Amidst the lap of nature Paren is truly surrounding by exotic natural green forests, rocky mountain terrain, hilly rivers, agricultural lands, and quintessential villages. Untainted by the modernized society it is an offbeat destination of Dooars. Located 45 km away from new mal junction rail station. The journey towards Paren is filled with the mesmerizing view of landscape which changes from deciduous rain forest to lush green tea garden and the plain region convert to hillside.
Paren is also heaven for bird watchers. Number of local and migratory species birds can be seen here like White-tailed Nuthatch, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Black-chinned Yuhina and Silver-eared Mesia etc. It is a must-visit place for those who love forest treks, jungle drives and walking trails.
With lush green forest areas, hilly terrain, meandering rivers and agricultural fields and glimpses of picturesque village, It is an ideal destination for a weekend tour. While staying at Paren tourist relish the beauty of nature, through short jungle walk to Gairibas, Dalgaon and Rango famous for medicinal plants. Situated midst the hilly region Paren attracted many trekkers with amazing trekking route, the famous one being Rachella Pass via Alubari and Lava to view the convergence of the Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan borders. There are many sightseeing destinations around Paren located within short distance of 10-15 km
It is one of the most popular tourist spot of Dooars package tour or Dooars tour plan. .
Where to stay At Paren
Paren is a small hill village so don’t expect much fancy accommodation options here . But there is few good home stay available here . There is a Forest Rest House which is maintained by the West Bengal Forest Department Corporation Ltd (WBDC) .
Best Time to visit
One can visit paren throughout the year except the monsoon season. The best time to visit here is considered to be the winter season from mid November to January when the weather is pleasant and tourist can get comfortable weather there. To catch the glimpse of orange orchards , the best time to visit is during the harvesting season October and February.
How to Reach Paren
By air: Reaching here is easy because it’s accessible by road. Nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (116 K.M). One can book private car from airport .
By Rail: Closest railway station is Malbazar, distance is only 44 KM , its take around 1 hour 15 minutes . From chalsa its only 35 Km. From . 76 Km from new moinaguri station . Situated at a distance of just 98 km from the North Bengal’s most important railway station NJP. Its take around 3 hour by car to reach here from NJP/Siliguri. .
By Road: Nearest roadway is National Highway 31. Chalsa 45 minutes from here. There are regular and frequent bus services available from Siliguri to Chalsa, as well. From new mal junction rail station/Chalsa once can hire local passenger car to reach paren . Local bus depart from PC mittal bus stand(NJP/Siliguri) for Chalsa/Jaigaon in regular interval . Share jeep also available from NJP/Siliguri for chalsa/Batabari.