A picturesque town in Alipurduar District located 85km from Jalpaiguri, Hasimara which is famous among the travelers for its railway connectivity to Bhutan. Surround by the tea gardens Hasimara is a small town in Central Dooars. Although the town is small it is spread over a large area. Hasimara is situated between Jaldapara Forest which is 13km to the west of the town, Chilapata forest 5kms to the south, Phuentsholing in Bhutan 15km to the north and Buxa Forest 25km to the East.
The unique location of Hasimara has attracted many travelers towards it since it serves as an elephant corridor between Jaldapara Forest and Buxa Tiger reserve making the sighting of wild elephant an uncommon event. For the traveler Hasimara railway station is an important destination since it’s the closest railway route to Bhutan. Ridged at a height of 882mt Hasimara railway station play an important role in the life Bhutanese people since the kingdom of Bhutan doesn’t have its own railway making Hasimara the closest rail route of Bhutan used to travel within India. Those travelling to Chilapata or Jaldapara for exploring the wilderness find Hasimara’s railway station quite convenient. Although for people travelling to Jaldapara, Madarihat rail station is even closer, but more trains has a stop at Hasimara and than at Madarihat. Apart from being the juncture towards many places Hasimara itself is blessed with pictorial scenarios of natural beauty surrounded by the lush tea garden and tropical monsoon forest, Hasimara offers an exquisite treat for eyes. Hasimara lies between two rivers running from North to South, draining from the lower Himalayas in Bhutan. Torsa on the west and Basra on the East, both offer excellent spot for picnic. This picturesque town also has an Air force Base the closest Indian air base to the Chumbi Valley the tri junction between Sikkim, Bhutan and at an unknown location in Tibet.
Spending you weekend leisurely whilst taking a stroll on the bank of River Torsa or Basra with the astounding view of Bhutan Hills in Hasimara is the ideal destination far from the rambunctious city life. Surrounded by the pictorial view of the monsoon forest and tea garden, Hasimara although a small place has become an important town because of its railway connectivity in Bhutanese people life and also for the people who thrives to explore and travel to the less traveled road of the Dooars region.