Bara Mangwa – A Weekend Destination from Kolkata

Bara Mangwa – A Weekend Destination from Kolkata

Reading Time: 5 minutes Bara Mangwa If anybody wants to spend two days in the lap of nature where there will not be any hustle bustle, Bara Mangwa is an ideal place. It is located within 7 kms from Teesta Bazar. It is a green village with step cultivation all around. One can see the unique cultivation practices and varied range of crops planted by the farmers of villages. There are number of trails around the place that approaches towards Lower Bara Mangwa, Upper Bara Mangwa, Takling and Soreng Villages where hikers get to experience the rich and diverse vegetation of the region. Such a magical landscape can also be a photographers delight.     As Bara Mangwa is not so popular for the tourist, the virginity of the nature is not yet destroyed. On a clear day, if you are lucky enough,  can see the peak of Kanchenjunga from the room of your home stays.     Bara Mangwa is famous for Orange orchard. During orange season, the place becomes heaven for the orange lovers. The trees full of orange will surely lure you. Moreover, one can pick the oranges of their choice at moderate price from their orchard.   How to reach:   Bara Mangwa is 62 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Jn. It will take around 2.5 hr to reach there from NJP railway station if you reserve a car. If you want to come Bara Mangwa by share transport, first you have to take a share car for Teesta Bazar. And from teesta bazar you have to hire another car to reach Bara Mangwa. Driver will...
Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTaba 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. Watch my travel video guide on Taba Koshi 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...