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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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Kurseong is a hill station (and sub-divisional town) situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Located at an altitude of 1458 metres (4864 ft), Kurseong is just 30 km from Darjeeling. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year and the winters are not as severe as Darjeeling.

The local name of Kurseong is called “Kharsang” which in the Lepcha language means “Land of the White Orchids”.

The terraced tea gardens, orchid nurseries, and verdant hill slopes are best explored either on foot or by the Toy Train which runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling.

Kurseong was transferred to the British in 1835 by the King of Sikkim. The town gained importance only after 1880 although Darjeeling took away the larger share of tourism. It is home to some reputed schools such as Goethals, Victoria and Dow Hill. Kurseong is a nature lover’s paradise and offers some interesting treks.

Kurseong Near By Places :

Eagle’s Craig view point:

This view point is located near the town seemingly perched on a cliff. One can have a sweeping view of the surrounding mountain, hill, hamlets and slopes from here. It has a cafeteria, a watch tower and a flower garden; this place also houses the water reservoir for the entire town of Kurseong.

Forest Museum :

The forest museum is a treat for nature lovers and the ecotourist. Located on Dow Hill, the museum is maintained by the forest department and gives you rare insight into the flora and fauna that inhabit the region.

Giddapahar view point :

Located a few kilometer away from Kurseong. The place offers a wonderful view of mountains and is a great place for clicking photographs.

Giddapahar Seti Mata Temple :

This temple is carved out of an ancient rock and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. A sacred place of the Hindus.

Ambootia Temple :

This temple is located within the Ambootia Tea Estate area. It has an old temple thronged by many devotees.

Dowhill’s Girls School :

Provides a glimpse of the British era with its architecture and elegance. This school is well known for its beautiful location surrounded by pine trees and the quality of education it provides.

Victoria Boy’s School :

This school was also created by the British and still maintains its Victorian looks and fame.

Grotto :

The grotto houses the statue of Virgin Mary and is located in a beautiful surrounding that takes you to another place and time. It is a peaceful place and peace is what you feel when you are there. Devotees light candles and pray to God here; it is also frequented by young couples because it offers seclusion.

Bhangzang Salamander Lake :

The Bhangzang Salamander Lake is located at a distance of 14 km from the town of Kurseong. This is a beautiful and serene lake with green-tinged waters and is home to a range of salamanders which is a rare and endangered species.

The lake is a natural haven with greenery all around and its natural grandeur had made it a popular destination among the British. Even today, though the lake is relatively unknown to tourists, local people from the nearby areas come here to enjoy a pleasant evening and the beauty of the lake and the surroundings.

Bagora :

Bagora, a quaint village, located at a height of 7100 ft., in the Darjeeling district, is not yet explored and hence it still remains unexploited. Nestled amidst serene and exotic scenery with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, this romantic getaway will not disappoint you. Bagora is also called Zero Point and has a base camp of the Indian Air Force with a helipad.

Best time to visit Kurseong :

The very essence of Kurseong is its wonderful weather. So you can visit the place any time of the year. However, it is better to skip the rainy season.

How to reach Kurseong :

The nearest airport of Kurseong is located at Bagdogra. You can avail taxis and buses from the airport to reach Kurseong, located at a distance of 60 km. The two nearest railway stations of Kurseong are located at Siliguri (50 km) and New Jalpaiguri (57 km). Taxis and buses are available from both the stations to reach Kurseong. You can also enjoy a ride of toy train from New Jalpaiguri to Kurseong, which takes around 5 hours. Kurseong is also connected by roads with Siliguri, Darjeeling, Mirik, Kalimpong and Gangtok.

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Yuksom is a small village in Sikkim. It is said that it was the first capital of Sikkim.Yuksom literally means the “meeting place of the three learned monks” as three monks who came from Tibet selected Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King of Sikkim and gave him the title Chogyal. ‘Chogyal’ means “Religious King” or “the king who rules with righteousness”. Yuksom is also one of the sacred landscape “Demazong” (meaning a valley of rice) of four religious sites blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, which are considered to be the four plexuses of the human body, and Yuksom symbolically represents the ‘third eye’. A real get-away for those who want to avoid the tourist crowd.

