Located at a distance of 55km from Siliguri and 65km from Jalpaiguri is one of the most important towns of Dooars region, Malbazar. Sited in the Eastern Dooars Malbazar is the economic point and the main market for the Tea garden and lately it has gained its prominence in the field of tourism. Strategically located on National Highway 31, Malbazar provide an easy access towards the major tourist destination of Dooars making it's the base for tourist who wants to explore the wild side of Dooars. Surrounded by Tea gardens and small villages on all sides, Malbazar acts as the academic, commercial and administrative centre of the surrounding area.
The journey towards Malbazar is an astounding experience which is filled with picturesque scenery. One of the most astounding vistas offered from Coronation Bridge, finest example of India architecture, during the journey towards Malbazar is the sight of emerald blue river stream wandering through the lofty mountain hills. Throughout the ride towards Malbazar visitors are accompanied by the pictorial view of changing vegetation of semi tropical forest region to verdant tea garden dotting the plain giving the visual treat for the eyes. Surrounded with lush tea garden of Raja Tea Estate, Malbazar before independence use to be a small village and was known for its tea garden among British people. The unique location of Malbazar has made it the base for many tourists visiting Dooars region since all the tourist destinations of Western Dooars can be accessed from Malbazar within a drive of an hour or less like Gorumara, home of the famous one-horned Asiatic Rhino, Chapramari, Chukchukia is an ideal vantage point for watching myriad birds and many others places. Form Malbazar tourist can also make day trip visit to Jhalong, Bindu and Paren which are famous among the traveler for the astounding trekking route towards Neora Valley National Park. There are no dense forested areas or meandering river stream in Malbazar but it does harbors route which lead the tourist towards the gushing river Murti and verdant semi-tropical forest of Dooars. Although Malbazar acts as a base towards many pictorial destinations of Western Dooars, the town itself doesn't have much to offer to the tourist except for the warm hospitality and the beautiful Mal Park, a famous relaxing and hangout point of the localities and Kumlai a serene picnic spot of Malbazar. From trekking through the dense forest to spotting rare animal Malbazar harbor route which takes the tourist to those astounding destination.
Endowed with rich flora and fauna Dooars is known for its meandering river stream and verdant woodland. Malbazar is the gateway leading the travelers to the dreamlike destination of Dooars. If you want to spend a weekend amidst the deepest forest while listening to the sound of gurgling river stream and alluring chirping of exotic birds, Malbazar is the town which will lead you towards those pictorial destinations.
The best time to visit Malbazar 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.