Offbeat Places in North Bengal part 1

18th Sep 2022
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A small picturesque hamlet near the hills of Bhutan, Rongo will simply take your breath away. Located about 33 km from New Mal Junction, we recommend the place for its tranquility and peace. You will love the village walks and interacting with the local people.

Distance from Siliguri: 96 km

How to reach Rongo?

Rongo is 96 km from New Jalpaiguri and 33 km from New Mal Junction. Hire a car from NJP or New Mal Junction to Rongo.

What to do?

Visit the monastery and waterfall, go for village walk

Lepchakha :
Lepchakha, located further from the Buxa Fort is simply beautiful. Located at the hilltop of Buxa Hill, the main attraction of Lepchakha is the table-top area on the hill. From there you can see all the twelve rivers flowing in the Dooars region. From the top, you will get a panoramic view of the Buxa Tiger Reserve, the Bhutan Hills and the beautiful surroundings.

To reach this gorgeous place, you have to trek from Santalabari to Buxa Fort and then further 3 km to reach Lepchakha. After all, the best views come after hard climbs!

Distance from Alipurduar: 30 km

How to reach Lepchakha?

From Kolkata, take a train to New Alipurduar. From there hire a car to Santalabari. From there, it is a trek of 5.5 km to Lepchakha.

Santalbari is located about 190 km from Siliguri. You have to hire a car from Siliguri to reach there.

What to do?

Enjoy nature. You can trek down to Buxa Fort and also visit Jayanti and Rajabhatkhawa.

Where to stay?

Wangmo Homestay: 03566208000
Lepchakha Jungle Camp: 7602940025


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Chilapata is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Eastern Dooars region between the Buxa Tiger Reserve and the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Although it has not been recognized as a Wildlife Sanctuary or a National Park, Chilapata is the most important migration corridor of large herbivores like the one-horned rhinoceros and the Asiatic Elephants. Situated beside the beautiful Torsha and Bania river, the place is perfect for all those seeking some solace in the lap of nature. Here you can enjoy and experience the wilderness of the forests along with the thrill of the wild and wildlife.

Distance from Siliguri: 145 km

How to reach Chilapata?

The nearest Railway stations are New Alipurduar Junction (26 km) and Hasimara Junction (16 km). You can take a train from Howrah or Sealdah to these places. From the station, you have to hire a car to the forest.

What to do?

Go for Jungle Safari at Chilapata, visit the forest villages, visit the Nalraja Garh located near the Bania River and the nearby tea estates.

You can also visit nearby places like Neora Valley National Park, Jaldapara and Chapramari from here.

Where to stay?

Chilapata Jungle Camp (+91 09933356638, 7477869965, 8918718498)
Chilapata Inn, Mendabari : +91 9831829399

Remember, forests are usually closed during the monsoon season between June to September.

A small and beautiful village amidst tea gardens of Dooars and Ipecac plantations, Dalgaon has the charm to make you fall in love with the place. It has the enchanting beauty of Dooars region with the mountains and clouds playing with each other. You can see the Bhutan mountains and Jaldhaka from the nearby viewpoint. The homestay is also quite beautiful

Distance from Siliguri: 125 km

How to reach Dalgaon?

You will get a shared jeep from Siliguri to Dalgaon. Alternatively, you have to hire a car to reach here.

What to do?

Village walk, visit the viewpoint, enjoy nature. You can also go for sightseeing to the nearby places of attraction like Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntelikhola, Gorumara and Chapramari.

What to do?

Village walk, visit the viewpoint, enjoy nature. You can also go for sightseeing to the nearby places of attraction like Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Suntelikhola, Gorumara and Chapramari.

Where to Stay?

Mechilingma homestay, Sangram Sotang : 8145561665

Raimatang is one of the most beautiful destinations in Dooars region. This offbeat place in North Bengal is nestled amidst the Buxa Tiger Reserve is a quaint forest village and a perfect location for spending a weekend. Raimatang is surrounded by the lush tea gardens of North Bengal as well as the mighty hills.

Raimatang boasts of rich flora and fauna and scenic landscapes. There are a few trekking routes here that can entice the adventure lovers. Located near the Buxa Tiger Reserve, you can also go for Jungle Safari at Buxa Forest, Raimatang is also known for a wide number of bird species; so you can also indulge in bird watching here.

Distance from Siliguri: 74 km

How to reach?

From Kolkata, take a train to New Alipurduar. From there hire a car to Raimatang.

What to do?

Enjoy the landscape, go for jungle safari at Buxa Forest, do birdwatching and spend time at the river side. You can also go trekking to Lepchakha.Where to stay?

Raimatang Mountain View Homestay : 9475120617

Paren is an incredibly beautiful destination in western Dooars, situated near the Indo-Bhutan border. Blessed with hilly areas with lush green forests, meandering rivers, stretches of agricultural fields, Paren offers spectacular views of the surroundings.

Paren is endowed with gorgeous green forests, rocky terrains and mountain rivers that make it one of the most coveted and offbeat places in North Bengal. There are a number of trekking routes in Paren, the most famous being the Rachella Pass. Jaldhaka is only 10 km from here.

Distance from Siliguri: 112 km

How to reach?

The nearest Railhead is Malbazar. From there, go to Chalsa and then take a jeep to Paren.

What to do?

Village walks, relaxation in nature, excursion to Todey and Tangta, nearby villages offering spectacular views of the mountains and valleys. You can also visit the nearby attractions like Bindu and Jaldhaka.

Where to Stay?

Khambuhang Nature Camp, Paren – +919475478701