When you think about visiting Dooars, what comes first in your mind? We, it could be the lush green forest area of Dooars or the tranquil hamlet beside it. Raimatang is one such place popularly known for its picnic spot and the adjacent Buxa Tiger Reserve. The hamlet is inside the forest and the river Raimatang flows through it.
This scenic hamlet falls under the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal and just 145 km away from the main town of Siliguri. Surrounded by the luxuriant forest of West Buxa, tranquil ambience and countless tea estate Raimatang can be a great travel destination for spending a magnificent holiday.
Far away from the hustle and bustle of City Life, Raimatang can be a great picnic spot and spending some quality time with none other than nature. Being able to escape from the clutch of the urbanisation, let us describe why you should have a wonderful picnic at the Raimatang Picnic Spot even for once.
What Makes Raimatang a Great Picnic Spot?
Endowed with rich flora and fauna of Buxa Tiger Reserve, having a picnic in this mesmerizing settlement can be a lifetime experience. First, you have to cross the Raimatang River to reach the main one. The population of the hamlet is less than a hundred people. Hence, those who seek tranquillity will surely enjoy being here. The riverbed of Raimatang will act as a picnic spot for you. The cool breeze sound of the floating river and the chirping of the birds will make you picnic a heavenly one.
What to See and Do at Raimatang
Ahh! now you may be thinking about “what if I am not interested in having a picnic at Raimatang, and just want to know the tourist attraction here?”. Well, don’t get disappointed as there are countless things to see and do here in this tiny yet fascinating settlement.
The first thing you can do here is to get to know the lifestyle and culture of the local people. You can walk around the village and spend some time at the riverbank of Raimatang. There is a watchtower which offers a scenic view of adjacent Buxa Tiger Reserve. The lucky one can even spot wild animals like Leopard, Elephant, Bison, etc. Bird enthusiast can indulge in Birding while angling in Raimatang River. Those who are fond of wild animals can have a mesmerizing Jungle Safari at Buxa Tiger Reserve.
How to Reach Raimatang Picnic Spot
On arrival at NJP, New Alipurduar Junction or Bagdogra Airport, you can take a Bus or Hire a taxi to Reach Raimatang Via Kalchini. The distance from NJP to Raimatang is about 170 km. Bagdogra is the nearest airport at a distance of about 160 km.
Where to Stay
Being an offbeat destination, the accommodation option is quite limited. There is hotels, resorts, homestays, forest rest house of Bungalow is available to stay at Raimatang. In short, you are not going to face any problem at all when it comes about accommodation.
Best Time to Visit Raimatang
After avoiding mid-June to mid-September (Monsoon Season), one can visit Raimatang at any time of the year. Except for the season of monsoon, the sky remains clear and the weather stays always comfortable.