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Murti

River Murti, also known as Moorti, originates in the Neora Valley National Park. The riverside is an incredible tourist destination and hence, included in most Dooars tour packages. The river flows through other popular tourist locations before merging with River Jaldhaka. It traverses through the plains of Samsing and crisscrosses through the forests of the Gorumara National Park. On the left bank of the river lies the Chapramari forests, and on the right the forests of Gorumara. After meeting Jaldhaka, Murti enters Bangladesh in a place known as Mathabhanga. In Bangladesh, the river further meets the mighty River Brahmaputra. The total stretch of the river is 80 kilometres, covering numerous watchtowers like Chukchuki, Jatraprasad, and Medla, forest bungalows, resorts, and picnic spots. However, this apart, the destination is also defined by a place called Murti, which lies close to a village known as Batabari near the Gorumara National Park. There is a small bridge over the flowing waters, which helps in crossing the river. The place is great for wildlife spotting, angling, and birdwatching.

How To Reach Murti?

Siliguri is your gateway to this part of Dooars. The nearest airport is Bagdogra, the nearest bus bay is in Siliguri and the nearest major railway station is NJP. From here, you can get hired vehicles to travel to Murti. Alternatively, you can also travel to the New Mall Junction Railway Station first and hire a car here.

What To See And Do In Murti?

  • Journey to the nearby Chapramari forests, Gorumara National Park, and Neora Valley National Park.
  • Ask your tour operator to arrange for a jungle safari.
  • Indulge in wildlife sighting, birdwatching, river camping, hiking, and angling in the river.
  • Did you know you could reach the entire range of forests in Dooars from Murti?
  • Take a tour to the hills of Bindu, Jhalong, Paren, Samsing, and Suntaley Khola

When Is The Best Time To Visit Muri?

Anytime is the best time. Yes, Murti can be visited at any time of the year. However, it is recommended that you avoid the monsoons. The rain expands the river and the water currents are strong at this time. It could pose a threat to the tourists. Also, jungle safaris are not fruitful because of the incessant rainfall. Most of the forests remain closed during the monsoons. The best time is March-April and early or late winters.

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