The Dooars or Duars are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This region is about 30 km (19 mi) wide and stretches over about 350 km (220 mi) from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhanshiri River in Assam.
The Dooars region politically constitutes the plains of Darjeeling District, the whole of Jalpaiguri district and Alipurduar district and the upper region of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal and the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Goalpara and Bongaigaon in the state of Assam.
The region forms the gateway to Bhutan. It is part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands eco-region. There are 18 passages or gateways between the hills in Bhutan and the plains in India. This region is divided by the Sankosh River into Eastern and Western Dooars, consisting of an area of 880 km2 (340 sq mi). The Western Dooars are also known as the Bengal Dooars, and the Eastern Dooars also as the Assam Dooars. Dooars is analogous with the Terai in northern India and southern Nepal.
Things to do:
Jeep & elephant safaris to spot exotic wildlife in their natural habitats, tea gardens trekking. Sanctuaries, riverside spots, quaint villages offering home stays, rare spectacle of fireflies on tea gardens, hamlets nestled in nature, leopard rescue center, visit to Phuentsholing of Bhutan.
- Buxa Fort
- Teesta River
- Coronation Bridge
- Jaldhaka River