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Jalpaiguri district is the largest district of North Bengal. The city has an elevation of 75 m and lies in the middle of the boundless fertile plains at the south of the Himalayas, providing a glimpse of Mount Kanchenjunga.  this narrow stretch of land lying between the Sikkim – Darjeeling Himalayas and Gangetic West Bengal has more than often evoked a sense of both eerie and romanticism in many a heart since the early British Rule. Veined by mighty rivers like the Teesta,Torsa, Jaldhaka, Dyna, Neora, Sankosh etc. this piece of land has been aptly named as the land of ‘Tea, Timber & Tourism’. A major stretch of area is bordered in the north by Bhutan and hence the name – DOOARS/DUARS which mean – Door of Bhutan. The town has been the capital of the Raikats of Baikunthapur. It has also been part of the Duars area of old Kamarupa, which later went into the hands of the Bhutanese. The Bhutanese divided the area into two parts, combining the eastern half with the Goalpara District. The western half was later formed into a new district, Western Duars, which in 1869 was recognised by the name Jalpaiguri. The town is famous for its tea cultivation, which became its main profession during the late 19th and early 20th century, after the Britishers in the northeast region founded the town. The main attraction in Jalpaiguri lay in the large number of important forests. Gormara National Park, Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary present rich biodiversity with some exquisite and rare species of floral and faunal life form.

Gorumara National Park :

Gorumara National Park is located in the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district. It is a medium-sized park covered with forests and grasslands. Cradled on the bank of Murti River, Gorumara National Park has a variety of flora and fauna. The forest of Garumara is famous for the Asian one-horned rhino. There is a watchtower beside the Forest Rest House offering a view of the Murti Valley and the entire park. Tourists climb up the tower to observe wild animals especially elephant, rhino, deer and bison as they frequently visit the salt reservoir below the tower.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary :

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected wildlife park, nestled at the foothills of eastern Himalayas. It is located in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri District in West Bengal on the bank of River Torsa. Jaldapara is primarily known for Royal Bengal Tigers and One-horned Rhinos.  It also offers shelter to migratory birds during winter. It is a heaven for bird watchers. The other wildlife inhabited in the  consist’s of deer, hog deer, barking deer, elephants, wild pig and bisons. Elephant safaris are organised by Hollong to tour the  entire sanctuary. Jeep safaris are also available inside the sanctuary.

Buxa Tiger Reserve :

180 km from Siliguri is the Buxa National Park . The main attractions of BTR are Tiger, Leopard (Black Panther also), Elephant, Clouded Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Gaur, Pangolin and Python. Buxa Duar is famous for its prison fort. Rajabhatkhawa , 15 km from Alipurduar, on the Buxa – Alipurduar road one can spend a night at Rajabhatkhawa. Surrounded by the deep natural forest it is noted for the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Chapramari Wild Life Sanctuary :

64 km from Siliguri and about 30 km from Chalsa and Lataguri, The Chapramari forest is located near the NH31 connecting north-east with the rest of India. As you cross river Tista on your way into Dooars, you reach the famous Chapramari sanctuary. A huge variety of flora and fauna covers the forests. Chapramari is famous for its elephant population.

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This is a beautiful small town with surrounding tea gardens, hills and Gorges in Jalpaiguri Dist,[ North Bengal], West Bengal, India. Original inhabitants are Rajbanshis with a similar cultural background like cooch. Due to massive influx during partitation people from the then East Bengal out numbered the original inhabitants. Now there is a mixed culture of Rajbangshi and East Bengal.


The place is famous for highest jute production and marketing, the biggest HAT[ whole sale bazar]in Asia. Nature has added the highest degree of beauty to the place.

Places of interest

Gorumara National Park:

Dhupguri Gorumara National Park Distance – 44 kms. Gorumara National Park is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros.

Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary:

Dhupguri Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary Distance – 53 kms. The most famous destination in Dooars is Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in Alipurduar Sub-division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal near India – Bhutan boarder. It is under the heavy rainfall zone, so the forest is mainly savannah covered with tall elephant grasses. River Torsha runs through the sanctuary.

The Madhubani is one of the finest place

There is a Vidyaashram, a self-sufficient village following the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, near Dhupguri established by Dhirendra Nath Dasgupta.

Transport

The town is well connected with roads and rail network, National highway no.31 is running across the middle of the city besides State highways connecting Siliguri and Coochbehar also passes over Dhupguri. However, passenger vehicles on roads are not much available once the sun sets.

