Sited amidst the lush tea gardens in the Jalpaiguri District is a scenically blessed hamlet called Bagrakote. Located 40km from the bustling city Siliguri and 4km from Oodlabari, Bagrakote is the new found tourist destination of Dooars region. Surrounded by the tea garden sprawled across 7500 hecters of land, with the view of meandering river, verdant tea garden and daunting hill, Bagrakote has become a favored tourist destination for nature lovers traveling to Dooars.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Bagrakote has its own world which is still untainted by the modernized society and the journey towards this scenically blessed hamlet is an unforgettable experience in itself. Traveling through the age old bridge, above the roaring river Teesta towards the dense forested area to reach the quaint hamlet Bagrakote creates a wonderful vista of changing landscape for the travelers which is the treat for their eyes. Before the tourism has flourished in Bagrakote, it was known for its lush tea garden. But the once prized tea garden of Bagrakote has slowly decayed due to the mismanagement creating a big dent in the economy of the people. Many lost their life due to this ungrateful event but now tourism is showing them a new hope of survival. Bagrakote is blessed with rich flora and fauna and the verdant emerald green forest sprawled across Bagrakote is dotted with astounding trekking route the most famous one being the trekking route towards Lolegaon, a serene hamlet perched in the hill top of Eastern Himalayas. At a short walking distance from Bagrakote tourist can enjoy the serene ambiance of river Leesh which flow through the lofty mountain valley during winter the bank of river Leesh become the famous picnicking destination. On a clear day tourists can catch the glimpse of snow capped fortress looming over the mountainous valley over the bank of river Leesh. From the most scenic view of lofty mountain hills, meandering river streams and decayed yet charming tea garden Bagrakote has it all. Endowed with the lush tea garden and enthralling view of Eastern Himalayas, Bagrakote has become a must visit destination of Dooars region.
Engulf your lungs with the untainted air and feast your eyes with the astounding phenomena when sun slowly set behind the horizon whilst glazing the lofty mountain hills and river stream with an orange hue before hiding beneath the cover of night, it is a sight which has ensnared the heart of visitor traveling to Bagrakote. Far from the maddening crowd, Bagrakote is the safe haven for travelers who crave to isolate themselves from the mundane city life or find pleasure in simplicity. Bagrakote with its serene ambiance, pictorial sights and astounding trekking route is a must visit destination for the people in search of nature bound place.
Each season has its own charm in Bagrakote but to make most of the trip towards Bagrakote the best season to visit Bagrakote is considered during winter mid November to mid January when tourists can relish in the soothing weather while getting an unparalleled view of Eastern Himalayas.