Located at distance of 48km from Alipurduar and 36km for Hasimara in Jalpaiguri District is a commercially significant town called Birpara. Strategically located on the National Highway 31c, Birpara is a hub for transportation and trade for the tea garden region of the area. Birpara derived its name from the local language where "Bir" stands for the word "brave" and "Para" stands for "place". Early there was no distinctive place called Birpara but it was all part of village called Dalgaon. The former resident of where now Birpara stand were the dacoits and it was often visited by the outlaws. As the year passed people of surrounding settlement mainly the tea garden worker started inhabiting the feared land and they were called Bir people or brave people for daring to live in such place.
The journey towards Birpara is accompanied with the view of lush tea gardens and semi tropical forest offering a visual treat for the travelers. The panoramic vista of Roaring River Teesta meandering through the lofty mountain hills witnessed while crossing the iconic Coronation Bridge add up to the charm in the blissful trip towards Birpara. It's a sight which has ensnared the heart of many travelers and if lucky they also catches glimpse of magnificent snow capped Himalayan range. Cuddled amidst the lush tea garden the initial glimpse of Birpara is sure an eye pleaser. Birpara in itself is not a very attracting tourist destination but still houses a few attractions like two toll-free parks where people can go in the day time. During New Year both the park witness heavy flow of crowds. Apart from parks, tourist can visit few pictorial destinations which are located at an easy traveling distance from Birpara like Gomtu. Located in the Indo-Bhutan border at a distance of 15km from Birpara, Gomtu is a less trodden destination which is famous for its serene ambiance and pictorial views. Surrounded with lush tropical forest, the sacred temple of Goddess Kali residing on the hill top of Gomtu is an added charm of the Birpara-Gomtu Trip. Tourist while visiting Birpara can also make a day trip towards the famous Jaldapara National Park for partaking in the amazing jungle safari. Located 23km from Birpara, Jaldapara is famous for its large population of Indian one-horned Rhinoceros and one the few places in India where the Bengal Florican is sighted. Going on day tour around the tea gardens surrounding Birpara is also an amazing way to relish the authentic beauty of Dooars region. Although the production of tea leaves has decrease in the past few years but the tea garden still holds is alluring charisma which has mesmerized many travelers. There are several picnic spots around Birpara which may hype the interest of tourist like Titi. Titi is a serene picnic spot located nearby on the border of Lankapara and Bhutan which has become famous among the localities and tourist for its pictorial view of snow capped mountains and lofty Himalayan Valley. From the thrill of explore the dense forest of Jaldapara to enjoying the bewitching charisma of rolling valley of tea garden, the awe-inspiring beauty of Birpara never ceases to amaze the tourist.
Enclosed with numerous tea garden and harbor route towards many pictorial sites of Dooars with astounding view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Birpara with its unique location and heart swelling hospitality has become the base of many travelers want to explore the verdant land of Dooars region.
The post monsoon season from October to May when the weather remains soothing is considered the best time to relish the beauty of Dooars while traveling to Birpara. It is best to avoid traveling in monsoon season from mid July to mid September if the tourists want to avail jungle safari since in rainy season the forested area of Dooars remains close.