Gorumara"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

  • Sightseeing

     

    Gorumara National Park - The main sightseeing attraction in Gorumara is the National Park itself. Gorumara National Park is a home to some of the widest varieties of flora and fauna. The chances of spotting one horned rhinoceros are high. The other herbivores include Barking deer, Indian Bison, Hog deer, Sambar deer and Wild Boar. The Pigmy Hog is also spotted here. It is one of the critically endangered species today. The park is also home to Indian Python - one of the largest snakes in the world and King Cobra. The King Cobra here can grow up to 20 ft and is among the most poisonous snakes in the world.

     

    Eating out in Gorumara - The culinary experience in Gorumara is limited. The tourist lodges offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian Bengali and North Indian foods. The Jalpaiguri Tourist lodge has a bar.

     

    Suntalekhola - Suntalekhola is a tiny village located in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is located at an altitude of 650 to 950 m and is around 5 km from Samsing. The green patch to the left on the way to Suntalekhola, houses wide variety of butterflies and birds. Many trekking routes starts from Suntalekhola and are mostly situated within the Neora Valley National Park. This place is inhabited by a wide variety of bird species like Hill Partridge, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, Pond Heron, Scarlet Minivet and others.

     

    Samsing - Samsing is located at a distance of 40 km from Gorumara, at an elevation of 3000 ft and offers a great spot for nature lovers. Tourists need to climb uphill through the tea gardens of Dooars to reach Samsing. Tourists can stay at Suntalekhola which is around 4 km from Samsing. There are many routes for trekking that starts from Suntalekhola. Samsing and Suntaleykhola are very close to the Neora Valley National Park. Trekkers in this area can climb the ‘Mo’ or ‘Mo Chaki’ and the ‘Tree Fern Point’ to get some great views of the Himalayas. There is a tiny village named Faribasti that is located next to Suntalekhola and there are some 30 houses and flower gardens in the village.

     

    Activities at Gorumara - The activities include elephant safari and Jeep safari through the National Park. Gorumara is a paradise for adventure lovers. A one-hour elephant safari will cost Rs.140 per head, one elephant carries 4 people. The park authorities don't provide jeeps; hence you have to rent one. Each costs Rs.450 plus 50 - 200 for the guide. It is difficult to get an elephant safari during peak season.

     

    Siliguri - Siliguri is a city located in West Bengal, often known as the Gateway of North-East India because of its location in the narrow land strip that connects the mainland of India with the north-eastern states. It is a very important trading centre and is also the air, road and rail transit point to the adjacent countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Bagdogra Airport serves as the main airport of the city and is located within the cantonment area of the Indian Air force.

     

    Chapramari - The forest of Chapramari is located very close to the National Highway 31, which connects north-east with rest of the country. The Chapramari sanctuary can be reached by crossing the Teesta River, on the way to Dooars. The forest of Chapramari is well known for elephant, gore or the Indian bison and also the Royal Bengal Tiger, although very few in numbers. Besides, there are various other types of reptiles, deer as well as other animals along with birds. Chapramari is also close to Gorumara National Park and offers forest bungalow on the banks of the river Murti.

     

    Mendabari Fort - The Mendabari Fort is located near the Bania River. The fort is said to date back to the Gupta period and was mentioned in Marco Polo's travelogue.

     

    Jatraprasad Watchtower - This watchtower is named after a Forest department elephant that died sometime back. This watchtower is very famous among nature lovers because it offers good views of the wildlife and the entire park.

     

    Chukchukia Watchtower - This watchtower is a great place for watching birds and is located near the border of the park.

     

    Murti - Murti is located at around  15 km from Lataguri and is a place situated beside the Murti River in the Chapramari forest of Gorumara National Park. This place is under the Forest Department of West Bengal and it is being promoted as a tourist destination. Tourists can put up in the forest bungalow or the private accommodation that have come up near Murti. Panjhora River is located at some distance on the other side of the Murti River. This is the perfect place for nature lovers as there are plenty of opportunities to see elephants or deer or Gaur (Indian Bison) from the forest bungalow only. If luck favours, Gharials can also be seen in the river.

     

    Rhino Observation Point - This watchtower is located very close to the forest bungalow in the park. It is an excellent place for watching elephants and rhinos that come to the salt reservoir located below the tower.

     

    Khunia Watchtower - The Khunia watchtower is located inside the Khunia forest. It is a great place to sight Gaur (Indian Bison) and elephant.

     

    Jalpesh Siva Temple - The Jalpesh Siva Temple is situated at around 15 km from Jalpaiguri and this shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple witnesses thousands of devotees every year during the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar. A month-long big fair is also organised during this time of the year. It is a custom among devotees to collect water from the Teesta River after the Pujas and then walk to the temple which is some 15 km from the river, all barefoot.

