Paren located in the Dooars region, is adorned with profuse green forest areas, hilly terrain, winding rivers, agricultural fields and clusters of beautiful scenic village. It is an ideal destination for a weekend tour. On your way to Bindu you can spot the location at the border of the India and Bhutan. It is 10 km drive from Jaldhaka. The road that leads to Bindu offers a visual splendor with its execellent natural surroundings. The Dooars region begins immediately after crossing the Tista River at the Coronation Bridge. The entire region is covered with emerald green vegetation.
Places to see at Paren: While staying at Paren, you can take a nature walk to Garibos, Dalgaon and Rango, known for medicinal plants. Those who want to explore further afield, can enjoy trekking to Rechella Pass, to view the convergence of the Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan borders.
Nearby attractions around Paren: Trips can be made to a number of destinations from Paren. Jaldhaka, which is located at a 10 kms. driving distance from Paren, is famous for the Jaldhaka Hydel Power Station. Another popular destination is Todey, which is also a 10 km. drive from Paren. Tangta, 35 kms from Paren, is an uphill station, offering spectacular views of the surrounding hills and jungle. You can also visit Cardamom Curing Centre, located 14 km. away from Bindu and also the Gairibas Diascorrea Plantation, famous for nurturing the medicinal plants, especially Diascorrea.
Located on the border area of India and Bhutan, Bindu few kilometers from Paren is a tourist hotspot, famous for the Bindu Hydel Power Station and the Dam. Tourists can also view the wonderful sight of the converging point of Bindu and Jaldhaka. On the way to Bindu, the spectacular sight of the Bhutan hills and the stunning landscape dotted with hamlets truly offers a visual pleasure.
You can also organize a trip to Godak Village, located at a distance of 15 km. from Bindu, which houses a small river, spurting from a single rock.
Things to do at Paren: Paren is an ideal place for enjoying treks, drives and trails. If you are a trek enthusiast, trek to Rechella and from there via Alubari, you can reach Lava, the site boasting of its natural beauty.
Best time to visit Paren: Paren attracts tourists round the year. However, if you are not very adventurous try to avoid the rainy season.
How to go ?
Paren is accessible from Siliguri via Jaldaka. Jaldaka is located at a distance of 100 km. from Siliguri. You can avail shared taxi or bus to reach Jaldaka from Siliguri.
Where to stay ?
Since Paren is not much frequented by the tourists, lodging facilities is quite limited in the region. The only accommodation facility is offered by Forest Department cottages.
For booking details you may contact:
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited
6A, Raja Subodh Mullick Square, 7th – Floor, Kolkata-700013
Ph No. : 033-2237-0060, 2237-0061, 2225-8549
For On-line Booking visit : www.wbfdc.com
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.