Nestled on the Himalayan foothills of Jalpaiguri District in Oodlabari is a quaint village called Gajoldoba. It is located on an hour drive from the bustling city Siliguri. Gajoldoba is famous among the tourist for the dam built for the irrigational purpose on River Teesta. Surrounded by dense Baikunthapur forest and meandering rivers Teesta and Mahananda, Gajoldoba with its surreal beauty has ensnared the hearts of tourist traveling to Dooars. The Baikunthapur forest guarding Gajoldoba has a myth about Lord Krishna with his principal wife and queen Rukmani choose Baikunthapur Forest for hiding due to which ISKON chose nearby Siliguri as the site for the biggest Krishna Centre in the Northeast. A Mega Tourism Project is on the anvil at Gajoldoba with a promise of making Gajoldoba a hot tourist destination in near future.
Sited along the two water bodies and fulbari canal Gajoldoba is one of the scenically blessed hamlets of Dooars region. The serene ambiance of Gajoldoba is only broken by the alluring sound of meandering river streams and chirping of exotic birds. The Gajoldoba barrage is described by the government's plan as an "Bhorer Alo" on the banks of the Teesta River in Jalpaiguri offering views of Mount Kanchenjunga and is a key address of wintering waterfowls. There are many awe-inspiring places around Gajoldoba in an easy accessible distance like Baikunthapur forest which can be explored by the tourists. Dooars is known for being rich in bio-diversity and Gorumara national park is a finest example of it. Located 26km from Gajoldoba, Gorumara national park is blessed with lush tropical forest and exquisite wild life. Tourist can avail for a jungle while visit Gorumara National Park. Jalpaiguri, located 40 km from Gajoldoba is another tourist destination which has become famous from its connectivity and housing the famous Jalpesh Mandir. Apart from harboring travel route towards pictorial destination the water barrage on Teesta river basin of Gajoldoba creates an ideal ambiance for acting as a host for many migratory birds like Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Bar-headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Lesser Whistling Duck, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Spot-billed Duck, Mallard, Great Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Northern Lapwing, River Lapwing, Grey-headed Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover making Gajoldoba a birding paradise for avid bird watchers. From the astounding view of snow capped Himalayan mountain range to the spotting wild elephant, Gajoldoba is sure to woo the heart of tourist who loves to plunge themselves into the serenity of nature bound place.
Listen to the alluring chirping of the exquisite water fouls while watching the sunset over the water barrage on Teesta basin when the horizon split in two glazing river teesta with an orange hue before hiding behind the field of vision from Gajoldoba. A place which is still an unknown destination for many, far from maddening crowd, Gajoldoba destination with its serene ambiance and pictorial view has become an ideal if you are looking for sojourn amidst the nature.
The beauty of the vibrant nature surrounding Gajoldoba can be relished throughout the year but if you want to spot some migratory bird winter season from mid November to January is considered the best time to visit Gajoldoba.