Gajoldoba & Teesta Barrage
Gajoldoba is a small village on the western side of Teesta River. Gajoldoba has emerged as a popular sightseeing spot surrounded by dense Baikunthapur forest, famous for the Teesta Barrage and migratory birds. It is situated along the Fulbari canal with backdrop view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. The dam on River Teesta that is being created for irrigation has created a large water body upstream which has become home to migratory birds during the winter. Gajoldoba is an excellent place to spend some quiet and quality time amidst the nature.
Gajoldoba is famous for bird lover, they take a boat ride in the backwaters of Gajoldoba and witness the wide variety of migratory birds during winter season. It is a good place to see migrating and wintering raptors, plus grebes. Some birds seen here are Garganey, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Shelduck, Falcated DuckLesser, Sand Plover, Northern Lapwing, Osprey, Western and Eastern Marsh Harriers, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Great Crested and Black-necked Grebes and many other.
Teesta Barrage Project is one of the largest irrigation projects not only in West Bengal but also in the entire eastern region. The barrage over Teesta river at Gajoldoba is also a major route of road connection between Dooars and Terai area of North Bengal
Bhorer Alo , the Mega Tourism Project in Gajoldoba developed by The Dept. of Tourism, Govt of West Bengal. It is the largest organized tourism project (around 200 acres)in west bengal with provision of having 3 star hotel, Golf course, Govt Tourist Lodge, Lifestyle Clubs along with many others interesting aspects for tourists.
Where to stay
Gajoldoba is only 24km from the lataguri, so tourist can have plenty of options for stay in lataguri. A very few accommodations are available at this location site . one of the best is vorer alo also , here one can have different type of accommodation , from 5* to Deluxe . You can also check here the other available hotel and resort to stay.
Best Time to visit
One can visit Gajoldoba & tista barrage throughout the year. The beauty can be relished anytime except the rainy season. Best time to visit is October to February when tourist can witness wide variety of migratory birds .
How to Reach
The location of Gojoldoba is also quite advantageous. The place can be reached from Siliguri (30 km, 1 hour) or Jalpaiguri town (40 km, 1.5 hours). Oodlabari is 20 km (45 minutes) and Gorumara National Park area is about 26 km.
By air – It is 45 km away from Bagdogra.
By train – NJP/siliguri railway station are 25 km away from the place.
By road – The place is 24 km away from lataguri town, 41 km from murti.