Paparkheti is a small off-bit destination located in the north Bengal hills in the state of West Bengal, India. From New Mal junction as one travels towards the hills after crossing the Terai regions Daragaon can be reached. Located in a remote region over Teesta in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, this village is truly one of the last refuges for those who seek a silent corner, free from the din of the civilized world, it is situated at an elevation of about 4000 feet above sea level; the temperature of this village remains very soothing throughout the year.
Paparkheti offers majestic views of the Dooars and Terai regions at the far bottom along with numerous mountain peaks those covered with thick clouds and fog to the far horizon. On one side of Paparkheti to the far bottom long stretches of Gorumara wildlife sanctuary and to the other end the route has intersected with Lava, Rishyap and Kaffer in the Kalimpong hills.
How to reach:
Paparkheti is located within 74 km from Siliguri, the nearest rail heads are New Mal junction and New Jalpaiguri. From Lava at a distance of about 22 km on way to Gorubathan. Another route is from New Jalpaiguri or Dooars or Bagdogra via NH 31 upto Damdin crossing. From New Jalpaiguri at a distance of about 44 km is Damdin from there by a left hand side route within a distance of about 13 km is Gorubathan. From Gorubathan at a distance of 22 km is Daragaon.
Sightseeing trips to Kalimpong, Durpin Monastery, Delo, & tea plantations like Lopchu and Peshok are also nearby. Apart from bird watching, trekking and enjoying a nature walk along the forest trails to the nearby Chortens on the hill top, you can also visit nearby Kalimpong town.Lava is just 45 mins drive from here.
This village that offers stunning views of Neora Valley National Park. Fagu tea estate is also very near to Daragaon.
Paparkheti Village Homestay is the only accommodation available at Daragaon with only 4 rooms. All the rooms are wooden furnished with attached bathrooms, view from the balcony. The resort also has restaurant facility. All rooms are with LED Television & Electric Kettle.
Rs.1450 per head per day with all meals