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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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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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Netarhat, Jharkhand – 160 kms from...

Netarhat in Jharkhand is one of the most beautiful weekend getaways, nestled on Chhotanagpur plateau. Covered with thick emerald forest, lush hillocks and barren rocks, it is aptly called the “Queen of Chhotanagpur.” Located at an elevation of 3,700 feet above sea level, Netarhat is truly refreshing during summer with its cool bracing breeze. The breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset that one can savor from the hills and viewpoints of Netarhaat is truly adorable. Netarhat was one of the favorite getaways of the British and the pear orchards, manicured gardens,...
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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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Sajnekhali, Sunderban – 130 kms fr...

If your soul lusts for greenery and adventure, then you will truly treasure your stay at Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary nestled amidst lush Sunderban Forests at the confluence of River Matla and Gumdi. Sajnekhali being the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger is also a heaven for varied species of birds. From Sajnekhali watch tower you can get a panoramic view of Sunderbans and watch out for deer, tiger and other animals. A Nature Interpretation Centre has been built at Sajnekhali, which is protected by a wired fence. Adjacent to this centre is a crocodile farm, a turtle farm and a...
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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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Betla, Palamau – 170 kms from Ranc...

Almost 170 kms from Ranchi and surrounded by lush green forests, hills, valleys and waterfalls, Betla is a serene tribal village located in the Palamau District of Jharkhand bordering the jungle. You will fall under the spell of this mesmeric destination, famous for towering Sal trees, bamboo groves and Betla Tiger Reserve. Belta is one of the most ancient forest areas in India spanning 226 sq. km. stretching from Kechki till Neterhat. The forest boasts 970 species of plants, 174 species of birds and several other species of reptiles and animals including tigers. The...
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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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Chaaya Taal, West Sikkim – 136 kms...

If you have always dreamt of staying beside a placid lake with panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha from your balcony – then Chaaya Taal is the place you should be this weekend. Waterfalls, monasteries, dense forests, largest prayer wheel in the world, rhododendrons, red pandas, water gardens, 65 species of different birds and activities like boating, village walks and trekking – the list is never ending at Chaaya Taal. Located almost 136 kms from New Jalpaiguri, just a kilometer above Hee Gaon, this is one of the newest spots on the tourist map of West...
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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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Martam, East Sikkim – 158 kms from Silig...

If you are a true nature lover and nurture an appetite for adventure, then this pristine village of Martam in East Sikkim is your ideal holiday destination. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Martam Village offers a calm and quite refuge to the tourists. Martam is known for its breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys and exotic array of flora and fauna. BOOKING DETAILS OF MARTAM Places to see in Martam: Martam is known for its lush vegetation, majestic views of the Mountains, quaint villages, nature walks and forests harbouring thousands of birds,...
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Aritar, East Sikkim – 120 kms from...

Aritar, a pristine hamlet nestled in the Eastern border of Sikkim under the Rongli Sub-Division, is a relatively new tourist destination, boasting a picturesque scenic landscape and a beautiful “boot- shaped” lake called Lampokhri. The place, unique in its own way is covered with lush green forest, mountains, stepped farmlands and waterfalls. Aritar top offers an amazing view of Mt Kanchenjunga and some great nature trails, monasteries, view points, bird watching opportunities and village tour options. However, Aritar is also known for one of the best heritage...
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Ashanboni, Jharkhand – 240 kms fro...

Ashanboni is a stopover town located just 17 km from Jamshedhpur at the foot of Dolma Hills. This unspoiled destination nestled amidst green mountains, hills, rivers and streams attract lots of tourists. You will truly fall under the spell of the breathtaking natural beauty of the location. You can also reach the peak of Dolma Hill just 9 kms away. Ranchi is around 120 kms from Ashanboni. Other nearby attractions include Dimna Lake, Jubilee Park and Chandil Dam. BOOKING DETAILS OF ASHANBONI Places to see in Ashanboni: Ashanboni is admired with a number of sightseeing...
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Biharinath, Bankura – 249 kms from...

Bounded by Purulia and River Damodar on both sides – Biharinath in Bankura, near the famous Joychandi Hills is the highest hill of Bankura District. The hill boasts of a towering height of 451 meters and has gained considerable recognition as a popular tourist destination in the recent years. Covered in thick forests, the place blooms with the shades of Kash Phool, Shimul and Palash during the seasons. The villagers here deck their mud homes with Alpona and you can catch a glimpse of the wild boar, hare, fox and some unknown colourful birds when they cross your path....
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Tooruk, South Sikkim – 95 kms from Silig...

