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Tea estate workers, Dooars region, W. Bengal, India – Dooars India

Dooars India
Dooars India Picture : Tea estate workers, Dooars region, W. Bengal, India

From Wikipedia: The Dooars or Duars (/duˈɑːrz/) are the alluvial floodplains in northeastern India that lie south of the outer foothills of the Himalayas and north of the Brahmaputra River basin. This region is about 30 kms (19 mi) wide and stretches over about 350 kms (220 mi) from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhansiri River in Assam. The region forms the gateway to Bhutan.

Dooars means ‘doors’ in Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Magahi languages. There are 18 passages or gateways between the hills in Bhutan and the plains in India.

The economy of Dooars is based on three "T"s – Tea, Tourism and Timber. The main industry of the Dooars region is the tea industry.
The beauty of the region lies not only in its tea gardens but also in the dense jungles that make up the countryside. Many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in West Bengal are located in this region. A number of rare endangered species of animals like tiger, rhinoceros and elephant make their habitat in the forests of the Dooars. Other animals include different types of deer, bison, birds and reptiles.

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