
• Neora Valley National park (106 Km from Baghdogra Airport).

Note

  • Rates and availability of all outsourced activities depend on the service providers and the season
  • River rafting, Paragliding, Jungle Safari are outsourced activities and will be charged as per actual ( ID proofs are required for booking)
  • River Rafting, Paragliding, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari wild-life sanctuary, Neora Valley National park, Tiffindara, Canopy walk remain closed from around mid-June to mid-September (Dates may vary depending on monsoon)

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