The entire Neora Nimna Tandu Range is becoming thinner because of cutting down trees both by smugglers and tribals for business and fuel respectably. Furthermore lands are being sold in plots for residential complexes around Batabari tea estate. In the next 10 years Duaars is destined to loss much of its shine. Animal sightings are rare that too when you give something extra to your guide. Here also is a very organised corruption. From jungle camps to local drivers all maintain this fabrication that wild animals are seen frequently only you don’t get to see one. Neora Jungle Camp , under state government management is no longer well maintained. All the staff are working half heartedly.
At Suntelakhola you have to take a local car to go upto the hanging bridge which costs ₹200 up & down. Will advice you to trek this 1 km to appreciate the exquisite beauty of the place, the tranquility.
Avoid Laleguras view point – its a waste of time. Instead spend more time in Rocky Island. As you enter the zone, go down on your right side to appreciate the stream flowing through rocks. Avoid the left side which is much wider but more thronged by tourists killing the serenity of the place.
Watch this short video I made to get the feel of Duaars.
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