Darjeeling Hills is one of the most popular tourist spots in West Bengal, eastern India. While tourists visit Darjeeling all over the year, the peak time is during the summer and puja vacations. Traveling by train, especially on Darjeeling mail, is preferable among all transports. It is the most popular train for traveling to various parts of North Bengal and Sikkim.
Imagine yourself seating by a sea beach and watching a magnificent sunset not far away from your home.
Yes it is possible.
Kolkata is located in such a geographical position, we can easily travel by means of train, car or airplane. West Bengal has 210 Km of coastline that includes Bakkhali, Tajpur, Mandarmani, Digha and a few more sea beaches.
It you live near Kolkata or travel to the city in between November to February, make sure to visit the Handicraft Fair, also known as Hasta Shilpa Mela locally. For handmade craftwork collectors and souvenirs, nothing can be matched up to the collection of handmade apparels, jewlery, decorative fixtures, paintings, vases, statues. So, if you are a passionate traveler who takes pleasure in collecting crafts items from fairs at reasonable rates, think no beyond the handicraft fair of Kolkata.
Do you love visiting the seas but want to avoid the crowd like in Digha?
Or do you have a very short time in hand but want to make it worth it with your loved one?
Then Tajpur in West Bengal is the one offbeat travel destination that may fulfill all your desires. It is located in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal that can be easily reached from Kolkata or Digha. It lies between Mandarmani and Shankarpur.
Around 10 lakh domestic and 40000 foreign tourists visit Sikkim and North Bengal every year. From New Jalpaiguri Station or Bagdogra Airport in North Bengal, the tourists need to hire a car to reach Sikkim. But due to some complications, the transporters and the tourists faced many problems, as there was no revision in the transport agreement between West Bengal and Sikkim.
Tinchuley is a small eco-village at an altitude of 5800 ft. in North Bengal, just 32 km away from Darjeeling town. The name “Tinchuley” means three ovens (or chullahs) that resemble the three hill tops in a formation of an oven or chullah that faces the direction of Kalimpong.
If you love mystic green pine forests amongst the clouds and want to spend the weekend peacefully with excellent quality food, Tinchuley should be your next destination. The weather is comparatively cooler and very comfortable in this region of the Darjeeling district. In this article, I will guide you on how to reach, what are the sightseeing locations and where to stay in Tinchuley.
Do you want to stay away from the noise, crowd, and pollution and live amongst the mesmerizing nature with absolute peace for a few days?
If you love the green forest, the splashing sound of a beautiful river with the chirping of colorful birds around, Srikhola can be your perfect choice to visit. The name “Srikhola” is abbreviated from “Sirikhola”, a combination of two words- “Siri”, the name of the river, and “khola”, which means river in the Nepalese language.
Darjeeling, the glorious hill station, is now overrun by tourists, and too much chaos has weakened its natural beauty. If you want to spend two or three days in a quiet hilly place surrounded by nature, then Chota Mangwa, an offbeat ecotourism destination at an altitude of 6000 ft., can be your next choice for traveling. It is an eco-village situated at the top of the Mangwa hill in the Darjeeling district, away from the crowd noise.
Tumling is a small scenic village at an altitude of 2926 m (9600 ft.) in the eastern Himalayan Mountain Range. It is situated near the Ilam District of Nepal nearby India border and lies on the trek route to Sandakphu. You can visit here with a permitted pass from the forest department of Singalila National Park, India.
Rock Garden, also known as Barbotey Rock Garden, is a tourist attraction located 10 km from Darjeeling town. The park is constructed around the Chunnu Summer Falls. Ganga Maya Park is another trending eco-friendly tourist spot just below the rock garden, established nearby the Bloomfield Tea Garden.
The surrounding hill with greenery, a stream cascading over rocks along the slope, nicely decorated flowers, plants, and shrubs, well-maintained seating areas, and a small lake make the entire rock garden beautiful.