Dooars Tour Duration with Hollong : 4N/5D
Destination Covered : Lataguri 2N / Jaldapara 2N
Coordinates of Latagri : 26.7148° N, 88.7638° E
Coordinates of Jaldapara : 26.6908° N, 89.2770° E
Accommodation in Dooars : Hollong Tourist Lodge
[Address: Jaldapara National Park, Uttar Barajhar Forest, West Bengal 735213]
Pickup & Drop : New Jalpaiguri Station [NJP] / Bagdogra Airport / New Mal Junction [NMZ]
Hollong Tourist Lodge rather Hollong Tourist Bungalow is located deep inside the jungle of Jaldapara Nation Park (almost 8 km inside the forest) amidst lush green and dense forests and staying in this lodge guests experience the closeness of nature at it best. Outside the lodge, there is a open space where a salt pit is placed by the forest department to attract the wild animals like Indian Gours, Elephants, Rhinos, Deer, Sambars, Wild Pigs, Indian Bison etc. The best attractions of Hollong Tourist Lodge are the Elephant Safari which is organized by the forest department on daily basis when forest is open. To earn a ticket for Dooars Package Tour with Elephant Safari, Hollong tourists get the first preference. Because of limited no of elephants (6 to 7), daily 2 trips are done by this trained elephant depending upon the weather condition and health of the elephant. So if slots are open left, then outside guests gets the chance for elephant ride.
Hollong Tourist Lodge is the best options rather a paradise for nature lovers to experience the mystic forest at close distance. Any time guests can witness herds of wild elephants outside the bungalow. Even it also been heard to get a knock at the window of the bungalow by the wild elephants. At night the activity of wild creature's surroundings of the lodge become more active with the search light provided by the forest department, at night you can spot various glittering eyes not far from the Hollong Bungalow. Guests even get entertained by the dancing Peacock flocking around the bungalow.
So, be with the nature, feel the life as nature has decorated in Jaldapara National Park, far from the hustle and bustle of busy 10am to 6pm city life. Hollong is only 125km away from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station and Bagdogra Airport. It also can be reached from Hasimara Station, Alipurduar Junction, and New Mal junction railway station. From Hollong, One can visit nearby places like Chilapata forest, Jayanti River, Buxa National Park, Buxa fort, Lepchakaha, Raimatang, Toto Para.
In Hollong Bungalow there are four rooms, which either can be booked through West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited WBTDCL or by NatureWings. While staying in Hollong, enjoy the delicious and lip smacking food cooked by the famous chef here along with a special dish of North Bengal - the Baroli Fish which is a must delicacy to try during Dooars Package Tour with Hollong Bungalow.
Location: Alipurduar District of northern West Bengal, on the banks of the Torsa River
Altitude: altitude of Jaldapara National Park 61 m
Coordinates : 26.6908° N, 89.2770° E
Area: 216.51 km2
Established: 1941 for of protecting the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros and in May 2012 it was declared a national park
Famous for: Indian One Horned Rhinoceros and assured Jaldapara Elephant Safari for Hollong Bungalow dwellers
Location: Jaldapara National Park, Uttar Barajhar Forest, West Bengal 735213
Amenities of Hollong Tourist Lodge: Free Breakfast | Free Car Parking | Air-Conditioned | Room Service | Child Friendly
Coordinates: 26.6908° N, 89.2770° E
Please Note : Each member looking for Jaldapara Elephant Safari or Jaldapara Jeep Safari should carry original Voter Card or Passport or Driving license (Pan card and Aadhar Card are not valid) along with four copies of Xerox and 3 copies of passport size photographs. In case of child you can carry School ID proof and Birth Certificate along with photographs.
Apart from Dooars, we conduct Sundarban Package Tour also. We make customized Sundarban Package Tour from Kolkata also as per guests request or recommendation. So, if you want to explore the beauty of Sundarban in 2020/21 winter holidays, please contact us.
