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Delo, Kalimpong – 68 kms from Siliguri...

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 can enjoy here. However, adventure seeking souls can also enjoy paragliding in Delo. BOOKING DETAILS OF DELO Places to see in Delo Kalimpong: Delo Hill is an extended nature park with very well maintained gardens, fountains, views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and River Teesta. There is a huge statue of Lord Hanuman near Delo. You would also find a very nice statue of Lord Buddha on the way while returning from Delo to Kalimpong. Monasteries or Buddhist gumphas form a very important feature of the surrounding and there are three important gumphas  – Tharpa Choling Monastery, Zong Dog Palri Fo-Brang Monastery and Tongsa Gompa that stands witness to the journey of Buddhism in India. There is also the Lepcha Museum & Monastery situated in nearby Big Dhara which showcases everything about the Lepcha community and culture. For more photos of Delo Kalimpong click here   Durpin Dara Hill is a must visit as it offers panoramic views of the Chola Range of Sikkim. Other places of attraction in nearby Kalimpong include the flower nurseries; Dr Graham’s Home and the Neora Valley National Park which covers a total of 88 square kilometer and houses a wide range of wild animals like tiger, black bear, goral and Himalayan wild dog as well as bird and species of reptiles. Nearby attractions of Delo Kalimpong: The most popular nearby attraction is Lava. Located some 30 km from Kalimpong, Lava is popular for its closeness to Neora Valley National Park. Then there is Pedong, some 20 km from Kalimpong which is a beautiful tiny settlement amidst pine trees, Lolaygaon, (54 km from Kalimpong) which offers some spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and off course Darjeeling just 56 km from Kalimpong, is often called ‘Queen of Hills’ and is the most popular tourist destination in northeastern India. If you are seeking some offbeat destinations, then a trip to nearby Icchey Gaon, Ramdhura, Sangsey and Sillery Gaon should be in your itinerary. Most of these offbeat destinations offer homestays where you can savour great home cooked food, mingle with local culture and enjoy great views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. If you are moving towards Lava, then you can also cover Rishop, Kolakham and Charkol in your trip. Things to do in Deolo: If you are longing to de-stress then enjoy the gardens, the mesmeric views, hot coffee at the bungalow and take short treks and nature walks around Deolo. It is the best place to unwind yourself. If you are adventure lover, then you have opportunities to paragliding from Delo. How to reach Delo Kalimpong: Bagdogra airport, located close to Siliguri is the nearest airport and is some 79 km from Kalimpong. From the airport, you can take a taxi to reach Kalimpong. By rail, New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station is the nearest to Kalimpong and you can easily reach Delo by hiring a taxi from the station....
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Cherry Resort, Temi – 119 kms from Siliguri...

Cherry resort is a perfect sanctuary for the tourists intending to experience the delightful delicacies of Sikkim. Nestled on the slopes of the lush green carpet of Temi tea garden in South Sikkim, this intimate inn is undoubtedly the most admirable hotel setting in Sikkim. The postcard pretty views of the snow capped Mt. Kangchendzonga, the flouting clouds and mysterious mists and acres of emerald tea garden nestled by blooming Cherry Blossoms, creates an enchanting backdrop for this romantic escape. The Teesta River Gorge enhances the appeal of the entire setting. Located in one of the most impressive tea estates in Sikkim, Cherry Resort is an ideal retreat to recline in style. BOOKING DETAILS OF CHERRY RESORT For more photos of Cherry Resort click here About Cherry Resort: Picture perfect in true sense of term, Cherry resort is an idyllic stop for romancing with nature. The resort welcomes tourists with all its warmth all through the year. All the rooms of the resort are generously sized and admired with a deck offering the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. While resting on the deck, savor a steaming cup of tea, experiencing the summer monsoon. In a lazy afternoon, right from the verandah of this retreat, soothe your eyes with the flavor of green darkness all around. The golden sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha and the spreading light over the blooming Cherry Blossoms bring the heaven on earth every morning here. The incredible magnolia and rhododendron blooms in nearby forests also offer visual pleasure. The large deluxe rooms of the hotel are furnished with a lavish sitting area and decorated modern bathroom with shower and 24-hour hot water. The deluxe rooms also have access to the roof-top cafeteria. The dinner room offering splendid views of the tea plantation and blue mountains serve meal in an amiable ambience. The New Year celebration in the resort is a real excitement for all tourists. Facilities in Cherry Resort: The winning combination of superb facilities and unparallel hospitality is the essence of this resort. While in room, you can remain occupied with internet facilities offered by the hotel. Avail the international telephone call services to connect with your loved ones. The resort also offers some recreational activities like badminton, cycling, carom etc. You can also enjoy a nature walk around the tea gardens. The destination is perfect for exploring the life in a tea estate from dawn to dusk. You can also visit the Tea processing factory located nearby. The hotel also arranges for Doctor on Call. Moreover, it also offers pick up and drop facilities from Airport or railway. The conference and special events facilities offered by the hotel truly deserve a special mention. The resort has some incredible arrangements for hosting conferences, indoor meetings and grand weddings. The resort can accommodate up to 500 people for private parties. Outdoor-tented events can accommodate around 1000 guests. Eco Tourism in Cherry Resort: Cherry Resort is committed in upholding the Eco tourism or eco values. That expertise and care translates into an enduring experience for the tourists visiting the resort. The hotel prepares an array of delectable and healthy dishes from fresh organic food nurtured by the pure Himalayan water. You can savour some mouthwatering Sikkimese traditional bites and sips to North Indian dishes coupled with Asian and continental specialties. The room décor of the hotel are also admired with local hand crafted furnishings. Whether you are a honeymoon couple or in a family holiday or...
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Baiguney, South Sikkim – 97 kms from Siliguri...

