Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

Taba Koshi- A offbeat tourist spot near Mirik.

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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.

Taba Koshi

Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

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.



    • 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 for its high-quality oranges. These are grown in Mirik Busty, Murmah and Soureni Busty.
    • Taba Koshi

      Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

    • Orchids– Mirik has one of the best climate for a typical orchid called Cymbidium orchids, which fetches one of the highest prices in the world flower markets. One such Cymbidium orchid garden is Darjeeling Gardens Pvt. Ltd. located in Rato Mate in Mirik.
    • Pasupati Nagar– This border market with Nepal is a commercial center for trade in clothes, electronic and household goods.
    • Rai Dhap– Source of drinking water for Mirik and a picnic spot.
    • Taba Koshi

      Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

    • Rameetay Dara– A viewpoint near the town from where one can see the surrounding mountains and the vast plains below.
    • Sumendu Lake– It is the heart of Mirik. There is an 80 ft (24 m) long footbridge over the lake. One can boat in the lake or take a horse ride around the lake.
    • Sunrise Point– Scenic views of the sun rising in the east and its reflection on Kanchanjunga in the north. The plains of North Bengal can also be seen from here.
    • Taba Koshi

      Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

  • Tingling View Point– A panaromic view of the tea gardens can been seen from here.
Taba Koshi

Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

How to go: NJP to Mirik(approx. 2 hours) then Mirik to Taba Koshi(approx 35 min),

Mirik is 52 km northwest of Siliguri city and 49 km (30 mi) south- southwest of Darjeeling town. Bagdogra 52 km south of Mirik is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri adjacent to Siliguri is the nearest railway station.

Few buses ply from Mirik to Siliguri and Darjeeling. Shared taxis operate from Mirik to Siliguri. One can hire a taxi at a cost of Rs. 800 to Rs. 1200. Shared taxis also operate from Darjeeling Motor Stand to Krishnanagar, Mirik (just beside the Mirik Lake) and the fare is the same. It is operated by Mirik Tour & Travels. Shared taxis are available for internal transportation within Mirik to travel from Mirik Lake to Mirik Bazar at Rs. 15 per head.

Update on 30th June 2019

NJP to Siliguri Junction share Auto 25 per head. Full Auto 300

Siliguri Junction to Mudik by share car ₹150-180

Mirik to Taba Koshi by share car ₹50. Full car ₹700.


Taba Koshi

Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

Cost of share car: NJP to MIrik Rs 200-250
Mirik to TABA KOSHI Rs 100-150

Taba Koshi

Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

Staying option: Home stay or Camp beside river.
Facilities they offer: Good accommodation with a swimming pool. Scrumptious foods(even you will get fishes here)
Must try: Handmade local Darjeeling tea.(Excellent flavor)

There are lots of new homestays set up in Tabakoshi. Most of them are beside river but if you really want to enjoy Taba Koshi you should stay in Tea Village Homestay, which is situated in village and surrounded by tea gardens. The rooms of tea village homestay are really very good. They also provide camping and tenting facility near a waterfall. The owner Mr. Bijoy Subba is really a gentleman. They also provide homemade tea and very good quality of home made foods. 

You may contact him +919434131737 or 9083111566


Rooms of Tea Village Homestay, Taba Koshi

Room of Tea Village Homestay, Taba Koshi

View from room of Tea Village Homestay, Taba Koshi

View from seating area of Tea Village Homestay, Taba Koshi

Stone Cottage at Taba Koshi homestay

Inside stone cottage

Taba Koshi

Taba Koshi, Tawa Koshi,Tamba Koshi,Darjeeling,Week End trip, Mirik,

Watch my travel video guide on Taba Koshi

Nearby Offbeat Places:

Stay Location / Description

Tea Estate Stay

Several tea estates in Darjeeling district offer fabulous stay in their bungalows that let you take a glimpse of tea garden life, villages, culture and nature surrounding it.


A beautiful small hamlet 28kms from Darjeeling once used to be a cantonment area for British officers during colonial days. Enjoy tea gardens, pine & cedar forest walk, great views of mountains, orchids, heritage home stay & more.
Lamahatta A quiet and serene village 23kms from Darjeeling with a vast beautiful roadside garden, great views of Kanchenjunga peaks & rivers, nature trails etc.


A calm and quiet village at an altitude of about 5800 ft, 32kms from Darjeeling and offering wonderful view of the majestic Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan range.

A sleepy hamlet. Highest point of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and full of animal & bird life, and great views. 1.5 hours from NJP.



A beautiful village at the foothill of Singalila National Park and having a mountain stream passing through it. A paradise for nature lovers.


A lake, forest and wonderful views of Kanchenjunga in a quiet tranquil place. Takes little over 1hr from Darjeeling.


About 2.5 hours from Darjeeling, a place with lush jungle and wonderful views in a quiet and serene ambience.

19kms from Darjeeling (takes about 45 minutes by car). A great place for nature lovers and honeymooners. Excellent views of Kanchenjunga.

Chota Mangwa

A serene tranquil hamlet with amazing flora & fauna. It’s 1.5 hours drive from Darjeeling Town.



A small eco village in the wilderness with great views of Kanchenjunga, and forests full of wildlife and birds. Located 1 hour 30 minutes from Darjeeling, 80kms from NJP.

Rishyap (or Rishop)

A small sleepy hamlet at 8,500ft meant for nature lovers with stunning views of vast stretch of Himalayan range. About 4 hours from Darjeeling via Kalimpong.

Tathagata Farm

Mineral Spring Village (Lebong), 1hr from Darjeeling. A working farm with cottages and luxury tents.

Auks Farm
Soreng, 1 hr 20 minutes from Darjeeling, about 2.5 hrs from NJP. Live farm with many fruits and vegetable plantations.


Gorubathan, about 2 hrs from Darjeeling and NJP. Live farm – garden fresh organic vegetables. Take part in programs like farming activities, art & craft, learning simple living, cooking Nepali food, etc.

Karmi Farm

Kolbong (close to Bijanbari), 3 hrs from Darjeeling.





  1. Taba Koshi te ki camp bhara pawa jaabe..? nah Kolkata theke nie jete hobe..? also Taba Koshi tei ki homestay aache..?

    • You will get homestays at Taba Koshi and also you will get camp on rent, so don’t worry

      • Thanks a lot Abhibrata da.One more question.Is there enough accomodation for 6-8 people in this homestay?Actually we are a group of 6-8 people.If possible then only it is worth to contact.Otherwise we have to miss it.

        • Four home stays are there where atleast 15 people can stay.

        • How will i tavel back to Mirik/njp from Tabakoshi?
          What is the taxi fare?

  2. Abhibrata da..can you please provide me any contact number of the homestays at Taba koshi?The place is awesome..

    • Yes you will get home stays there. You may contact Mr. Bijoy Subba. His number is +919434131737, tell him that I have you his number.

  3. Can anyone send me the direct number of Mr. Gopal Rai of Sunakhari Homestay at Tabakoshi.

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