Tawang Travel Guide

Tawang Travel Guide

Tawang: Tawang is a beautiful town situated between the border of Bhutan and China (China occupied Tibet). This beautiful town is surrounded by high hills, the glimpses view of Tawang Monastery can be seen all over the town. Tawang Local Sightseeing:   Tawang Monastery: This is the largest monastery of India and 2nd second largest monastery in the world after the Potala Palace in Lasha, Tibet. This monastery is the collage of 17 gompas and 65 residential building. In Tibetan Tawang monastery is known as Golden Namgey Lhatse, which translate to Celestial Paradise in a clear night. It was founded in 1680-1681. Distance: 3km from Taxi Stand. Ideal for: Family trip, Nature lover and Backpackers.               Urgelling Gompa: This is the birth place of sixth Dalai Lama. This place is totally quite and deserted. The building has only stupas inside. Evidence of miraculous deeds and performance attributed to Tsangyang Gyastso (Sixth Dalai Lama) can be seen here even today. Distance: 5km from Taxi Stand. Ideal for: Family trip, Nature lover and Backpackers.   Tawang War Memorial: This 40 feet high memorial is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. This memorial locally referred to as the ‘Namgyal Chorten’ has names of 2420 dead soldiers’ written in golden coloured on 32 black granite plaques. This scenic location ensures that the tourists get a chance to soak in the pristine nature while admiring the deeds of Indian soldiers. There is a space for amphitheatre, where light and sounds show performed every evening. Inside the war memorial one army personal describes the strategy of...
Runglee Rungliot Tea estate

Runglee Rungliot Tea estate

Runglee Rungliot Among the famous Tea estates in Darjeeling district, Runglee Rungliot is one of them. It is actually one of the oldest tea brands of Duncans. Meaning of Runglee Rungliot is ‘this far and no further’. If anyone is visiting Takdah region, they must visit this place. One can visit the estate factories and watch the tea processing but not in winters as it is usually remain closed during winter. There are some locals who lived near the tea estates and work in the tea processing factories. The picturesque view from the tea garden will surely mesmerize one. You can explore the place by walking through the tea gardens and by interacting with the locals. How to reach: The distance of this tea estate from New Jalpaiguri railway station is approximately 80 km and it will take around 3 hours to reach Takdah. From the Teesta Bridge, the main road is bifurcated in two, one is going towards Kalimpong and the another one is going towards Darjeeling. After taking the road towards Darjeeling, first you will cross the Teesta Rangit Confluence view point i.e., Lover’s meet view point and then you will cross Peshok tea garden. After crossing Peshok, you can take the left side road which is going towards Tinchuley. Here the road is not in good condition. However, after crossing Tinchuley and Takdah Orchid Center, you will reach Runglee Rungliot. So if you are going to visit this tea garden, you can also visit the following location en-route: 1. Lover’s meet view Point 2. Peshok 3. Tinchuley 4. Takdah Orchid Center With this you can also cover...
Bomdila Travel Guide

Bomdila Travel Guide

Bomdila : Bomdila is a small town and walking is the best way to get around the town but if one is planning to visit Bomdila Monastery then a hire car is advisable. What to see: Upper Monastery Gompa or Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery: This was built in 1965 by twelfth incarnation of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche. This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from it religious significance this Monastery is popular for its natural beauty. One will get bird’s eye view of Bomdila town from here. It is advisable to visit during sunset to enjoy fabulous and breath taking views of stunning vistas. There is a main monster, a big payer wheel, a temple of Lord Buddha and a quarter for monks. Distance: 5km uphill from main market. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip.   Middle Monastery: This small but beautiful Monastery is situated near Bomdila stadium. Lower Monastery: This monastery is situated just beyond the main market. This is a very simple monastery. One can give it a miss if he has very short time. Buddha Stadium: This stadium is situated near the main market. One should visit there in evening for the stunning view of hills & clouds together. Distance: 200mtr. from main market. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip, spending leisure time. Where to stay at Bomdila: There are some Hotels in Bomdila. Most of them are situated near market area. Here is a list of hotels, you may directly call them and ask about tariff. Some of the enlisted numbers may not work in one try, so try them again and again. Govt....
Bhalukpong Travel Guide