Baiguney is a small beautiful location tucked in a remote corner of the Himalayas in Southern Sikkim in the banks of River Rangeet. This once unknown village is now the most exciting place to be in Sikkim. The reason is the luxurious Hotel Zuri, Baiguney.  The Retreat is a picturesque, 12 acre destination resort on the banks of the river Rangit, enveloped by lush green and panoramic views. The resort is centrally located with Pelling and Darjeeling just a two hour drive away from the property. The Retreat by Zuri, Baiguney offers 21 plushly appointed rooms with just the ambiance to unwind in amazing serenity. Most rooms have a balcony that opens out to the most breathtaking view of the hills beyond. BOOKING DETAILS OF BAIGUNEY Places to see in Baiguney: The Zuri Retreat Hotel, Rangeet River and the mountains all around will take you to a different world. The local attractions include Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Museum and St Joseph’s College. The scenic surrounding at The Retreat by Zuri offers a great ambiance all around. You have a lovely Swimming Pool and Pool Cafe at the retreat where you can laze the whole day. Click here for more photos of Baiguney Nearby Attractions of Baiguney: One of the main gateways of Sikkim – Jorethang is just 20 mins by car from Baiguney. The Akar Suspension Bridge and small and beautiful Sisne Mandir of Mahadev would satisfy any photographer’s soul. A few kilometres north lay the hot springs which are becoming an added tourist attraction. The natural Sisney Rock garden, the pristine banks of Rangeet along the vallage of Majhigaon and the nearby villages of Chakung and Chunbung with their majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha are few other nearby attractions of Baiguney. Regional points of interest also include Samdruptse and Raj Bhavan. Baiguney The offers plenty of options for our guests including Paragliding, River Rafting, River Camping, Mountain Camping, Jungle Hiking, Village Trekking, Short Trek (2 days), Tea Garden Excursion, Guided Bird Watching Excursion and Monastery Trails. Things to do in Baiguney: You can raft in the waters of Rangeet or arrange a picnic on the banks of Rangeet. You can also take long nature walks along Rangeet through local villages. When you feel like relaxing the whole day the spa at Zuri Retreat would be ready to pamper you. The Maya Spa is Zuri’s premium wellness brand. The facility features two individual treatment rooms and a twin- treatment room along with a gymnasium, Jacuzzi and sauna. The facility also boasts a wilderness treatment area overlooking the river inside a gazebo. The hotel also has a fabulous theme bars, a multi-cuisine outlet and lounge, The Jalapa – Pool Café and Zen, resort’s banquet hall. Paragliding from nearby destinations of Chakung and Chungbung are also possible. Added to the picture-perfect, serene settings, there are plenty of recreational activities to keep guests entertained. Entertainment is a short throw away at the amphitheater next to the Pool café. A walk path takes guests on a comfortable trek along the river. Guests can also visit the Organic Garden at the property. How to Reach Baiguney: From Siliguri, you have to reach Jorethang first and then Baiguney. The resort is centrally located with Pelling and Darjeeling just a two hour drive away from the property. Lodging and Dining Facilities at Baiguney: The Retreat by Zuri, Baiguney features just 21 rooms comprising of single, double rooms and suites with an average size of 250 square feet...
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Serrani Tea Bungalow, Lankapara – 130 kms from Siliguri...

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 region, Serrani Tea Estate is a perfect destination for savoring the forests, wildlife and the hills. A stay of few days at Serrani will let you discover all about the life in a tea estate from dawn to dusk. A visit to the nearby tea factory of the estate is also a lasting experience. For more photos of Serrani click here Nearby attractions around Serrani Tea Bungalow: The entry checkpost of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is just an hours drive from the Serrani Tea Bungalow. This rain forest sanctuary is enriched with lush vegetation and an exotic variety of wildlife. The view of the swift flowing Torsha River is breathtaking. The only way to explore the forest is by riding elephants or taking a jeep safari. Jaldapara comes second in boasting the maximum number of rhinos population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Close to the sanctuary, Totopara is another major spot of tourist interest, especially for the travelers who are inclined to ethnic tourism. It is an exclusive experience to observe the livelihood and the traditional culture of the Toto tribe – one of the rarest ethnic communities across the world. You can also visit the remnants of a thousand years ancient fort of Nal King, located deep inside the Chilapata Forest. The site is attached with remarkable historical importance. It was built in the 5th century during the Gupta Empire. Things to do in Serrani Tea Bungalow: Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary bordering the Serrani Estate, invites guests to enjoy the elephant safari to explore the forest and its Rhinos. Jeep safari is also available in morning and afternoon. The prime attraction of the sanctuary is the Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros. You can also savor the sight of herds of elephant and frisking deer all around. However, visitors are not allowed in the park between 15 June and 14 September. While staying at Serrani Tea Bungalow, you can enjoy a picnic on the banks of a river flowing between India and Bhutan. The sight of different birds and butterflies along the tea estate is also delightful. You can also enjoy a nature walk along the picturesque tea garden. There is a nicely maintained lawn outside the Serrani Tea Bungalow, where you can sit for hours savoring the surrounding natural beauty and toasting to the sun. Also, do not miss the spectacular sunsets. From Serrani Tea Bungalow you can visit the nearby “Bhutiya Haat” at Gomtu, Bhutan on specific days for attending the weekly flea market. While returning you can pay a visit to the age-old Kali Temple nestled in the forests on the Indo-Bhutan border. How to reach Serrani Tea Bungalow: Serrani Tea Bungalow is nestled at the heart of the Lankapara Tea Estate bordered by the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary on one side and the blue hills of Bhutan on the other. The site is located around 130 km from Siliguri and 140...
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Selim Hill Tea Bungalow, Kurseong – 35 kms from Siliguri...

