Known as Duars or doors

Dooars is one of the very few places left in the country where nature is so lavish of her green facilities. Situated in the foothills of Himalaya consisting of an area of 8,800 square kilometer / 3,400 square mile is criss - crossed with rivers.

History of Dooars

According to current historical research carried out by Dr. Sailen Debnath, an eminent scholar of the region, the Dooars was the seat of the ancient kingdom of Kamatapur. Kamatapur emerged as a sovereign state right from the middle of the seventh century. Most probably, Nalrajar Garh in Chilapata Forest was the earliest capital of Kamatapur; and subsequently through different ups and downs the capital was shifted to Maynaguri and then to Prithu Rajar Garh before its final shifting to Gosanimari, an ancient port-town since the seventh century.

The kingdom of Kamatapur as was devastated by Hussain Shah of Gaur in 1494, there emerged the Koch kingdom again in the Dooars under the leadership of Vishwa Singha. Hingulavas near Mahakalguri in the Dooars was the earliest capital of the Koch kingdom. It was long after that the Koch capital was shifted to Atharakota and then ultimately to present Cooch Behar town.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : Bagdogra airport is the nearest to Dooars. It is a small domestic airport with flights running from the major cities of the country. Just 12kms from the town, taxies and buses are available from Bagdogra to Madarihat/ Dooars.

VIA TRAIN : The New Jalpaiguri Railway station is just few kilometres away from the town, it is one of the biggest railway stations in the city and is well connected to nearby cities as well as key cities of the country. Another station, Madarihat is just 7km away from the Dooars.

VIA ROAD : The most convenient way is to travel via road. Dooars has excellent network and condition of roads. On the way, you will also get to see beautiful and breathtaking views. There are many cab services available from neighbouring cities like Darjeeling and Siliguri. There are few state government buses also which connects Dooars to major cities.

Places to Visit
Gorumara National Park

Located on the banks of river Murti, it is renowned for the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the King cobra. Other animals include elephants, bisons, leopards and reptiles.

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Is situated in Alipurduar Sub-division of Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal. It comprises of the entire erstwhile Buxa Forest Division (702.44 km2), and a part of Cooch- Behar Forest Division (58.43 km2).


Known for its orange plantations. You can view the hills of Bhutan and the Jelepla Pass that forms the connecting link between Tibet and India from here.