Buxa Fort

Buxa Fort (About 30 km from Alipurduar), famous for the ruins of the Detention Camp used by the British Government for detaining freedom fighters of our country.
Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 meters in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Alipurduar. Buxa fort is about 30 km from Alipurduar town and about 18 km from Rajabhatkhawa. From Rajabhatkhawa, you have to enter the forest and drive for about 14 km to reach Suntalabari. From here a trek of about 4 km will take you to the fort.


At a distance of 55 km from Siliguri and 65 km from Jalpaiguri, Malbazar is one of the most important towns in Dooars. The town is strategically located on the NH31 providing close access to major tourist attractions around. The town itself does not have much to offer to the tourists except for the beautiful Mal Park. If you are planning to visit Eastern Dooars, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Gorubathan, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing, Suntalekhola; Malbazar can easily be your base. Kumlai is a famous picnic spot of Malbazar. The Siliguri - Alipurduar broadgauge inter city express passes through Malbazar. This is one of the most beautiful train rides anywhere. The train passes through some of the best forests of the region. Unfortunately accidents on this line are not uncommon leading to death of wildlife, mainly elephants. Malbazar is the most important town in Western Dooars area. All the tourist destinations of Western Dooars can be accessed from Malbazar within a drive of an hour or less. The town itself does not offer many tourist attractions. Mal Udyan next to the Malbazar Tourist Lodge is worth a visit. There are large numbers of tea gardens in and around Malbazar that can also be visited by tourists. The town has large population of Bengali community. There are substantial populations of Adivashis working in the Tea gardens around, Rajbanshis, the original inhabitants of the area as well as migrant Nepali, Bihari and other communities constitute the rest of the population. Tea is the backbone of the economy of Dooars including that of Malbazar.

Teesta Barrage

Teesta Barrage (57 km from Siliguri) is emerging and being developed as a tourist attraction.The Teesta Barrage has been built at Doani in Lalmonirhat with an ambitious objective to bring 750,000ha of land under irrigation command area with net irrigation area of 540,000 hectares to augment agri production. It is spread over 12 upazilas — Nilphamari, Dimla, Jaldhaka, Kishoreganj, Saidpur, Rangpur, Taraganj, Badarganj, Gangachara, Parbatipur, Chirirbandar and Khanshama. The project included construction of a barrage, flood embankment, flood bypass, silt trap, main canal and part of canal system with improvement of existing drainage canal. Although the implementation of the project started in 1960, the actual construction of the barrage was taken up in 1979 and that of canal system in 1984-85. The first phase of the barrage has been completed in June, 1998 and the cost incurred is Tk. 9695.29 million.

Jatileswar temple

This famous temple of Dooars area of North Bengal is one of the oldest temples of the region. It has religious as well as historic significance. The main temple was built during the time of the Gupta rulers of Bengal around 320 AD to 600 AD.

Jalpesh temple

Jalpesh Mandir is a famous temple of North Bengal located near Jalpaiguri town. The 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva was founded by Sri Bisu Singh, the father of Coochbehars king Maharaja Narayan who later repaired it. It was then reconstructed by the erstwhile King of Coochbehar, Shri Prananarayan in the year 1663.

Bhabani Pathak temple

It is situated at Bodaganj forest near Sikarpur, Belakoba . It is in common parlance that during the British period the Sanyasis who were famous as “Swadesi Dacoit” in North Bengal had links with the Jaminders of Baikunthopur.


It is a part of Dooars. Many army and BSF camps are located in the area. The Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in this area.