General Information About Murti
Murti village is one of the elegant tourist spot locations in Dooars region of north Bengal and it is located on the bank of River Murti. It is picture perfect place for the extreme nature lover and bird watchers. Murti is extremely perfect destination to get some pleasant break after hectic pressure, especially for those who want to stay around the green environment with bird’s insects etc. The hilly river Murti makes the place an awesome one for fishing, bathing and having a picnic out there; Camping is the most popular activity in Murti. Travellers looking for peace, serenity, exotic environment and the thrill of the forest must visit Murti. The real beauty of the place lies in the knee-deep crystal clear water of the river Murti, dense forest and wild animals.
There are various tourist attraction places around Murti which are really exotic destinations. Some of the places you can visit are like Gorumara National Park, Chapramari, Chukchukia, Khunia and Chalsa. You can also visit nearby hill destinations like Jhalong, Bindu and Paren. Samsing, Suntaleykhola. As above mention, there are lots of places to visit around Murti but Gorumara National Park is an epic destination near Murti. It is the entry point just a few kilometres away from Murti and a prominent tourist attraction those who are looking for jungle safari, located in the Dooars region. It is covered with moist deciduous forests, including sal, siri, khair, simul and teak trees, along with small plants and shrubs. The main entrance of the park is from Lataguri, where there are many watchtowers for viewing animals and birds. The important watchtowers in the park are the Jatraprasad Watch Tower and Rhino Observation Point, near the Gorumara Forest Bungalow. The Old Khunia Watch Tower near the Murti Forest Bungalow and Suksukia Bird Watching Point are also located inside the park. The Gorumara National Park is known for its large population of great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, leopards, hog deer, sambar, elephants and Indian bison. The ideal time to visit the park is between November and April.
Best Time to Visit Murti
The ideal time for visiting Murti starts from the mid of October and extends up to the mid of March. During the winter season, the river banks of Murti becomes a favoured playground for the migratory waterfowls of Central Asia and Ladakh. All the reserve forest in Dooars remains closed during the rainy season (15th June–15th September) and reopens around the mid of September.
There are many sightseeing places to visit in Murti which has hyped the interest of tourist staying in Murti Tourist Lodge.
Gorumara National Park
Located 14km from Murti Tourist Lodge is Gorumara National Park the most famous sightseeing destination of Dooars. Situated on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, Gorumara is a midsized national park reckoned for its vast population of One-Horned Rhinoceros. Tourist lodging in Murti Tourist Lodge can indulge in Jungle Safari of Gorumara.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary situated 6km from Murti is another favoured sightseeing destination for tourist lodging in the WBTDC Forest Resort of Murti. Famous for its large population of Wild Elephant Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is also renowned for its watch tower which is situated in the vicinity of River Murti. Formed in 1998 Chapramari is also the oldest wildlife sanctuary of this region.
Located 23km from Murti Tourist Lodge is Samsing an offbeat destination of Dooars. Enclosed with luxuriant tea gardens, Samsing is known for its traditional plantation method of cardamom and orange. Samsing also acts as a base for the travellers who wish to traverse the virgin forest of Neora Valley National Park. There are several trekking routes towards Neora Valley which originates from Samsing.
Situated at a distance of just 80 km is the North Bengal's most important railway station, the New Jalpaiguri Railway station in Siliguri.
On the other hand, the tourist may come to the Chalsa railway station directly and take a bus from Chalsa to Murti. However, trains arriving at Chalsa are pretty scarce and so coming to New Jalpaiguri Station is recommended. Visitors can easily reach Murti by hiring a car from the respective junctions.
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