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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Some Tea Gardens of Darjeeling, India

 


Fagu Tea Estate

      If you want to go back to century years in time to an incredible atmosphere of the scenic beauty of North Bengal and Dooars, Fagu Tea Estate is the perfect place. As you enter the Colonial Tea Bungalow of the nineteenth century with intricate period furniture, fireplaces, sloping verandahs overlooking the magnificent mountain ranges and the acres of tea plantations, you are transported back to an unforgettable era-an era of luxurious high life, good times, riverfront picnics, bird watching and barbecues. Enjoy the wonderful experience of living in a Fagu Tea Bungalow, with great views of the tea garden and royal food on any holiday or weekend trip.

            The winding road through the tea garden leads to nearby hill villages and small waterfalls. From Fagu you can also visit Lava, Lolegaon, Rishop, and Garumara National Park.

How to Reach

From NJP/Siliguri 75km and from New Mal Station only 20km far away.

Accommodation

Only Fagu Tea Estate Bunglow. 3000/- (approx)/per room

Poobung

   A little-known location in North Bengal, Poobung is a scenic hamlet surrounded by lush tea gardens and mountains of bliss. Located in the lap of nature, Poobung village houses a selection of organic farms. You can enjoy a nice walk past the various organic farms cultivating fruits and vegetables such as orange, tomato, potato, cauliflower, squash, and elaichi. Near about 100-year-old bridge connecting Rongli, Rongliot and Poobung is located 2 km from Poobung. One hour downhill trek from Pubung leads you to the Kalijhora River source.

You'll hear the twittering of birds as you walk on the trail, smell the fragrance of flowers and be amazed by the fascinating views that unveil before your eyes. You will be flabbergasted at the end of the trail by the beautiful waterfall that descends down the hill. Usually, this waterfall is the origin of the river Kali.

How to Travel

By train first reach to New Jalpaiguri station. Poobung is about 92 km from New Jalpaiguri/Siliguri. You can also travel from New Jalpaiguri to reach Poobung by private car, which takes around 3.30 hours.

Accommodation

Poobung Homestay

Cost: 1500/- - 2000/- per person (food+lodging)

Tabakoshi

Tabakoshi, besides the river Rangbongkhola, is an excellent location for tea garden / Chiyabari stay in Darjeeling at an altitude of 3500 ft. The location is covered by tea gardens and the central point of nearby sightseeing places. Its nearest point of Siliguri Town, well linked to Bagdogra airport and New Jalpaiguri railway station is only 2 hours drive away and from Darjeeling town, Mirik is only 5 km away. It is a wonderful getaway to nature tourists nestled in the mountain peaks and background with tea gardens, nothing but nature in the surrounding area.



Max: 22 degrees / in summer; Min: 2 to 5 degrees /in winter & in monsoon : normal temp. 

How to Reach

Siliguri Town is only 2 hours, well linked to Bagdogra airport and New Jalpaiguri Railway station is only 2 hours by car, Darjeeling city 2 hours, Mirik is only 5 km away.

Accommodation

Sonakhari homestay. 1500-2000/- food+lodging per head per day.

Rangaroon Tea Garden

               A scenic village located in the lap of nature, 16 km away from Darjeeling town. It is bounded by forests (wildlife area) on the east, north, and south, and on its west side are Aloobari, Fulbari and Pandam Tea estates separated by Rundung Khola (stream). On the invention of the spring season, when Rhododendron, Magnolia and other seasonal flowers are in full bloom. Tinchuley, Takdah & Lamahatta have known tourist destinations near Rangaroon.

              Rangaroon can be considered the soul of the Senchel wildlife sanctuary extended 40 square km long. Here the natural doorways can give opportunities to see the numerous species of Himalayan wild animals, plants & fauna throughout the entire time.

How to Reach

The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, which is 70 km away and well connected & Bagdogra airport about 80km & 3.30 hrs by car.

Where to Stay 

Khaling Cottage, 1800/- food+lodging per head/day.


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