6 Things to Do in Chalsa, Dooars to Pamper the Travel Enthusiast in You

6 Things to Do in Chalsa, Dooars to Pamper the Travel Enthusiast in You


‘Life is too short for wandering the whole world. Don’t waste time and get ready to explore it.’

Chalsa-‘Queen of Dooars’

Chalsa, a small pristine town is situated just on the foot of the Himalayas in the Dooars of West Bengal. It serves as the headquarters of the Matiali community development block under the Malbazar subdivision. Imagine yourself amidst the dense forest, meandering rivers, wildlife animals, exotic bird species, full fragrance Tea Garden-Wow! Already feeling goosebumps? Exploring this place gives more than that for sure!  

Access to Chalsa!!

Chalsa is situated on the way towards Alipurduar from Siliguri.

  • It takes 1.5hrs to reach Chalsa from Siliguri on-road journey.
  • Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport which is situated 60kms away from Chalsa.
  • At the airport, you can easily hire a car or taxi to reach Chalsa.


Don’t you want to do something Unique here?

Yes? Well, we will give you certain ideas that will make your tour remarkable. Let’s discuss


1. A Short Excursion to Its Nearby Places!!

[caption id="attachment_274" align="alignnone" width="648"] Image Courtesy: indyatour.com/[/caption] Chalsa is not only itself an iconic tourist destination but its nearby places also give you a charming glimpse of beauty. There are several spots at Chalsa that are worth to visit

  • Buxa Tiger Reserve
  • Chilapata Forest
  • Baikunthapur Forests
  • Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Madhu tea estate

2. Explore National Parks with Rich Fauna!!

[caption id="attachment_180" align="alignnone" width="648"] Image Courtesy: makemytrip.com[/caption] Chalsa is surrounded by two famous parks which are Gorumara National Park and the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary Park. These two lavishing parks have located on the banks of river Murti. A wide variety of fauna you can explore here includes-

  • One-horned rhinoceros
  • Asian elephant
  • Gaur
  • Leopard
  • Sambar Deer
  • Barking Deer
  • Spotted Deer
  • Reptiles
  • Chital
  • Malayan Giant Squirrel
  • And 100 varieties of birds

3. Have A Relaxing & Pleasant Stay!!

[caption id="attachment_430" align="alignnone" width="649"] Image Courtesy: resorttrimurti.com[/caption] Chalsa on its own does not have major hotels or resorts, but the surrounding area like the hotel in Murti, Dooars have many good accommodation options for tourists. Just 8 km away from Chalsa, staying in the resorts in Murti will be the best option for everyone.  

4. Exhilarating Activities to Do!!

[caption id="attachment_480" align="alignnone" width="650"] Image Courtesy: dooarsecoviillegwordpress.com[/caption] The most enthralling things to do in Chalsa

  • Jungle safari
  • Camping
  • Angling
  • Trekking
  • Picnicking


5. Try Delicious dishes in Restaurants!!

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignnone" width="649"] Image Courtesy: hoshvilim.com/[/caption] Chalsa boasts a few restaurants such as Mahabari Dhaba, Hotel Aahar & Restaurants etc where you will get lip-smacking Bengali cuisine as well as north Indian dishes.  

6. Experience a Romantic Long Drive!!

[caption id="attachment_475" align="alignnone" width="646"] Image Courtesy: chaitalismusings.com/[/caption] Chalsa is renowned as a perfect gateway and the most popular offbeat destinations in Dooars. You can experience a wonderful drive along the lush green tea estate and beautiful tall trees. So, you should visit Chalsa at least once in a lifetime to get the mesmerizing realm of it.

Popular FAQs

Q. What is the best time to visit Chalsa? A. The best time to visit Chalsa is from November to April. Q. What are the other places to visit in Dooars? A. The other places to visit in Dooars are Bindu, Gajoldoba, Gorubathan, Jaldapara, Jayanti, Jhalong, Lataguri, Murti etc.

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