Garuchira or Garochira is a scenic village just about 80 km away from the main town of Alipurduar. In recent years, the Government of West Bengal has taken initiative to promote tourism here by opening Garuchira Village Eco Park where the herds of wild elephants can be seen.
A small settlement in the Bandapani area of the Terai region, one side of the village is surrounded by Sal and Teak whereas the other one is surrounded by the Daunting hills of Bhutan.
Garuchira is a village hidden amidst the jungle of the Terai region which serves as the major corridor of the wild elephants migrating from Nepal. Hence, wild elephants are the major attractions here.
While exploring the surrounding village, you may come across some deer and peacock if you are a lucky one. The shimmering Sukti and Reti River flow by the village. You can indulge in the riverside walk or have a memorable picnic with your near ones.
The charm of this heavenly abode increases because of its peaceful ambience. If you fall under peace-loving tourists, you will love staying here at the eco spot of Garuchira. Strolling around the village, bird watching, trekking, angling are another kind of activities to do here.
Board a train to Alipurduar Railway Station or New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP). Alternatively, take a flight to Bagdogra airport. Hire a car from these stations to reach Garuchira village at ease. Dalgaon is another station where you can get down from the train to arrive at Garuchira.
There are only forest bungalows or resorts available to stay in the village. Staying in this accommodation is not a problem at all as they come with most of the basic amenities for a comfortable stay.
Garuchira can be visited at any time of the year except the season of Monsoon as the roads towards the village gets muddy and inaccessible. The weather stays charming most of the time of the year.
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