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The Dooars are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan.This region is divided by the Sankosh river into the Eastern and the Western Dooars, consisting of an area of 8,800 km² (3,400 sq mi). The Western Dooars is known as the Bengal Dooars and the Eastern Dooars as the Assam Dooars. Many wildlife sanctuaries and national park like Manas National Park in Assam, Jaldapara National Park, Buxa National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Reserve and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal are located in this region and it is home to a large variety of wildlife including the famous Indian one horned rhinoceros.

The location pictured here is on the outskirts of the Gorumara forest range and the people probably locals working in the forest. The two ladies refused to be photographed and covered themselves with their umbrellas. I wasn't able to understand the language they were speaking in, it might have been Nepali. The national parks being annually closed from 15 June to 15 September, I had to limit myself to the outskirts. The WORKSHOP photo will give an idea of the density of these forests and their beauty in the monsoon months. Though these roads are safe during the day, I was cautioned about elephant and bison attacks in the night hours.

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