Nestled on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, Dooars with its cascading river stream, verdant land dotted with dense forest and tea estates has emerged as a favored tourist destination of North Bengal. Falakata, located at a distance of 60km from Jalpaiguri on the National Highway 31c has being catching the attention of tourist traveling to Dooars region. Falakata is a historical significant town which acts a channel towards the pictorial destination of Dooars region. During 2nd Centaury Falakata was an essential trading centre who use to trade commercial product and artifacts with Greece along the bank of River Hoogly. In the meantime Falakata acts as the base for the tourists who want to explore the verdant forest of Dooars region making Falakata a must visit destination for wilderness explorer.
Surrounded with the luxuriant forests, Falakata is a tea plantation area and the journey towards the verdant land is full of pictorial sights. Throughout the journey tourists are accompanied with the view of lush tea garden, semi tropical forest and paddy field with the drop back view of the lofty Himalayan range. The blissful trip towards Falakata is a visual treat for the eyes and the panoramic view of river Teesta spiraling through the daunting mountainous valley dotted with alpine forest witnessed while crossing the iconic Coronation Bridge just add up to the charm in the whole journey towards the historic town Falakata. Tourist can still feel the essence of lingering historic era upon the arrival at the quaint town Falakata. Apart from being a trading centre there are few historic events which took place in Falakata the most important one being the 19th Century "Sepoy Mutiny" when an entire regiment was sentenced to death. Sited on the National highway 31c, the major forested area of Dooars region are located in an easy traveling distance from Falakata like Jaldapara National Park. Jaldapara National Park located at a distance of 23km from Falakata is known for housing the largest population of Indian one-horned Rhinoceros in the state. Tourist can make a day visit to Jaldapara while halting in Falakata. Jaldapara National Park is also among few of the places in India where the rare Bengal Florican is sighted making it the birding paradise for avid birdwatchers. Elephant ride of Jaldapara National Park has been a major eye catcher for the tourist traveling to Dooars region. Kunjanagar located 7km from Falakata is another awe-inspiring destination which has hyped the interest of tourist visiting Falakata. Situated in the verdant land Kunjanagar houses an amazing eco-park which inhabits untamed animals like leopards, elephants and deer. The Kunjanagar Eco-park with its boating facility and serene picnic spot nearby sparkling river has become one of the major attractions of Falakata. Tourist can go on an evening stroll around the lush tea garden enclosing Falakata. From jungle safari to boat ride a visit to Falakata ensures it all.
A scenically blessed town with the touch of history, Falakata residing along the bank of Mujnai River has become one of the favored towns where tourists can halt during their surreal voyage in exploring the authentic beauty of Dooars region. Surrounded with lush tea garden and rich forest, Falakata a quaint town of Dooars has safe haven for nature enthusiast and historian.
The post monsoon season from October to May when the weather remains soothing and is comparatively less humid is considered to be the best time to visit the historic town Falakata. If the tourists are looking forward to go on a jungle safari then it is advised to best avoid the rainy season since the forest region of Dooars remains close from mid July to mid September.