Dhupguri Railway Station has unique distinction of providing connection to all parts of the country through passenger train service. Many long distance trains including superfast trains daily pass through Dhupguri station and provide link between north, west and southern parts of India with north eastern regions. The town is also connected by road to many parts of West Bengal.

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Birpara is a small commercial town in the centre of the Dooars region of Jalpaiguri district. It is a hub for transportation and trade for the tea garden region of the area.Birpara got its name from the conjunction of two words. “Bir” stands for Veer (means brave) and “para” meaning place in Bengali. Initially there was no place called Birpara, and the place known as Birpara today was a part of another village called Dalgaon. This part was often visited by outlaws so people used to stay away from this place. However, gradually more and more people, who were initially mostly tea garden employees started to live here. They were called “Bir” people or brave people for daring to live in such place. Later on, it was given a separate identity.

 

 

Dooars is the melting pot of different cultures and Birpara is no exception to this. The aborigines, the tea garden workers, Marwaris, Asamese, Bengalis from both side of the border and Nepalese leave together in harmony. Birpara is surrounded by tea gardens and basties (villages). The tea gardens around has ensured that people in this area have a relatively better standard of leaving. However during the last decade there has been a decline in the tea industry which has also influenced the local economy. Major occupation of people is service.

 

What to see around:

 

Birpara in itself is not a very attractive tourist destination. Most tourist pass through Birpara on their way to Dooars from Siliguri. However there are several tourist destinations within easy travel distance of the place.

 

Among places of interest, Birpara has one toll-free parks where people can go during daytime. It witness heavy crowds during occasions like New year.

 

Gomtu :

 

 

 

Gomtu is a border town in south-western Bhutan near the border with India. Gomtu in the Bhutan boarder is about 25kms far from Birpara. Set among the hills, Gomtu is a virgin destination with beautiful and serene environment. The road leading from Birpara to Gomtu is covered with lush green tropical vegetation. A temple of goddess Kali at Gomtu is quite famous.

 

 

Jaldapara :

 

Jaldapara – Madarihat is the entry point for the sanctuary.It is just 23 kms away from Bir Para and it takes about 20 minutes.Established in 1941 for the protection of the Indian one-horned rhino, the Jaldapara Sanctuary covers 216 sq km, is a mosaic of woods, grasslands, perennial streams, sandy river banks and extensive belts of tall grass. It contains a great diversity of flora and fauna of mixed deciduous forest, grasslands and river banks.

 

Moraghat Forest:

 

Just 14 kms from Birpara is Goyerkata, based on which one can easily visit the Moraghat forest.

 

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Latpanchar is a mesmerizing mirror of natural beauty covered with forests and Cinconha Plantation. It is the highest point in the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary with fabulous views of Teesta River, deep gorges and greenery all around. On the West bank of River Tista about 13 kilometers from Kalijhora is a hidden Himalayan beauty known as Latpanchar. At an altitude of 3400 ft, the place is close to the core area of Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary. Among the animals found here are the rare mountain goat (serow), tigers, leopards, gaurs, wild boars, different kinds of deer and monkeys, jungle cats, porcupines, civets, monitor lizards and snakes.

Major attraction of Latpanchar is the 360 degree view it offers. From the “Ahal” hill top, one can have a view of Kurseong, Tiger Hill, Sikkim, and Siliguri. You can also see the Tista River, Kalimpong hill area, Algara, Lava, Lolegaon, Bagora, Tinchule, Takdah and the plains of Dooars. The best part of visit to Latpanchar is that you can enjoy the beauty of the hill without having to jostle among tourist crowd as the destination is new and it is mostly unknown to tourists.

Places to visit:

Ahal Dara :

This is the viewpoint from where you can watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. The place is close to Namthing Lake and requires a walk of about 200 meters.

The lake of Namthing :

Situated at an altitude of 5000 ft above sea level, the beautiful lake is the natural habitat for a number of rare species. Namthing Lake is only the second place in the region where you can see the Himalayan Salamander in the wild, the other place being Jodpokhri.

Latkothi :

About 4 km from Latpanchar. The mountain road through the Cinchona, Sal, Teak & Pine trees reaches here to disclose the wonder of nature. You can spend a day in this place or may further visit the Kuhi area with special permit from the forest department. Colorful butterflies and birds will welcome you to the region.

How to reach Latpanchar :

Nearest airport Bagdogra (49 km/2 hours) is connected to Kolkata by daily flights. Nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri (46 km/2 hours).

