Is Temi, the only tea garden of Sikkim, your next weekend destination?

Is Temi, the only tea garden of Sikkim, your next weekend destination?

After a lot of hustle bustle throughout the weekdays, we want to spend our weekends in a place where nobody will disturb you, can enjoy the nature by sitting at the veranda of a resort, do not have to run for too many places to visit. Well there is an ideal place for you. Temi Tea Garden Temi Tea Garden, the only tea garden in Sikkim state. It is also considered as one of the best tea garden in India for both the quality of tea produced in this estate and for natural beauty. Though I have visited this place during my Ravangla-Pelling trip, but have collected enough information by which one can plan their weekend trip also. Tea shop at the entry of Temi Tea Garden About Temi Tea Garden : The tea estate was established in 1969 and spreads across 440 acre of land. Prior to that there used to be a Sherpa village here as well as plant nurseries of Forest Department, and missionary buildings. The tea garden stretches out all over a mild hill slope that begins from the Tendong Hill and creates the scope of a majestic view of the nearby terraced slopes and villages. The approach road and surroundings are filled with pine and prune trees and there are numerous walking trails all around. Temi is not only rich for its natural beauty, but also in producing one of the finest tea in the world and commands high prices in the world market. Way towards Temi Tea Garden There is a small shop in front of the garden where one can sit & enjoy...
Kerala Travel Guide for 9 nights 10 days

Kerala Travel Guide for 9 nights 10 days

Do you want to cover Hills, beaches, religious place, back water, jungle, water falls in a single trip? Certainly Kerala is the ideal place for you. Most importantly, God’s Own Country isn’t just a destination; it’s a saga of experiences. As Kerala is filled with options, it is important to plan your trip wisely. It is very hard to visit all the corners of Kerala. Therefore by doing a wise planning you can experience all that was mentioned previously. Munnar, Kerala So here you will get a plan of 9 nights 10 days which starts from Kochi and ends at Trivandrum. In this plan you will experience mountain with lush greenery, waterfalls, harbor, temples, national park, beaches, back water. I always try to make plan where maximum variety can be covered. Itinerary : Day 1 : Kochi : Chinese Fishing Net, Cochin, Courtesy : Pixabay As per my plan, you will start your Kerala trip from Kochi. Therefore, you can reach Kochi by train or by flight or by the combination of the both (First come to Chennai by Train and then take early morning flight to Kochi). However, you will also get Buses from Chennai to reach Kochi. First day after reaching Kochi, you can go for sightseeing. There are several interesting tourist attractions of Kochi that are worth a watch on your Kochi Tour. Some of them are the St. Francis Church (India’s oldest European Church), Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Bolghatty Palace, Mattancherry Palace (Dutch Palace), Paradesi Synagogue (Oldest synagogue in the commonwealth), the huge Chinese Fishing Nets. KTDC conducted bus tour can be booked from this link: https://www.ktdc.com/bustours During Sunset in Cochin, Courtesy...
TRAVEL GUIDE ON KINNAUR VALLEY

TRAVEL GUIDE ON KINNAUR VALLEY

TRAVEL GUIDE ON KINNAUR VALLEY – হিমাচলের বিস্ময় : কিন্নর – অভিজিৎ গোলদারের কলমে কিন্নর শব্দটির সঙ্গে আমার প্রথম পরিচয় কোন এক কৈশোর বেলায় প্রিয় লেখক বিভূতিভূষণের হাত ধরে। ঝিনুকের ভিতরে মুক্তোর মতোই রংচটা এক প্রচ্ছদের মধ্যে পেয়েছিলাম কিন্নরদল গল্পটির সন্ধান। গল্পের রেশ হয়তো কেটে গিয়েছিল কিন্তু চলচ্চিত্রায়নের সুবাদে পুরোনো ভালোলাগা আবার ফিরে এসেছিল কলেজে পড়ার সময়। তখনই আবার কিন্নর নামের সঙ্গে জুড়ে থাকা অনুষঙ্গ মনে ঢেউয়ের মত দোলা দিয়ে গেল। কারা সেই অপরূপ কিন্নর-কিন্নরীর দল যারা দেবসভায় নৃত্যশিল্পের উৎকর্ষে মনভোলায় দেবতাদের। কেমন সেই কিন্নর দেশ যেখানে বিহার করে সেই সুন্দরেরা। জানিনা কখনও এসব প্রশ্নে অজান্তে আনমনা হয়েছি কিনা তবে বেড়ানোর নেশাটা পেয়ে বসার সঙ্গে সঙ্গে কিন্নরদের দেশ দেখার শখটা মাথায় ঘুরপাক খেতো বারবার। তাই এবারের পুজোয় গন্তব্য ঠিক হয়েছিল দেবভূমি হিমাচলের গৌরবান্বিত সৌন্দর্য স্থল কিন্নরভূমি। হেমন্তের সেই অপূর্ব রঙের শোভা, বিচিত্র স্বাদেগন্ধে অতুলনীয় আপেল বাগিচা, তুষারধবল পর্বতচূড়া, উচ্ছ্বসিত স্রোতস্বিনীর মোহময়ী রূপ-এভাবে কিন্নরদের দেশ আমায় জয় করে নেবে যাওয়ার আগে ভাবিনি। দেবভূমি হিমাচলে এই নিয়ে তৃতীয়বার আগমন। কিন্ত এবারেও টয়ট্রেনে চাপার সৌভাগ্য হয়ে উঠলো না। আমাদের টিকিট ও লাস্ট কনফার্ম টিকিটের মাঝে সামান্য কয়েক ধাপ বাকি রেখে শিবালিক এক্সপ্রেস ক্ষান্ত হল। বেজার মুখে গাড়িবন্দি হয়ে হরিয়ানা সীমান্ত পার করে দেবভূমি হিমাচলে আবারও প্রবেশ করলাম। সিমলার যে হোটেলে আছি সেটা এত সুন্দর জায়গায় যে বলে বোঝানো যাবেনা। হোটেলের মান একদম সাধারণ, বাকি পরিসেবাও যথেষ্ট নয় কিন্তু অবস্থানগত কারণে বা গুণে তা হয়ে উঠেছে আমাদের কাছে অনন্য। জাখু টেম্পলের কাছাকাছি এর অবস্থান। ঠাস বুনোট সিডারের জঙ্গলের মাঝে একাকী নিঃসঙ্গ এই হোটেল। সিমলা ম্যালের মাত্র দেড় কিলোমিটারের মধ্যেই এমন সুন্দর প্রকৃতির সান্নিধ্য আপ্লুত করবেই। লাঞ্চের পর হোটেলের ছাদে একপ্রস্থ রোদ পোহানোর পর বেরিয়ে পড়েছি সিমলা ম্যালের উদ্দেশ্যে। গাড়ির সুবিধা থাকলেও ঘন জঙ্গলের...
TRAVEL GUIDE ON NAMCHI RAVANGLA PELLING