By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Jaldapara National Park. So after reaching Bagdogra Airport guest will be picked up by NatureWings with Car and will be transferred to Hollong Bungalow which is just 3 hr 5 min (133.4 km) via NH 27.
By Train: NJP is the most important railway station in the North Bengal. NJP is directly connected with all major cities. Apart from NJP other nearest railway station to Jaldapara is Madarihat and Hasimara Railway Stations. All the mail and express trains stop at these railway stations which are well connected to Jaldapara.
|Places From||Places To||Distance|
|NJP Station||Hollong||2 hr 54 min (121.2 km) via NH 27|
|Madarihat||Hollong||20 min (8.1 km) via NH317|
|Birpara||Hollong||35 min (22.2 km) via NH317|
|Hasimara||Hollong||29 min (16.6 km) via NH317|
By Road: Jaldapara can be reach easily by car. It is well connected by National Highways. From places like Bagdogra, NJP, Siliguri, New Aliporeduar, Hasimara, Birpara, Madarihat one can avail hired car, busses and mini buses to enter Jaldapara National Park.
|Places From||Places To||Road Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP Rly Station||Jaldapara||125.4 km||2 h 46 min via NH 17|
|NJP||Lataguri||50 km||1.30 hrs|
|New Mal Junction||Lataguri||29.5 km via NH 17 and NH717||39 min (|
|Bagdogra||Lataguri||63.8 km||1 h 37 min|
|Lataguri||Jhalong Bindu||55.0 km via NH717||1 h 28 min|
|Lataguri||Rocky Island, Samsing||38.6 km via NH717||1 h 5 min|
|Lataguri||Buxa||132.3 km via NH 17||3 h|
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||Sealdah (SDAH)||22:05||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||08:15||Daily|
|12377||Padatik Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||23:00||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||09:15||Daily|
|13149||Kanchan Kanya Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||20:30||New Mal Jn(NMZ)||09:31||Daily|
|13147||UttarBanga Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||19:35||Falakata (FLK)||08:38||Daily|
|13141||Teesta Torsa Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||13:40||New Maynaguri (NMX)||04:22||Daily|
|12345||SaraiGhat Express||Howrah (HWH)||15:50||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||01:40||Daily|
|12517||Garib Rath||Kolkata (KOOA)||21:40||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||07:45||Sun, Thrus|
Meet & greet on arrival at NJP Rly Stn and proceeds towards Lataguri for Dooars Trip. Lataguri is a small town of Malbazar Subdivision in Jalpaiguri District. Lataguri is the gateway of Gorumara / Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary and a popular tourist destination for adventure loving tourist.
Have lunch at Hotel. Post lunch visit Gorumara National Park located in Dooars region with grassland and forest. It has been declared as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1949 on account of its breeding population of Indian One Horn Rhino. Enjoy the Gorumara Jeep Safari and meet the jungle king of Gorumara - the One Horn Rhino. Evening is free for personal activities. Overnight at Hotel in Lataguri.
after a sumptuous breakfast in the morning start your 2nd day Dooars Tour. Visit Murti, Tiyabon, Samsing, Suntalekhola, Rocky Island, Jhalong, Paren and Bindu.
Murti - A small village beside River Murti flowing down from Neora Valley National Park in between Gorumara and Chapramari National Park.
Samsing - An amazing place covered with cloudy hills and lush green tea garden. It's best for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Sultanikhola - Another tourist spot with abruptly rising hills and small streams.
Jhalong - A tiny hamlet on the bank of river Jaldhaka in Indo Bhutan border. This place is famous for its cool and calm nature. Return back in the evening. Overnight at Lataguri.
After breakfast proceed towards Jaldapara National Park which is one of the main attraction of Dooars Tourism. Jaldapara is the gateway of Jaldapara National Park situated at the foothills of the Easter Himalayas in Alipurduar District of Northern West Bengal and on the banks of the Torsa River. Jaldapara is spread across 216.51 km of vast grassland patches of reverie forests. It was declared a sanctuary in 1941 for protection of its great flora and fauna. Today, it has the largest home of the Indian One Horn Rhinoceros in the state of West Bengal.
