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Buxa Tiger Reserve, Terai – 150 km...

The Buxa National Park is a perfect stopover for tourists, who want to savor the flavor of green darkness, enriched with some exotic wildlife. The Buxa Tiger Reserve located in the Northern part West Bengal, nestles in the Buxa hills of the southern hilly region of Bhutan. The Buxa Tiger Reserve spanning an area of 760 sq. km. is located inside this highly famed National Park. The Buxa Tiger Reserve falls in the Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The northern boundary of the reserve runs along the international border with Bhutan. The Sinchula...
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Fagu Tea Bungalow, Gorubathan – 75 kms f...

A hundred-year old British tea bungalow located on a hilltop surrounded by endless miles of tea gardens with breathtaking views of mountains – that is Fagu. Just 20 kms from Malbazar near the famous Gorumara National Park, Fagu Tea Bungalow is decked with period furniture, British colonial exterior, lush green lawns and verandahs with sloping roofs. It has three large luxury bedrooms, dressing rooms, modern toilets and boasts of fireplaces in every room. If you want to savor the splendor of nature, come to Fagu – the place is unique in itself and offers the...
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Chimeni, Kurseong – 58 kms from Si...

Chimeni – the name itself might excite you! And why not? The history behind this little unknown village is as exciting as its name. This Himalayan village is home to a 23-foot high chimney, which was probably built during the First World War by the British. When the British soldiers and officials trekked from Kurseong to nearby villages, they rested in this valley under the shadows of this Chimney and soon the village also got its name – Chimeni. This exotic destination nestles on a valley, overlooking River Teesta and River Mahananda and offers a breathtaking view...
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Bunkulung, Mirik – 48 kms from Sil...

Nestled in the lap of nature, just 15 kms from Mirik – Bunkulung is a picture-perfect Himalayan village surrounded by hills and rivers. With miles of green millet and paddy fields spread over the slopes of the mountains, scores of ponds and water tanks for trout farming and the Murmah Khola and Balasun River crisscrossing the village, you need nothing more to pacify your tired soul. You can take long walks in the nearby tea gardens, enjoy a dip in the rivers and sit and watch the clouds and sun playing hide and seek over the lush green mountains all around....
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Rajabhatkhawa, Terai – 15 kms from...

Located just 15 kms from Alipurduar, Rajabhatkhawa is the gateway to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve. Surrounded by emerald green forest and hills this scenic hamlet is an idyllic spot for experiencing green darkness. Serving as an entry point to nearby forests, this little town is bounded by rivers like Raidak and Jayanti. Numerous nature trails originate from Rajabhatkhawa and pass through dense forested areas in and around Buxa Tiger reserve. Bird watching, jungle safari, trekking and wildlife watching are the main activities here. Rajabhatkhawa and its surrounding areas...
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Jayanti, Dooars – 30 kms from Alip...

Imagine staying in a cottage amidst a lush forest overlooking a meandering river and the distant mountains. Jayanti is one of the last destinations in Dooars still untouched by mass tourism. Often termed as the “Queen of Dooars,” this heavily forested area is close to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve known for its tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, peacocks and the historic Buxa Fort. Although the Jayanti River is mostly dry throughout the year, its shores of white pebbles add to the eternal beauty of the place. With the soothing sound of the Jayanti River blending with the...
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Chapramari FRH, Dooars – 72 kms fr...

Imagine staying in an old Forest Bungalow built within a dense forest. You have the whole jungle to yourself when you stand in the Bungalow’s balcony watching over the waterhole and salt lick where Bisons, Elephants, Rhinos, Monkeys, Peacocks and a whole lot of unknown birds come to quench their thirst. But, this is not all! From the Chapramari Forest Rest House (FRH), you can have a panoramic view of one of the oldest jungles of the Dooars region with the mighty mountain at its backdrop. A night in the Chapramari FRH with the mysterious sounds and squeaks of the jungle...
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Rangbang, Darjeeling – 58 kms from...