TRAVEL GUIDE ON NAMCHI RAVANGLA PELLING

GANGTOK, NAMCHI, RAVANGLA AND PELLING IN 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS – by Anindita Barui We, Bengalis, are known for our passion for travelling. Whenever we get a chance we strat making plans for a holiday. Be it a weekend trip or a long holiday we are always ready to explore new places. Me & my husband are no different. Last year two of us along with our two friends suddenly made a plan for Ravangla in South Sikkim. 3 NIGHTS – 4 DAYS ITINERARY Day 1 : Reach Gangtok & go for sightseeing. Night stay at Gangtok. Day 2 : Travel from Gangtok to Ravangla. Enroute Temi Tea Garden & Namchi. Night stay at Ravangla. Day 3: Maenam hill trek. Night stay at Ravangla. (We had a back up plan to visit Pelling on this day as there was a chance for raining). Day 4 : Ravangla sightseeing & return to NJP. So after all the bookings, we started our journey on 27th april, 2018. We had our booking in ‘Uttarbanga Express’ from sealdah station to reach New Jalpaiguri. After reaching New Jalpaiguri in the next morning, we hired a car for Gangtok. Luckily, it was a sumo & costs 2500 rupee only after bargaining. So whenever you are hiring a car outside NJP railway station, must bargain with the driver. Our plan was to reach gangtok before lunch. But due to heavy traffic we reached ‘Deorali’ at 3.15 pm. From here one has to take another car to reach gangtok. The distance is almost 5km & it charged Rs. 300 for the trip. So finaly we reached Gangtok...
Top 12 Places to Visit in India in March

Top 12 Places to Visit in India in March

Top 12 Places to Visit in India in March March is considered as the end of tourism season in India. Though the temperature starts to rise by the end of the March, it is the best time to visit many places in India. Moreover peoples from different part of India begin celebrating various fun packed festivals in this month. So, it is the ideal time to visit as well as to enjoy festivals. Let’s discuss about the places where people can visit in March. 1. Shantiniketan Where : West Bengal, India MajorAttractions : Visva Bharati University, Chhatimtala, Khoai, Amar Kutir, Sonajhuri, Kopai River Famous for : Sightseeing, Festival, Shopping, Culture Shantiniketan is an ideal place specially for the literature and culture lovers. It is around 160 km from Kolkata. So, the people around Kolkata can easily visit to Shantiniketan in any weekend. In march, Holi is celebrated as Basanta Utsav here. This festival was started by famous Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore in his Vishva Bharati University at Shantiniketan. The celebrations start a day earlier than Holi. Now a days, a huge number of tourists arrive every year at Shantiniketan as they want to witnes and participate in these celebrations. Therefore, you can consider a weekend trip here in March. To know more in you can visit this link. 2. Aizawl Where : Mizoram, India Major Attractions : Hmuifang, Serchhip, Lunglei, Durtlang Hills, Tamdil Lake Famous for : Hills, Nature, Culture, Festival Aizawl, the state’s capital city, is located in a picturesque setting on the ridges of hills overlooking valley and hill ranges beyond. The only Airport...