Kumai is a small village perched on a hilltop at 3000 feet overlooking the vast Jaldhaka River Valley and endless stretches of lush Dooars and Bhutan Hills. Kumai is dotted with viewpoints from where you can get some of the best views of the Western Dooars and the eight rivers crisscrossing the plains.

A day tour starting early from Kumai home stay would take you to Gurdaray View Point, Bhutan View Point, Kumai Peak and the Peacock Point (natural habitat of peacocks). On a clear day, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Dooars region, Bhutan, plains of Bengal, 08 rivers, tea gardens and mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets from these viewpoints.


Things to do at Kumai, Dooars

Nature walk, bird watching, low altitude trekking, angling in Jaldhaka River, jeep safari in Gorumara Forest and riverside picnic in Rocky Island are few things you can try while staying at Kumai.

You can take the trails early morning through forests, orange orchards and terraced farmlands to reach the local village church and sacred Buddhist Stupas. You can also visit the lush grassland known as Peacock Point which is the natural habitat of peacocks.


Kumai Sightseeing

Day trips to Samsing (12 kms) and Jaldhaka River can be arranged from Kumaee. Samsing is a small picturesque village on the fringes of Neora Valley Forest Reserve. It is famous for its birds, untouched nature and the hanging bridge over the Suntaleykhola River.

Another interesting sightseeing option from Kumai is the Jhalong village (13 kms) on the banks of Jaldhaka River and India’s first Hydel power project at Bindu (23 kms). Also day trips to Gorumara Forest Reserve (33 kms), Chapramari Forest (18 kms), Murti Riverside (23 kms) and Chalsa can be arranged from Kumai. If you are not inclined for a hectic schedule, then bask in the morning sun soaking the silence of Kumaee from the lawn of your home stay.


How to reach Kumai, Dooars

The nearest rail head of Kumai is New Mall Junction (NMZ) around 30 kms away. The car would take you to Chalsa Crossing from where you would be taking a left turn towards Matelli. After crossing Matelli you would have to take the road towards Kumaee Tea Garden crossing River Murti. However,  the nearest major railhead in New Jalpaiguri (NJP). Kumai is around 80 kms from NJP.


Best time to visit Kumai, Dooars

You can visit Kumaai anytime of the year. The cool breeze in summers and the chill in winter makes Kumai popular to tourists throughout the year.


Homestay accommodation at Kumai

LOCATION: In village

FACILITIES: Garden, Gazebo, Parking, Solar Power, Campfire arrangement, Driver’s accommodation, Attached western bathroom, Geyser,  TV, Terrace.

ROOM TYPES: Double Bed rooms, Four Bed room.


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