Located on the fringes of the Gorumara National Park at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Northern West Bengal, the Riverwood Forest Retreat Dooars promises tranquil environs and an unparalleled tryst with nature. Guests have the wonderful opportunity to experience varied landscapes: vast open grasslands, riverine forests, swamps, woodlands, and streams. The accommodation is spread across12 rooms on two levels. The rooms feature ethically crafted décor made with locally sources materials. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves dishes inspired by the communities that inhabit the Dooars region and also serves International cuisine on request. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi as well as a well-stocked bar.
The retreat’s indigenous plant species and bird pond is frequented by many endemic and migratory birds.
The retreat enthralls you with its eco-friendly ethos, a pioneer in the Dooars region. While great care and effort is taken to ensure responsible consumption of water and energy at the retreat, community development initiatives by the retreat have created awareness about sustainable tourism and conservation amongst the local community. Rain water harvesting processes fulfils the retreat’s water requirements.
There’s plenty of excursions to explore: from game drives and birding tours in the forest to guided nature walks and treks, and cultural experiences on village walks to watchtower hopping in the hope of chance sightings of elephants and Rhinoceros.