Tawang in 9 nights 10 days – Exclusive Travel Guide

Tawang in 9 nights 10 days – Exclusive Travel Guide

Reading Time: 13 minutesTawang Travel Guide with Itinerary Arunachal Pradesh once the hidden land is now one of the favourite destination for many tourist. Arunachal Pradesh is heaven on the earth for its unique and diverse cultural heritage of the ethnic communities. It is the land of mysterious nature where God has forgotten time. The land of dawn-lit mountains, Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the Orchid State of India and it is the paradise for Botanists. Arunachal Pradesh is comprises two divisions i.e. East & West. Between these two, West Part, mainly Tawang District is most popular destination among the tourist. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. Along with this one can have their taste buds to have an experience of Tawang by indulging into the area’s unique cuisine. Guwahati is the entrance door of Tawang. So, here we will discuss about a 9 nights 10 days plan for visiting Tawang which starts and ends at Guwahati. At the bottom of this write-up, you will also get some of the hotel’s contact number for your ready reference. 9 nights 10 days Tawang Itinerary : Day 1 : Bhalukpong :   Today after reaching Guwahati, you can directly proceed for Bhalukpong. Bhalukpong is the gateway to Tawang. It is 241 KM from Guwahati. So, it will take approximately 5.5 hr to reach Bhalukpong from Guwahati. Therefore, you have to start from Guwahati as early...
Tale of Rangbhang, Mirik – A Perfect Weekend Getaway in the Lap of Mountains

Tale of Rangbhang, Mirik – A Perfect Weekend Getaway in the Lap of Mountains

Reading Time: 7 minutesTale of Rangbhang, Mirik A calm and quiet Himalayan village dotted with orange orchards, near Mirik, and a beautiful Homestay with picturesque cottages, along with all modern amenities, in the lap of nature. Rangbhang Homestay– run by the Gurung Family, is located at ‘Schooldara’ village, Mirik Busty – 5 km away from the popular Mirik lake. The bungalow type cottages are surrounded by plenty of ‘Orange Orchards’, variety of flowers and various species of plants. Rangbhang Homestay could be your perfect weekend getaway to cool off and relax in the lap of mountains. To get a sigh of relief from the scorching summer heat in the plains, we escaped to the Darjeeling hills in this May. Spending couple of days in the pleasantly cool climate at Rangbhang, located at an altitude of 4200 ft, in the warm hospitality of the Gurung family, away from hustle & bustle of city life, was quite refreshing. The stay was really close to nature. The family served us some delicious food (although pure vegetarian, because of some religious belief of the village). The owner is a hotel management diploma and his father is an educated farmer, owning acres of lands on the slope of hills, and vast knowledge on flora in this region. The Homestay is named after a local river -‘Rangbhang’. The extended family owns a number of houses and lands in the village and the members always greet tourists with gentle smile. It takes around 2.5 hours drive from NJP/ Siliguri and half an hour from Mirik to reach ‘Rangbhang Homestay’. The name of this village ‘Schooldara’, relates...
Borong – An offbeat Destination in South Sikkim

Borong – An offbeat Destination in South Sikkim

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borong – A Birder’s Paradise About 17 km from Ravangla, Borong is a small hamlet in south Sikkim which is mostly famous among the Ornithologists as it is filled with exotic flora and hundreds of chirping birds. There is a beautiful homestay nestled in the lap of nature, named Himalayan View Homestay. This Homestay is hosted by Manjeel Gurung who is still studying. All his family members are taking care of the problems of the guests. Himalayan View Homestay is located in the lap of snow peaks mountains with clear vision of Mt.Narsing, Pandim, Sinolchu and even Kanchenjunga. As the village is the paradise of lovely birds, you can find the varieties of birds chirriping from early morning itself. How to reach : From the town Ravangla, these Homestay is 18 kms away, which is far away from all the crowds and city life. Ravangla which is about 125kms from NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport. It will take nearly 5 hours to reach Ravangla from Bagdogra/NJP. From Ravangla, Borong is further 17kms (takes about 45 minutes by car). The small reserved taxi will charge you 1500 INR for a round trip to Borong from Ravangla. You can ask the homestay owner for pick up and drop from NJP. Best Time to Visit : Borong is enjoyable throughout the year. But if you want to experience the festival taking place at the bank of Rangeet River, then you must come in the month of February. Places to Visit nearby : On the way towards your destination, you can visit different spots like Buddha park, Ralong...
Is Temi, the only tea garden of Sikkim, your next weekend destination?

