West Bengal

Homestay at Rajabhatkhawa, Buxa Tiger Reserve

The Buxa Tiger Reserve is a 760-square-kilometre tiger reserve located inside the Buxa National Park in Dooars, West Bengal and bordered by the Buxa hills of the southern hilly area of Bhutan. Buxa is referred as one of the most wild territory of India for its area, density and location. It is the eastern most extension of extreme bio-diverse North-East India & represents highly endemic Indo-Malayan region. The fragile “Terai Eco-System” constitutes a part of this Reserve. The Phipsu Wildlife Sanctuary of Bhutan is contiguous to North of Buxa. Manas National Park lies on east of it. Buxa, thus, serves as international corridor for Asian Elephant migration between India and Bhutan. To the south-west, the Chilapata Forests form an elephant corridor to the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. The reserve encompasses as many as eight forest types.

Buxa Tiger Reserve

Rajabhatkhawa is a small town situated just outside the Buxa Tiger Reserve. It is known for its natural beauty, surrounded by forest. All the permits for the entry to the Buxa Tiger reserve can be taken from here. National Highway 31C passes through Rajabhat Khawa. Rajabhatkhawa also has a railway station which is situated on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line.

Ontrip offers stay at a homestay located at Rajabhatkhawa, which is surrounded by Buxa forest in three sides. It is a two storied building decorated with wood and bamboo. It has four rooms with modern western style washrooms. This family-run property offers fresh home-cooked foods with local variety.