The Riverwood Forest Retreat- Dooars

New Jalpaiguri, Metteli, Dakshin Dhupjhora, West Bengal 735206, India, 735206 Dakshin Dhupjhora, India Access

The Riverwood Forest Retreat- Dooars

"A tea garden holiday that promotes local & conserves wildlife."
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Located along the banks of the River Murti opposite the Gorumara National Park on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Northern West Bengal, The Riverwood Forest Retreat – Dooars is an ideal eco-stay away from city.

Set in close proximity to the jungle area that is frequently visited by elephants, this resort is a wildlife enthusiast paradise. It offers guests with an opportunity to experience the vast open grasslands, riverine forests, swamps, woodlands, and streams that make up the terrain of the region.

The Riverwood Forest Retreat has played an important role in pioneering sustainable wildlife tourism in the Dooars region and implemented various eco-friendly processes to adhere to the local ecology.

Located on the fringes of the Gorumara National Park that is renowned for its Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Indian Gaur (Bison), Muntjac and Leopard population along with other wild animals.

Accessibility

The Riverwood Forest Retreat- Dooars
New Jalpaiguri, Metteli, Dakshin Dhupjhora, West Bengal 735206, India, 735206 Dakshin Dhupjhora, India

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • Front desk
    Tour/sightseeing desk
  • General
    Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    Doctor on call
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Travelling with others
    Children welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Green facilities
    Animal protection
  • Conservation of natural areas (biological diversity)
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Food-composting program
  • Local activities
  • Local community involvement
  • No Noise Pollution
  • Planting trees
  • Preserve the forest

Rooms

  • Bedding
    Extra bed facility
  • King bed
  • Special features
    Attached balcony with sit-out
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
    Bottled water
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Entertainment
    Satellite television
  • Business
    Intercom
  • Green facilities
    Eco-friendly bath amenities
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Tables and chairs
  • Accessible
    Accessible room

Recreation

  • Pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym
  • Gym
  • Sport
    Cycling trail
  • Cultural
    Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Library
  • Tea plantation tour
  • Village tour
  • Shopping
    Shopping
  • Games / movies
    Game room
  • Indoor games

Food and Drink

  • Special attention
    Welcome drink
  • Services
    Room service
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Outlets type
    Restaurant

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Cancel policy
• Cancellation made by 25 days or ahead will be charged 50% retention.
• Cancellation made after that will attract 100% retention (no refund).
• No refund is applicable for no show.  
• No refund for unused nights or early checkout. 

Travel with others

Children policy
• Children 0-5 years enjoy Complimentary stay on Room only basis (sharing room with parents).  Meals will not be charged additionally when taken from buffet (When parents taking buffet, otherwise al-a-carte rates apply).
• Children 06-11 years – Child Rates apply (sharing room with parents).

Pets are not allowed

Payment type

  

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Concierge tips

We Recommend:

At the Resort
• Indulge in some birdwatching activity within the resort.
• Enjoy and a sumptuous lunch that includes local cuisine inspired by the various communities that inhabit the Dooars region.
• Spend your afternoons relaxing by the outdoor pool.
• Play a game of pool or chess in the activity room
• Enjoy watching some wildlife movie from the resort’s video library.
• Simply do not just relax with your friends and family in the large outdoor garden area that is popular for hosting soirees.
• Enjoy a sundowner at the Hornbill Bar in the evening.
• The resort can also organize a tribal dance show on request.

Near the Resort
• Go cycling and experience the countryside at its best.
• Visit the migratory bird pond that is visited by endemic and migratory birds.
• Set out for a guided Tea garden tour and participate in activities such as tea tasting, puffing tea leaves from the procuration to the supply of tea. (On Request only)
• Interact with the local villagers and gain a deeper understanding of their history, culture and day to day lives during a guided village visit organized on request only.
• Head out for a guided nature walk in the buffer zone and learn about the importance of the plants and trees that are part of the landscape of the region and how that affects their culture and way of life. Spot and identify different species of birds and animals that visit the buffer zone.
• Participate in a special bush cooking meal done along with the staff and special guests at the Farm House.
• Dooars is home to a variety of Butterfly species. Visit The Ramsai Butterfly Garden and observe them from close vicinity.
• Set out for a jungle safari and experience the raw, picturesque landscapes of the dense forest and witness the wildlife thriving in their natural habitat.
Some of the services and facilities above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance request. Fees on certain facilities/services may apply.

Environment

Property's Green Action

Local Community
• Only local staff hired.
• Train staff on sustainability processes (SOPs).
• Promotes gender equality by hiring women staff.
• Local procurement of grains / vegetables / kitchen items.
• Display information about Sustainable Initiatives.
• Display information about local activities and experiences.
• Offer seasonal and naturally grown local cuisine.
• Created awareness amongst the local community through community development initiatives about the importance of sustainable tourism and conservation etc.

Environment
• Implement water saving initiatives like rainwater harvesting and grey water usage for gardening and dual flush system.
• Implementation of green housekeeping.
• Conserve bio-diversity by growing indigenous plant species in the surrounding land to make it into a haven for bird and insects.
• Built a migratory bird pond that is visited by endemic and migratory birds.
• Implementation of waste saving initiatives (including food waste and composting) ensuring minimum generation of waste emissions.


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Local community involvement
  •  Planting trees
  •  Food-composting program
  •  Energy-efficient lighting
  •  Animal protection
  •  No Noise Pollution
  •  Conservation of natural areas (biological diversity)
  •  Local activities
  •  Preserve the forest
  •  Eco-friendly bath amenities

  •  Energy/water saving measures, waste avoidance and resource efficiency
  •  Fair working conditions
  •  Boosting local economies
  •  Preservation of the cultural heritage
  •  Local food

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