Located 20km away from Alipurduar and 18km from Hasimara, Mendabari is a new found gem added to the list of offbeat destination in the Dooars region, Mendabari with dense forests, cascading rivers and wild animals luring travelers in this new destination, Mendabari forest hosts a population of rhinoceros, bison and innumerable bird species and rare species of frog and butterfly.
Mendabari not only boost in flora and fauna but also has a rich archaeological and historical importance as well. The “Nalraja Garh” or “Mendabari Fort” located near the Bania River is one of the chief lures of Mendabari. The ruins of the fort tell the history of the Nal kings. The construction of the fort traces back to the Gupta period, the Golden era of Indian history in the 5th century and near the fort you can find a rare tree Ramgua which has a weird red liquid like blood in its bark, there is a feeble about the fort guard who were so loyal that they were turned into trees (Ramgua) and they still guard the fort and its blood that flows while cutting the tree. Mendabari offers you a drink to the pure pleasures of nature in its every artifice. The surroundings of Mendabari hold an irresistible attraction with tourists. The places of tourists’ interest around the reserve forest are Neora Valley National Park, Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary and Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary. The best time to visit Mendabari Forest is during September to February when the atmospheric condition is really soothing making it an ideal time to visit.
A place midst the nature with rich flora and fauna along with the reminisce of the historic era, if you like to dwell in this type of place which has a interesting feeble about bleeding trees than Mendabari is the perfect destination for you where history still lingers within the nature itself.