Garuchira

Garuchira is a picturesque village situated in the Terai region of West Bengal. The Indo-Bhutan Border is located very close to Garuchira. The main attraction of this place is its lovely natural beauty. The dense forests, rocky hills of Bhutan, orchid flowers and lush green tea gardens make Garuchira the ideal place for spending time amidst nature. Rivers Sukti and Khagra flow by Garuchira. Wild elephants are often seen in the forests of Garuchira. The place is also a paradise for bird watchers with birds like Little Forktail, Hill Myna, Peacock, Oriole and River Lapwing nesting in the trees of this forest. Garuchira can be visited round the year except during the rainy season.

How to Reach

You can reach Dalgaon from Sealdah station by train. Garuchira is 16 km from Dalgaon. Cars are available from Dalgaon to reach Garuchira via Birpara and Bandapani. You may also reach Garuchira from Siliguri by hired car. Garuchira is 120 km from Siliguri.

Accommodation

There are 3 cottages at Garuchira. Tariff - Rs. 800. For booking contact: Forest Officer, Aranya Bhawan, Collectorate Avenue, Jalpaiguri - 735501. Tel: 03561-222218.

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