Jalpaiguri : All the jungles of Dooars were closed for a long time due to the drought. Restrictions on lockdowns and corona hampered tourist arrivals. Finally, under the direction of the state government, national parks, sanctuaries and protected forests have been opened. And after the approval of the car jungle trip (car safari), the tourists have descended on the forest like Gorumara and Chapramari.
According to local sources, there are now about seven jeep safaris a day in Garumara National Park. On an average, 11 cars are running every day. Before Puja, resort owners, including car dealers and those involved in the tourism industry, have started hoping for the arrival of tourists.
Resort owner Sheikh Ziaul Rahman said, “As a result of opening the jungle, tourists have started coming now. Tourists are calling from far and wide to get information. We hope all bookings will be done before Pujo. A stream of tourists will descend.
The mountains, rivers, waterfalls as well as the jungles and wildlife attractions of Dooars are strong for tourists. Many districts of Bengal, foreign states and even foreign tourists flock to see it. Jungle sightings on elephant backs, jeep safaris attract crowds in places like Lataguri, Chalsa, Madarihat. “I was out of breath for a long time,” said Paulmi Roy, a tourist visiting Garumara National Park. It was as if I came to nature and was released. ”
Seema Chowdhury, Honorary Wildlife Warden of Jalpaiguri, said, “The jungles have been opened for tourists to roam. However, several forest bungalows are still closed under government guidelines. Corona rules have been said to be obeyed in all ways. Max use and hand sanitizer have been made mandatory for all tourists. Resort owners and tour operators, as well as jeep drivers, have been instructed to comply with the tax rules.