Chisang – A hamlet near Todey -Tangta valley

Chisang – A hamlet near Todey -Tangta valley

Reading Time: 3 minutesChisang – A hamlet near Todey -Tangta valley Chisang, a small village located in the Kalimpong district of West-Bengal India. The real essence of Chisang lies in its rich history, unique culture and the original natural beauty. Peaceful village life style and adventure also draw attention of the travelers. Chisang is popular for The World Famous Organic Cardamom production & also known for medicinal plants. Picturesque village is nested in a blissful place of peace and tranquility barely 4 kilometres from Bhutan & is home to many rare & endangered animals, birds & plants.   How to reach: The nearest railway station of Chisang is New Mal Junction. Share vehicles are available form Siliguri, Kalimpong, Malbazar, Chalsa. Timing of share vehicles : Siliguri – 1pm Kalimpong – 1pm Malbazar & Chalsa 10:30 – 3pm Reserved car from Malbazar will cost 2500/- Nearby attractions: One may visit nearby places like Dawai Khola, Tangta Monastery, Todey Bazar, Tangta River , Bindu, Dalgaon, Jhalong, Paren. Activities at Chisang: You can enjoy a lot of activities including Trekking, River walking, Bonfire, bar-b-cue, fishing, picnic beside the Dawai Khola river, trekking in the cardamom fields or simply spent your time leisurely loitering around. The arrangements like BBQ, bonfire etc. may require a nominal extra charge. You can also look out for local Products, fine arts collection in certain places. Where to Stay: There is a beautiful home stay named as The Wildwoods Retreat. From the roof of the home stay the view of nearby Bhutan peaks is picturesque and scenic. They have 5 rooms altogether. Tariff : Rs 1200/- on triple...
Turzum – A heaven inside tea garden

Turzum – A heaven inside tea garden

Reading Time: 3 minutesTurzum – A heaven inside tea garden Turzum is a heaven situated on the top of a hill surrounded by tea gardens. This place is on the midway to Mirik and Darjeeling. Lepchajagat and Sukhiapokhri is very near to this place. The view of surrounding tea gardens are really scenic and picturesque. If you are looking for a clam and romantic gateway then Turzum should be in your list. From the top you will get the view of near by Nepal hills as well as Mirik and Darjeeling hills.   How to reach : Turzum is only 34km away from Mirik, 9km away from Sukhiapokhri and 26km away from Darjeeling. One may reach either Mirik, Sukhiapokhri or Darjeeling and from there one have to take car for Turzum. http://tourplannerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/VID_20190602_100536.mp4 What to do: Turzum is surrounded by beautiful tea gardens and hills. One can walk through tea gardens. May visit nearby Siva Temple, gopal dhara tea estate, rangbhang khola, Tabakoshi. The best way to enjoy Turzum is to seat beside tea garden and enjoy the view with a cup of hot tea. Best time to visit : Turzum can be visit in any season. The road towards Turzum remain open through out the year. We preferably suggest you to visit in rainy season and winter. At the time of rain the place become so vibrant and romantic. Nearby places: If you are planning to visit Turzum then club it with Tabakoshi. Turzum is only 8-10km from Tabakoshi. Read more about Tabakoshi here. You may visit Sukhiapokhri, Jorpokhri, Lepchajagat as well as Darjeeling and Mirik from here. Where...
Parkha – A new offbeat destination in East Sikkim

