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Located in the Jalpaiguri district 30 kilometres from Alipurduar, Jayanti is known as the ‘Queen of Dooars in West Bengal.’ Resting within the Buxa Tiger Reserve, the place owes its name to River Jayanti on the bank of which, it is located. Away from the humdrum city life, this destination offers a relaxing environment to rejuvenate your tired soul. Considered an offbeat tourists destination, Jayanti is preferred for absolute eco-tourism. Tourists should keep in mind that their phones would not receive any mobile network here. Yes, the place is secluded, tranquil, and serene to the utmost. The river naturally borders the Bhutan hills; you would occasionally hear the birds chirping and the smell the sweet fragrance of unknown flowers. There’s music in the waters flowing by and even in the cool breeze blowing. During the dry seasons, the river shows up millions of white pebbles, which make the place look even more beautiful. If you tour trough Buxa Tiger Reserve, you would chance upon a herd of Asiatic elephants, spotted deer, and even peacocks.

How To Reach Jayanti?

The place can be reached by road, by rail and even by air. Jayanti lies 30 kilometres away from Alipurduar. You can also reach it from Cooch Behar and Jaldapara National Park. From Siliguri, Jayanti is accessible via Rajabhatkhawa. The nearest railway station is Alipurduar junction. You can reach here directly from Guwahati, Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai or Mumbai. The nearest airport is Bagdogra in Siliguri, which is 195 kilometres away from Jayanti.

What To See And Do In Jayanti

  • Enjoy the natural beauty around.
  • Take a tour to the historical Buxa Fort.
  • Visit Pokhri – the sacred pond on Pokhri hill.
  • Explore the Mahakal stalactite cave.
  • Do some angling in River Jayanti.
  • Birdwatch at Bala Riverbed (beware it’s full of leopards as well).
  • Trek to the Bhutia Basti to view Asiatic elephants.
  • Arrange for a visit to the Jaldapara National Park to view one-horned rhinos.
  • Tale a trip to Totopara and meet the people of the ancient Toto tribe.
  • Visit Chilapata Forests and explore the Nalraja Ghar.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Jayanti?

Anytime is the best time to visit Jayanti. However, try to avoid the monsoons. The rain makes the region inaccessible. In addition, during this season, all the National Parks of this Dooars area remain closed and you would have to do without visiting them.

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