Located 47km from Jalpaiguri on the National Highway 31 is a quaint town called Oodlabari in Dooars region. Sited amidst river Chel and Leesh, Oodlabari at first may not be an eye pleasure but the unique location of Oodlabari has made it a must visit destination of Dooars. Enclosed by meandering river streams and dense forest, Oodlabari is sprawled with abundance of Mother Nature. The view of lush tea garden surrounding the quaint town Oodlabari is a sight which has lured tea addicts traveling to Dooars towards Oodlabari.
Situated on the National Highway 31, many tourists have failed to notice the charm of Oodlabari while traveling to Dooars which has been hidden behind the façade of paved roads and concrete building. Although Oodlabari may look like a mundane town but it has been luring people traveling towards Dooars towards it due to its unique location which offers the most scenic view of the river streams meandering through the dense tropical forest. The journey towards this scenically blessed town is an unforgettable experience in itself. Travelling in a road dotted with view of lush tea garden and tropical forest while crossing one of the finest example of Indian architecture Coronation Bridge, which offers an astounding view of Teesta basin wandering through the lofty mountainous valley dotted with the alpine forest, the voyage towards Oodlabari is full of pictorial views which is a visual treat for the travelers. Located in the periphery of Baikunthapur forest, Oodlabari is endowed with rich flora and fauna. The Baikunthapur forest located 5km from Oodlabari 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. Tourists can relish the beauty of this enchanting forest by going on a jungle walk and if lucky they might even spot some untamed animals while listening to the melodious chirping of some exquisite birds. There are many tea estates like Ranichera, Rungamatee, Gurjanjhora and Oodlabari tea estate located at an easy accessible distance from Oodlabari which may spike the interest of tourist. Tourist may also visit the first water reservoir of Dooars region built in the Teesta Basin at Gajoldoba. The banks of river Chel where the junction of three river streams can be seen is a famous picnic spot located near Oodlabari ideal for spending some quality time with the loved ones. From a serene picnic spot overlooking the meandering river stream with the back drop view of lush tea garden to the jungle walk in the dense mythical forest, Oodlabari has it all. The beauty of Oodlabari is astonishing which never cease to amaze the travelers who are able to look behind the façade of concrete jungle.
Surrounded with the lush vibrant tea gardens and spiraling river streams, the quaint town Oodlabari sited on the National Highway has wooed the heart of many tourists traveling to Dooars region. Offering one of the most pictorial view of Dooars, Oodlabari has become a must visit destination for the tourist who likes to relish in the beauty of verdant forested area and valley dotted with vibrant lush tea garden.
The best time to relish the beauty of Oodlabari is during winter season from November to Mid January when the weather remains pleasant.