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Rajabhatkawa Tourism

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Awesome place to visit

Rajabhatkhawa is a silent hamlet in Jalpaiguri district of WestBengal. The place is marked by may be 50 households, a small market, a railway track that runs through the village and a railway station. The only standard accommodation is the WBFDC Jungle Lodge called Buxa Jungle Lodge.
You can enjoy serinity of the place from your jungle lodge. The never-ending sound of "jhijhi poka" shall only be disturbed by the sound of goods trains that chugs by the hamlet in every alternate hour.

Staying here is incomplete if you don't visit the following destinations;-

1. Jayanti- The most gorgous yet modest place. It is the silent witness to the dead dolomite mining industry of the area. Jayanti is a river that remains dry throughout the year. However, during monsoon, flash floods are common which brings fresh load of sediments (white rocks) from the high hill. The broken bridge, milky white river bed, silence and poverty stricken people will leave a deep mark of you I bet..!!

2. Buxaduar- A tough trek up the forest hill. Its almost impossible to explain the abundance of mother nature. The sound of forest. Sound of dried leaves falling off the trees, winds passing through the trees and more importantly, the jhijhi poka sound.. That almost hears like a constant ringing bell at a temple miles away. Its such a unique experience. The experience of climbing up the hill through forest is more rich than the ruins of Buxa Fort.

3. Buxa Tiger Reserve: This place has nothing to baost about. Be sure that you wont see any wild animal except stray dogs in this forest.

2 nights stay at Rajabhatkhawanis highly recommended. You may reach there by Kanchankanya Express that runs from Sealdah (Kolkata). Nearest railhead is Alipurduar.

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Rajabhatkawa Overview

Rajabhatkhawa is a small scenic town located in the foothills of the Himalayas n the Jalphaiguri district of the state of West Bengal. The town is known for its beautiful landscape which is predominantly green owing to the thick forests which borders it from all sides. The famous Buxa Tiger Reserve is located close to Rajabhatkhawa and the town can be considered as the entry point to the Reserve since all necessary entry permits are issued to visiting tourists from here.

Owing to its location and natural beauty, Rajabhatkhawa is an ideal place to visit for those who are looking to experience nature and enjoy the wildlife and the lush green forests all around. It is home to a variety of wildlife and there are frequent sightings of animals like tiger, elephants, langoor, deer, bison and many others. A variety of birds are also found here and bird watching is one of the most popular activities of visiting tourists. With the thick forestry and the wildlife, it is one of the best places for a trip to the wilderness.

Bird watching, wildlife safaris, nature walks and trekking are the popular activities for tourists visiting the town. There are quite a few trekking trails here and most of them are through the Buxa forest. Trekkers not only get a chance to enjoy the beautiful ambience of the greenery, but also get a chance to view different animals in the natural habitat.

Rajabhatkhawa has a tropical climate and the place goes though the three distinct seasons of summer, monsoon and winter. Summer is hot and tends to be humid. The monsoon season experiences heavy rainfall which makes the place not suitable for a visit during the period. Winter is cool and pleasant with clear skies. This is the best time to visit the town and the nearby forest reserve.

The town of Rajabhatkhawa is good for a relaxed vacation and visitors can visit the small town market to buy some interesting local souvenirs. Rajabhatkhawa is a good place to visit the nearby places of tourist interest. The closest place to the town is the Buxa Tiger Reserve which is at an almost walk able distance from here. Places like Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and the beautiful town of Kalmpong are nearby places which can be visited from Rajabhatkhawa.

There is so much to see in Rajabhatkawa.

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