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Feb 10 2015 (11:46)   13149/Kanchan Kanya Express (PT) | APDJ/Alipur Duar Junction (3 PFs)
 

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Entire Dooars journey compilation!! Expedition through forests, tea estate, Tiger Reserve & tunnels
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Video No.- 1281
This video contains the entire Siliguri Junction- Alipur Duar journey compilation on- board the 13149 Sealdah
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(SDAH)- Alipur Duar (APDJ) KANCHAN KANYA Express. It covers the entire Dooars region, forests, tea estates, hillocks and the Buxa Tiger Reserve near Raja Bhat Khawa. Meanwhile, we also meet a few trains like:
1) 20075 SGUJ Hybrid WDP- 4B hauled 15483 Alipur Duar (APDJ)- Old Delhi (DLI) SIKKIM MAHANANDA Express
2) 20084 WDP- 4 of SGUJ shed hauled 12501 Guwahati (GHY)- New Delhi (NDLS) Tri- Weekly POORVOTTAR SAMPARK KRANTI Express.
3) Off-link JMP WDM- 2 hauled 15902 Dibrugarh (DBRG)- Bangalore City (SBC) Weekly Express.
4) 13560 GD WDG- 3A hauled BCNA rake.
DOOARS:
The Dooars or Duars are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India around Bhutan. Duar means 'door' in Assamese, Bengali, Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Magahi and Telugu languages, and the region forms the gateway to Bhutan from India. There are 18 passages or gateways through which the Bhutanese people can communicate with the people living in the plains. 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. Dooars is synonymous with the term Terai used in Nepal and northern India and form the only nitrate rich soil in India. The Dooars belonged to the Kamata Kingdom under the Koch dynasty; and taking advantage of the weakness of the Koch kingdom in subsequent times, Bhutan took possession of the Dooars. This region was controlled by the kingdom of Bhutan when the British annexed it in 1865 after the Bhutan War under the command of Captain Hedayat Ali. The area was divided into two parts: the eastern part was merged with Goalpara district in Assam and the western part was turned into a new district named Western Dooars. Again in the year 1869, the name was changed to Jalpaiguri District. After the end of the British rule in India in 1947, the Dooars acceded into the dominion of India and it merged with the Union of India shortly afterwards in 1949. The altitude of Dooars area ranges from 90 to 1,750 m. Innumerable streams and rivers flow through these fertile plains from the mountains of Bhutan. In Assam, the major rivers are the Brahmaputra and Manas. In northern West Bengal, the major river is the Teesta besides many others like the Jaldhaka, Murti, Torsha, Sankosh, Dyna, Karatoya, Raidak, and Kaljani rivers, among others. The economy of Dooars is based on three "T"s – Tea, Tourism and Timber.
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