Stay in a Heritage home in a grand old estate of South Sikkim built in 1848. Just 30 minutes drive from Malli Bazaar in South Sikkim, Tooruk offers a soothing refuge from the bustling city life, with its exotic natural splendor. You could just relax on the lawns and be pampered by fresh air and the surroundings of Tooruk Estate. Tooruk is a private estate spanning 9 acres of lush greenery and the heritage home is the only accommodation here. BOOKING DETAILS OF TOORUK   Places to see in Tooruk: The focal point of attraction in Tooruk is the Heritage Home, an age-old...
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Garuchira, Terai – 80 kms from Ali...

In Garuchira Village Eco Park herds of wild elephants are your neighbors. A few deers and peacocks cross your path everytime you go to the forest and the distant hills of Bhutan watches you day and night. You stay in a Forest Bungalow with basic modern amenities amidst this wilderness enjoying the warm food and warm hospitality of the villagers. The guide can take you to the forest whenever you want and when the clouds roll in over the hills and the forests soak in the rain, you can sip your warm cup of tea in the bungalow watching the game. BOOKING DETAILS OF GARUCHIRA...
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Kalipur Eco Village, Dooars – 77 kms fro...

Staying in cottages built on stilts in the heart of a jungle filled with wild elephants, rhinos, leopards, tigers, bears and other wildlife – that’s Kalipur. Here, you can enjoy elephant safari in the early mornings and tribal dances in the evenings. If you are an admirer of wildlife thriving amidst lush green forest, then Kalipur is your ideal destination. Kalipur is a part of the Gorumara National Park, nestled in the Indo Bhutan border in the Northern part of West Bengal. Gorumara is the only site other than Pobitora, Kaziranga, Dudhwa and Jaldapara, where you can...
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Darjeeling – 80 kms from Siliguri

Renowned internationally as a charming hill resort, the pristine Himalayan town of Darjeeling attracts tourists from all corners of the globe. Located at an average height of 6,710 ft, Darjeeling is situated in the Lesser Himalayas. Historically, Darjeeling was ruled over intermittently by both the Sikkimese and Nepalese empires. This continued till the arrival of the British in the 19th century, who were able to obtain a lease for Darjeeling from the Chogyal rulers of Sikkim. Owing to it’s extremely favourable and pleasant climate, the British annexed Darjeeling...
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Lava, Kalimpong – 103 kms from Siliguri...

Away from the din and bustle of the city, the pristine hilly resort of Lava, located at an altitude of 2350 meters attracts nature lovers from all over West Bengal. Flanked with lush green forest of Birch, Juniper and Pine trees, this serene destination also nurtures some rare species of orchids, dotting the valleys and the hillsides. You can also experience snowfall at Lava during winter and a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. BOOKING DETAILS OF LAVA Places to see in Lava: Lava is a gateway to the Neora Valley National Park, an unexplored Himalayan terrain. You can...
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Tumling, Darjeeling – 92 kms from Siligu...

The small village of Tumling located on the renowned Sandakphu – Maneybhanjan trek route offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. It actually lies in Nepal at a 35 minutes walking distance from Meghma – a small distance from Darjeeling. The population of this place mostly comprises of Gurung families. The nearby trek to Singalila National Park from Tumling can give you glimpses of rare animals like Red Pandas. A trek to 6 kms long trek to Dhotrey from Tumling would take you through a forest of blooming rhododendron flowers. BOOKING DETAILS OF TUMLING...
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Mandal Pushkarini, Medinipur – 250...

Though Mandal Pushkarini is not a highly famed weekend destination, but a visit to the place is truly rewarding. Mandal Pushkarini is located in Garbeta, West Medinipur. It is a huge pond located in a forest of Sal and Teak. While, staying at Mondal Pushkarini you can visit the nearby destinations of Garbeta like Sarbamangala temple, Raikota fort, Mangala Lake, Radhaballav temple, Gongoni gorge and Silaboti River. The famous terracotta temple town of Bishnupur is only 20 kms from here. Your stay at Mandal Pushkarini amidst nature will surely rejuvenate you senses. BOOK...