Parkha – A new offbeat destination in East Sikkim

Reading Time: 4 minutes Parkha – A new offbeat destination in East Sikkim Parkha is a small eco village lies in the eastern part of Sikkim (India)(Sikkim is India’s First Organic State).It is situated at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level. It is 150 km from NJP Railway Station and 170km away from Bagdogra Airport at Siliguri (WB). It takes 4 hr drive from Siliguri to reach Parkha. (one and half hour drive from Gangtok). On the way one can visit Saramsa Garden (also called as Epica Garden) highly decorated with natural flowers at Ranipool, and many other small falls as well. The name of the village PARKHA is Tibetan word (Parkha is a word used in Tibetan astrology,it is eight trigrims of Tibetan astrology )and in olden days the old silk route was also done from here with Tibet. Parkha village is (approx 60km) below Changu Lake and it is surrounded by green forest, small hills, rivers and streams as well. What to do at Parkha : One can experience the nature walk in and around village through forest trails , Parkha view point where entire village is seen from the top, Machong Monastry one of the oldest Monastery in Sikkim,Parkha Gurung Gumpa, Makhim At Rekyap, Barapathing Zheel and also experience the River walk , Buddha falls at rolep and do River bathing, swimming ,Ratey khola cave and many more. For the bird lovers one can experience the Himalayan bird which are found abundantly in the village and little above in the forest as well. Parkha sightseeing: One may visit Machong Monastery, the oldest monastery in...
Home Stay In India

Home Stay In India

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere is a list of Home Stays In India.   DestinationStateName of Home StayContact PersonContact NumberRemarks DarjeelingWest BengalVantage PointYuraj Pradhan9563290750 62973724651.5KM away from Mal. Good view of Darjeeling town. View of Kanchenjungha from room. Taba KoshiWest BengalTea Village HomestayBijoy Subba9434131737 9083111566 http://www.teavillagehomestay.inThey have three rooms. Superb Hospitality. Inside village and close to tea gardens. DawaipaniWest BengalBloomdale Community HomestayPravat Rai7001559588Community Homestay LamahattaWest BengalKanchanview HomestayRajkumar Chetri9734932403 9641807304 Tariff Approx 1000 for double bed rooms LamahattaWest BengalDruk HomestayMr. Dukpa9933020391Tariff Approx 1200-1500 Food 500 per head ChatakpurWest BengalAkriti home stay 070296 26697 ChatakpurWest BengalUpper hill homestayPema Sherpa09609717651 ChatakpurWest BengalNarbu Homestay096097 22353 ChatakpurWest BengalChatakpur Home Stay9434672552 Kettle ValleyWest Bengal Dilaram Home StayJeetu Giri9002399353Chowki Dara, P. O. Tung, Dilaram, Kurseong, Darjeeling - 734224, West Bengal, Kettle ValleyWest BengalKettle Valley Home Stay8609456707 7908870687 ChimenyWest BengalHimalayan Home StaySuraj Chhetri9933583130 9933982525Near Kurseong ChimenyWest BengalRai Home StayAmal Rai9547991991Near Kurseong School DaraWest BengalRodhi Ghar Eco Retreat+91 9832630330 +91 7679344724 9832913617Lower Mirik Basty, School Dara, P.O Mirik-734214, District- Darjeeling. School DaraWest BengalRangbhang HomestayAswini Tamang9932224074 9832913617Lower Mirik Busty, Dist: Darjeeling. (3Km) downill from Mirik Bazar. School DaraWest BengalHornbill Nest Home Stay9800177852 Pahila GaonWest BengalKancha Gurung's Guest HouseAswini Tamang9932224074Pahila Gaon , Mirik Busty (15 mins downhill ride from Mirik Bazar) BagoraWest BengalDiki's homestayDiki815723177Diki's homestay bagora 1000 /- per head per night PokhriabongWest BengalDilpali Homestay cum FarmhouseDipali081457 48899Dilpali Homestay cum Farmhouse is situated at Turzum Tea Garden, Pokhriabong, Darjeeling, West Bengal which is connected by motorable road. LepchajagatWest BengalPakhrin Homestay961 4 270 044Read Lepchajagat Travel guide Here LepchajagatWest BengalGreen Valley Homestay9836265557 9836120227 098328 34365Read Lepchajagat Travel guide Here LepchajagatWest BengalSnow View Home stay7278803993 79806 81264 http://www.snowviewhomestay.inRead Lepchajagat Travel guide Here LepchajagatWest...
Nok Dara – A beautiful village of North Bengal