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 Hill Tea Bungalow is much affordable. According to locals, the name of the estate is after Selim Saheb, who was an earlier planter at the place, while others believe that the name is after the stunning sailing hills bordering the estate. BOOKING DETAILS OF SELIM HILL Places to see in Selim Hill: The Selim Hill Tea Estate is a bio-dynamic tea garden divided into upper and lower segments across the slopes. You can savor the spectacular views of River Mahananda and Balasun River Valleys and on a clear morning catch a glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjungha over Kurseong town in the distance. You can roam around this beautiful lush tea estate all day accompanied by the distant hoots of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway passing through the Mahananda Forest. The shivering River Teesta meanders down in the valleys below and you stand witness to the mesmerizing sunsets and sunrises over the verdant valleys, hills and forests. For more photos of Selim Hill click here Nearby attractions of  Selim Hill: Within a walk of few minutes, there is the renowned Agony Point of 20th Mile Loop of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways locally called ‘Smritivan Park.’ You can also visit the nearby orphanage of Mother Teresa – ‘Santha Bhawan.’ The nearest railway station of Gayabari of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which is a world heritage site is also located nearby. The town of Kurseong is also nearby. Things to do in Selim Hill: The Selim Hill Tea Bungalow offers a number of activities within its boundaries. There is a badminton outdoor court, table tennis games room and library. The estate is also a good center for studying tea processing. Guests can also try for foot treks and pony treks within the boundary of the estate. You can also opt for several low altitude treks, nature walks and bird watching trips in nearby forests. Other options may include a guided tour of the tea estate with a visit to the nearby tea factory for watching tea processing, tea tasting and tea plucking. A Toy Train ride on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway or organizing an outdoor picnic lunch  with cultural shows in the evenings can also be on your cards. How to reach Selim Hill: Selim Hill is just 35 kilometers from Siliguri on the Darjeeling Hill Cart Road at an altitude of 4500 feet bordering the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in the Kurseong Division. You can hire a car from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri to reach Selim Hill. You can also board the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from New Jalpaiguri and get down at Gayabari Station. Selim Hill is just a walk from the Gayabari Station. Best time to visit Selim Hill: You can visit Selim Hill anytime of the year. The winters are addictive, the monsoons are lush and the summers are cool here. Lodging and dining facilities in Selim Hill:...
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Tiya Bon Resort, Dooars – 68 kms from Siliguri...

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 stations like Samsing, Suntaleykhola, Jhalong and Bindu. BOOKING DETAILS OF TIYA BON Places to see around Tiyabon: The Gorumara National Park is located near to Tiya Bon in the Dooars region, in the district of Jalpaiguri. In 1949, this small forest area was declared a wildlife sanctuary and in 1994, it was proclaimed a National Park.  The National Park spans an area of 79.99 square kilometers and houses a variety of flora and fauna. It is also famous for being the home to the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and the Indian Bison.   For more photos of Tiya Bon click here Nearby attractions of Tiyabon: The other famous forests that can be visited from Tiya Bon are Chapramari forest and Jaldapara Sanctuary. The Chapramari forest is situated near National Highway 31 and can be easily reached by crossing the river Teesta and following the route that leads to Dooars. The Jaldapara Sanctuary is also situated near National Highway 31 and is at a distance of 80 kilometers from Tiya Bon. The other forested areas located nearby are Khunia and Sakham. The birding site of Gajol Doba, which is famous for the annual visit of migratory birds is also located nearby. You can also visit a number of hill stations from Tiya Bon such as Jhalong, Samsing and Toto Para. The hamlet of Jhalong is situated at a distance of around 47 kilometers from Tiya Bon. The valley, Bindu is on the banks of Jaldhaka River and is encircled with the hills of India and Bhutan. Samsing is located at a distance of around 25 kilometers from Tiya Bon and the route offers the most picturesque landscape. The journey takes around 30minutes, by car. The small village of Toto Para is located on the banks of Torsha River, near Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhutan border. The place is famous for housing the slowly disappearing ‘Toto’ tribe. Besides this tribe, Dooars also houses several other tribes. Things to do at Tiyabon: You can opt for a variety of adventure activities such as rock-climbing, trekking, tree climbing and angling in nearby areas of Tiya Bon. You can also visit the nearby craft villages or tea gardens to see the tea production process or can opt for jungle safaris at the nearby forests. How to reach Tiyabon Resorts: Tiya Bon is located in Chalsa on NH31. You have to cross Mal tourist Lodge and reach Chalsa. Chalsa is a few kilometers from Malbazar on the way to Dooars from Siliguri. Tiya Bon is around 70 kms from Siliguri. Best time to visit Tiyabon Resorts: Though the resort can be visited throughout the year, it is better to avoid the rainy season if you want to visit the forests. Lodging and dining facilities at Tiya Bon: The Tiya Bon Resort provides excellent accommodation and dining facilities in wooden cottages to the tourists at very reasonable rates. There are...
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Yangtey, West Sikkim – 106 kms from Gangtok...