Dreaming of a quiet and cozy home tucked within orange orchards overlooking blue hills, white mountains and endless tea gardens? Your dreams would come true at Rangbang! This beautiful escapade is far from the hustle and bustle of city life yet near to one of the most popular tourist attractions of Darjeeling Hills – Mirik. The beautiful Rangbang homestay, the meandering village paths through tea gardens, pony trails, long nature walks, chirping of unknown birds, the frolicking rivulets and mighty Mt. Kanchenjungha make Rangbang a dream destination for nature lovers...
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Murti, Dooars – 84 kms from Siligu...

Murti is a picturesque tourist spot located on the banks of the Murti River in the Dooars region of Northern Bengal. Spending few tranquil days beside the knee deep snaking Murti River is a perfect break especially for those who are looking for some serenity and peace.  Murti is a great place for nature lovers and bird watchers. You can also take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Murti River or do some fishing whenever you like. Camping is the most popular activity in Murti along with hiking. The Gorumara National Park, which is home to Indian Rhinos, Wild Elephants...
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Mirik, Darjeeling – 55 kms from Si...

Mirik is famous for its scenic beauty, its beautiful Sumendu Lake, the monastery and other activities like horse riding and boating. This hill station serves as a great place for complete relaxation for those who want to escape from the city madness. Situated at an altitude of 1767 meters, Mirik is widely covered by cardamom and pine forests. Beside, there are many other plantations and orchards in Mirik that attracts a lot of nature lovers from all over the country. You can walk down the gardens of Mirik and enjoy the natural surrounding. Don’t miss the Sumendu Lake,...
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Malbazar, Dooars – 65 kms from Sil...

If you want to enjoy the natural beauty of Dooars at its best, then you must travel to Malbazar from Siliguri by rail or by road. On your way to Malbazar, beautiful Teesta River which has a peculiar feature of changing colors every season will stay beside you. The town of Malbazar has a beautiful tea garden of Raja Tea Estate and a nice Mal Park. Malbazar can also be used as a base to visit nearby forests like Gorumara, Chapramari, Chukchukia and others. You can also make day trips to Jhalong, Bindu, Paren and other nearby destinations from here. On your way to Malbazar,...
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Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary – 140...

Enjoy an exciting elephant safari in the early morning and meet the Indian rhino “Up, Close and Personal.” Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of India’s best forests renowned for its growing population of Indian One-Horned Rhinos. This 216 square kilometers forest of grasslands, woods, sandy river banks, flowing streams and lines of tall trees was founded in 1941 to protect the Indian One-Horned Rhino. The sanctuary is located in Jalpaiguri district, in the Alipurduar sub-division. The Torsa River flows through this forest. Apart from Rhinos and elephants, Jaldapara is...
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Delo, Kalimpong – 68 kms from Sili...

Delo or Deolo is located at an altitude of 5556 ft on the edge of a reef connecting Delo Hills and Durpin Hills. This beautiful nature park offers one of the best views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and River Teesta. Delo has been converted into a nature park by the Government and there are Government accommodation options within the park as well as luxurious private accommodation options outside the park. The main town of Kalimpong is only 6 kms from Delo Hill. Spending a weekend savoring the majestic views of the Himalayas and lazing around the gardens is the usual activity you...
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Rikisum, Pedong – 83 kms from Sili...

Rikisum is perched on the picturesquely located Pedong-Lava Road. Nestled atop a hill, with one of the longest views of Mt. Kanchenjungha this charming little hamlet will appear to you as a bit of paradise on earth. Rikisum is all about Mt. Kanchenjungha, an abandoned (some even say haunted) half – burnt British Bungalow, Elaichi farms and nameless villages. Pedong is located nearby and so is the Ramitey View point which is famous for views of Teesta River. Located 6000 feet above sea level, Rikisum offers some of the best sunset and sunrise experiences on the...
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Chota Mangwa, Kalimpong – 61 kms f...

Chota Mangwa is a charming quiet village located amidst orange gardens with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Winding village alleys passing through landscaped gardens and cottages with view points located everywhere along the mountain slopes make this village one of the undiscovered gems of Eastern Himalayas. This relatively new destination nestles at the top of the Mangwa hill in the Darjeeling district, offering picturesque view of the snaking Teesta River and magnificent mountains. Chota Mangwa, is an eco village where no vehicles ply within its area and tourists...
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Reshi Khola, Kalimpong – 105 kms f...

