General Information About Malbazar
Malbazar also was known as Mal is a Sub-Divisional town of Jalpaiguri District. At a distance of 55km from Siliguri and 65kms from Jalpaiguri, Malbazar is one of the most important towns in Dooars. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty of Dooars at its best, then you must travel to Malbazar from Siliguri by rail or by road. The town itself does not have much to offer to the tourists except for the Mal Park but due to its location on the national highway, one can stay at Malbazar and visit the important tourist destination of Eastern Dooars.
On your way to Malbazar, beautiful Teesta River which has a peculiar feature of changing colours every season will stay beside you. The town of Malbazar has a beautiful tea garden of Raja Tea Estate and a nice Mal Park. Malbazar can also be used as a base to visit nearby forests like Gorumara home of the famous one-horned Asiatic Rhino, Chapramari, Chukchukia is an ideal vantage point for watching myriad birds and many others places. You can also make day trips to Jhalong, Bindu, Paren and other nearby destinations from here. On your way to Malbazar, you will cross a few forests and come across the famous Sevokeshwari temple and Coronation Bridge the view over here of blue rive Teesta whilst the soothing wind is blowing in your face along with the backdrop view of the loft mountain can leave you mesmerized. Tea is the backbone of the of the Dooars region so is for Malbazar but due it location town is depending on the tourism sector. The best time to visit Malbazar and enjoy the astounding beauty of the Doors region is during the months of September to March when the monsoon gets over and the weather is soothing for travellers.
Base of all the adventure like trekking through the dense forest of Dooars, spotting the wild animals during jungle safari and a get way towards the paradise for the nature lovers, Malbazar is surely an important town providing the travellers with the base for the travelling the less known part of the Dooars Region with a great picnic spot in the foothills of Himalayas. Malbazar is the get way towards the exploring and experiencing the raw beauty of nature.
Best Time To Visit Malbazar
The best time to visit Mallbazar is during the months of September to March, when the monsoon gets over.
Gorumara National Park is famous to visitors for its natural population of one-horned Rhinoceros, situated on the bank of rivers Murti and Raidak. It is just 18 kilometres away from Malbazar.
Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest Sanctuary in India. Murti River flows by the western boundary of it and the Sanctuary is totally located on the plain land of the Doors. It is famous for Indian elephants and gour (Indian bison). Chalsa is an entry point to the sanctuary.
Bindu Dam built on the Jaldhaka River to operate water supply of Jaldhaka Hydel Project. However, one can cross the dam only by foot. From there you can take a rare view of the snow Peak Mountains in winters. Bindu also famous for various hill birds as well as some migratory waterfowl. It is situated just 55 kilometres from Malbazar.
Murti is situated on the bank of the River Murti besides the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary and Gorumara National Park. Murti itself is a very nice tourist spot. In the river Murti, you can find out Gharials. A total road distance between Malbazar and Murti about 18 kilometres.
By Road : National Highway No.31 between Siliguri and Guwahati passes over Malbazar. North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Malbazar. And all other major towns and cities of North Bengal are well connected with Malbazar by road.
By Rail : There is a railway station, New Mal Jn, is connected by the newly converted broad gauge Siliguri-Alipurduar train line. This train line is also connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Ranchi and Patna. Some trains have stoppage at New Mal Jn. But New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are the main railway station in this region. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, you may follow the road journey to reach Malbazar.
By Air : Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport. All major air services are available from all over India. The distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri and then follow the above road route.
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