Yangtey is just 9 kms from Pelling and it offers excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha without the crowd and din of Pelling. You will have a wonderful experience while visiting the location at an altitude of 6000 feet, offering the spectacular view of the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. The various nearby destinations of Yangtey are Kangchendzonga waterfalls, Khecheopalri Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls, Rabdentse Ruins, Sewaro Rock Garden, Temi Tea Garden, Geyzing, Legship and Pemyangtse. Apart from the panoramic views of the Himalayas, Yangtey is also famed for its beautiful Tashigang Resort located amidst lush green gardens and lawns. BOOKING DETAILS OF YANGTEY Places to see in Yangtey: Savor the panoramic view of the splendid Mt Kanchenjangha and other snow covered Himalayan peaks from Yangtey. Yangtey offers wonderful view of snowcapped peaks like Rathong, Frey, Kabru Dom, Pandim, Narsing, Tinchikhang Siniolchu and Mt. Kanchenjungha. For more photos of Yangtey click here Nearby attractions of Yangtey: In the nearest town of Pelling, you will be truly amazed by viewing the earliest monastery of the region, the Pemayangtse Monastery, belonging to the Nyingmapa sect. The monastery offers visual pleasure by its impeccable sculptures and wall paintings. If you are visiting the monastery in January-February, you can witness a religious dance called ‘Cham’. Locate the Rabdantse Ruins, which is 10 minutes walk away from the Monastery. You will also find a forest area nearby, admired with some exotic orchids and few lakes. You can organize tours to visit some of the prominent locations around Yangtey. The Changey Waterfall, located at a distance of 19 km. from Yangtey is worth visiting.  You can also visit another spectacular waterfall, the Kangchendzonga waterfalls some 30 kms away. Make a trip to the site of Khecheopari Lake, highly acknowledged as one of the holy lakes in Sikkim. Surprisingly, there is not a single leaf on the lake surface, which is said to be cleared by birds. The other two major tourist attractions are the Rimbi Water Falls and Karchen Power House. You will truly enjoy your visit to the Sewaro Rock Garden, admired with flowers, fountains, spectacular gardens, ponds, swimming pool, cafeteria and well-maintained rocks. A fair called Maghe mela is also celebrated at the site. You can also visit the Sang Da Choeling Monastery near Pelling by taking a short 45 mis trk from Pelling. Things to do in Yangtey: The sights from the gardens of the resort during the sunrise will really take your breath away. You can clearly view the sun rising from behind the snow capped mountains shrouded in the morning mists. You can take a nature walk along the village roads of Yangtey. How to reach Yangtey: Yangtey is 106 kms from Siliguri and just 2 kms from Geyzing. You can hire cars from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri to reach Yangtey. If you are travelling from Gangtok, then you can take buses of shared cars upto Geyzing and then hire a car for anther two kms to reach Yangtey. Best time to visit Yangtey: Throughout the year but the best season to view the peaks is the winter. Lodging and dining facilities at Yangtey: Yangtey has only one resort that is Tashigang Resort. The sights of the rising sun from the resort and the changing colours of Mt. Kanchenjungha during sunrise is breathtaking. The Tashigang Resort is our Preferred Property, so you can avail discounts if you book it through us. You can clearly view...
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Zurrantee Teasort, Dooars – 96 kms from Siliguri...

