a distance of 55 kms from Siliguri
and 65 km from Jalpaiguri, Malbazar
is one of the most important towns in Dooars. The town is
strategically located on the NH31 providing close access to
major tourist attractions around. The town itself does not
have much to offer to the tourists except for the beautiful
If you are planning to visit Eastern Dooars.
Gorumara National Park,
Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary,
Gorubathan, Jhalong, Bindu, Samsing,
Suntalekhola; Malbazar can easily be your base. Kumlai is
a famous picnic spot of Malbazar.
- Alipurduar broadgauge inter city express passes through
Malbazar. This is one of the most beautiful train rides anywhere.
The train passes through some of the best forests of the region.
Unfortunately accidents on this line is not uncommon leading
to death of wildlife, mainly elephants.
What to See
Malbazar is the most important town in Western Dooars area.
All the tourist destinations of Western Dooars can be accessed
from Malbazar within a drive of an hour or less. The town
itself does not offer many tourist attraction. Mal Udyan next
to the Malbazar Tourist Lodge is worth a visit. There are
large number of tea gardens in and around Malbazar that can
also be visited by tourists.
The town has large population of Bengali community. There
are substantial population of Adivashis working in the Tea
gardens around, Rajbanshis, the original inhabitants of the
area as well as migrant Nepali, Bihari and other communities
constitute the rest of the population.
Tea is the backbone of the economy of Dooars including
that of Malbazar. Tourism has also earned a living for many
during the last couple of decades.