Reshi Khola, an emerging riverside tourist destination nestled in the Kalimpong sub division offers a soothing refuge from the frantic city life. The name of the location has been derived from the Reshi River (Khola in Nepali means a small stream). The destination is gradually gaining popularity among the tourists for its unique location and picturesque scenic landscape. Topographically, Reshi Khola marks the division between the states of West Bengal and Sikkim. Moreover, it is also the perfect stopover for the tourists travelling to “The Silk Route” tour as Reshi is an...
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Chatakpur, Ghoom – 74 kms from Sil...

Chatakpur is a mountain village located at an altitude of 7887 feet within Senchal WLS. On the northern side, it is surrounded by the Mt. Kanchenjunga and on the southern side the undulating green valley and the meandering river gorge of Relly Khola resides. The small village has a population of around 100 people. The terrace cultivation of organic crops and the shrubs and medicinal herbs acquired from the forest, form the means of livelihood of the locals. The place offers majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, lush greenery, forest trails and wooden cottages and in short,...
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Kolakham, Neora Valley – 108 kms from Si...

Kolakham is an ideal destination for tourists nursing an adventurous bent of mind. Nestled beside the Neora Valley National Park around 108 km from Siliguri, this charming location offers majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Located just 8 kilometers from Lava the village of Kolakham is perched on a hill 6100 feet high overlooking the mighty Eastern Himalayas. Wildlife is in abundance here and you can take nature walks and short treks all around Kolakham. All attractions around Lava can also be reached from Kolakham like Changer Waterfalls, Lava Monastery, Loleygaon,...
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Rishop, Darjeeling – 108 kms from ...

If your nature loving soul is seeking some delightful views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, then make a trip to this pristine hamlet of Rishop or Rishyap cradled in the lap of hidden hills of Neora Valley. The meaning of the very term Rishop is “mountain peak and tree.” This tourist village surrounded with thick forests and hills is nestled in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, located at an altitude of around 7000 feet above sea level. Just 7 kms away from the touristic town of Lava, Rishop has a number of well facilitated hotels and resorts with excellent views...
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Bara Mangwa, Kalimpong – 60 kms fr...

Perfect place for adventure seekers and nature lovers, the Bara Mangwa Farmhouse perched on a mountain slope amidst orange orchards facing the confluence of Teesta and Rangeet Rivers is the closest you can get to heaven.  Located in the Darjeeling district, towards the western side of the Kalimpong hills, in the Teesta Valley, the Bara Mangwa village is home to few terraced farms, local huts and too many orange orchards. But, the real star of this little village is the farmhouse, which offers good accommodation facilities and clean organic food plucked from its own farms....
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Serrani Tea Bungalow, Lankapara – ...

Sometimes our heart yearns for a relaxing break in the lap of nature enveloped with tranquility, away from the bustling city life. The Serrani Tea Bungalow, nestled in one of the most admirable backyards of Duncan’s tea estates with Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary on one side and the hills of Bhutan on the other is a picture perfect destination offering a serene retreat. The spectacular view of the sprawling acres of tea gardens on the foothills of the Himalayas is truly enthralling. BOOKING DETAILS OF SERRANI Places to see in Serrani Tea Bungalow: Nestled in the Dooars...
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Charkol, Loleygaon – 135 kms from ...

Charkol (also spelled as Charkhole) is just eight beautiful wooden cottages at an altitude of 5000 feet overlooking a green valley with magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. It is one of the newest destinations on the Eastern Himalayas just 15 kms off Lolegaon’s tourist din and 30 kms from Kalimpong. Situated amidst the deep, moist woods of towering pine, cypress, oak and rhododendrons, this sleepy valley of Charkol is also a bird watcher’s delight. In Charkhole, you can build a bonfire at night under the star studded sky, take a nature walk along the coniferous...
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Kulik Bird Sanctuary, Raiganj – 42...

Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, popularly known as Kulik Bird sanctuary is no less than heaven to the bird watchers. This haven of a huge variety of birds is located near Raiganj in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The sanctuary offers shelter to almost 164 species of birds and every year around 70,000 to 80,000 migratory birds visit the sanctuary. The sanctuary spanning an area of 1.30 sq km is often claimed as the second largest bird sanctuary across Asia. The Kulik Bird sanctuary has the shape of the English alphabet “U” and is connected with the River...
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Selim Hill Tea Bungalow, Kurseong –...

Selim Hill Tea Estate is just 35 kms from Siliguri located at an altitude of 4,500 feet overlooking the lush Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary on one side and the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjungha on the other. The 150 year old Tea Bungalow is tucked into one of the oldest and finest tea estates of Darjeeling, decked with period furniture and the old world charm of a tea planter’s life. Selim Hill Tea Estate was set up by the British planter Mr. Henry in 1800. It is located off the Hill Cart Road towards Darjeeling. Unlike other tea bungalows in this region, accommodation in Selim...
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Samsing, Dooars – 82 kms from Sili...

Admired with breathtaking landscape, hills, forests, Murti River and lush tea gardens – Samsing, located at an altitude of 3000 ft. has a lot to offer its visitors. If you want to savor the beauty of an exotic natural surrounding in an untouched rural corner of the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, the pristine hill village of Samsing amidst forests and tea gardens will be your ideal destination. Samsing is still not exploited by commercialization; hence, the pristine beauty of the place is still alive. Samsing is also the gateway to the Neora Valley National Park,...
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Tiya Bon Resort, Dooars – 68 kms f...

Tiya Bon is located near the Khariar Bander Forest, at a distance of 63 kilometers from Siliguri. Situated amidst tea gardens and forests, it is an interesting place for both adventure and nature loving tourists. The Tiya Bon Resort spans an area of 2.33 acres and offers views of the surrounding forests and gorgeous hills. With the wild Dooars at your doorstep and the Gorumara Forest your backyard, you’d surely love the experience of Tiya Bon. Other than the Gorumara National Park, Tiya Bon also shares close proximity to Chapramari, Khunia, Gajol Doba, Sakham and hill...
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Zurrantee Teasort, Dooars – 96 kms...

Zurrantee or Juranti is a 119-year old British Bungalow set amidst lush green tea gardens surrounded by mountains in the distance. This teasort is located at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, on one of Dooar’s highest points and lies between Murti and Neora rivers. Zurrantee offers a variety of flora, sprawling tea gardens and the long lost feel of the colonial days. BOOKING DETAILS OF ZURRANTEE Places to see: Zurrantee is one of the four tea estates located in the region. The sprawling tea gardens, the tea factory, the heritage bungalow and the Zurrantee River are...
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Kurseong, Darjeeling – 51 kms from...

Kurseong, a peaceful hilly abode attracts tourists yearning for serenity away from the din and bustle of the city. The place is located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal and you can locate it on your way to Darjeeling from Siliguri. If you are a nature lover, Kurseong is your ideal destination, admired with orchids adorning the hill slopes. Rightly described as a “Botanist Paradise,” Kurseong is also enriched with rich and exotic collection of flora. The region also experiences highest amount of rainfall after Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya. BOOKING DETAILS OF KURSEONG...
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Kalimpong, Darjeeling – 62 kms fro...

Kalimpong, located at an average altitude of 1,250 meters is a pristine hill station in the Lesser Himalayas of West Bengal. It is located on a ridge, offering spectacular views of the Teesta River and Mt. Kanchenjungha. Tourists who love to experience the splendor of nature amid rolling hills, meandering rivers, quaint villages and tea gardens with a dash of the forgotten British Raj days should visit Kalimpong. Kalimpong is also known for its exotic array of orchids. BOOKING DETAILS OF KALIMPONG Places to see in Kalimpong: Kalimpong is admired with a number of...
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Bagora, Kurseong – 60 kms from Sil...

Sometimes we feel the urge of exploring some lesser known destinations during our weekend trips. Bagora, a quaint village, located at a height of 7100 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district, is not yet explored and hence it still remains unexploited. Nestled amidst pine forests and rhododendron trees with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the meandering River Teesta, this romantic getaway will not disappoint you. Bagora is also called Zero Point and has a base camp of the Indian Air Force with a helipad. If you are fond of low altitude jungle treks and...