Alipurduar District of West Bengal at a Glance

Alipurduar District :

Alipurduar is the newly created District of West Bengal. It became 20th district of West Bengal on 25thJune ,2014. Alipurduar the 2ndlargest Sub-Division was created on 7th July 1876. The Late Colonel Hedayet Ali Khan was the first Assistant Commissioner of Alipurduar and it was named after him. Alipurduar District isfamous for Three ” T” (Tea , Tree & Tiger).

The Climate of this district is warm and humid . In Summers the temperature runs 250 C to 370 C and in Winters temperature runs 180 C to 60 C. The Average Rainfall of this district is —–. Maximum rainfall of West Bengal is found in Buxa Fort. This district consists of six blocks namely 1) Kumargram, 2) Kalchini, 3) AlipurduarI, 4) Alipurduar II,5) Falakata, 6) Madarihat-Birpara and one Municipality i.eAlipurduar Municipality covering 2566.85 Square Kilometer area and its population is more than 70lakh. Alipurduar is a Multi-lingual district of West Bengal where Bengali, Hindi, English, Sadri, Oraon, Munda, Kharia, BoroSantal language are spoken and different communities of Tribes are foundhere. The tribe TOTO is found only in this district and it is significant that this Human species is getting abolished gradually.

There are five Legislative Assembly Constituencies under this district i.e. 1) Kumargram (ST), 2) Kalchini (ST), 3) Alipurduar , 5) Falakata (SC) , 6) Madarihat-(ST) and one Parliamentary Constituency (ST) .

Tea ,Tree and Dolomite are the main resources of this district. Torsha,Holong , Mujnai, Rydak, Kaljani , Sankosh are the main river of this district. Tea Plantation and processing is the only Industry covering 52,566.4 Hector of land and famous dooars Tea is also produced here. There is a huge possibility of development Tourism as Industry in the Tea Gardens , Dense Evergreen Forest with Wild Life and Hill with flowing river. Jaldapara sanctuary and Buxa Tiger Reserve ,Buxa Fort, are also in this district. The most of the people of this district depends on agriculture and harvest Rice, Jute , Potato etc. Besides agriculture , the people of this district earn their livelihood from the sources of Tourism , Fishing , wood and cane based furniture. This district is well connected with National Highways and Indian Railways. Nearest Airport is Coochbehar Airport and Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri.

This district is covered with forest of 73,439.6 Hector of land. Evergreen Trees , valuable Timber and any important medicinal plants are also found in the forest of this district. This district is connected with the different doors of Bhutan. Dense green forest with Wild Life ,Flowing river from Bhutan , foot steps of hill , Tea Garden etc. added the beautification of Dooars and made this district significant

Tourist Places :

JALDAPARA NATIONAL PARK

Area:216.51 km2 (83.59 sq mi) of vast grassland with  patches of riverine forests                                            

Location: Madarihat Block    

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SpecialityIndian one horned Rhino,Elephants
Nearest railway station (KM)Dalgaon- 20 Km,Alipurduar Jn.- 50 Km,New Alipurduar- 54 Km
Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)50 Km
Places to stayMadarihat Tourist Lodge,Madarihat Youth Hostel,Holong Forest Bungalow
BUXA TIGER RESERVE

Area: 760-square-kilometre (290 sq mi) tiger reserve

Location: Kalchini Block

BTR
SpecialityTiger, Civet, and Red jungle fowl
Nearest railway station (KM)

Rajabhatkhawa,Alipurduar Jn.- 20 Km,New Alipurduar- 24 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)20 Km
Places to stayBuxa Guest House,Rajabhatkhawa Guest House,Damanpur Forest Guest House,Private Hotels at Alipurduar Town
BUXA FORT

Area: 760-square-kilometre (290 sq mi) tiger reserve

Location: Kalchini Block Block

BOXA FORT
SpecialityTiger, Civet, and Red jungle fowl
Nearest railway station (KM)

Rajabhatkhawa,Alipurduar Jn.- 20 Km,New Alipurduar- 24 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)20 Km
Places to stayBuxa Guest House,Rajabhatkhawa Guest House,Damanpur Forest Guest House,Private Hotels at Alipurduar Town

 

JAYANTI- RAJABHATKAWA

Location: Kalchini Block

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SpecialityJayanti River with Bhutan Hill at the backdrop,Stalactite cave known as the Mahakal cave
Nearest railway station (KM)

Alipurduar Jn.- 30 Km,New Alipurduar- 34 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)34 Km
Places to stayBuxa Guest House,Rajabhatkhawa Guest House,Damanpur Forest Guest House,Private Hotels at Alipurduar Town
BHUTAN GHAT- RYDAK