At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe.The view from this place has too much to be recommended : a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue – reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far away.

Dzongri Trek:

The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. Magnificent views of mountain peaks, rhododendron forests, and the river flowing down in the valley add to its charm. Your high energy found an immediate resonance with the chill and thrill of Dzongri, the meeting place of man and mountain gods.

When to Visit Dzongri

The best time to visit Dzongri is from mid March-April, and then from September to mid October, so as to avoid snowfall and monsoon rains. Although, owing to high altitude, there is a definite probability of the climate taking unexpected turns during any time of the year.

Get in

Reach here in 5 hours from Gezing using shared or private jeeps

The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP)which is about 150 km from Yuksom. From NJP , one can get book a taxi to Yuksom. Be careful to leave NJP by 11am as it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Yuksom via Jorethang. The road to Yuksom is poorly lit and it is not advisable to travel in night.

The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, 12 km west of Siliguri , about 170 km from Yuksom.

Sightsinging:

Yuksom is very close to the Kanchandzongha national park. It will take you 2 hours to trek into the wildlife sanctuary and go to a particular waterfall on the way to Dzongri. Very beautiful. You can also bathe here but will need to be careful. Its the coldest , purest and sweetest water ever!

There is a village buddhist temple where prayers happen every evening at dusk. A must to experience.

Other places are……

Bakhi(2740m) is located 16 km from Yuksom in West Sikkim District. It lies at an altitude of around 3100m on the Dzongri (10 km) trek route. Bakhim is a natural garden which is surrounded by dense mixed forests of magnolia, rhododendron, orchids, and ferns. Prek Chu River flows nearby.

Tshoka (3400m) Tshoka is one of the ideal places to watch the sunrise over Mt. Pandim. Settlement is sparse but cultivation of various crops in summer is a common practice. It is about 2 km from Bakhim.


Thansing is a village development committee in Nuwakot District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5951 people living in 1020 individual households.


Goecha La (el. 4940 m.) is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range. The southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain, is viewable from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain. The sound of falling boulders and ice due to the small avalanches from the walls of the massive into the small lakes creates a reverberating ambience into the silence and stillness of the whole environment. Gocha La is the ultimate trekking destination of your dream.

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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People’s Republic of China.

Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. Perched high in the Himalayas, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom. It has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness; where development is measure using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic profit. Chilies are considered a vegetable and ema datshi the national dish. Ema datchi consists of green chilies mixed in with a Bhutanese cheese sauce. It is still termed as a third world country with subsistence farming practiced in much of the country.

Places to visit in Bhutan

Within a small area of 46,500 sq km of Bhutan lie a whole range of places to visit or major tourist destinations.

Phuentsholing :

Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog.

Gangtey (Phobjikha) valley :

The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valley’s are tightly enclosed.

Trashiyangtse Bhutan :

Trashiyangtse is a rapidly growing town and administrative center of the district. Situated in a small river valley, it is a lovely spot from which to take walks in the surrounding countryside.

Paro:

Paro is a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only international airport. The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and so on.

Trongsa :

Trongsa, previously Tongsa, is a town and capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. The name means “new village” in Dzongkha. In the centre of the Bhutan and four hours by drive from Wangdue Phodrang, Trongsa offers a welcome rest to travelers. The approach to the town involves a trip around Trongsa valley. A vantage point from the opposite side of the valley, still 14 kms from Trongsa, provides an exciting view of the Dzong and the town.

Samdrup Jongkhar :

Samdrup Jongkhar is located in Bhutan.   Samdrup Jongkhar is a frontier town in south eastern Bhutan, bordering the Indian state of Assam, located at 170m above sea level. It is the district capital of Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag and an important market town serving the mountain districts of Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Lhuntshi and Mongar.

Thimphu :

Thimphu also spelt Thimpu, is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan’s dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961.

