Cuddled in the foothill of Eastern Himalaya amidst the verdant forest of Gorumara National Park is a new found jewel of Dooars region called Dhupjhora. Dhupjhora is a quaint village of Dooars located at a distance of 72km from Siliguri. Residing on the bank of river Murti at the south Gorumara range, Dhupjhora with its serene ambiance and astounding beauty has become a favored nature enthusiast hub. The unique eco-tourism concept of Dhupjhora also known as the Elephant camp, where the tourist can feed and bath the elephant, has lured tourists from around the globe, making Dhupjhora a must visit destination of Dooars region. Dhupjhora got its name as Elephant camp due to its proximity with the Pilkhana, the elephant stable, of Gorumara National Park.
Surrounded by dense forested area, the road leading towards Dhupjhora is filled with pictorial view of changing landscape. Throughout the 72km car ride, travelers are accompanied with the astounding view of lush tea garden, paddy fields and semi tropical but the most awe-inspiring sight is witnessed while crossing the age old Coronation Bridge. The panoramic view of emerald blue River Teesta cascading through the lofty mountainous valley has ensnared the heart of many travelers during their blissful journey towards Dhupjhora. Sited in the core of Gorumara National Park along the bank of meandering river Murti, Dhupjhora with its unique lodging in tree houses has become a must visit destination of Dooars region for the tourist who like to experience new things. The amazing location of Dhupjhora has blessed it with rich flora and fauna. Apart from tree houses Dhupjhora has its own watchtower, Chandrachur Watchtower. Located at the vicinity of bank of River Murti, Chandrachur Watchtower offers a panoramic vista of vast grassland sprawled across the Gorumara National Park and the view of elephants bathing in the sparkling water of river Murti has left many spectator spell bound. There are few salt pits around the watch tower which are maintained by the forest officials to attract the inhabitant of Gorumara National Park and the lucky onlooker are graced by the presence of One-horned Asiatic Rhino and Bison or Guar. Elephant safari from Dhupjhora is also one of the key ingredients luring the travelers towards it. Taking a voyage in the tall grassland and dense forest while riding on the back of a majestic elephant is an opportunity which no one wants to miss, and at Dhupjhora they can get the taste of this amazing elephant safari. Gorumara National Park house a large population of bird species like Minivets, Pheasants, Hornbills, Woodpeckers, Cuckoos, Cormorants, Orioles, Pigeons and Mynas and its is also known for being the flight path of migratory birds like rare Brahminy Duck. Strategically located in the south wing of Gorumara, Dhupjhora has become a birding paradise for the avid birdwatcher. Tourists can also get an insight of the life of tribal people inhabiting the dense forest during their visit of Dhupjhora. From exploring the less trodden grassland to learning a new culture, Dhupjhora has it all. Taking bath with the elephants and feeding them can be a once in a lifetime chance which can only be experienced in Dhupjhora.
Have you ever dreamt about living on top of a tree just like Tarzan, the king of the jungle? If the answer is yes, then Dhupjhora with its tree house also known as Gachbari is the ideal destination for you. Taking a stroll on the bank of serene river Murti while watching the last sunray of the day glaze the vast grassland of Gorumara in an orange hue, can be a surreal experience. Feed the majestic elephant or just adore the pristine nature from the tree house, while immerging yourself in tranquil ambiance of Dhupjhora where the beauty of nature never ceases to amaze the tourists.
Apart from the monsoon season when the forest of Dooars remains close from mid July to mid September, the beauty of Dhupjhora can relished through the year.