Rangaroon

Beautiful mist enveloping green tea bushes

Rangaroon Tea Garden is situated at a distance of 16 km from Darjeeling in West Bengal. The estate lies near the boundary of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 6100 ft above sea level. It produces some of the world's finest quality tea and is home to the famous Rangaroon Tea which had won the hearts of British colonists. You can take a leisurely walk through the lush green tea garden while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. The view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other snow capped peaks from Rangaroon is truly awe inspiring. Rangaroon also offers its visitors a spectacular view of the Tiger Hill, Observatory Hill and the Darjeeling town.

Rangaroon Tea Garden

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. Hired cars are available from New Jalpaiguri to reach Rangaroon. On the way to Darjeeling, you have to take a right turn from Jorebungalow and then take a left turn from 3rd Mile to reach Rangaroon Tea Garden.



Accommodation

Khaling Cottage. Tariff - Rs. 1534 per person (including food and stay). Tel: 0353-2540492, 9434072552.

School Dara

Heaven for bird watchers

School Dara is a completely virgin village tourism destination situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The picturesque hamlet lies at a distance of 5 km from Mirik. The scenic beauty of the place is amazing with its lush green surroundings and orange orchards all around the area. School Dara is also a bird watcher's paradise with several species of birds including flycatcher, minla and nuthatch often spotted in and around the village. The serene and calm ambiance of the place makes it an ideal retreat for those who want to spend their vacation in peace and solitude.

School Dara

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. Auto rickshaws ply from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. Mirik is 52 km from Siliguri. Hired cars and shared jeeps are plying from Siliguri to Mirik. School Dara is 5 km from Mirik.



Accommodation

Rodhi Ghar Homestay. Tariff - Rs. 2100 (including food). Tel: 9434072552.
Rangbhang Homestay. Tariff - Rs. 1200. Tel: 9832913617, 9733242210.

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Palmajua

In the lap of Singalila National Park

Palmajua is a small hill village situated in the lap of the Singalila National Park in West Bengal. The place is surrounded by forests of oak, pine and dhupi trees. Located at an altitude of 7250 ft, the place offers peace and tranquility to the visitors amidst lush greenery and breathtaking scenery. A mind blowing view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga can be viewed from this village. The main attraction of Palmajua is the Singalila National Park. The forest is home to the Red Panda, Pangolin and about 170 species of birds. You can visit Dhotrey, Rimbik, Srikhola and Meghma from Palmajua. Adventure lovers can go for short treks from the village to the nearby forest.

Palmajua

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Kolkata and Howrah to New Jalpaiguri. Palmajua is 65 km from New Jalpaiguri. Hired cars are available from New Jalpaiguri to reach Manebhanjan. Jeeps are plying from Manebhanjan to Palmajua.



Accommodation

Singalila Jungle Homestay. Tariff - Rs. 1300 per person (including food and stay). Tel: 9231581177.

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Sonkupi

Destination for adventure lovers

Sonkupi is an awesome weekend getaway from Kolkata situated in Purulia district of West Bengal. The valley lies at the foothills of the Kukuburu hill. Numerous streams trickling down the hills, mesmerizing natural beauty and pollution-free environment of the place make Sonkupi an ideal retreat for nature lovers. However the prime attraction of the place is the Sonkupi Banjara Camp which offers several adventure activities for those who crave for thrill and excitement. From rock climbing to tarzan swing, the camp has got everything needed for an exhilarating adventure experience. You can also take a leisurely stroll to the nearby tribal villages and witness the daily livelihood of rural people.

Sonkupi

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah to Barabhum and Purulia. Sonkupi is 20 km from Barabhum and 52 km from Purulia.



Accommodation

Sonkupi Banjara Camp, Tariff - Rs. 5800 per head (for group of 2 persons), Rs. 4900 per head (for group of 4 persons), Rs. 4200 per head (for group of 8 persons). Tariff consists of 2N/3D package including food, stay and local sightseeing. Tel: 9231581177, 9830063643.

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Rangbhang

Peaceful, serene and unknown

Rangbhang is an unexplored village located at a distance of 3 km from Mirik in West Bengal. The place is locally known as Mirik Busty. The peaceful, calm and serene ambiance of the village is its main attraction. Rangbhang offers its visitors a spectacular view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks along with beautiful landscapes and lush green tea gardens. The place is surrounded by orange orchards and organic plantations. You can also indulge in adventure activities like off road driving, hiking, nature trail walk and jungle camping.

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Kolkata and Howrah to New Jalpaiguri. Auto rickshaws ply from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. Mirik is 55 km from Siliguri. Rangbhang is around 3 km from Mirik. You can hire a car from Siliguri to reach Rangbhang.



Accommodation

Rangbhang Homestay. Tariff - Rs. 1200. Tel: 9832913617, 9733242210.

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