General Information About Jayanti জয়ন্তী
Jayanti is a small picturesque forest village at the fringe of the Buxa forest. Located along the Jayanti River, which forms a natural border with the Bhutan hills, the hills on the Eastern Side of the river and the small village on the western side are also named after the river as Jayanti Hills and Jayanti village respectively. With its serene ambience and pictorial view, Jayanti is often referred to as the "Queen of Dooars". This forest village is about 30 Km from Alipurduar.
Jayanti village is one of the oldest towns of the Dooars region but in present time you can't see the town but instead what you see is a decaying village within a vibrant ecology. Nature has thrived here, the forest is green and the wildlife is aplenty. Although in the deep jungle sighting is not very common. A tour of Jayanti, away from the monotonousness of city life is an ideal leisure holiday destination where time seems to have slowed down its fast pace. Music of the swift-flowing Jayanti River, the chirping of unknown birds, sweet fragrance of nature and refreshingly cool breeze at Jayanti will make you feel completely rejuvenated. Though the river remains dry for most of the year its white beds with pebbles all around imparts an unmatched beauty to the place. Way to Jayanti through the densely forested Buxa Tiger Reserve is a fascinating experience and another huge attraction of Jayanti tour. Meeting a herd of Elephant or Spotted Deer or plenty of Peacocks are most common sights on the way to Jayanti. Nearby Jayanti there is a Pokhari which is considered to be scared by the local people a great place to see the large number of big-sized Magur and Turtle in the waters of the Pokhri and the beauty of this place has certainly something which has a refreshing effect. Mahakal Cave is another interesting place where you can go located near Bhutan border this cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many visitors visit this cave during Maha Shibratri.
Best Time to Visit Jayanti
You can visit Jayanti any time of the year but it is advisable to avoid the rainy season when the region might become quite inaccessible.[wpsites_comment_form]
You can actually visit a lot of places during your stay in Jayanti and one such place is the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary which is one of the best forests in India to view Rhinoceroses. The sanctuary covers a total area of 216 sq kms and is covered by woods, grasslands, flowing streams, sandy river banks and long lines of trees. It is located in Jalpaiguri district and has the Torsa River flowing through it. Other than rhinos, Jaldapara is also the home of a wide range of birds like paradise flycatcher, Bengal Florican, racket-tailed Drongo and hornbill.
Totopara – the village of the Toto tribe is one of the oldest tribes of India who reside in the area. From Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, you can also visit Khairabari Leopard Sanctuary. The Chilapata Wildlife Reserve can be an equally exciting place to visit. One of the main interests of the Chilapata Forest reserve is the “Nalraja Garh” or “Mendabari Fort,” situated very close to the Bania River. The fort is in ruins and it speaks a lot about the Nal kings. You can also visit Cooch Behar town which is a very important historic tourist destination. This town is very famous for its Madan Mohan Bari temple and Cooch Behar Palace, the maternal house of Maharani Gayatri Devi.
Jayanti is a place where visitors can easily spend some more days to enjoy the beauty of Jayanti and to visit around number of beautiful places in Buxa Tiger Reserve area and eastern Dooars. Place can be visited from Jayanti village are the following :
Rajabhatkhawa is the main entry point to Buxa Tiger Reserve. A Nature Interpretation Centre is here.
Santarabari is the starting point of trekking for Buxa Fort
Raimatang is a forest village inside of Buxa Tiger Reserve. Journey through river bed by car is really enthralling.
Coochbehar the former capital of Coch Kingdom. Coochbehar is the only planned city in North Bengal with the charm of old royal heritage.
If you are traveling by air, then Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri will be the nearest, just 195 km from Jayanti. If you are traveling by rail, then you have to get down at Alipurduar which is the nearest railway station. Jayanti is some 30 km from Alipurduar. You can also reach Jayanti from Siliguri, Cooch Behar and Jaldapara via Rajabhatkhawa. Taxis to Jayanti are available at Alipuduar.
By Road : North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Assam Transport Corporation Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Jayanti. Journey time from Siliguri to Jayanti is about 4 hours 30 minutes. Best option to visit Jayanti from Siliguri is Taxi.
By Rail : New Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar Railway Station are main railway station in this area. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri, you can follow the road journey to reach at Jayanti. Or from Alipurduar, you can get taxi or shared jeep to reach at Jayanti. Jayanti is about 26 kilometer away from Alipurduar.
By Air : Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport under Indian Army. All major air services are available from all over India. Distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road or railway route. Recently Coochbehar airport is opened for civilian use. You can get 15 sitters aircraft from Dumdum airport to reach at there. And then you travel by road to reach at Jayanti.
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