North Bengal Village Tour-Sittong,Tinchuley,Lepchajagat
Offbeat Stays in North Bengal Villages
Villages of North Bengal are truly a treasure hunt for nature lovers, especially for those who are looking for a periodical escape from the hectic chores of the modern city life. Lying in the Northern half of the State of West Bengal and encircled by international boundaries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, North Bengal offers a unique combination of a varied landscape.
There are so many villages in Darjeeling & Kurseong area,local people have made some beautiful homestays in those villages. You can enjoy breathtaking view of Mt.Kanchenjunga, understand the life of people in the mountains, local foods & culture.
Day 1-NJP to Sittong Khasmahal (Ahaldara or Ghaleytar or Turuk or Maldiram)
Pickup from New Jalpaiguri Station/Bagdogra Airport & transfer Sittong region (Distance 45km take arround 2.30hrs).Overnight at Ahaldara or Ghaleytar or Turuk or Maldiram.
Day 2-Sightseeing of Sittong area
Morning visit Orange gardens, Sittong church,Old Monastery, Mungpoo, the Cinchona village made famous by Rabindranath Tagore is just 8 km from Sittong. Latpanchar is about 7 km, Chatakpur is about 22 km away and Kurseong is also about 24 km drive. You can spend several days in the village and explore all the tourist destinations in and around from here.Overnight at Sittong area.
Day 3-Sittong to Lepchajagat 65km & Visit Jorpokhri & Ghum Monastery
Morning Transfer to Lepchajagat (Distance 65km take arround 2.30hrs). Lepchajagat is a small village located in wilderness at an altitude of 6,956 ft and only 19kms away from Darjeeling hill town.
Lepchajagat is all about dense forested area full with Pines, Oaks and Rhododendrons. And all that is combined with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga peaks, wonderful birdlife and serene tranquility. Night Stay at Lepchajagat.
Day 4-Lepchajagat to Takdah Cantonment area & visit Lamahatta & Tinchuley
Tinchuley is a small mountain village (rather a hamlet) in Darjeeling district and located at an altitude of 5,800ft, and just 3kms above Takdah.
Morning sightseeing Tinchuley Sunrise Point,Tinchuley Monastery,Practice rock climbing in Gumbadara Viewpoint,tea gardens,Chotamangwa & transfer to Takdah (Distance 75km take arround 2.30hrs).Night Stay at Takdah.
Day 5-Takdah to NJP
Early Morning after breakfast transfer to Jalpaiguri Station/Bagdogra Airport.