30 km from Madarihat, a small village on the banks of the river Torsha near Bhutan border is the only habitation now of the Dooars aboriginals - the Totos. Their number has dwindled to less than a Thousand now. A tea garden near Banarhat also bears the name Totopara, probably a survival from days when Toto settlements were more numerous.Presently there are 1564Totos in Toto para.
GO WILD IN TOTO PARA
Toto Para is a small village on the lap of Himalayan range situated at the border of India and Bhutan, under Madarihat - Birpara Block. This picturesque village is the abode of Primitive Tribal Group, Toto. Presently there are 1564 Totos in Toto Para.
Where to Stay?
There are Guest House at Toto Para run by the Totos.
Room Rent (EP):
** Rs1000/- Per Room Per Day.
** Rs.575/- Per head Food Charge/Day.
** Traditional Toto Dance.
Local Sight Seeing:
** Dukunglaka (By Vehicle)
** Norgaitee (By Trekking / Horse Riding)
** Hispa, Torsa River (By Vehicle)
** Sointrabari, Orange Garden (By Vehicle)
** Kangdung (By Vehicle)
The Toto is an isolated tribal group residing only in a small enclave called Totoparain theJalpaiguri districtofWest Bengal,India. Totopara is located at the foot of the Himalayas just to the south of the borderline betweenBhutanand West Bengal (on the western bank ofTorsa river). Geographically the location is 89° 20'E 26° 50'N.