Gangani-Grand Canyon of Bengal

Gangani-Grand Canyon of Bengal

Gangani is popular for its versatile land structures. Gangani is located on the bank of river Silabati at Garbeta,West Bengal. Here red soil make high ridge by the erosion of air and water. Basically its a popular picnic spot among locals. This is turning to a popular weekend destinations among weekenders. How to reach :  By train: Take a train from Shalimar or Howrah station and reach Garbeta Station.From there take cycle rickshaw to reach Gangani. By car:  Kolkata is 133 km from Gangani,via Santragachi,Arambagh, Goghat and Kamarpur . Route: >Kolkata – NH6 – Bagnan – Uluberia – Kolaghat – Mecho Gram – Ghatal – Chandrakona –  Garhbeta >Kolkata – NH6 – Bagnan – Uluberia – Kolaghat – Karagpur – NH60 – Godapiasal – Salboni– Garhbeta. Local Transportation :  Apart from Cycle rickshaw, cycle van and hired vehicle are also available at Garbeta station. Get out: Bishnupur is very near to Gangani. You may also visit near by Chandrakona town. Distance chart: Kolkata- 140m km by road. Bishnupur- 30 km. Chandrakona Town- 27km Garbeta...
Chilipam Travel Guide

Chilipam Travel Guide

Chillipam Monastery: This is the only monastery built by Chinese architect. So the Chinese architecture reflects throughout the monastery. The beautiful Chillipam monastery is on a hillock near to Rupa town. One has to take deviation from Rupa to go upwards the hill to reach this picturesque hillock. The view of monastery during sunset time is a treat for eyes. The hide and seek of clouds will amaze any of the nature lovers. Many travellers trends to skip Chillipam considering they are visiting Tawang Monastery but the natural beauty of this monastery is unbeatable.                       Rout to take: Visit Tenga on the way to Bomdila from Bhalukpong. Just after Tenga market towards Bomdila,there is a bridge towards Roopa. Take left and follow the rout to Roopa valley and then ask people for the road towards Chillipam, they will guide you. There is only one road going upwards to the Chillipam,no diversion is there. Special Note: Search Sangngang Choekhor Dargyeling Monastery in google map, rest let the map to direct you towards Chillipam. There is no staying option at Chilipam, one can stay at nearby town Bomdila. Advertisement   Related Posts: ...
Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan Rajasthan- The land of Maharajas, the land of versatile cultures,the land of sand dunes, the land of Havelies. When you are in Rajasthan you must visit some beautiful offbeat places. Here is a list of Top five offbeat places. 1. Tanot Tannot Basically a village, is close to the border with Pakistan. This is also a battle field of 1971 Indo-Pak war. There is a temple, popularly known as Tannot Mata Temple. Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. This is one of the best place to explore Thar Desert. Location: The temple is some 153 kilometers (95 mi) from the City of Jaisalmer, and it takes about two hours to reach by road. Best time to visit: November to February History: It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting the temple but none of the bombs could fall on the temple and large number of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not explode. After the war the temple management was handed over to Border Security Force of India. On date Border Security Force Jawans made the temple. The temple has a museum which has collections of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. What to see: Thar Desert,Tannot Mata Temple, War Memorial, Indo-Pak Border, Wind-based renewable energy projects. Note: Mobile networks are available upto Ramgarh. Route to follow: Jaisalmeer-Ramgarh-Tanot. Nearby city: Jaisalmer Staying Option: There is no staying option so you have to...
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...
Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk(Old Silk Route) Zuluk is an abode of peace.Zuluk is a hamlet close to Indo-China border. Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 9,500 ft above sea level in eastern part of Himalaya.There are around 700m people residing at Zuluk.Most of these people are mainly immigrated from Nepal.Zuluk is a small village surrounded by high hills. The main attraction of Zuluk is its eye catching zig-zag path,which is also called Zuluk loop. From Thambi view point you will have a birds eye view of Zuluk and surroundings. Zuluk is a ideal place for watching sunrise and sunset over world third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjungha. From top of the loop you will find clouds playing hide and seek with Zuluk. At afternoon the whole Zuluk valley hide under thick cloud. Best Time to visit: Zuluk is accessible through out the year but keep in mind winter in Zuluk is severe. During winter Zuluk faces high snow fall and freezing temperature. In summer the picture is completely opposite.Summer is wet and foggy here. During summer Zuluk and its surrounding hills remain covered with different kind of blooming rhododendron flowers. Zuluk sight seeing : Zuluk Loop: Zuluk is famous for its incomparable loops. There are approx. 30 loops in this zig-zag path. Ganek : Ganek is the sunrise point in Zuluk.Start early in morning(4:00 am) to reach Ganek and catch glimpse sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha. Nag Temple: This cave like structured temple is dedicated to Nag Devata(Snake God). It is locally believed that this temple is formed naturally through a crack in a giant sized...
Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise This time I travel solo and to a hidden unexplored destination. The Route (as per the road): Kolkata > Tezpur >Bhalukpong> Bomdila > Dirang > Tawang My modified route: Kolkata > Tezpur > Bomdila > Tawang > Dirang >Bhalukpong Tawang: Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed.The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang Chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing. There are many beautiful grlacial lakes in and around Tawang with crystal blue waters such as Sela lake, P.T.Tsolake, Sangetser lake, Banggachang lake and many more. These remain frozen in winter while in summer they become haven for migratory birds. How to Reach: By Air: Kolkata – Tezpur. By Train: Kolkata to Guwahati then Guwahati to Tezpur (lots of buses and shared card available)  From Tezpur: You may hire a Sumo for the whole trip from ASTC bus stand. Cost will be around 4500 per day including fuel. There is options of share sumo service from Tezpur to Bomdila (Rs.350).Then Bomdila to Tawang(Rs.500) ** In share sumo you will not able to visit the one of the main attraction Sela Pass and Nurunang Falls on the way to Tawang from Bomdila. In that case you can reserve a sumo for Tawang from Bomdila(Rs.5000) Stay in Tawang: There are so many Hotels in market area which is crowded. (Avg. Cost : 800-1500 per night) You will find few hotels and guest house in upper side near the monastery with breathtaking view and peaceful location. (Avg. Cost : 1200-3000) Eat & Drinks: You may try local dishes like Thupka ,Momos , Choupsy and...