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...
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....
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...
RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS

RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS

RONGO-A hidden hamlet of DOOARS Rongo, the small village is situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 4500 feet near Bhutan boarder. Rongo or Rongu serve as the Headquarter of Cinchona Plantation under Kalimpong subdivision. Now Cinchona plantation is gradually giving way to rubber plantation. Rongo offers beautiful views of surrounding hills, forests and Jaldhaka river valley. It is one of the doorway to the Neora Valley National Park. Most people are Buddhist and speak Nepali. A tiny remote village having a market, post office and few houses in its locality. The population of Rongu is about 500 people. Rongu does not feature as one of the most famous tourist destinations of  North Bengal. But the natural beauty of this hill and the hospitality of the local people draws many a travel enthusiasts to this less known hill station. Staying option : Two Home stays are there. All are well equipped and well maintained. How to go:One can reach from Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station via Siliguri along national highway 31 i.e. Dooars crossing Chalsa and turning left at Khunia More via Chapramari, Sepchu, Gairibas. From Gairibas an uneven motorable road turns towards left to Rongo nearly 7 kilometers to Rongo. About Author:  Hi, I am Biswanath Sinha. I always love to travel,love to explore new destination. i travelled many places of India. Hope in future will inform you about many places. If you found above article useful, then PLEASE stay connected with us on Facebook or Twitter or Email Subscription for any Indian travel queries or travel updates / tips / news / guides...
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...