Tourist Guide

Alipurduar is located in the north-east corner of West Bengal, bordering on Bhutan and Assam. It is the headquarters Alipurduar district. The area is in eastern Dooars, Himalayan foothills, with thick forests and a variety of wildlife. The entire region exudes great scenic beauty.

By Train

Alipurduar Junction railway station is on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road line (originally metre gauge but later converted to broad gauge) and New Alipurduar railway station is on the New Jalpaiguri-Guwahati main line (broad gauge) with a variety of options for trains from all over India.

By Road

Alipurduar is on National Highway 31D, with links to NH 31 and NH 31C. This means easy access to the rest of North Bengal and the North-east. Large number of buses ply on these routes.

In and Around Sight Seeing

  • Buxa Tiger Reserve (Located in Buxa National Park - marked on the map). Buxa Tiger Reserve is located near Alipurduar in the eastern Dooars. Amongst wildlife in the tiger reserve are tiger, leopard (black panther also), elephant, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, gaur, pangolin, and python.
  • Buxa Duar (Marked on the map) (15 km trek from Jayanti). During British rule freedom fighers were imprisoned in Buxa Fort
  • Jayanti (30 km from Alipurduar. Also approachable from Rajabhatkhawa). Exotic scenic beauty at the foot of the Bhutan Hills, Rich variety of wild life.
  • Rasik Beel (South of Kamakhyaguri). Situated about 34 km from Alipurduar, Rasik beel is a wet land complex. In Bengali beel means large water body. A recognised bird sanctuary it has such birds as lesser whistling teal, common teal, cotton teal, dapchick, bronze winged jacana, pheasant-tailed janacana, shoveler, barheaded goose, white-eyed poacherd etc. A 70 feet high watch tower has been constructed by Coochbehar Forest Division. There is a mini zoo at Rasik beel, with tortoise, gharial, leopard, spotted deer, peafowl and other inmates

At nearby tourist spots

  • Forest Rest HouseBuxa Tiger Reserve +91 3564-256005.
  • Eco Development Guest HouseBuxa Duar. It is a 16 beds dormitory, at an altitude of 2600 ft, run by local Eco Development Committee for Buxa Duar.
  • Leo HouseRajabhatkawa +91 3564-2551. 3 rooms with total six beds
  • Tiger LodgeRajabhatkhawa +91 3564-2551. 2 rooms with total four beds