Located 8km from Malbazar in the western Dooars on the National Highway 31 is an important town of Dooars region, Chalsa. Nestled on the foothills of Himalayas on the way to Dooars from Siliguri the unique location of Chalsa has made it a favored tourist destination of Dooars since it acts like a base for the travelers who wants to explore the lesser known hill stations of Dooars. Sited at the periphery of Gorumara National Park, Chalsa is endowed with rich flora and fauna and is also known as the Gateway towards Dooars due to its proximity with pictorial destination of Dooars.
The journey towards the Gateway of Dooars Chalsa is an unforgettable experience in itself. Traveling upon the road dotted with the sight of semi-tropical forest while crossing one of the finest examples of Indian architecture, Coronation Bridge, and witnessing the roaring river Teesta meandering through the mountainous valley is the blissful sight which is offered during the uphill ride towards Chalsa. The town itself doesn't have much to offer to its visitor but Chalsa has one of the most scenically blessed driving routes. Surrounded with lush tea garden and verdant forest, Chalsa offers a wondrous vista for nature lovers. Enclosed by the two verdant forest of Dooars, Gorumara, home of Asiatic one-horned Rhino, and Chapramari, one of the oldest forest reserves of West Bengal, sighting of wild animals in Chalsa is a day to day occurrence. The tourist visiting Chalsa can relish in the beauty of Dooars by going on a jungle safari in the dense tropical forest surrounding Chalsa.
There are many places located at an easy or short traveling distance which can be visited while halting in Chalsa like Bindu. Bindu is the last hamlet of West Bengal located near the Indo-Bhutan border and is known for its cardamom plantation. The hydel electric project built on the River Jaldhaka is another famous attraction of Bindu which have lured traveler from Chalsa towards Bindu. Samsing is another lesser known hill station of Dooars which can be visited through Chalsa. Located 15km from Chalsa, Samsing with its astounding trekking route towards Neora Valley National Park has caught the interest of adventurer traveling towards Dooars. From trekking towards the store house of medicinal plant to spotting rare animal of Dooars region a visit to Chalsa ensures tourist it all. The quintessential town Chalsa due to its unique location has become a must visit tourist destination for the travelers who want to explore the wild side of Dooars region while traveling to North Bengal.
Far from the bustling city endowed with lush tea garden, the sight of sparkling River Murti wandering through the verdant forest area from Chalsa has ensnared the heart of many travelers luring them towards Chalsa. If you are looking forward to see the authentic Dooars during your weekend than Chalsa sited close to less trodden destination of Dooars region is the perfect destination for you.
The best time to visit Chalsa and enjoy the astounding beauty of the Doors region is during the months of September to March, when the monsoon gets over and the weather is soothing for travelers.