the Gateway to wildlife
Rajabhatkhawa is a little picturesque town situated in the lower regions of the Himalayas n the Jalpaiguri area of the territory of West Bengal. The town is known for its lovely scene which is prevalently green inferable from the thick timberlands which fringes it from all sides. The acclaimed Buxa Tiger Reserve is found near Rajabhatkhawa and the town can be considered as the section point to the Reserve since all fundamental passage grants are issued to visiting sightseers from here. Attributable to its area and characteristic magnificence, Rajabhatkhawa is a perfect spot to visit for the individuals who are hoping to encounter nature and appreciate the untamed life and the rich green woods all around. Bird watching, wildlife safaris, nature strolls and trekking are the well-known exercises for sightseers visiting the town. There are many trekking trails here and a large portion of them are through the Buxa timberland. This spot is a little village and is arranged simply outside the fringe of the timberland and is inadequately populated. The greenery of the district is differentiated, appealing and interesting. Phuentsholling, Chilapata, Mendabari, Cooch Behar, Rasikbill, Tea Estate, and so on are adjacent and can be visited remaining here. One more spot of intrigue is the Nature Interpretation Center and Orchidorium, both merit visiting. Visiting the spot is best done in winters between the long periods of October and March.
Miles of profound woods, quick streams and slopes spotting the skyline welcome us with a peacefulness that appears to be practically extraordinary. The name of the town of Rajabhatkhawa actually signifies "where the king had a meal". There is folklore behind the name of the town. It is said that in 1800, the lord of Cooch Behar pledged to never eat rice on the off chance that he didn't figure out how to depose the leader of Bhutan from the territory where the town flourishes now. After some time, the ruler of Bhutan himself consented to leave and as a motion of harmony, the rulers met and had a gala of rice in the thick backwoods. That gave the town its name. During the historical times, the Buxa fortress which was under the Bhutan domain used to secure the old 'Silk course' interfacing Tibet and India by means of Bhutan. Afterwards, in 1865 this post was given to the British and they reproduced this fortress to stone structure and utilized it as a high-security jail and detainment camp. The fascinating certainty is that this post was the second most inaccessible and famous camp after the scandalous cell Jail in Andaman. This made the post most inaccessible in Indian Territory in the frontier time. Despite the fact that this fortification is these days in ruins, regardless it inhales out the recollections of incalculable warriors of India who were detained here and holds the historical backdrop of those former occasions. Above everything, this is an all-around profoundly elevating spot. Strolling in the Buddhist religious communities or sitting discreetly in the midst of nature will carry harmony to your spirit.
Top things do in Rajabhatkawa
How to reach
You can reach Rajabhatkhawa from Siliguri via train. Else you can reach New Alipurduar from Sealdah via train and afterwards get to Rajabhatkhawa via vehicle or auto. It has flight availability with the fundamental cities.
How to Reach by Flight
The closest air terminal is Bagdogra Airport which is 121 km away. It has a flight network with the major towns and communities. Spice Jet, Air India, Indigo, and so on are standard flights working from here. Kolkata aeroplane terminal is the greatest metropolitan air terminal close to the town.
How to Reach by Train
Rajabhatkhawa does not have its very own train station. The closest train station is new Alipurduari, which is around 20 km away.
How to Reach by Bus
Regular transport buses are accessible from adjacent spots of the region. Medium-term transports are accessible from faraway places, including Kolkata. Coochbihar is around 40 km, and Bagdogra is about 180 km away. Once here, getting a bus from the transport bus stand is simple
How to Reach by Road
Being beside Buxa Tiger Reserve which is a noteworthy eco-visitor goal, Rajabhatkhawa is very much associated through a system of roadways. Alipur Duar is the closest city and is 20 km away. You can get leased vehicles or jeeps from New Jalpaiguri and Alipur Duar also.
How to travel within
At Rajabhatkhawa, you will invest significantly the entirety of your energy inside Buxa. Guide aides and autos are effectively accessible.
The nearby local people don't don a considerable rundown of cooking styles. Be that as it may, as the saying says "Basic is a definitive complexity". You will love their fresh prepared dishes and taste the privately blended "Ara" or rice beer, on the off chance that you like. While fermenting the beer they don't utilize any manufactured synthetic compounds and the procedure itself is extremely pleasant to watch. There are various dhabas and tea stalls that can be found down that line of the Thruway, as you enter Rajabhatkawa. The Buxa Guest house and Bungalow additionally have their own eating joints. Notwithstanding that, a few cafés are situated on the trekking way, as you go towards the Shiv and Kali temple.
Day 1: Landing at Bagdogra Airport, hire a cab that will take you to Rajabhatkhawa within a span of time of fewer than five hours. Reaching the town, get checked in at the pre-booked hotel of your choice and freshen up to spend your evening in this beautiful town that is filled with the refreshing healthy air of green landscapes. Getting refreshed, head out to visit the nearby temples of Shiv and Maa Kali, which are quite renowned and old. Visit the nature interpretation centre to get an idea of the reserve and safari that you will prefer along with getting the pass and guide for your safari. End your day, by partaking the delicious local cuisine and sleeping peacefully in the calmness of the forest.
Day 2: Finishing breakfast, head out to visit the Buxa Wildlife Sanctuary where you can explore the numerous species and varieties of flora and fauna that it offers. Spend your day, exploring and trekking in the reserve, visiting the Buxa Fort along with taking part in the park safari, enjoying the fullest of your trip. Head back to town before nightfall to get back to Bagdogra for your flight back home.