Visit these ancient temples for a devotional journey to Dooars!
Do you love the fresh cold air and the silent green nature? If yes, then visit Dooars for its astounding beauty which is still left to be unexplored.
Let’s take a trip to experience this beauty!
The region of Dooars is situated in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in North-East India. The word means ‘doors’ and the region form the gateway to Bhutan from India.
It is a vast texture of dense forests covering with wildlife, unending tea gardens, glimmering streams, filled with settlements which constitute a fascinating destination. The travelers traveling to this place will be mesmerized to admire the lush greenery. It is a treat to the eyes!
How to reach there!!
Just Dooars is not enough; there are many places to visit in this small green land. So, to reach there you can travel:
By Air: The nearest airport to Dooars is Bagdogra Airport. You can hire a car or taxi from Siliguri to reach the destined place.
By Train: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Station from Dooars. You will get many hired cars available outside the airport.
By Road: The nearest place in Siliguri. You can get cars hired from the main town to reach the said destination in Dooars.
Wow! Isn’t it exciting to know!
Then why just places, temples are also a significant attraction of Dooars!
Let us see that!
1. Jalpesh Temple:
It is a famous temple of North Bengal located in the region of Dooars. It is a 350-year-old temple of Lord Shiva and is considered very sacred by the local people. It is a holy temple which you must visit on your trip to Dooars.
History to look behind it!
Biswa Singha was the founder of Jalpesh Temple in the year 1524. Later the king had rebuilt the temple in 1563. Again after 100 years, Pran Narayan king rebuilds this temple in 1563.
More to know!!
Distance from Siliguri: 69 kilometers
Time taken: 2 hours and 5 minutes
Festival celebrated: Sravani Mela, Jalpesh Mela, and Shivratri
Best time to visit: July-August and February-March
2. Jatileshwar Temple:
This famous temple of Dooars is one of the oldest temples of this region. It has a religious as well as a historical significance. This temple was built to dedicate Jatileshwar or Lord Shiva which is under the protection of Archaeological Survey in India.
History to look behind it!!
The main temple was built during the ruling era of Guptas in Bengal around 320 AD TO 600 AD.
More to know!!
Distance from Siliguri: 75 kilometers
Time taken: 2 hours and 21 minutes
Then where to stay?
If you want to experience a spiritual journey to these temples with your family then you can book Murti tourist resort to experience a pleasurable stay in Dooars.
Visit these ancient temples in Dooars and explore the best of Dooars for a beautiful weekend. It will be soul-soothing after all and give you inner peace!