Enroute we will cover South Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Centre, a rescue centre for Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard. Evening is free for enjoying activities like Barbeque, Tribal Dance. Overnight stay at Jaldapara Tourist Lodge or Hollong Tourist Lodge.
Early morning experience the famous Jaldapara Elephant Safari starts from the Hollong Tourist Lodge of WBTDC. Each elephant accommodates four people and takes the tourists through a wide trench and bumpy pathway of the core dense jungle. Crossing picturesque streams along the way, the highlight of the safari is a wet grassy land where if luck permits, one can witness the one horn indian rhino in all its glory. Throughout the Jaldapara Jungle Safari, the Indian Peacock, deers, wild bisons, and wild boars can also be seen.
After breakfast, proceeds towards Jayanti a river-side forest village in Buxa Tiger Reserve of the Dooars region of West Bengal, India. It is often called the Queen of Dooars, with the Jayanti River flowing like a precious necklace.River Jayanti also creates a natural border between Bhutan and West Bengal region. Jayanti is perfect destination for Jungle trail and birds watching. Enroute covering Buxa Tiger reserve Forest, Buxa Fort, Mahakal Cave.
Mahakal cave - Mahakal Cave is dedicated to Lord Shiv and one of the must see possession in dense Buxa forest. Beautiful Stalagmite structure throughout the cave is the main attraction of tourist.
Buxa Fort - Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 metres (2,844 ft) in the Buxa Tiger reserve. It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Alipurduar, the nearest town. Buxa Fort used as a detention camp by the British ruler during the time of Indian freedom movement. And it was as infamous as cellular jail located in Andaman. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was imprisoned here for the time being. After independence the Buxa Fort was used as a refugee Camp. One can reach there by trek and it can be one of the most adventurous and memorable part of anyone's Doars trip.
Evening is free for enjoying activities like Barbeque, Tribal Dance. Overnight stay at Jaldapara.
Experience the Jaldapara Jeep Safari early in the morning. Just like the elephant safari, this safari takes you in the depths of the dense forests of jaldapara. Starting from the jungle main gate, it takes tourists through the muddy roads within the forests for a sighting of the great one horned rhino. There are watch towers along the way, where tourists can take their binoculars, for a panoramic view of the jungle, as well as the sighting of the rich fauna in the forest. After breakfast start for NJP / Hasimara from Jaldapara with sweet memory of
Lataguri - Riverwood Resort, Sawadagar Resort
Lataguri - The Reserve-Goruma, Hotel Prime Murti
Lataguri - Green Touch Resort, Hathihana Green Resort, Banyan Tree Resort, Hotel Sonar Bangla
Jaldapara - Jaldapara Tourist Lodge(WBTDC), Hollong Eco Village Resort, Heaven Inn
→ All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle (NJP to NJP)
→ Accommodation in best properties in mention places
→ Meal Plan as per customer requirement
→ All permits and applicable taxes
→ All items which are not included in inclusion list
→ Jungle Safari related Expenses
→ Extra Bed
→ Train Fare, Air Fare
→ Laundry, Tips, Phone Call, Porter or any such personal expense
Dooars Jeep safari mainly occurs in Gorumara Forest (Lataguri) and Jaldapara Forest. This is a time bound activity which takes around 2 Hrs and operated by forest department in their special jeep driven by expert driver. So there is no option to book a full day jeep for Jungle safari.
Yes, free parking is available to guests booked Hollong Tourist Lodge.
During their stay at Hollong Lodge, Guests can enjoy delicious food from the restaurant on order.
The general Check-In Time at Hollong Tourist Lodge is from 12:00 PM and the Check-Out Time is until 12:00 PM
The beautiful Hollong Bungalow is situated in deep inside Jaldapara Forest and spread over vast acres inside the deep riverine forest of Jaldapara National Park, with its nearest railway station at Madarihat (only 7 km), Hasimara, Dalgaon, NJP, and airport at Bagdogra. From the entry points, a cab ride for few hours will take you to your destination, Hollong Bungalow or Hollong Tourist Lodge of WBTDC - West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation.
The property belongs and is well maintained by West Bengal Tourism Development Cooperation (WBTDC) and the booking is done online through the WBTDCL site, so if you wish to stay here you can directly book online from their site or visit a travel agent who can help you with the booking and if you succeed in booking this jungle resort, your Dooars Tour will be excellent and memorable forever.
The main attraction of staying in Hollong Tourist Lodge is the famous Jaldapara Forest, which is home to countless birds and animals including the endangered one-horned rhinos. Other than that you can visit Rajabhat Khawa and Buxa Tiger Reserve which is located few miles from Hollong Bungalow.
Yes, without any doubt that staying in Hollong Bungalow rather Hollong Tourist Lodge is worth every buck you spent and while visiting Jaldapara, this is the only property inside the forest with a great advantage for people opting the Elephant Safari, as the starting point of this Safari is from the Hollong Bungalow itself. Apart from this at night, you will get a clear picture of the amazing site when various wild animals like deer, wild boars, rhinos, peacock, and gaur can be seen from the window as they come out for salt lick, which is placed very close to the bungalow.
Elephant safari in Jaldapara is operated by the staff of Forest Department on trained elephants and Mahut (Elephant keeper). They take extra caution during the trip. So you can consider Elephant safari is completely safe for the tourists.
1 copy of Xerox of any of the id proof (adahar card / voter card / passport).
1 copy passport size photo.
The original must also be carried by the tourist.
Except 16 th June to 15 th Sept during monsoon season, every forest in Doors sector is open for public. Weekly closing day for maintenance in Gorumara forest is Wednesday and for Jaldapara forest, it is Thursday. But some of the watch towers in Lataguri is open on Wednesday also like Metla Watch Tower.
No refund will be entrained for cancellation of prior booked ticket. Money will not be returned.
Dooars Package Tour Reviews - with Jaldapara Elephant Safari & Jeep Safari
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based on 127 Reviews
We booked our Dooars Tour Package in December, 2019 with NatureWings and it was a fascinating experience. It was the first time that we travelled for Dooars after much postponement. The best time for Dooars Tour Plan is from October to March as the weather remains very pleasant during that time. Our Dooars Tour started after reaching Bagdogra. The first place that we went in our Dooars Trip was Lataguri. We did Jeep Safari in Gorumara National Park on the next day. We stayed there for 2 nights. Our next stop during the trip was at Jaldapara. We did the amazing Elephant Safari in Jaldapara. This was the first time we travelled Dooars so we were very excited and Naturewings also made very good arrangements throughout our entire trip. We shall recommend everyone to travel Dooars with NatureWings for the best experience.
Me and my wife went to Dooars in the 2nd week of February 2020 and this our first experience of a jungle safari. We were confused about the Dooars Tour Plan. We decided to go on package within a very short notice. So I contacted NatureWings. They planned the entire Dooars Trip for me in couple of days, confirmed my hotels, and confirmed a car for us for the entire Dooars Tour and plan out a detail trip for me for 6 days.
On the first day of our Dooars Tour, we went to Jaldapara. We did Elephant & Jeep Safari during the tour. We visited Buxa-jayanti, Gorumara and in between visited some interesting places like Coochbihar Rajbari, Buxa Fort, Rajabhatkhawa. Our entire tour was well planned by NatureWings for every location. I will surely recommend NatureWings for their excellent service.
