Alipurduar: The steady inflow of Indian tourists to Bhutan through Jaigaon-Phuentsholing route during the current summer has also led to increase in number of tourists in the Dooars, and particularly in eastern Dooars that is close to the India-Bhutan border.
“This is because in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the immigration office in Bhutan remains close. A number of tourists do not have any inkling of it and there are some who have planned their itinerary to get into the neighboring country on the weekend.
These people are staying in the Dooars for one or two days before getting into Bhutan,” said a tour operator. Like them, several other Bhutan-bound tourists are enjoying trips to Buxa Tiger Reserve, Chilapata Forest and even visiting national parks like Gorumara and Jaldapara.