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 the main attractions of this place. You can only admire the beauty of the place and rejuvenate your senses amidst its tranquil environment. For more photos of Zurrantee click here Nearby attractions: The Neora Valley Reserve Forest is at a distance of 45 minutes from Zurrantee and the Gorumara National Park is located at a distance of 35 minutes. You can also visit the famous tourist attraction of Suntaleykhola and Samsing located nearby or enjoy special trips to Lava, Loleygaon or Kalimpong. Things to do: You can take a nature walk through the tea gardens and enjoy the beautiful surroundings or can opt for fishing in the Zurrantee River. You can also arrange a picnic in nearby Samsing or Suntaleykhola or play Golf and tennis at the nearby Chalsa Club. How to reach: From Kolkata, you can either travel to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or to the New Mal Bazaar located on the Delhi-Guwahati route. From these stations, you can avail the option of cars in order to reach Zurrantee. The journey from New Jalpaiguri takes around 3 hours and from Siliguri, it takes around 2 hours. From Bagdogra airport it takes around 3.5 hours. Best time to visit: Zurrantee can be visited throughout the year but if you want to visit the forest, it is better to avoid the monsoon season. Lodging and dining facilities: The 119 year-old British Bungalow is the only accommodation option available in Zurrantee. This heritage bungalow was built in 1890 and is considered one of the most well-maintained and oldest bungalows of the region. The Zurrantee Heritage Bungalow is our Preferred Property, so you can avail discounts if you book it through us. Recently, the bungalow was changed into a luxury heritage resort to offer all kinds of modern amenities to the tourists. This heritage tea bungalow has 3 sprawling bedrooms with attached bath with all modern amenities and one Master Suite. The bungalow is also equipped with 24 hrs centralized generator back up.  The dining and the drawing room with a fireplace are common. ‘Piano Room’, the entertainment zone of the resort, has the facility of cards and pool tables. If you are interested, tune in to old classics on vintage gramophone and cherish the romance of the colonial days. The facilities at the bungalow are: – Laundry – Doctor on Call – Variety of indoor games (pool, chess & cards and more ) – Evening snacks at the Gazebo overlooking the Dooars plains – Free car parking – Picnic at Samsing / Suntaleykhola (chargeable extra) – Pick-up and drop from railway station/airport (chargeable extra) – Golf & tennis at Chalsa Planters’ Club (chargeable extra) The bungalow and its surroundings are attractions by themselves. It has all the elements to keep you wondering and wandering around. Photographs by Sanjoy Majumder. BOOKING DETAILS OF...
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Beloon Eco Village, Bardhaman-175 kms from Kolkata...

Want to spend a relaxing, peaceful holiday away from the humdrum of city life? Have only a weekend to spare out of your busy schedule? Don’t worry! It will only take a weekend to rediscover the rural life of Beloon Eco Village and rejuvenate your senses with a stroll beside the Shibai River, rafting in a nearby lake, watching dolphins in Kalyanpur Ghat, plucking fresh vegetables from the farm and bird watching. Beloon Eco Village is located in Bardhaman District just 175 kms from Kolkata. You would be staying in a traditional mud house, where you can enjoy mouth-watering Bengali meals of freshly picked vegetables and freshly caught fishes. You can also volunteer in conserving the local wildlife and rehabilitating them in nearby forests. BOOKING DETAILS OF BELOON ECO VILLAGE Places to see in Beloon Eco Village: While in Beloon Eco Village, you can take a walk on the lush grasslands, alongside River Shibai and watch migratory and local birds frolicking the whole day. You can take a bullock cart ride to roam around the entire village and pluck some garden fresh vegetables and fruits from the farm and enjoy them. But the best thing to do in Beloon Eco Village is to sit idle and watch the boats crossing the Shibai River, the green lush paddy fields swaying like waves with the wind and the endless white ocean of Kash Phool welcoming hope and prosperity of the future. For more photos of Beloon click here Nearby attractions of Beloon Eco Village: Beloon Eco Village is very near to Choto Pukur, which is a wetland, where animals and migratory birds like White-throated Kingfisher, Bramhiny Duck, Ruddy Shelduck and Wooly-necked stork frequent in thousands every year. Just 15 km from Beloon Eco Village is Attahas which is famous for being one of the “Satipith” pilgrimages of Hindus. Attahas also has a flourishing population of Fruit Bats and Open – Billed Storks, which birdwatchers would love to spot. A little far from Beloon Eco Village is Kalyanpur Ghat, where you can still spot the endangered species of Gangetic dolphins frisking on the water. Nayachar, some 20 km from Beloon Eco Village, is an island on the River Ganges, where many wildlife species and migratory birds inhabit. There is a village named Musharu, which is popular for being the home of the venomous cobras, who are worshipped here as deities. Hence this village is also called Snake Village. While returning, you can also visit the nearby major town of Kalna, which is famous for its 108 groups of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Things to do in Beloon Eco Village: You can catch fish from the nearby lake and ask your host to cook it while you enjoy rafting in Choto Pukur. In winters, you can enjoy fresh Date Palm juice (Khejur Rosh) in the early mornings and during your stay if someone in nearby village spots a honey comb then you may get the privilege to enjoy some fresh honey too. You can also get engaged in activities like rescuing wild animals and releasing them, studying the behavior of the wildlife and boating on River Shibai. Camping is another popular activity done in this place. You can also volunteer in social activities like teaching, re-vegetation and health checkups. If you visit during the festivals of Bolan Gaan and Jhapan, you can see the local people enthusiastically participating in these festivals. How to reach Beloon Eco Village: You can reach Beloon Eco...
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The Bliss Resorts, Biksthang – 119 kms from Gangtok...