We, a group of 6 people from 3 families went for a Dooars Tour. We booked our Dooars Package Tour through a Kolkata based Dooars Tour Operator - NatureWings. They provide us a good stay, good food throughout the tour. We visited Jaldapara and Lataguri. Jaldapara tourist lodge we booked by our own and Lataguri hotel and entire transportation we booked from NatureWings. In our Dooars tour we did Elephant Safari at Jaldapara and it was arranged by the NatureWings Tour Coordinator at lataguri Mrs. Mousumi Raha, She helped us to book the Jeep Safari. She and her team was continuously in touch with us throughout our dooars tour. Overall our experience was nice and memorable. We are eagerly looking forward to do Bhutan Tour with NatureWings. Best wishes to NatureWings from our group.
Me, my wife and my parents had dooars tour with NatureWings. Our Dooars Package Tour was for 3 Nights and 4 Days. We stayed at Hallong Eco Resort (Private) and The Reserve Gorumara at Lataguri. Me and my wife enjoyed the Elephant Safari at Jaldapara as we spotted lots of famous one horn Rhino, Wild Elephant, Barking Deers and lots of peacock. We also visited Samsung, Jhalong, Bindu, Suntalekhola in the lap of Himalaya. The fresh air of hills and jungle mesmerize our heart. Evening time we enjoyed local tribal dance organize by our resort. We also enjoyed Jeep Safari in our dooars tour planed by our tour operator. Thank you team NatureWings and Mousumi Madam for a wonderful hassle free Dooars tour package.
My family and I visited Jaldapara during winter last year with Naturewings. We stayed at the Hollong Eco village resort. It was a beautiful resort very close to the forest. Naturewings arranged for all the accommodation and traveling and paid attention to every detail of our trip. The highlight of our trip was the Elephant Safari in Jaldapara National Park, where we were right in the vicinity of a one-horned rhino. From Jaldapara, Naturwings also arranged a day sightseeing trip to (insert places). It was a very smooth trip and we are grateful to nature wings for it. We highly recommend it.
I recently went to Dooars Trip, right before the lockdown. Our entire trip was planned and organized by Naturewings. From car pickups to hotels, to sightseeing, Naturewings looked after our every need. Jaldapara in February is very beautiful. It has comfortable weather, and the forest looks magnificent. We stayed at the (hotel name) which was very comfortable. The Jeep safari and elephant safari have to be booked by customers, themselves. However, nature wings provided us with all directions on how to go about it, which made our trip a lot easier.
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Finally three friends family decided to explore forest in last winter and close to Kolkata, Dooars was the best forest destination. Based on inputs from one of our friend, who already visited Dooars suggested NatureWings as they are the best for the Dooars Tour Package. So we called NatureWings and they guided us with a very well planned 5 nights 6 Days program. Our Dooars Tour started from New Mal Jn (NMZ) Railway Station and as per the plan, our car was waiting just outside the station. We then proceed to Lataguri and in the afternoon we took the Lataguri Jungle Safari by Jeep, where we spotted Wild Bison, Wild Elephants and few peacocks. Next day, we took the whole day excursion to Jhalong, Bindu, Paren, Rocky Isalnd, Samsing and SultaniKhola. Next Day we went to Jayanti forest inside Buxa Tiger Reserve. Jayanti homestays are very nice just in front of Jayanti River. Next day morning we took the Chilapata Jeep Safari, the jeep entered into very deep jungle, where no sun light reaches and after completing Jeep Safari Completes, we proceed to the Jaladapara Forest, where NatureWings arranged a nice resort, Hallong Eco Resort. From the resort back gate, we entered into the forest for an afternoon walk. The best part of Dooars Tour was the Elephant Safari in Jaldapara and we took at 5 am slot. It was an amazing experience as Elephant entered into the Jeep jungle and we could see a most coveted Indian One Horn Rhino from stone throwing distance. A great thank you to NatureWIngs for arranging such our wonderful Dooars Trip and will certainly recommend my friends and families to NatureWings.
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