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  • Hotels of Gorumara

    Hatihana The Green Castle, Gorumara

    Gorumara National Park

    The attraction is not just the wildlife, parks or sanctuary but the remarkably well preserved forested interior with some lovely landscapes. Surrounded by the stretches of undulating span of tea estates and wildlife with

    2,940.00 Avg/night

    Tiyabon Resort, Gorumara

    Chalsa More

    Resort Tiyabon, a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seeking tourists, is located by the Khariar Bander Forest just 63 kms from Siliguri amidst tea garden and natural jungle surroundings. One can enjoy the beautifu

    1,600.00 Avg/night

    Elephanta Forest Resort, Gorumara

    Gorumara

    The magical call of the wild is answered at Elephanta Forest Resort. A Luxury eco jungle resort adjoining the famous Gorumara Forest. With its natural beauty, serenity and proximity to the National Park and the Reserve F

    1,100.00 Avg/night

    Golden Head Resort, Gorumara

    Gorumara

    The Famous Hotel Golden Head Resort in Dooars is a hip, luxe experience just steps from the Tea Garden. Enjoy fine accommodations, top quality amenities, and superior customer service right at the Center of Dooars. Our G

    1,200.00 Avg/night

  • Weather

     

    Gorumara National Park - The main sightseeing attraction in Gorumara is the National Park itself. Gorumara National Park is a home to some of the widest varieties of flora and fauna. The chances of spotting one horned rhinoceros are high. The other herbivores include Barking deer, Indian Bison, Hog deer, Sambar deer and Wild Boar. The Pigmy Hog is also spotted here. It is one of the critically endangered species today. The park is also home to Indian Python - one of the largest snakes in the world and King Cobra. The King Cobra here can grow up to 20 ft and is among the most poisonous snakes in the world.

     

    Eating out in Gorumara - The culinary experience in Gorumara is limited. The tourist lodges offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian Bengali and North Indian foods. The Jalpaiguri Tourist lodge has a bar.

     

    Suntalekhola - Suntalekhola is a tiny village located in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is located at an altitude of 650 to 950 m and is around 5 km from Samsing. The green patch to the left on the way to Suntalekhola, houses wide variety of butterflies and birds. Many trekking routes starts from Suntalekhola and are mostly situated within the Neora Valley National Park. This place is inhabited by a wide variety of bird species like Hill Partridge, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, Pond Heron, Scarlet Minivet and others.

     

    Samsing - Samsing is located at a distance of 40 km from Gorumara, at an elevation of 3000 ft and offers a great spot for nature lovers. Tourists need to climb uphill through the tea gardens of Dooars to reach Samsing. Tourists can stay at Suntalekhola which is around 4 km from Samsing. There are many routes for trekking that starts from Suntalekhola. Samsing and Suntaleykhola are very close to the Neora Valley National Park. Trekkers in this area can climb the ‘Mo’ or ‘Mo Chaki’ and the ‘Tree Fern Point’ to get some great views of the Himalayas. There is a tiny village named Faribasti that is located next to Suntalekhola and there are some 30 houses and flower gardens in the village.

     

    Activities at Gorumara - The activities include elephant safari and Jeep safari through the National Park. Gorumara is a paradise for adventure lovers. A one-hour elephant safari will cost Rs.140 per head, one elephant carries 4 people. The park authorities don't provide jeeps; hence you have to rent one. Each costs Rs.450 plus 50 - 200 for the guide. It is difficult to get an elephant safari during peak season.

     

    Siliguri - Siliguri is a city located in West Bengal, often known as the Gateway of North-East India because of its location in the narrow land strip that connects the mainland of India with the north-eastern states. It is a very important trading centre and is also the air, road and rail transit point to the adjacent countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. The Bagdogra Airport serves as the main airport of the city and is located within the cantonment area of the Indian Air force.

     

    Chapramari - The forest of Chapramari is located very close to the National Highway 31, which connects north-east with rest of the country. The Chapramari sanctuary can be reached by crossing the Teesta River, on the way to Dooars. The forest of Chapramari is well known for elephant, gore or the Indian bison and also the Royal Bengal Tiger, although very few in numbers. Besides, there are various other types of reptiles, deer as well as other animals along with birds. Chapramari is also close to Gorumara National Park and offers forest bungalow on the banks of the river Murti.

     

    Mendabari Fort - The Mendabari Fort is located near the Bania River. The fort is said to date back to the Gupta period and was mentioned in Marco Polo's travelogue.

     

    Jatraprasad Watchtower - This watchtower is named after a Forest department elephant that died sometime back. This watchtower is very famous among nature lovers because it offers good views of the wildlife and the entire park.

     

    Chukchukia Watchtower - This watchtower is a great place for watching birds and is located near the border of the park.

     

    Murti - Murti is located at around  15 km from Lataguri and is a place situated beside the Murti River in the Chapramari forest of Gorumara National Park. This place is under the Forest Department of West Bengal and it is being promoted as a tourist destination. Tourists can put up in the forest bungalow or the private accommodation that have come up near Murti. Panjhora River is located at some distance on the other side of the Murti River. This is the perfect place for nature lovers as there are plenty of opportunities to see elephants or deer or Gaur (Indian Bison) from the forest bungalow only. If luck favours, Gharials can also be seen in the river.

     

    Rhino Observation Point - This watchtower is located very close to the forest bungalow in the park. It is an excellent place for watching elephants and rhinos that come to the salt reservoir located below the tower.

     

    Khunia Watchtower - The Khunia watchtower is located inside the Khunia forest. It is a great place to sight Gaur (Indian Bison) and elephant.

     

    Jalpesh Siva Temple - The Jalpesh Siva Temple is situated at around 15 km from Jalpaiguri and this shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple witnesses thousands of devotees every year during the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar. A month-long big fair is also organised during this time of the year. It is a custom among devotees to collect water from the Teesta River after the Pujas and then walk to the temple which is some 15 km from the river, all barefoot.

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