Distance: 648 km North of Kolkata

Journey Time: By railway : 10 hours+2 hours by road; by air: 50 minutes+2 hours by road.

Route: NH 34 to Dalkhola via Barasat, Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Berhampur, Farakka, Malda, Raiganj and Karandighi; NH 31 to Sevoke via Kishanganj, Islampur, Bagdogra and Siliguri; NH 31A to Kalijhora via Coronation Bridge, state road to Latpanchar.

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Chalsa is a small town situated just on the foot of the Himalayas in the Duars in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. This small town is surrounded by hills, tea gardens, rivers and forests. One part of the town is surrounded by Gorumara National Park and other part with Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. This small town was known as Queen of Duars in British India. Nearby forests are residence of a good collection of elephants and rhinos.

Chalsa is the administrative headquarters of the Matiali community development block of the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri District. Surrounded by hills, tea gardens, free flowing streams and dense forests, the town was called Queen of Duars during the British regime.

 

The region is famous for its wildlife sanctuaries, the most notable of which is Jaldapara. The forests in the Dooars have a large variety of deer, namely, the sambar, barking deer, spotted deer and the hog deer. Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary, another haven for wildlife, is known for its flora and fauna, rich wild life, which includes elephants, guars, pigs, reptiles, birds and fishes. Buxa Tiger Reserve, covering an area of 761 sq. km, is a paradise for nature lovers and trekkers. While the peice-de-resistance is the Royal Bengal Tiger, the other animals also inhabit the region like Leopards, Elephants, Chital, Sambar, Barking deer and Malayan Giant Squirrel.

Chalsa is a few kilometers from Malbazar on the way to Dooars from Siliguri. The national highway connecting the North-East with West Bengal passes through Chalsa. From here the road to left leads to Samsing which is about 15 km.

Attractions in Chalsa

Danse forests, wildlife animals, Mithy Rivers, various migrants and Indian birds, canvas like tea gardens and also the hills are main attraction in Chalsa. Ultimately Chalsa is famous for the scenic beauty and wildlife. It is surrounded by Gorumara National Park and Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary. Jaldapara National Park and Buxa Tiger Reserve are also near by Chalsa. So, this region is rich with various wildlife animals. Indian elephants, one-horned rhinoceros, and guars (Indian bison) are famous of them. A verity of floras and orchids are also available here. Near by Buxa Tiger Reserve is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger.

 

Chalsa is also famous for a large number of canvas like tea gardens surrounding here and there. From the balcony of a room you can enjoy the scenic beauty of hills and tea gardens. The Kurti river flows down the small hillock and tea gardens. Chalsa is quite popular to tourists, because various tourist destinations of the dooars region are quick accessible from there. So, you can travel all nearby tourist destination after halt or night stay at Chalsa.

 

Places around Chalsa………….

Gorumara National Park :

 

Gorumara National Park is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India. Located in the Terai region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests. It is primarily known for its population of Indian Rhinoceros.

Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary:

 

Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the oldest Sanctuary in India. It situated in the Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. Chapramari Wildlife Reserve is close to the Gorumara National Park. Chapramari is about 30 km from Chalsa and Lataguri in West Bengal, India. A huge variety of flora and fauna covers the forests. Chapramari is famous for its elephant population.

 

Jaldapara National Park  :

Jaldapara National Park (earlier Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary) is a national park situated at the foothills of Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar Sub-Division of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal and on the bank of river Torsa.

Buxa Tiger Reserve:

Buxa Tiger Reserve is the largest forest in North Bengal and has the second highest tiger population in West Bengal after Sunderbans. The park has a rich population of elephants, Indian bisons, leopards, many species of deer and many smaller mammals, innumerable species of birds and reptiles. Buxa is rich in bio-diversity and has a rare collection of orchids and medicinal plants.

Bindu:

 

Bindu is the end point of West Bengal to the north, nearby Bhutan border. The village surrounded by hills and forests. So it is famous for its scenic beauty. The hydel project on the Jaldhaka River is the first hydel project in India and also a tourist attraction at Bindu.

 

Murti :

Murti is situated on the bank of the River Murti is the entry point to the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary and also nearby Gorumara National Park. Murti itself is a very nice tourist spot. In the river Murti, you can find out Gharials. Murti is 8 kilometers away from Chalsa.

Samsing:

 

Samsing is the Range Office of the Neora Valley National Park, 3kms before Suntalekhola. The drive to Samsing is a pleasure trip along meandering emerald green river, the cool shades of orange orchards, sleepy hamlets, picturesque tea gardens and the lofty Himalayas.