Location: Kumargram Block

RYDAK Bhutan ghat
Speciality

Sight Seeing with Rydak River and Bhutan Hills at the Backdrop,

Rydak Tea Garden

Nearest railway station (KM)

Alipurduar Jn.- 54 Km,New Alipurduar- 50 Km,Kamakhyaguri- 50 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)50 Km
Places to stay

Rydak & Hatipota  Forest Bungalow, Private Hotels at Hatipota, Barobisha

 

KALIKHOLA ( BHUTAN)

Area: 760-square-kilometre (290 sq mi) tiger reserve

Location: Near Kumargram Block

KaliKhola
SpecialitySight Seeing with Sankosh River and Bhutan Hills at the Backdrop, Picnic spot
Nearest railway station (KM)

Alipurduar Jn.- 74 Km,New Alipurduar- 70 KmKamakhyaguri- 40 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)70 Km
Places to stayPrivate Hotels at Barobisha

 

CHILPATA FOREST

Location: Alipurduar I Block 

CHILPATA FOREST
Speciality

Elephants, indigenous Rabha Forest village

Ruins of historic palace of King Nal

Nearest railway station (KM)

Hasimara- 5 Km,Alipurduar Jn.- 23 Km,New Alipurduar- 20 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)20 Km
Places to stayChilapata Forest Guest House

 

JAIGAON- DALSINGPARA-TORSA TEA GRDEN

Area: 760-square-kilometre (290 sq mi) tiger reserve

Location: Kalchini Block Block

Tea garden
Speciality

Main gateway to Bhutan,Tea Gardens ( Sight) with river Torsa Seeing

Nearest railway station (KM)

Hasimara- 15 Km,Alipurduar Jn.- 50 Km,New Alipurduar- 54 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)50 Km
Places to stayPrivate hotels at Jaigaon & Phuentshiling ( Bhutan)

 

NORTH PORO- SOUTH PORO

 

Location: Kalchini Block

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SpecialityPicnic Spot
Nearest railway station (KM)

Alipurduar Jn.- 20 Km,New Alipurduar- 24 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)20 Km
Places to stayPrivate Hotels at Alipurduar Town

 

TOTOPARA

 

Location: Madarihat Block

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SpecialityVillage of indigenous Toto tribal Village, Sightseeing, Picnic spot
Nearest railway station (KM)

Dalgaon- 25Km,Alipurduar Jn.-65 KmNew Alipurduar- 69 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)20 Km
Places to stay

Madarihat Tourist Lodge,Madarihat Youth Hostel,  Holong Forest Bungalow

SOUTH KHAIRBARI

 

Location: Madarihat Block

KHAIRBARI
SpecialityTiger Rescue Centre
Nearest railway station (KM)

Dalgaon- 10 Km,Alipurduar Jn.-55 Km,New Alipurduar- 59 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)55 Km
Places to stay

Madarihat Tourist Lodge,Madarihat Youth Hostel,Holong Forest Bungalow

 

KUNJANAGAR ECO-PARK

 

Location: Falakata Block

Amusement Park
SpecialityAmusement Park
Nearest railway station (KM)

Dalgaon-25 Km,Alipurduar Jn.-45 Km,New Alipurduar- 40 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)40 Km
Places to stay

Private Hotels at Falakata and Alipurduar Town

 

RAIMATANG                                                                                 

 

Location: Madarihat Block

RAIMATANG
SpecialityPicnic spot, Sightseeing with the Bhutan hills at backdrop, Forest
Nearest railway station (KM)

Kalchini – 15 Km,Alipurduar Jn.-45 Km,New Alipurduar- 49 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)45 Km
Places to stay

Private Hotels at Raimatang Forest Guest House

 

MALANGI ( located near Hasimara)

 

Location: Kalichini Block

Malangi
SpecialityForest, Elephant riding
Nearest railway station (KM)

Hasimara – 5 Km,Alipurduar Jn.-35 Km,New Alipurduar- 49 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)35 Km
Places to stay

Malangi Forest Guest House

 

GARUCHIRA

 

Location: Madarihat Block

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SpecialityForest, Elephant , Sightseeing with the Bhutan hills at backdrop
Nearest railway station (KM)

Dalgaon– 20 Km,Alipurduar Jn.-70 Km,New Alipurduar- 74 Km

Distance from Alipurduar Town ( By road)55 Km
Places to stay

Garuchira Forest Guest House,Madarihat Tourist Lodge,Madarihat Youth HostelHolong Forest Bungalow