Located within a pine forest, this heritage wood bungalow in Bees Gaon is a hidden treasure just 28 kms from Darjeeling. A walk from the bungalow would take you to a nursery, tea gardens and some more British heritage bungalows. The sparkling weather at 5000 feet and the wilderness of the surrounding pine forest makes the stay in Bees Gaon bungalow a lifetime experience. Being near to Darjeeling, Bees Gaon is also a choice for tourists who want to escape the chaos of Darjeeling yet enjoy the sightseeing options in day trips like Ghoom, Batasia, Teesta Valley, Lamahatta, Takdah and the numerous tea gardens like Gielle and Runglee Rungliot.
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Places to see in Bees Gaon: Bees Gaon falls on the outskirts of the British Cantonment area of Takdah. You can take a walk to the nearby nurseries and visit some of the British Heritage Bungalows here. The pine forest surrounding Bees Gaon is one its major attractions. A short drive can take you to the newly-discovered park area of Lamahatta and the forest village of Tinchuley. You can also stroll in the tea gardens and visit the local monastery, church and Tibetan Medicine School. A morning trip to Teesta Valley View point to enjoy the longest view of Teesta River with the mighty Mt. Kanchnjungha looming over it can also be very rewarding.
Nearby attractions of Bees Gaon: Main town Darjeeling is just 28 kilometers from Bees Gaon, so a day trip to Darjeeling can be on your itinerary too. A stroll in Darjeeling’s Mall, a visit to Keventer’s and Glenary’s, the toy train ride, Ghoom Monastery, Batasia loop, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoo – everything can be enjoyed in day trips from Bees Gaon. You can also visit Peshoke Tea Gardens just 15 kms away or enjoy a days at the orange orchards of Bara Mangwa and Chota Mangwa around 13 kms away.
Things to do in Bees Gaon: If you are into bird watching and nature photography, then Bees Gaon will not disappoint you. You can trek through the forests of Beesgaon crossing some makeshift bamboo bridges to discover some rare species of butterflies and birds. If you are planning to do nothing and just sit-back and enjoy nature, then take your favourite novel with you to read while basking on the bungalow’s lawn and sipping to fine Darjeeling tea. You can also visit the local Haat (weekly market) and the local nursery to buy some orchids and local handicrafts. However, do not forget to rise early at Bees Gaon – the sunrise is spectacular from the bungalow!
How to reach Bees Gaon: You can get shared cars from Darjeeling as well as Ghoom to Beesgaon. If you want “pick-up” services can also be arranged from NJP, Siliguri or Bagdogra.
Best time to visit Bees Gaon: You can visit Bees Gaon anytime of the year. The winters are known for their sparkling weather and spectacular sunrise while the monsoons are favourite with tourists who love to see lush forests and tea gardens covered in mists and clouds.
Lodging and dining facilities at Bees Gaon: The heritage wood bungalow in Beesgaon has just completed its 100th birthday. Recently, it has been renovated with some modern facilities like hot water geysers, attached western bathrooms, cushy beds and a lounge area with a Television for the guests. Presently, the bungalow has two triple bedrooms to offer its guests and can comfortably accommodate six to eight guests. One newly built cottage with 2 bedrooms is also available and located just beside the bungalow. The food is essentially home-cooked Indian cuisine served in a separate dining hall but some guests surely prefer their breakfast to be served on the manicured lawn of the bungalow.