 

How to Reach:

 

The township of Chalsa can be reached by flights, trains and buses. Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport serving the destination. Trains are available from Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Siliguri that connect to the New Jalpaiguri railway station. Buses are also available from Siliguri, Jalpaiguri and Guwahati.

 

 

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Jhalong is an offbeat tourist destination in the state of West Bengal near Kalimpong. The place is increasingly becoming popular among adventure enthusiasts and those who are interested in nature vacations. The place is situated along the foothills of the Himalayas and there are numerous activities that you can engage in. The Jhaldaka River flows near the place and a hydro electric project has been started recently. The Dam is an excellent place for picnics and there are several such picnic spots that are located in the region. The reservoir of the Dam attracts many species of birds and this includes Kingfisher, Brown Dipper, Redstart, Laughing Thrush and some Water Fouls. Many of these hill birds cannot be seen in the any other place. Trekking is a popular activity in the region and the main routes lead to Tangta and Todey. Trekking along the mountain routes can be an exhilarating experience. You can also engage in fishing and angling in the rivulets and streams that dot the region. You can also take part in one of the organize village tours and this can be a good way to understand the culture of the people of the region. Cultural shows are also arranged for tourists.

Another major attraction of the region is Bindu Dam, which operates water supply to the project and serves as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan. Cardamom Curing Centre and Godak are the other major attractions in the area. The best time to visit Jhalong is during the post monsoon season, in October and November.

Nearby Destinations in Jhallong :

 

Jhallong, situated near the Indo-Bhutan border in the state of West Bengal, is known for its scenic beauty. The destination attracts people interested in nature vacations and activities like trekking and hiking.

The main attractions of Jhallong are River Jaldhaka  and the nearby Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary. The other attractions of Jhallong are Godak, Cardamom Curing Centre and Bindu Dam, which acts as a bridge to reach Bhutan and supplies water to the Jaldhaka hydro-electricity project.

The reservoir of Bindu dam attracts rare species of birds like brown dipper, laughing thrush, kingfisher, redstart and different kinds of water fowls. Nearby attractions of Jhallong include Dooars, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri and Kalimpong.

Activities: Bird watching, short trekking to Todey and Tangta, angling at Jaldhaka, village tours, cultural shows etc.

How to reach Jhalong by railway : Jhallong does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Siliguri, at a distance of 6576 kms from Jhallong. Siliguri has 2 train stations. They are Siliguri Jn and Siliguri Town.

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Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Odlabari: All these places are at a distance of 25 km to 90 km from Jalpaiguri town. Bodaganj is 25 km away from Jalpaiguri in Shikarpur forest. Nearest station of Ambari is Ambari-Falakata in NJP – Haldibari route. Ambari is also accessable by road from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Kathambari is around 50 km away from Jalpaiguri and is approachable by road. Odlabari is 90 km away from Jalpaiguri by road.

Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Kranti and Odlabari are small settlement in the region wherever the forest stretch is bit less. Greenery and the surrounding make these places attractive. These are some more places of tourist interest and are closer to Siliguri and situated in the Duars or Dooars belt used by hoards of people as picnic spot or for safari or even for angling and birding. Teesta Canal passes through some of these places.

Scenic beauty especially the greenery with the snow capped Himalayas during winter and spring season attracts thousands of tourist and picnic party from far of places. Angling Birding and long drives are the best entertainment one can enjoy. The scenic beauty changes with the thick growth of forest and the fast flowing rivers and the hills on the background. These places can be enjoyed with long drive from Lataguri or Jalpaiguri or Siliguri. It’s just visiting these places and some temple like Jalpesh and having food at Roadside eateries popularly known as Dhaba or just angling in any of the water body or river.


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Rasikbil or Rasikbeel is situated in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. It is basically low water land or swamp, where water may be available all over the year. There are five such a kind of low water land or marshland, namely, Neeldaba, Bochamari, Raichangmari, Shankhadanga and Rasikbil. These attracts a lot of birds which make nests in the trees around the lake. There are 1 bird sanctuary near Cooch Behar a city just 38 km from Dooars and 1 bird sanctuary near Aritar which is 38 km distant. The most popular of these are Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary near Cooch Behar and Kitam Bird Sanctuary in Aritar. You can find 3 bird sanctuaries in West Bengal and 39 bird sanctuaries in the country of India. The bird varieties which live in and around the lake includes cormorants, different varieties of storks, ibis, spoonbill, kingfisher, parrots, owl and many others. There is a deer park and a crocodile rehabilitation center by the side of the lake. There are also a leopard house, a python house, Aviary & a Tortoise rescue entre. This following water birds found in Rasik Beel- Lesser Whistling Teal, Common Teal, White eyed pochard, Red Crested pochard, Shoveler, Pintail, Wigeon duck, Grey headed Lapwing, Northern Lapwing, Pied Kingfisher, Stork billed kingfisher, Small blue kingfisher, Little Cormorant, Large Cormorant, Gadwall etc.