Nok Dara – A beautiful village of North Bengal

Reading Time: 4 minutes লাইফ IS বিউটিফুল @ নকদারা – পাপড়ি গোস্বামীর কলমে ****************************** ছবির মতো ছোট্ট পাহাড়ি গ্রাম নকদারা। শহুরে আমেজ থেকে সন্তর্পণে নিজেকে লুকিয়ে রেখেছে এখনো। এমন গ্রামে ঢুকে পড়েছি যখন, অভ্যর্থনাও যে অন্যরকম হবে এতো বলাই বাহুল্য। গাড়ির শব্দেই ঝরনাধারার মতো কলবল করতে করতে এগিয়ে এলো দুষ্টুমির শিরোমনিগুলো। প্রাইমারী স্কুলের মাঠের সামনে অনাবিল শৈশব। কেউ ভেংচিকেটে, কেউবা স্মাইলি দেখিয়ে, কেউবা উলটো হয়ে দাঁড়িয়ে সাদর আমন্ত্রণ জানালো ওদের জগতে। মেয়ে এগিয়ে গেলো ভাব জমাতে, আমরা পা বাড়ালাম আমাদের অস্থায়ী আস্তানার দিকে। পা বাড়ালাম বললেই কিই আর পা চলে, শহুরে চোখ ঠোক্কর খায় বারেবার। চোখ বলছে এসেছ ফুলেদের জলসাঘরে, মন বলছে এসেছি নিজের সাথে দেখা করতে।দুদিনের আস্তানা যে কাঠবাড়ি তার ফুলেল বাগান নিয়ে যেন এক রূপকথা।কাছের দুরের আদুরে পাহাড়গুলো আগলে রেখেছে সবটুকু। প্রেয়ার ফ্ল্যাগের আড়াল থেকে মায়াজাল বোনে দিনমণি। পাখিদের কন্সার্টে কথা যায় হারিয়ে। আজন্ম লালিত সংস্কার ছেড়ে বারবার ছুটে যাচ্ছি অন্দরমহলে,অঞ্জু ববিতার কাছে, ওদের রান্নাঘরে হানা দিতে, গল্প করে জানতে চাইছি ওদের মনের অতল, ভাব জমিয়ে চাইছি ওদের মতো হতে,অন্তত এই দুটো দিনের জন্যে। এতো সারল্য, এতো আন্তরিকতা, এমন ভালোবাসার ক্ষমতা দেখে লজ্জায় পড়তে হয়। মানুষ হিসাবে ওদের পাশে নিজেকে দেখলে কেমন অস্বস্তি হয়,শুধু মনে হয় কিই যেন নেই।শুধু এই মিসিং লিনক খুঁজতেই একবার নকদারা যাওয়া যায়।     পাহাড়ি পথে সন্ধ্যে এলো ঝুপ করে। পাইনবনের পাতার ফাঁকেফাঁকে লুকোচুরি খেলতে খেলতে। দুরের হাইস্কুল থেকে বাচ্চারা ফিরছে দল বেঁধে , হাতে বই, মাথার দুপাশে ফিঁতেয় মোড়া বিনুনি, মুখে হাসি, উচ্ছ্বসিত আশপাশ,ঝরনাও লজ্জা পাবে ওদের দেখলে। কচিকাঁচাগুলো সাইকেলের ক্যারামতিতে ব্যাস্ত। মায়েরা চটপট ঘরকন্নায়।বাবাগুলো ফিরছে পিঠে ভারি বোঝা। মাঝে বেমানান আমরা তিনজন, বোকা হাসি মুখে পাড়া বেড়াচ্ছি।অন্ধকার আরো গভীর হতে টাইসন এলো, আমাদের নিতে, ঝুঁটি বাধা সুন্দরী লাসা। ঢাকা দেওয়া...