Murti is the name of a river flowing down from the Neora Valley National Park. Murti as a place is situated besides the same river between the Chapramari forest and Gorumara National Park. Murti is famous in Dooars for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. You can visit the interior of Gorumara Park while staying at Murti. On the other side of river at a short walking distance is Panjhora River of Dooars. During winter season the river banks of Murti and Panjhora becomes a favored picnicking site in Dooars. Murti situated in the woodlands of Dooars region is an extremely beautiful place. The shimmering stream of Murti River makes this place even more attractive for the tourists traveling in Dooars region. The scenic landscape of Murti has made it one of the must visit tourist places in North Bengal.
Bathing in the Murti River is one of the favored things to do in Murti which lets you gain an experience that would last for a lifetime. While the water of Murti flows with a deep current, the water level is just below chest level making it very safe. Also, of note is that there are great places that the tourist can visit, during their stay at Murti.
Places such as Bindu, Jhalong, Jaldhaka, Samsing etc. are close to Murti River Valley and make for excellent visiting places. Also, due to the relative closeness with the Gorumara National Park, it is extremely recommended for the tourists to visit this verdant National Park of Dooars during their stay at Murti. While staying in Murti visitors can also visit nearby offbeat destinations of Dooars like Jhalong, Bindu and Paren. Samsing, Suntaleykhola and few other places like Mouchuki marking the fringes of other jungles like Neora Valley N.P. are the famous sightseeing places of Murti. The banks of the Murti River are also a peaceful and tranquil place where the tourist can attain peace of mind.
The ideal time for visiting Murti starts from the mid of October and extends up to the mid of March. During winter season the river banks of Murti becomes a favored play ground for the migratory water fowls of Central Asia and Ladakh. All the reserve forest in Dooars remains closed during the rainy season (15th June–15th September) and reopens around the mid of September.
There are many accommodation facilities for the tourist traveling in Murti of Dooars. Tourists can stay in the Government Resort or private resorts and enjoy the scenic beauty of Murti and the surrounding areas. Here in Murti visitors can find lodges and bungalows maintained by both WBFDC and WBTDC. Banani Murti Resort being one of the most preferred place to stay. All of these resorts, forest lodges and forest bungalows come with the basic amenities such as room service, hot waters etc.
Situated at a distance of just 80 km is the North Bengal’s most important railway station, the New Jalpaiguri Railway station in Siliguri. On the other hand the tourist may come to the Chalsa railway station directly and take a bus from Chalsa to Murti. However, trains arriving to Chalsa are pretty scarce and so coming to New Jalpaiguri Station is recommended. Visitors can easily reach Murti by hiring a car from the respective junctions.
Buxa National Park
Gorumara National Park
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalipur Eco Village