Attractions in Rasikbil :

 

 

 

Tourists who loved to watch the local birds and migratory birds; Rasik Bill is the ideal place for them. It is a eco-tourist spot situated just one and a half hour of drive from Alipurduar town. Main attraction of that area is anvifauna in and around Rasikbil. And as a bonus, there are a large aquarium, a dear park, a crocodile rehabilitation center, a tortoise rescue center and many more. And you can enjoy boating in the Rasikbil.

From Rasik bil, you can go on a day visit to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve. Rasikbil itself is part of the buffer area of the tiger reserve. Coochbehar Rajbari  and Madanmohan Temple are famous among them. The historically significant town of Coochbehar can also be visited on a day outing.

How to Reach Rasikbil :

By Road :

National Highway No.31 between Siliguri and Guwahati passes over Coochbehar and Alipurduar. But there has no any direct journey from Siliguri. So you should follow break journey. North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Coochbehar or Alipurduar. Then you may take the Coochbehar – Rampurhat mini bus which will take you to Rasikbil via Toofanganj in 2 hours. You will also get buses from Alipurduar. You may also go to Rasikbil via Kamakshaguri.

By Railway :

Nearest railway station to Rasikbil is Kamashkhaguri. Kamashkhaguri is 6 kilometer away from Rasikbil. Some trains have stoppage at Kamashkhaguri which train is going towards Guwahati from Kolkata or other metro city of India. New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are main railway station in this area. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, you should follow the road journey to reach at Rasikbil. Coochbehar is another near by railway station of Rasikbil.

By Air :

Nearest airport is Bagdogra. It is a domestic airport. All major air services are available from all over India. Distance between Bagdogra and Siliguri is 13 km. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road route.

Best time to visit Rasikbil :

The best time to visit Rashikbill is from March to June and from September to December as during these times the place is in good favor of weather. If you are fond of birdwatching then the best tie to visit Rashikbeel to see migratory birds nesting here is between October and February.

 

 

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Darjeeling the ‘Queen of Hills’, is arguably the most popular tourist destination in northeast India. Situated at an altitude of 2134m, Darjeeling, with its exquisite scenic beauty, attracts travelers of varied interest. Darjeeling is the Abode of Lord Shiva and offers spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and the hospitality of colorful Himalayan people. Darjeeling and all her tea plantations lie under the shadow of this snowy Himalayan giant. Darjeeling is just 78 km from Siliguri (the major rail and road head) and is well connected by Bus & jeep.

Originally just a cluster of villages that was administered intermittently by Nepal and Sikkim, Darjeeling grew in prominence during the mid 19th century when, because of its climate, the British first established a hill station there after leasing it from the Chogyal of Sikkim and later discovered that the area was particularly well suited for tea plantations.

Because it was a popular hill station during the days of the Raj, a lovely Victorian town was built among the Himalayan foothills, the remnants of which are still visible around the Chowrasta and Darjeeling remains a popular summer and fall resort for the natives of Kolkata today.

Brilliant red rhododendrons, charming white magnolias, majestic pines and lush green tea bushes covering the entire hill slope welcome us along the way.

Top tourist places to Visit in Darjeeling

 Toy Train :

The official name of the Darjeeling Toy Train is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few hill railways which are still operational in the country. Diesel trains run to and from New Jalpaiguri and steam engines run to and from Kurseong.

Tiger Hill :

The Tiger Hill is situated at an altitude of 2590m (8482 ft) and 11 km from Darjeeling town. From here you can get a breathtaking view of Mount Everest and the Kanchenjunga range. It’s a famous spot to watch the sunrise in Darjeeling.

The Observatory Hill :

The Observatory Hill is joined in strong religious faith and importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Mahakal temple rests on this hill and is considered to be the personification of Lord Shiva. The Bhutia Busty Gompa was initially located in this hill, but was later on relocate to its current place. The hill thus serves as a harmony between the Hindus and Buddhists.