The village of Biksthang, also known as Chuchen or Mangalbaray is located 119 kms from Gangtok in West Sikkim. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes bordered with lofty mountains, Biksthang offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The Bliss Resort of Biksthang with its lush lawns, cozy rooms and excellent hospitality offers the best accommodation at Biksthang. BOOKING DETAILS OF BLISS RESORT Location: The Bliss Resorts is located between Legship and Jorthang at about 124 kilometers from Bagdogra airport and 120 kilometers from New Jalapaiguri Railway station. The Bliss Resorts is very near to Pelling. You can see the beautiful and the panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the resort. For more photos of Bliss Resort click here Rooms of the Bliss Resorts: There are two luxury cottages for the guests who needs privacy. Each cottage has a room with attached bathroom, balcony and a garden. Other than these there are two super deluxe rooms and four deluxe rooms. Facilities at Bliss Resorts: The rooms have Colour television, hot and cold running water as room amenities. Transportation to all the destinations will be provided by the Resort if informed earlier. If you are travelling by road on your own, your driver will be provided accommodation free of cost at the Staff Quarters. Dining at Bliss Resorts: Dining facilities are available and the food served is from the local cuisine to Chinese, Indian and continental. Things to do around Bliss Resorts: There are indoor games room, boating/ rafting facilities at NHPC Dam which is located at about half an hour drive from the resort, village tours in the vicinity of the resort etc. You can also enjoy Horse back Riding to the Lhentse monastery and Rahu Ney (Caves). BOOKING DETAILS OF BLISS...
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Biksthang, West Sikkim – 119 kms from Gangtok...

The small pristine hamlet of Biksthang, also known as Chuchen and Mangalbaray is located 119 kms from Gangtok in West Sikkim. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes bordered with lofty mountains, Biksthang offers a breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Tourist footfall has been limited in this tranquil destination of Sikkim but off late, Biksthang, is experiencing a rise in tourist footfalls. BOOKING DETAILS OF BIKSTHANG Places to see in Biksthang: The destination is primarily popular among the tourists for offering the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place is located close to Pelling and the tourists can visit the regular sightseeing options of Pelling from Biksthang. Apart from offering majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, Pelling has a number of monasteries like Dubdi Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangste Monastery. The spectacular sight of the Khecheopalri Lake is also admirable. Biksthang is also near to the splendid Khangchendzonga Falls and the Shinshore Bridge and Temi Tea Garden. For more images of Biksthang click here Nearby attractions of Biksthang: Two major sightseeing locations around Biksthang are Pelling and Rinchenpong. Rinchenpong is one of the latest additions in the list of nearby attractions around Sikkim. While making tour to Rinchenpong, a visit to the Poison Pokhri or Poison Lake is a “must” for all travelers. Just opposite to the pond, you will find a stony staircase leading towards the forest trail that will lead you to Rinchenpong Monastery, built in 1717. The monastery houses an idol of Ati Buddha in the position of Yub-Yum. Some other notable nearby attractions are Lhentse monastery, Rahu Ney (Caves) and Phursachu (Hot Spring). Things to do in Biksthang: The surrounding area of Rahu Ney caves and Lhentse monastery is ideal for horse riding. You can also enjoy some boating and river rafting at the nearby dam. Village tours are also organized by the resort at Biksthang around the amazing surrounding of West Sikkim. How to reach Biksthang: Biksthang nestled between Jorethang and Legship, is located at a distance of 124 km from Bagdogra airport and 120 km from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Arrangements can be made on prior request by the resorts at Biksthang to provide pick up service from New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra.  Biksthang is also well connected by motorable roads. You can drive from Siliguri through Teesta to reach Melli. Then take a turn towards Jorethang and instead of turning toward Darjeeling, drive further to reach this beautiful destination in West Sikkim. You can also reach the destination via Gangtok, located at a distance of 119 km. Best time to visit Biksthang: You can visit Biksthang any time of the year. However, to savor the best views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, the ideal time of visiting the place is from October to February.   Lodging and dining facilities in Biksthang: The Bliss Resort of Biksthang has  luxury cottages and lush lawns all around with excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The Bliss Resort is our Preferred Property, so you can get heavy discounts if you book it through us. (Click here to know more about our other Preferred Properties and how to get the discounts on them). Each cottage is furnished with a room, an attached bathroom, balcony and a garden. Beside this, there are also few deluxe rooms and super deluxe rooms. The rooms are admired with color televisions and facilitated with hot and cold running water. The resort also has an indoor games room. Arrangements for transportation services are also made by the...
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The Bamboo Retreat, Sajong – Rumtek – 24 kms from Gangtok...