Bumthang:

Bumthang District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. It is the most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted.  “Bumthang” directly translates as “bumpa-shaped valley”. “Thang” is valley or plain, and “bum” is an abbreviation of “bumpa” (a vessel used in consecration ceremonies).

Haa Valley :

Haa is also known as ‘’the Hidden-Land Rice Valley.’’ Haa’s major feature is its narrow north –south valley. Its new Dzong was built in 1915, near the older one which was destroyed by fire. Haa was the ancient centre of trade with Yatung in the Chumbi valley in Tibet. The valley has been the strong-hold of the Dorji family to which Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck, belongs.

Punakha :

Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.

Mongar & Lhuntse :

Mongar Dzong is the newest of Dzongs in Bhutan built in 1930s. This dzong was built to replace the Zongkar Dzong which has remained in ruins. Mongar Dzong is built in keeping with the tradition of Bhutan where no drawings or nails were used.

Wangdue Phodrang :

Wangduephodrang is the last town on the central highway before central Bhutan. The town is not more than an enlarged village with a few well-provided shops. Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

Trashigang :

Trashigang, or Tashigang, is a town in eastern Bhutan and the district capital of the Trashigang Dzongkhag. It lies on the east side of the valley above the Drangme Chhu River just south of where it is joined by the Gamri River.

Tourists who want to go to Bhutan have to go through tourist programs offered by private travel agencies in partnership with the government. You can book a trip to through a foreign travel agent, who can arrange for everything, or through a Bhutanese tour operator, but you will have to go through a series of communications to finalize everything.

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Bindu is a small settlement or a village situated at an altitude of nearly 700 meters on the India Bhutan border. These are lesser known hill stations and offer beautiful landscape and peace It is known for cardamom plantation and the journey through Chapramari Sanctuary is a pleasant experience. Gairibus a small settlement is on your way, Diascorrea – a medicine plant is grown and is also a beautiful place to stop for a while. It is very popular among the tourist. One can visit this places staying at Gorumara or Chalsa or Chapramari Forest area. Staying in Bindu is altogether an experience difficult to explain. It is situated in the Hills on the Himalayan foothills. Scenic beauty of the settlement positioned among the high mountains with the River Jaldhaka flowing through the valley. It is approximately 100 Kilometers from Siliguri. The hamlet is a place for guest with leisure holidays with valley encircled with hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka.

Bindu also offers opportunities for small treks, starting from Todey to Tangta and extending till Neora Valley National Park. A major attraction of this village is the Bindu Dam built over the Jaldhaka River, flowing through the valley. Mainly used for controlling water supply to the Jaldhaka Hydel Project at Jhalong, this dam also serves as a bridge for crossing over to Bhutan.

Attractions in Bindu:

Bindu Dam

The main attraction of this village is the Bindu Dam, built on the Jaldhaka River to operate water supply of Jaldhaka Hydel Project. However, it is also used as a foot bridge to reach Bhutan. From there you can take a rare view of the snow Peak Mountaineer range in winters.

Jaldhaka Hydel Project

The first hydroelectric project of India can be visited with the prior permission of the WBSEB authorities. Photography is prohibited in the hydel power project area.

Cardamom Curing Centre at Godak

On the way to Godak village, about 14 km from Bindu Government has set up a Cardamom Curing Centre. Cardamom is dyed and processed here before delivery. Godak is just 15 km away from Bindu. It is famous for a tribal Goddess. And the journey from Bindu to Godak is amazing.

How to Go Bindu:

By Road:

Bindu is 106 kilometer away from Siliguri and easily excisable by road. NBSTC Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, ATC Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Bindu. Journey time may be 2 hours 30 minutes. Best option to visit Bindu from Siliguri is Taxi. Taxi fare is calculated with multiply of “Rs”,per kilometer depends on the session.

By Air:

Nearest airport of Bindu is at Bagdogra, which is located 16 kilometer away from Siliguri. All major air services are available from all over India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati and Kolkata.. You can find out various vehicles to come in Siliguri, and then follow the above road journey.

By Rail:

New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are main railway station in this area that connects Bindu with Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi. After you arrive at New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, you can follow the road journey to reach at Bindu.

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