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Rajabhatkawa

"Taming the wild."

Rajabhatkhawa Tourism

Known largely for being adjacent to Buxa Tiger Reserve, Rajabhatkawa has more to offer than just this. In addition to the Tiger Reserve, it has some beautiful ancient temples, nature centers and much more.

Rajabhatkawa is often ignored while people make their way to the Buxa Tiger Reserve. But taking out a day or two, apart from the time spent at the Buxa Reserve may be well worth it. The small semi rural town has been left untapped by tourists but offers some revered temples, excursion trips and nature interpretation centers.

Things to do in Rajabhatkhawa

1. Buxa Tiger Reserve

Buxa Tiger Reserve
Adorning the northeastern corner of West Bengal, bordering Bhutan and Assam, Buxa Tiger Reserve was set up at on 16th February 1983 and was then, the 15th tiger reserve of the country. The forest cons (Read More)tituting the Buxa Tiger Reserve is the largest in the Dooars - the Alluvial floodplains of Northeast India. Spanning over a whopping 759 sq. km., this tiger reserve is irrigated by several rivers and their tributaries. It boasts of a diverse and breathtaking landscape. In fact, because of the rocky terrain, many parts of the forest in the Buxa hills that lie in the Sinchula Range are inaccessible even by the authorities, and hence remain unexplored even after so many years!

2. Jayanti River spot

Jayanti River spot
Jayanti is a small forested village near Rajabhatkawa. About 15 km near Buxa Reserve, this place has the magnificent Mahakal caves and the Jayanti Riverside, for its tourists to savor.

3. Buxa Fort

Buxa Fort
The Buxa Fort has quite a vibrant history that its known by. Built centuries ago, the Buxa Fort came under the British India after the 2nd Dooars War (1865) between the Bhutan and the British.

4. Nature Interpretation centre, Rajabhatkawa

Nature Interpretation centre, Rajabhatkawa
The nature interpretation centre is at a short distance from the Buxa reserve. The place provides information of numerous birds and animals in the reserve, along with information of various plants and (Read More) their medicinal properties.

5. Mahakal caves

Mahakal caves
The Mahakal Caves are one of the most elusive and enticing tourist sites in Jayanti. The caves are hundreds of years old and have a lot of unknown history attached to them.

6. Park Safari

Park Safari
You can easily hire a jeep or car at the forest office at Rajabhatkawa. They will also provide you with a tour guide who will not only know all the ways, but will make sure you don't miss out on anyth (Read More)ing important. They cars are cheap and easily available.

7. Trekking

Trekking
Another very popular activity at Buxa is trekking at the Reserve. A 15 km trek from Buxa to Jayanti Riverbed is very popular. The trek will take you from the beautiful dense forests of Buxa, all the w (Read More)ay to Jayanti.

8. Shiv Temple

Shiv Temple
An age old Shiv Temple is located at the edge of the main town. It is approximately 8 km from the town. A lot of people walk down to the temple. It is beautiful and isolated. Devotees of Lord Shiva co (Read More)nsider it a treat.

9. Maa Kali Temple

Maa Kali Temple
Very close to the Shiv Temple is another temple devoted to Goddess Kali. The small temple is surrounded with trees on all sides. This temple is highly revered by devotees of Goddess Kali and is believ (Read More)ed to be centuries old.

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How to Reach Rajabhatkhawa

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The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is 121 km away. It has flight connectivity with the main cities. Spice Jet, Air India, Indigo, etc. are regular flights operating from here. Kolkata airport is the biggest metropolitan airport near to the town. New Jalpaiguri is near to Rajabhatkawa and is about 160 km away. Alipur Duar is the nearest station to this city and is 20 km away. You can get rented cars or jeeps from New Jalpaiguri and Alipur Duar as well. Buses also run between the towns but are not regular.