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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...
Kalej Valley – A Nature Lover’s Paradise in Darjeeling Himalaya

Kalej Valley – A Nature Lover’s Paradise in Darjeeling Himalaya

Reading Time: 10 minutes কালিজ ভ্যালির রামধনু ঝর্ণা একটি পাহাড়ি উপত্যকায় লোকচক্ষুর অন্তরালে, নির্জনতায় মোড়া পরিবেশে লুকিয়ে আছে এমন এক জলপ্রপাত,  মেঘ সরিয়ে রোদ উঠলেই যেখানে দেখা যায় রামধনু। স্থানীয় নাম ইন্দ্রানী ছাগো বা ইন্দ্রানী ফলস, তবে বেশি পরিচিত ‘রেনবো ফলস’ (Rainbow Falls) নামে। আর দার্জিলিং হিমালয়ের কোলে এই শান্ত, স্নিগ্ধ ও সৌন্দর্য্যময় পাহাড়ি উপত্যকাটির নাম ‘কালিজ ভ্যালি’ বা ‘রেনবো ভ্যালি’। সবুজে মোড়া ছবির মত সুন্দর এই উপত্যকায় থাকার জন্য আছে চা বাগানের ঢালে এক ভীষণ সুন্দর ও মিষ্টি একটি রিসর্ট, যার নাম ‘রেনবো ভ্যালি রিসর্ট’ (Rainbow Valley Resort)। ঠিক যেন শিল্পীর তুলিতে একটা সবুজ ক্যানভাসে কয়েকটা রঙিন বিন্দু আঁকা একটা ছবি। রিসর্টের পাশেই ‘কালিজ ভ্যালি চা বাগান’। একটু উপরে ‘আপার কালিজ ভ্যালি’ গ্রাম। এখানে অবসর যাপনে এসে বিশুদ্ধ প্রকৃতির মাঝে সারাদিন ধরে চা বাগান, পাহাড় ও ভ্যালির অসাধারণ দৃশ্য দেখে ও হরেক রকম পাখির ডাক শুনে মন ভরে যায়। কালিজ ভ্যালি (Kalej Valley) চা বাগান, রংবুল Rainbow Falls – কালিজ ভ্যালির রামধনু ঝর্ণা – ঝর্ণার জলে রামধনু ভুমিকাঃ বছর দুয়েক আগে ‘ভ্রমণ’ পত্রিকায় প্রথম সন্ধান পাই কালিজ ভ্যালির ‘রেনবো ভ্যালি রিসর্টের’। পয়লা বৈশাখের সময় দিনদুয়েকের ছুটিতে হঠাৎ করেই এনজেপির ট্রেনের টিকিটের ব্যবস্থা করে, ঠিক করে ফেলি এবারের আমাদের দুজনের ভ্রমণ কালিজ ভ্যালিতেই। এমনিতেই সবাই জানে আমার পায়ের তলায় অনেক সর্ষে। আর ছোট্ট ছুটিতে পাহাড়ে আবার যাব শুনলেই ইদানিং বন্ধুদের কাছ থেকে শুনতে হয় ‘সেকেন্ড হোমে যাচ্ছে’ বা ‘পাহাড়ে ডেইলি প্যাসেঞ্জারি করে’ এরকম শব্দবন্ধ। তবে আমি তাতে দমবার পাত্র নই। কারণ উত্তরবঙ্গের পাহাড় যে আমায় টানে, শুধুই সময় সুযোগ ও ট্রেনের টিকিটের অপেক্ষায় থাকি। সোনাদার কাছে পাহাড়ের গায়ে দেওদার সারি – দার্জিলিংয়ের পাহাড়ের চেনা ছবি বিকেল ৫-৪৫ এ হাওড়া স্টেশন থেকে কামরূপ এক্সপ্রেসে রওনা হয়ে পরদিন সকাল সাড়ে সাতটায়...