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...
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...
শিবখোলা-অহলদাঁড়া ভ্রমণকাহিনী

শিবখোলা-অহলদাঁড়া ভ্রমণকাহিনী

শিবখোলা-অহলদাঁড়া ভ্রমণকাহিনী : শীতের সন্ধ্যার নিশ্ছিদ্র অন্ধকারকে ভেদ করে যখন পূর্ণ-চন্দ্র তার অপরুপ রুপ-মাধুর্যের ডালি নিয়ে অহলদাঁড়ার পাহাড়ে উদ্ভাসিত হল তখন অপেক্ষমান বঙ্গকূলবর্গের আকর্ণরঞ্জিত হাস্যধারা এবং সম্মিলিত কলতান বৃক্ষকোটরে সুখনিদ্রামগ্ন বিহঙ্গকূলকেও জানান দিয়ে গেল “শহুরে অভ্যাসের দাসত্ব ধ্যানমগ্ন পাহাড়েও জলজ্যান্ত রুপে প্রতীয়মান” । চন্দ্রালোকিত অহলদাড়ার শীর্ষদেশে দাঁড়িয়ে দুরের কাঞ্চনজঙ্ঘার আবছা অবয়ব মনের ক্যানভাস রাঙিয়ে দিয়ে গেল, কিন্ত্তু ইঁট-কংক্রীটের জঙ্গল থেকে পালিয়ে এসেও রেহাই পেলাম কই? অপরাধ মার্জনা করবেন, অকস্মাৎ রবি ঠাকুরের প্রতি একটু জেলাস হয়ে পড়লাম, আমসত্ত্ব-দুধকলার কম্বিনেশনে হাপুস-হুপুস শব্দের মাঝেও একমাত্র তাঁর মতো মহামানব-ই পারেন চারপাশের লুকিয়ে থাকা নিস্তব্ধতাকে খুঁজে নিতে । ঘড়িতে সাড়ে ৮টা বাজার ইঙ্গিত মিলতেই পাহাড়ী দাজু এসে রাতের আহার শেষ করে ওদের তাড়াতাড়ি ছুটি দেবার মিনতি জানিয়ে গেল । কিন্তু মনে হলনা তা আদৌ কারোর ‘কর্ণ বেয়ে মর্মে পশিল’ । আরো আধঘন্টা জানুয়ারীর প্রথম সপ্তাহের পাহাড়ী ঠান্ডাটা উপেক্ষা করে কাটিয়ে দিলাম । শীতটা জাঁকিয়ে পড়ার উপক্রম হতেই ধীরলয়ে চন্দ্রশোভা অবলোকন করার লোকের সংখ্যাও কমতে থাকল । ঘড়ির কাঁটা ৯টা পেরোতেই রাতের রুটি-মাংসের বরাদ্দ উদরস্হ করে, গরম পানীয় জলের বোতল কব্জা করে যখন কোয়েচা কোম্পানী-নির্মিত তাঁবুর সামনে এসে দু-দন্ড দাঁড়ালাম, তখনও দুই বীরপুঙ্গব তাৎক্ষনিক স্বর্গসুখ লাভের আশায় কিংবা শীতজয়ের দুরন্ত প্রয়াসে নিভন্ত বনফায়ারের সামনে ঈশ্বরীয়(?) বোতলে স্বেচ্ছাবন্দী । তাঁবুর উষ্ণতায় নিজেকে সেঁকে নিতে নিতে তিন বান্ধব নিজেদের অস্হি-মজ্জা-চর্মকে শ্লিপিংব্যাগরূপী শীতবর্মের মাঝে সমর্পণ করলাম । ‘অদ্যই শেষ রজনী’, কাল ফিরতে হবে শহুরে কোলাহলমুখর কংক্রীটের জঙ্গলে যেখানে প্রচলিত প্রফেশনাল ইঁদুর-দৌড়ে আমিও এক অদক্ষ প্রতিযোগী । প্রকৃতি মায়ের কাছে প্রার্থণা করলাম এই ভ্রমণকে আবার রিওয়াইন্ড করে দেবার জন্য । বাস্তবে যদি নাও বা হয়, অন্ততঃ সুখস্বপ্নে… । ওয়েলস সাহেব কেন যে শুধু টাইমমেশিনের গল্পটা লিখেই ক্ষান্ত হলেন; ফরমূলাটা একবার হাতে পেলে লড়ে যেতাম । অতএব “মন চলো নিজ...
Boguran- A weekend gateway near Kolkata