How to reach Rajabhatkhawa by flight

If you want to fly down to West Bengal, then the Coochbehar Airport and Bagdogra Airport are the nearest Airports to Rajabhatkawa. Coochbehar is about 40 km, and Bagdogra is nearly 180 km away. Once here, getting a cab from the airport or a bus from the bus stand is easy.

How to reach Rajabhatkhawa by road

Being next to Buxa Tiger Reserve which is a significant eco-tourist destination, Rajabhatkawa is well connected through a network of roads. Regular buses are available from nearby places. Overnight buses are available from far off places, including Kolkata.

How to reach Rajabhatkhawa by train

Much like the airport, Rajabhatkawa does not have a train station of its own. The nearest train station is new Alipurduari, which is about 20 km away. It will take you an additional half hours by a taxi or a bus to reach Rajabhatkawa. Taxis can be found just outside the station.

Local transport in Rajabhatkhawa

At Rajabhatkawa, you will be spending majorly all your time inside Buxa. Guides and cars are easily available.

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FAQs on Rajabhatkhawa

What is famous about Rajabhatkawa?

Good trekking trail through the forest. Surrounded by dense forest making it free of pollution.

What is not so good about Rajabhatkawa?

If you plan to stay here overnight, there is very limited accommodation option.

Who should visit Rajabhatkawa?

Rajabhatkawa is ideal for family vacationers or for the ones who love nature and wildlife. As it falls on the way to Buxa Tiger Reserve, it makes for a good stopover. 

What is the best time to visit Rajabhatkawa?

Visiting the place is best done in winters between the months of October and March. The temperatures are lower and make it easier for you to travel in the sun. Also, the Buxa Tiger Reserve is closed between June and September for tourists. So going in monsoons becomes pointless.
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What is the local food in Rajabhatkawa?

There are numerous dhabas and tea stalls that line the highway, as you enter Rajabhatkawa. The Buxa Guest house and Bunglow also have their own eating joints. In addition to that, some restaurants are located on the trekking path, as you go towards the Shiv and Kali temple.
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What is the best way to reach Rajabhatkawa?

The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is 121 km away. It has flight connectivity with the main cities. Spice Jet, Air India, Indigo, etc. are regular flights operating from here. Kolkata airport is the biggest metropolitan airport near to the town. New Jalpaiguri is near to Rajabhatkawa and is about 160 km away. Alipur Duar is the nearest station to this city and is 20 km away. You can get rented cars or jeeps from New Jalpaiguri and Alipur Duar as well. Buses also run between the towns but are not regular.
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What are the things to do in Rajabhatkawa?

The top things to do in Rajabhatkawa are Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jayanti River spot, Buxa Fort, Nature Interpretation centre, Rajabhatkawa, Mahakal caves, Park Safari. You can see all the places to visit in Rajabhatkawa here

What are the places near Rajabhatkawa?

The top places near to Rajabhatkawa are Gangtok which is 122 km from Rajabhatkawa, Darjeeling which is located 134 km from Rajabhatkawa, Dooars which is located 39 km from Rajabhatkawa, Jaldapara wildlife sanctuary which is located 15 km from Rajabhatkawa, Cooch behar which is located 33 km from Rajabhatkawa

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Q. How we go from Kolkata, how many days will be the tour, expected hotel cost for one day, per day total cost approximate?

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4 years ago
Rajbhatkhawa is approximately 730 km away by road from Kolkata. You can either take a flight to Bagdogra and then take a taxi to Rajbhatkhawa or take a direct bus from Kolkata which can take nearly 1 (Read More)5 hours or more. One can enjoy the surroundings of Rajbhatkhawa by either taking a long vacation of 4 days or visit Rajbhatkhawa for just a day and cover all the important places. You can check the Room Rent in the following link - https://www.holidify.com/places/rajabhatkawa/hotels-where-to-stay.html
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Devyani Chandra

4 years ago
- Since you will spend a lot of time out in the sun, you may want to carry umbrellas and straw hats. Also, carry extremely comfortable clothes and footwear. Trekking is going one of the major activit (Read More)ies of your trip.
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