07-03-11(3 N.AC Room) Welcome on arrival at NJP / SGUJ & proceed towards Gorumara Rhino Camp / Gorumara Eco Camp via Gajoldoba Forest and the famous Kathambari Forest. The area where Gorumara National Park is located in is known as the Dooars. It lies in the Himalayan foothills and has great natural beauty. The park is located on the bank of rivers Murti and has vegetation of Riverine grasslands interspersed with savannah woodlands. Much of the forest is moist deciduous and Sal (Shorea Robusta) is the most common and valuable tree. Teak, Simul, Siris, Khair are also found here. Breakfast on way. Rich Resort at noon. After lunch Excursion trip for Elephant ride in Gorumara Forest and back in evening to Resort for enjoy Tribal Dance. Overnight halt at Rhino Elephant Camp.
08-03-11(3 AC Room) early morning After Breakfast transfer to Murty Banani. After lunch visit to Jaldhaka and Bindu Dam or Suntalekhola. [This is a place in the Backdrop of Glistering Green & Blue Sky with the touch of Everlasting beauty. The valley of Jaldhaka, at 1500ft above sea level is a prospective tourist destination. Situated on the hill section of Gorubathan under Kalimpong Sub-division it is cut off from the rest of the district by a mountain ridge descending south-west from Reche-la and is separated from Bhutan by the De-chu or Jaldhaka River. Bindu a small village on the India-Bhutan border provides the perfect escape for city dwellers. The journey to Bindu via Chalsa-Khunia-Jhalong is a fascinating one as the road passes through the beautiful tea gardens, forests, river valleys and small, quiet villages. The babbling Jaldhaka stream cuts across the town. Bindu is home to a conglomeration of different aborigines. The peace-loving people of Bindu are engaged either in Elaichi (Cardamom) or Suntala (Orange) cultivation. And Suntalekhola exudes the unsullied charm of a fantastic tourist destination. The orange trees laden with fruit, the rumble of flowing water, the rustle of conifer leaves underfoot and the slanting rays of the sun will catch your eye as you move around. Seat yourself on the rocky riverbed; lend an ear to the soothing melodies of the water. Walk through remote villages and terraced paddy and maize fields eventually lead to Mouchuki, the entry point to Neora National Park. You can view the overpowering hills of Bhutan and the Jelepla Pass that forms the connecting link between Tibet and India from here]. Back to Resort at evening and enjoy with warm hospitality. Overnight halt at Murti banani.
09-03-11(3 A.C Room) in the early morning visit jungle safari Gorumara National Park (any one Watch Tower). After early breakfast transfer to Barodabri (Malangi Lodge). After lunch on way and explore Chilapata Forest & Nalrajar Garh, CC Line. Pay a visit to the Chilapata Forest, which is 35 km away from Alipurduar. One of the lesser-known wildlife abodes in the region, the forest forms an elephant corridor between Jaldapara and Buxa Tiger Reserve. The rain-fed Bania River meanders its way through the forest. The main attraction here is the Nalraja Garh or the fort of the Nal kings. The fort was built in the 5th century during the Gupta period. A stone temple is situated nearby. Overnight at Malangi Barodabri.
10-03-11(3 Room) after early breakfast leave (7.30 am) Malangi and transfer to Hollong FRH enroot visit Phuntsholing (Identity Card also must). A scenic drive through terraced fields that offer gorgeous vistas will bring you to Phuntsholing, with an en-route stop at the hilltop Kharbandi Gompa, a monastery built in 1967 by Bhutan's Queen Mother. Here also Crocodiles Park. Phuntsholing is the gateway to Bhutan from India. It is located on the south-west corner of Bhutan on the Indian border (along the Torsa River). After lunch explores Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary (Jeep Safari Subject to Availability). This wildlife abode was constituted in 1943 for conserving the endangered one-horned Indian rhinoceros. This 216 sq km of deciduous forest is a montage of woods, swamps and grasslands and is chequered by the rivers Torsa, Hollong, Malangi, Bhaluka and Chirakhawa. Jaldapara has the largest concentration of the one-horned rhinoceros in India after Kaziranga and on a lucky day you can spot this treasured animal basking in the sun. The other celebrity to watch out for is the Royal Bengal tiger hiding behind the tall elephant grass. Head to the watchtowers from which you can view the wildlife. The park is also the breeding ground for reptiles like the Indian python, fresh-water turtles, geckos, monitor lizards and kraits. Evening free for relax. Overnight halt at Jaldapara (Hollong FRH).
11-03-11(Pack Up) after early breakfast transfer to Madan Mohan Temple Situated in the heart of the Cooch Behar town this temple was constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1885 to 1889. The deities include those of Lord MadanMohan and Coochbehar Royel Palace Idealized from the concept of classical European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the famous Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887. Raised on a basement of 1.5 meters in height, this double storied brick building covers an area of 4768 square meters. It extends 120 meters from north to south and 90 meters from east to west. The frontal facade consists of a series of arches resting by an alternate arrangement of narrow and broad piers to contain single and double Corinthian pilasters respectively. A porch is projected in the center to provide main entrance to the building through the Durbar Hall. Recalling the memory of St. Peter's Church at Rome, the Durbar Hall is dodecagonal in shape, resting on four arches supported by massive Corinthian pilasters and projecting a lantern at the top. The intrados of the dome is relieved in Stepped patterns and flanked by a small elegant balcony with twelve window openings at the base. In the center of the Durbar Hall, the marble floor contains the royal insignia in pietradura. The building contains more than fifty rooms/halls of varied dimensions which include the bedrooms, dressing rooms, billiard room, kitchen, and dinning hall, dancing hall, library, toshakhana and the ladies gallery. Certain rooms deserve special attention for their beautiful paintings in the ceiling as well as in the interior wall surface. Or in the Morning Elephant Ride in Jaldapara. Lunch at on Way. Started (12.30 pm) for SGUJ/NJP for boarding train. Farewell (5 pm) for SGUJ/NJP.
Mr Tapas Das
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