Ghoom Monastery :

Ghoom Monastery is also known as Yogachoeling Gompa. It is located in a place called Ghoom in Darjeeling, hence the name Ghoom Gompa. It was in the year 1875 that a Mongolian astrologer cum monk established the Ghoom Gompa.

Located at a distance of about 8 km south from the main town of Darjeeling, this gompa has become a destination for people seeking peace and serenity. The gompa is located nearby Ghoom station. One can also reach the gompa from Hill Cart Road as it is situated just below the road.

The Mall:

The Mall is Darjeeling’s popular commercial street. It is lined with Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters and souvenir shops chock-full of Himalayan artifacts and both real and imitation antiques. Photo shops carry turn-of-the-century photos as well as specialising in hand-painted black and white prints with glowing oil colours. The Mall leads to Chaurasta, a square, which doubles as a bandstand, a pony riding arena for children and a haven for lovers.

Chowrasta:

The Chowrasta, meaning crossroad, is a hive of commercial activity. The Mall Road originates and culminates at the Chowrasta. This is the heart of Victorian Darjeeling. Here hotels, restaurants and shops brush against each other. The shops and stalls are a veritable paradise for souvenir collectors. The Bhutanese sellers display their wares. Woollen garments, tribal ornaments, Thankas, rosaries, brass statuettes and Gorkha daggers are kept on display for sale. Foreign goods are also available in some shops. Local handicrafts are much in demand.

Zoological Park:

About 2 km. from the Darjeeling town, this zoo houses a wide collection of high-altitude birds and animals, India’s only collection of Siberian tigers and some rare species such as the red panda. The Darjeeling zoo is famous for its success in the snow leopard breeding program.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute:

A spot not to be missed is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute created by the late Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who conquered Mt Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. A display of equipment used on the climb is one of the highlights. A zoological garden nearby has an assortment of wildlife such as yaks, Siberian tigers and red pandas who call the region their home.

Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway:

At North Point about 3-km from the town, this is the first passenger ropeway in India. For reservation of ropeway seats please contact – officer in-charge, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Ropeway Station, North Point, Darjeeling. Regular share taxi service is available from Market Motor and Taxi Stand is to the Ropeway Station.

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Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning “place burnt by fire”.

Nestled near the Nepal border, halfway between Siliguri and Darjeeling, is this low-profile hill station and honeymoon destination. Mirik is surrounded by an undulating carpet of tea estates, orange orchards, cardamom plantations and forests of tall, dark Japanese cedars. It is a quiet retreat that remains off most visitors’ radars. Some of Mirik’s higher hilltops offer wonderful views of morning’s first light striking Khangchendzonga (8598m).

Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.

What to see around

Lake Somendu

Lake Somendu is about 1.25 km. long and a 3.5 km road surrounds the lake. The lake is the main attraction of Mirik. Swimming in the lake is not advisable since the wastewater from the town falls in this lake. At the backdrop of the lake, you will get an idyllic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the green luster of Oak, Chestnut and Maple. Boating in this lake placid is a must to soothe the soul of a weary traveler. A stroll around the lake is highly recommended. You can also go for a horse ride around the lake.

Kawlay Dara View point

One can get a sweeping view of the plains as well as the snow capped mountains from this viewpoint. The sunrise and sunset from here is a visual delight. The viewpoint is about 30 minutes walk from the tourist hub.

Deosi Dara

Another observatory point for stupendous landscape view.

Rai-dhap

An ideal picnic spot.

Tea Estates

There are eight tea gardens in Mirik area. Thurbo T.E., one of the best tea-estates, is only 2 kms. from the lake. The factory may be visited with the permission of the manager.

Orange orchards

About two kilometers from Mirik, situated on the spur, one can see beautiful orange orchards. Mirik is the largest supplier of oranges in West Bengal. One can also have glimpse of the village life of hill areas.

Some other places are……

Helipad & Swiss Cottage

Devi-Sthan

Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Donbosco Church

Mirik Bazaar Shopping Centre

Tamang Buddhist Monastery

Homedara Siva Mandir

Orchid Nursery & Cardamom firm

Thurbo Tea Garden & Factory

Mirik Busty Orange Garden (2.5 km)

Pasupati Market (11 km)

 

When to Visit

Mirik is pleasant throughout the year. The temperatures in Mirik usually fluctuate between 13 and 30 degree Celsius. Light tropical woolen garments are required for the summer and winter garments for the cool winter would keep you comfortable.

During your trip to Mirik, you can take a walk down the many gardens located in the hill town. Buddhist pilgrims flock to the monastery in Mirik, and this is an important tourist destination that you should not miss.

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