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Murti is in Dooars.
Murti is located in the Dooars region of West Bengal, India. It is at the foothills of Himalays in the Jalpaiguri district of Bengal. The place is named on the river "Murti" that flows through this region in the woods.The beauty of the place lies in the knee deep crystal clear water of the river Murti, dense forest and wild animals. The popular Gorumara National Park is a few kilometers away from Murti. The green everywhere, fresh air and peace all around makes the place a perfect destination for tourists and travelers. Murti is a tranquil, serene place in jungles where one can spend some days in relax and peace.
The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport. There are regular flights to Bagdogra from Kolkata airport. One can hire a vehicle to go directly to Murti from the airport.
The nearest railway station is New Mal Junction. There are regular train services to New Mal Junction from Kolkata. 13149 Kanchan Kanya Express is the only train that takes you to the New Mal Junction station from Kolkata. The train has a halt in NJP station - the most important station in north Bengal. The schedule time of arrival of the train at New Mal Junction is 9.13 am.
There is a taxi stand just outside the station where from one can hire a taxi up to the hotel or resort in Murti. It takes around Rs 400 for a drop.
To get around the place and visit other places of interests adjacent to Murti, the only option for tourists is a vehicle on rental. You can ask the resort manager to arrange a vehicle for a drop to another place, for a day trip, for sightseeing or you can hire a vehicle on a full day basis. I would suggest you to book a vehicle for the days you are there. The vehicle would be with you all the time, you can take it anywhere you want. The cost of a dry vehicle per day is Rs 1,200 (dry car) and one needs to pay for the fuel burned on kilometers traveled. Please visit the link here for details regarding vehicle hiring in Murti: 
Murti is a very beautifil place in the woods of Dooars. The Murti river makes the place more attractive. A deep in the crystal clear and cold water of Murti would be a lifetime experience. The water has got good current but the water level is just up to your chest.
There are many places of interest around Murti. Some of the places of interests are the followings:
1. Bindu 2. Jhalong 3. Jaldhaka 4. Rocky Island 5. Samsing 6. Suntalekhola
Bindu, Jhalong and Jaldhaka can be visited in a day trip. If you have a vehicle hired, you can set out in the morning after breakfast and come back to Murti resort before lunch. Rocky island, Samsing and Suntalekhola can be visited while going to Lataguri - just a few kilometers away, the entry point to Gorumara National Park.
There are many resorts to stay but the best one is the West Bengal forest department's bungalow named "Banani". The resort is very well maintained, located by the river Murti at a superb location. You can check the room availability from the official website of WBFDC