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    SAMSING

    Samsing is famous for its landscape, green tea gardens, hills and forests. Samsing is also a gateway to the famous Neora Valley National Park. Several tea gardens surround the regions of Samsing and Dooars on both sides. The forest area of Samsing consists of several species of animals and plants. Some of the species found here include grey nightjar, greater racket-tailed drongo, orange-bellied leafbird, maroon oriole, greychinned, short-billed minivets, slaty-backed forktail, ashy bulbul, yellow-vented, golden-spectacled and chestnut crowned warblers, white-napped and black-chinned yuhinas. River Murti is popular for its views of the lush green forest and the mountains.


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    BINDU

    The last village on the Indian side bordering Bhutan, Bindu is ringed by hills on all sides and encompasses dense forests. It is situated along the banks of the River Jaldhaka. This scenic village offers magnificent views of the Bhutan Himalayas and the snow peak mountains during winters. Located in the foothills of lower Kalimpong, Bindu also offers opportunities for small treks, starting from Todey to Tangta and extending till Neora Valley National Park. A major attraction of this village is the Bindu Dam built over the Jaldhaka River, flowing through the valley. The village is a conglomeration of different aborigines, with most of the tribal people engaged in orange (Suntala) and cardamom (Elaichi) cultivation. Bindu has become a hot favourite among birdwatchers with the varied bird species found here, such as Eurasian Wryneck, Crested Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Slaty-backed Forktail, Little Forktail and Laughing Thrush.


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    GORUMARA

    Gorumara is situated on the banks of rivers Murti and Raidak, the major part of the Dooars region is a wildlife reserve. Amidst the rich flora, the park also shelters over 50 species of mammals, 193 species of birds, 22 species of reptiles and 27 species of fishes. The national park is famous for Asiatic one-horned rhino. Rhino Point, Jatraprasad watchtower and three-storeyed Chukchuki Tower are some of the foremost mascots of the park. Elephant rides along with hiking on unrestricted pavements are the prominent activities in the park.


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    LATAGURI

    Lataguri is a small village situated in the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. It is located on the outskirts of Gorumara National Park. Full of dense forests and riverine grassland, the region is home to many species of flora and fauna. Apart from Gorumara National Park, some of the popular attractions of the destination are Rovers Point and Rupam Valley.


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    JALDAPARA

    Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for one-horned rhinos, royal Bengal tigers, wild elephants, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer and hog deer, wild pig, bisons and a number of birds and peafowls. Situated in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District, the sanctuary also houses Bengal florican, hornbill, racket-tailed drongo and paradise flycatcher, among others. This sanctuary has mixed deciduous forests, grasslands, perennial streams, extensive areas of elephant grass and sandy river banks. Along with the River Torsha flowing through this rain forest, the Malangi River flows from East to West.