Boguran- A weekend gateway near Kolkata

Boguran- A weekend gateway near Kolkata Boguran, locally known as Boguran Jalpai, is a beautiful sea beach under Contai Subdivision of Purba Medinipur. This lesser known beach is just 4 hours journey away from Kolkata. This place is Surrounded by ‘Jhau’ trees. Long Beach,golden sand, red crabs are the most attractive point of this beach. You will feel like Robinson Crusoe in this isolated place. What to see and do: Spend your leisure time, stroll along the long Beach during sunrise and sunset, enjoy the loneliness of the beach with red crabs. Even the beach is safe for taking bath,so you may take a sea bath there. How to go: Take a train from Howrah to Kanthi, take an Auto from Kanthi to reach Boguran Jalpai, the auto will cost nearly 250-300 bucks. If you are going by car reach Kanthi, then head towards Junput Market, take right turn from there and go straight 4km to reach Boguran. If you are going by bus, get down at Kanthi bus stand, take a car or auto from there to reach Boguran. Where to stay: This is a brand new place. Only few staying options are there. Don’t expect any kind of luxurious stay. You will get basic staying option with attached bath and toilet. Electric service is not good in this region but don’t worry, they have a power backup generator. Here is the name and contact of homestay Sagar Niralaya Boguran homestay , Contact : 9434012200/8670547411, Tariff: 800 – 1500/- per room.       Boguran Hotel Nearby places to see: You may visit Junput, Dariapur, Hijli, Kapalkundala temple....
Sukharia-Name of an unknown historical village.

Sukharia-Name of an unknown historical village.

Sukharia-Name of an unknown historical village The village of Sukharia is associated with the Mitra Mustafi family whose other settlements were in the villages of Ula Birnagar and Sripur. The Mitra Mustafi family is sometimes called the family of Dewans as most of the family members served in different positions in the revenue departments during the rule of the monarchy. The earliest root of the Mitra Mustafi family can be assigned to Kalidas Mitra who was one of the five Kayasthas who immigrated from Kanauj to Bengal. Counting from Kalidas Mitra, the 19th generation successor is the famous zamindar from Ula Birnagar, Rameswar Mitra. Quoting from the District Handbook of Bengal, Volume 12, “Rameswar Mitra visited Delhi at the time of Aurangzeb (1618-1707) and said to have much impressed the 6th Mughal Emperor with his scholarship work in the Accounts Department, in which he so distinguished himself and did such good work,that Emperor awarded him the title Mustauphi (a royal title) and presented him with a golden palm (panja) (Royal seal, impression of entire palm)”. Thus the surname of Mitra Mustafi originated which should not be confused with the Muslim surname of Mustafa. The golden palm received from Aurangazeb was used as a family logo for the Mitra Mustafis. Rameshwar Mitra Mustafi’s son Anantaram left Ula Birnagar and settled in Sukharia.   In this temple village, the most magnificent of the lot is the 25 pinnacled Ananda Bhairavi temple . Apart from this temple in Sukharia , there are four more samples of this kind of temple in the whole of Bengal – three in Kalna of Burdwan district...
Chandpur

Chandpur

Chandpur – The newest beach destination near Kolkata Chandpur is the newest beach destination near Kolkata. Still untouched by tourists, Chandpur has the cleanest stretch of beach anywhere near Kolkata. This beach is best for spending your weekend frolicking in the briny waters. But, Chandpur reveals its true mystery during full moon nights when the sea seems to turn into silver and the beach golden. In Chandpur, you enjoy the sunset, the early morning walks on the beach and the lonely evenings with your loved ones on the resort’s terrace watching the twinkling stars of the night sky meeting the endless sea. Places to see in Chandpur: A very clean and lonely beach is what you would love to see in Chandpur. There is something about lonely beaches – it gives you the feeling of “owning the horizon.” The eerie looking stumps bordering the beach and the feeling of being “one of the firsts” to reach a virgin beach is just enough to persuade any traveller to pack his bags this weekend. Surely! Visiting Chandpur now, will make you feel like Robinson Crusoe. Places to see in Chandpur: A very clean and lonely beach is what you would love to see in Chandpur. There is something about lonely beaches – it gives you the feeling of “owning the horizon.” The eerie looking stumps bordering the beach and the feeling of being “one of the firsts” to reach a virgin beach is just enough to persuade any traveller to pack his bags this weekend. Surely! Visiting Chandpur now, will make you feel like Robinson Crusoe. How to reach Chandpur: If you are going...