Surrounded by acres of terraced paddy fields, lush bamboo groves and sub-tropical forest the only boutique hotel of Gangtok – Bamboo Retreat is located only a 30 min. drive out from the din of Gangtok in Sajong village. Enjoy the peaceful energy of the ground, the enchanting panoramic view of the Nathula-Himalayan range across the valley and the unique blend of Swiss-Sikkimese cuisine and hospitality. Established by Swiss Helen Kämpf and her Sikkimese Team the Bamboo Retreat endeavors to bridge the cultures of the east and west by offering the best of and to each world. BOOKING DETAILS OF BAMBOO RETREAT Helen has integrated the comforts of western modernity and design with the cultural heritage of the Himalayas and the Northeast. At The Bamboo Retreat intercultural learning is an ongoing process – customer satisfaction, aesthetics, hygiene, ecological and social soundness here are a high priority. Carefully laid out according to the principles of Feng Shui the retreat has its own gardens and 12 individually decorated rooms following the themes of the elements – Water, earth, wood, fire and metal. From the secluded comfort of your own private balcony, you can enjoy the panoramic vista of the city of Gangtok with the Himalayas towering in the background. In the evenings you can relax with a cup of tea and a good book while the chirping of the birds and the tick ticking of the insects from the forest all around will be the only sounds you’ll hear. For more images of Bamboo Retreat click here The dining Hall offers local Sikkimese as well as Indian, Chinese and even Italian cuisine. You can meditate in the traditional prayer hall, take guided village and monastic walks, interact with the villagers or relax in a refreshing herbal bath made from homegrown fresh herbs. Location: The Bamboo retreat is located village of Sajong in East Sikkim, just 24 kms from Gangtok amidst spectacular views of Sikkim’s green rolling hills and the snow-capped Eastern Himalayas. With the Rumtek Monastery nearby, Sajong village is a tranquil sanctuary that can offer you the ultimate seclusion. Rooms: Each room at Bamboo Retreat has its own individual character and is decorated in various colour-themes according to the elements as taught in Feng Shui. Most come with balconies providing stunning, panoramic views of Nathula and the Eastern Sikkim- Himalayas towering behind the city of Gangtok. Our apartment Emerald is spacious and ideally suited for honeymooners, families or guests preferring spaciousness, privacy and quietness. Please note that the Bamboo Retreat is non-smoking inside. However, guests can smoke in the garden or on their balconies. We do not provide televisions in the rooms as we believe that the essence of your purpose of visiting is lost if you stay spending your time watching TV. We do however have a common room with a television. Facilities: Some of the facilities this boutique resort offers its guests are: – Traditional Sikkimese Meditation-hall: Introduction on Meditation &/or Buddhism by local monk-instructor available upon prior notice – Herbal Baths- & Massage Therapy-Room: Ayurvedic massage available upon prior notice – TV-Room with Tata Sky, DVD & Video: Our selection of DVD’s and Videos include themes on Sikkim, the Himalayas, Buddhism and Traditional Healing – Panorama Restaurant with Pizza-oven and Bar: With ethnic, Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine freshly prepared with seasonal vegetables and herbs. – Organic Herb- & Vegetable-Garden with a focus on indigenous varieties – Flower-Garden & lawn with swing, outdoor tables & chairs – Badminton...
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Tooruk, South Sikkim – 95 kms from Siliguri...

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 estate built amidst acres of exotic varieties of flora and fauna. You will be amazed by the hospitality of the landlords of the Tooruk Estate. Another attraction is the razor edge cliff of Taraiy Bheer from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Rangeet and Teesta rivers flowing 4000 feet below, distant Darjeeling and beautiful Kalimpong perched on the saddle between Durpin and Delo hills. There are view points along the Taraiy Bheer cliff built for the tourists to enjoy mesmerizing sunsets. Nearby attractions around Tooruk: Arrangements can be made from Tooruk for some enjoyable trips to the nearby tourist spots in Sikkim like Namchi, which is famous for the 135 feet high statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Samdruptse Monastery. Things to do in Tooruk: Bird watching is one of the major activities of the visitors at Tooruk Estate. You can savor the sight of some exotic variety of birds like Oriental White Eye, Red Vented Bulbul, Owl and many more. If you have an appetite for adventure, then go for a White Water Rafting trip down the Teesta River. You will thoroughly enjoy the roller coaster ride along the roaring Teesta River. The place is also ideal for short trek along the back hill slope, to Rani Ban, dotted with emerald green vegetation and medicinal herbs.  The humming of the bees along with the twittering of the birds coupled with the exotic aroma of the wild flowers creates a mystical environment in Tooruk. Take a stroll through the village path and savor a glimpse of the simple life style of the local people. However, if you are not much an outdoor person, just relax on the lawn of the Tooruk Estate and watch the performance of the village folks to the rustic music in the evening. How to reach Tooruk: Drive for 30 minutes from Malli Bazaar to reach Tooruk. Malli Bazaar is two and a half hours drive from Siliguri. Best time to visit Tooruk: You can make a trip to Tooruk any time of the year. Lodging and dining facilities in Tooruk: Tooruk is a private estate spanning 9 acres and the heritage home is the only accommodation here. There are separate cottages having accommodation for a total of 12 people. There are no telephones or television in the cottages and who needs them in such a tranquil paradise. However, for all those who simply cannot separate themselves from civilization, there is a Common lounge area in the main house where you can avail a Television. Delicious homemade dishes, prepared from organically grown fresh vegetables and fruits are also served to the guests. Eggs and chicken also constitute a part of the menu. BOOKING DEATILS OF TOORUK...
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Kalipur Eco Village, Dooars – 77 kms from Siliguri...

