Overview

The Dooars or Duars (Pron: ˌdu:ˈɑ:z) (Bengali: ডুয়ার্স) are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan. Duar means 'door' in Assamese, Bengali, Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Telugu languages, and the region forms the gateway to Bhutan from India. There are 18 passages or gateways through which the Bhutanese people can communicate with the people living in the plains. This region is divided by the Sankosh river into the Eastern and the Western Dooars, consisting of an area of 8,800 km² (3,400 sq mi). The Western Dooars is known as the Bengal Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Assam Dooars. Dooars is synonymous with the term Terai used in Nepal and northern India and form the only nitrate rich soil in India.

Places to Visit

Gorumara National Park
Buxa Tiger Reserve
Chapramari Wildlife Park
Suntalekhola
Neora Valley National Park
Lava – Lolaygaon
Phuntsholing
Samsing
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary