Siliguri: The call of the mountains. Lush green forest. The glittering waters of Jayanti river at sunrise. An encounter with bisons and deer (may be elephants and tiger too, if you are lucky). And butterflies – the main attraction of Jayanti forests. The butterflies are the reason why Buxa-Jayanti forests are called Queen of Dooars.
If you want to escape into the lap of nature, you must visit Jayanti. The newly renovated forest bunglow at Jayanti was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. She also launched seven newly-built cottages at the Jayanti forest. Online booking of these cottages will be made available by the Forest Department soon.
In a fire accident in 2011, the forest bungalow at Jayanti was destroyed. WB CM Mamata Banerjee, during her visit to Dooars had instructed that the bungalow be renovated. Clearly, the newly opened cottages and bungalow will boost tourism in Dooars ahead of the festive season.