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 treasure the sight of one horned Indian Rhinos. However, travelling inside this National Park is not an easy task, as the forest features no roads. So you need to ride an elephant to explore the forest. BOOKING DETAILS OF KALIPUR Places to see in Kalipur: Tourists are truly attracted to the Medhla watchtower, from where they can catch the sight of wildlife. The watchtower is built adjacent to the Murti River. From the watchtower, you can also see herds of elephants crossing the river. You can also get a clear view of Mt. Kanchenjungha on a clear day from the watchtower. Visit the tea gardens and also try to arrange for a trip to one of the tea factory in the region. For more photos of Kalipur click here There is an abundance of wildlife in this National Park. So you can easily spot Gaurs, Barking Deers, Rhinos and Elephants near your bungalow. Leopards are also seen in the nearby tea gardens. The place is also ideal for the avid bird watchers for you can view a number of birds including, peacocks, serpent eagles, rufous treepies, bulbuls, drongos, black Ibis, greater pied hornbills and red jungle fowl in the Kalipur forest. The dance of the local tribal performed in the evening is also quite appreciable. Nearby attractions around Kalipur: You can make tours to Siliguri or Jalpaiguri from the location. Things to do in Kalipur: The elephant safari in the Gorumara Forest is a great entertainment for the tourists visiting the destination. You can also enjoy feeding the elephants and the local tribal programs in the evenings. How to reach Kalipur: It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Kalipur from Siliguri located in West Bengal. Tourists can also hire a car from the New Jalpaiguri Station. First drive to the Lataguri town and then look for a signboard with Kalipur written on it on the right side of the road. Kalipur is located on the opposite direction of the signboard. Drive for around 500 meters from that point and take the road on the left leading straight to Kalipur. The nearest railhead of Kalipur is located at New Jalpaiguri, which lies near to the Siliguri town. Moreover, most trains running to Guwahati, halt at New Jalpaiguri station. The Bagdogra airport located near Siliguri is the nearest airport of Kalipur. Hired cars are available at the airport carrying tourists to Kalipur. Best time to visit Kalipur: The ideal time of visiting Kalipur starts from the mid of October and extends up to the mid of March. The park remains closed during the rainy season (15th June – 15th September) and reopens around the mid of September. However, if you are travelling in October, you may experience occasional showers. Lodging and dining facilities in Kalipur: Decent accommodation facilities are offered by the four Forest Department bungalows, built inside the national park. All the four...
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Rasikbill, Cooch Behar – 468 kms from Kolkata...

Rashikbill or Rasikbill is a huge lake located in the town of Tufangang in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. It is a very popular bird watching spot famous for local and migratory birds. It falls on the way to Kamakshyaguri from Alipurduar by train. Rasikbeel is 74 kilometers from Alipurduar by high road. Rashikbill boasts about a jumble of wild flora and fauna. Located around a large lake spreading over 175 hectares area, Rashikbill Lake is surrounded by three dark and dense forests – Nagurhaat, Atasmochar and Bochamari. They are separated by Batikata a small canal. It is a heavenly haven of eco-tourism in the wilderness with breathtaking beauty of its picture-postcard scenery. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO RASHIKBILL        Places to see at Rashikbill: The Lake located in the middle of the forest is a beauty spot in the body of Rashikbeel. The lake features sweet water fishes in abundance. The Kutiputti and the Borali that are two popular varieties of fish in North Bengal are found in this lake. Large Aquarium, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Dear Park are attractions in the heart of Rasikbeel. The Deer Park with above fifty deer is a suitable place to roam or relax. The park with movement of deer and the fluttering of birds on the bank of the lake is nice spot to make much of your leisure. There are also a python house, a leopard house and a Tortoise house to visit. Apart from all these Rasikbil is famous for bird watching activities. Numerous local and migratory birds make their nests at Rashikbeel during different times of the year. Nearby attractions of Rashikbill: Nearby attractions of Rashikbeel are no less attractive than attractions of Rashibeek itself. The Baneshwar temple and the Madan Mohan temple in the town of Cooch Behar are recommended for history lovers to visit. The Royal Palace is the focus of attraction with tourists to Rashikbeel. Tourists whose cup of tea is adventure love to explore the dark and deep forests full of wild animals and birds. The forests teem with trees such as kadam, minjuri and sishu. Things to do in Rashikbill: Bird watching and boating in Rashikbil is the most popular activity. Boating in the lake is a fetching attraction of Rashibill. Being in a boat on water amidst greenery of nature is an ethereal experience that takes you away from the cares and worries of earthly life. The forests around the lake are hub of beautiful and colorful birds that are rare to be found in other parts of North Bengal. You will see here rare birds such as storks, ibises, cormorants and spoonbills and common birds such as parrots and kingfishers. Rashikbeel is a plethora of water birds such as Common Teal, Shoveler, Pintail, Lesser Whistling Teal, Red Crested Pochard, Northern Lapwing, Little Cormorant, Gadwall, Pied Kingfisher, Large Cormorant, Small Blue Kingfisher and Wingeon Duck. How to reach Rashikbill: You can easily reach Rasikbill from the town of Tufangang. It will take you only one and a half hour to reach the place by car. The New Cooch Behar Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Rasikbeel. It is only 35 kilometers from the station. Car service to the place is available from the station. Best time to visit Rashikbill: The best time to visit Rashikbill is from March to June and from September to December as during these times the place is in good favor of weather. If you are fond of birdwatching...