Jayanti Dooars- Located on the edge of Buxa Forest is a quaint forest village along with the River Jayanti. Jayanti River forms a natural border with the Bhutan hills, the hills on the Eastern Side of the river are known as the Jayanti Hills, and the small villages on the western side known as Jayanti villages are named after the river Jayanti. 30km from Alipurduar Jayanti is often referred to as the 'Queen of Dooars' because of its astounding view, fascinating lush greenery and tranquil ambiance.
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During British rule, Jayanti became one of the major epicenters of the mining and tea industries in India. It became extremely important to British India's finances. However, it became difficult for the British to supply their commodities as the large European tea and mining industry grew around Jayanti. The construction work of the Jayanti Railway started in 1901 after they asked the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, Nripendra Narayan. Once Maharaja nodded yes, the British built a steel-made railway bridge over the Jayanti River to transport dolomites.
After the independence of India, the passenger train service began. This passenger train used to depart Alipurduar Junction at 08:30 pm and arrive at Jayanti at 9:30 pm. The next day the passenger train used to depart Jayanti at 8 am and arrive at Alipurduar junction at 9 am. This historic railway service stopped once the Buxa Tiger Reserve was announced in the year 1986. The bridge above the Jayanti River is now in complete ruins. You will get to see only some pillars of it as the river has become shallow due to excess pebbles and rocks.
Beneath the vibrant ecology is the Dooars oldest town Jayanti village but in the present time you can't see the town instead what you see is a village that is slowly fading away as time passes by. In Jayanti nature has blossomed and is at its apex where the forest is green and the wildlife is abundant. Away from the tedious and monotonous city lifestyle, a trip to Jayanti offers a perfect destination for a laid-back holiday amidst nature it's a place where time seems to have slowed down its fast pace. Although the river Jayanti remains dry most of the year when the water level rises, listening to the alluring sound of the flowing river, chirping of unknown birds, sweet fragrance of nature and refreshingly cool breeze at Jayanti will make you feel completely rejuvenated. The pebbles along the river bed of Jayanti add unmatched beauty to the place.
The journey towards the Jayanti in itself is an amazing experience driving through the dense Buxa Tiger Reserve has allured many travelers to travel to Jayanti. Spotting a herd of elephants, Barking Deer, or plenty of Peacocks are the most common sights on the way to Jayanti. A sacred place called Pokhari is nearby Jayanti apart from its religious belief this spot is a great place to see the large number of big-sized Magur and Turtle in the waters of the Pokhri and the beauty of this place has certainly something which has refreshing effect. For the Hindus as well as Buddhists, this place holds enormous religious significance. Getting to Pokhri requires a walk through the forests. This splendid lake is around 4 km away from Jayanti.
Another interesting place where you can go is Mahakal Cave located near the Bhutan border this cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many visitors visit this cave during Maha Shivratri. Mahakal is a renowned tourist attraction as well as a prominent pilgrimage site. It is a cave dedicated to Lord Shiva that is located near the Bhutan border. The Mahakal cave trip through the forest is known for its bird watching. You can also hike to the neighboring Bala Riverbed, which is an excellent site for bird watching, especially peacocks, but don't linger there until late at night because it's a leopard hotspot. Bhutia Basti, located 1.5 kilometers from Jayanti, is another fantastic place to see elephants.
Situated in the Jayanti forest, the tourist lodge run by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDCL) is a popular staying option here (As of now, this accommodation is closed). This lodge is known for its unique location and the tranquil atmosphere it offers. Apart from this government accommodation, there are many resorts and homestays available to stay here. Amenities in these resorts and hotels include room service, restaurant, front desk service, western bathrooms, rooms that are neat and clean, etc. There are some home stays too with basic amenities. Some of the accommodation is located on the riverbank of Jayanti which enhances the staying experience even more. No matter which one you choose, all these accommodations offer veg as well as non-veg options. So, if you are a vegetarian, you can visit Jayanti without any worry.
The best time to visit Jayanti in Dooars is during the months of March to June when summer dominates the region. The temperature stays between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius which is not extremely hot. Monsoon is not the ideal time as the forest of Dooars remains closed from 15th June to 15th September. Due to the closure of the forest, you will not be able to enjoy Jungle Safari in the season of monsoon. However, if your main priority is to witness the lush greenery of Jayanti, visiting the place during the monsoon can be a great time too.
Immerse yourself in the diversified and rich variety of wildlife of Jayanti. Encircled by the forested hills while overlooking the beautiful white river bed, Jayanti has wooed many people's hearts the bewitching charisma of Jayanti is sure to leave you spellbound. Jayanti also proves to be a splendid picnic spot where you can create a plethora of unforgettable memories with your friends and family. So, don't wait! Let us help you plan an affordable Jayanti tour itinerary that will include pick-up, drop, sightseeing, finest accommodation, meals, and more.