Bhalukpong Travel Guide

Bhalukpong: Bhalukpong is the entrance of West Arunachal Pradesh. It lies on the border of Assam and Arunachal. This is a beautiful town surrounding by hills and forests. This is the entrance of West Arunachal Pradesh. Bhalukpong is well connected with Bomdila, Arunachal pradesh and Tezpur, Assam. One may stay one night in bhalukpong and one night at Bomdila on the way to Tawang.  The main attractions of Bhalukpong are: Kameng River: Kameng is one of most beautiful river of Arunachal Pradesh. It flows through the beautiful valley of Bhalukpong, the most interesting matter of this river is that just after crossing the border of Arunachal it enters in Asaam and people called it Jiabhorli instead of Kameng. Distance: 1k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip, picnic, camping , adventure love What to do:  Stroll beside the river, enjoy flowing river, One may put his camp here but only after proper permission from competent authority. 2.Tippi orchid research centre: This is the home of over 450 species of Orchids. One will be overwhelmed by the variety and the colour of the Orchids. Distance: 6k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip. What to do:  Stroll in and around the park. One may note down the name of Orchids. 3. Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) : Pakke Tiger Reserve is also known as Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakhui Tiger Reserve, is a lesser known wild life sanctuary in India. This lies in Eastern Himalaya. This is also known for its amazing sighting of famous resident hornbill species. Distance: 12k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, day trip, bird watching....
Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

Taba Koshi-A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik. Looking for a new destination near NJP? Then this is for you. A brand new destination just below Mirik. Surrounded by hills and tea gardens. A flowing river added more beauty to this place. Here you can enjoy fresh breeze with the chirping sound of birds, can enjoy fresh bath in the river. Here you will find two temples of lord Siva and Bishnu. You also can move every corner of a small hilly village. Sight Seeing : Lord Siva Temple-A beautiful Temple beside river Tea Gardens– A number of tea gardens producing the famous Darjeeling tea are located in and around Mirik. Tea Factory-There are two tea factories  located in Taba Koshi, try to visit Gopal Dhara Tea factory. Fishing Point-Ask your home stay owner for the fishing point they will provide you fishing rods, try your hands out in fishing. Adv/22/02/18 Orchid House-This is basically a nursery with varieties of trees,orchids,flowers. Ginger Farm-Visit Local Ginger Farm. It will amaze you. View Point-This on the way to Mirik, from here you can have birds eye view of Taba Koshi. Bokar Monastery– It is located on the way to Rameetay Dara and is famous as a Buddhist meditation centre. Bunkulung(Jayanti Nagar) – Ecotourism is being promoted here and home-stay facilities are available here. Rangbhang Homestay, Mirik Busty also promotes eco-tourism. Debisthan– A temple of a Hindu goddess located on a hillock near the Sumendu lake. Mirik Church– It is located near Don Bosco School.One of the most beautiful and one of the bigger catholic church of Darjeeling district. Orange Orchards– Mirik is famous...
Prashar Lake:Story of a winter snow trek

Prashar Lake:Story of a winter snow trek

Prashar Lake:Story of a winter snow trek Close your eyes, now think you are at the top of a hill, everywhere around you is covered by white snow. Lake, Temple, Trees even your guest house all turned into white. Sun is setting down and Mon is coming out from the horizon. Suddenly you find 180 degree Panoramic view of of Dhouladhar range in front of you and the range is glowing by moonlit. Yes you are at Prashar Lake and I felt it when I was there. Hey come on, you have to read the whole article na! 😊. Frozen Prashar Lake is a delight to watch. The place lok heavenly under snow and viewing Dhouladhar range in a full moon night is a life time achievement.   Prashar Lake is situated 49km North of Mandi,H.P, India. This place is named after saga  Prashar. There is a three storied pagoda type temple dedicated to the saga Prashar. This place offers breath taking 180 degree view of Dhauladhar,Pirpanjal and Kinnaur mountain range. The trek to Prashar lake is extremely delightful as it follows through a forest,a small stream and some scenic meows. Best time to go: June to August: Thus it’s monsoon season,Prashar lake will be surrounded by green colours topped with variety of flowers. Late December to March: This is winter time, asol the places will be covered by thick white snow and thus Prashar looks like heaven. How to reach Baggi Village-the base camp of Prashar Lake: Baggi is the base camp of Prashar lake, it’s situated at Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. If you are coming from...