All longs for a vacation and nothing better than exploring places that are still untouched. There is a scenic beauty of such places. You might not get the best facilities here but what your eyes and mind will receive is no less than a retreat. You will not find these places in the usual holiday tour packages of India. You will be surprised to know these places exist in West Bengal and just a few kilometres from the city. A single ride and you are there to get drenched into the frenzy of nature’s beauty.
Neora Valley National Park
This is located in the Darjeeling district covering an area of 88km. The abode of rhododendrons with snow-capped hills is the place where you can get to see some exotic varieties of Red Panda. Get to know about the proceedings and you can enjoy residing in the cottages inside the park.
Adventure freaks might know about this place as this place is famous for rock climbing, camping and trekking. You can enquire more about this place from any reputed tour and travel company in Kolkata. If you are thinking of starting off as a trekker this place can be your first option.
You can plan for budget holiday for a weekend trip at this destination. Tribal groups of West Bengal reside here. You might get to see elephants and some other wild animals. 3kms from Duarsini is a place called Bhalo Hills which has serene cultural value. You will have to reach Duarsini through Purulia.
This is located in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. Here you will find the foothills covered with tea gardens and forests. Rainfall prevails all over the year. Local people visit the place for picnic. Tourists get attracted to places like Rocky Island, Lali Guras and Suntaley Khola.
You can include this place for the next group holiday if you belong to a group who is keen to know about the remains of cultural artefacts. Archaeologically sound, this place is situated along the river Bidyadhari of Bengal. It is near the town of Berachampa. The place has remains of the Maurya period and thus historical significance.
This is the perfect place for couples to hide from the humdrum of the daily life. Nature envelopes this place closely. The place is a home for different kind of birds and thus is a part of the reserved forest area. There are forest lodges where you can reside. You can visit some famous spots of tourist interest from this place. Ghum Monastery and Mirik are nearby. But if you really need some peaceful time there is nothing better than Lepchajagat.
To get dipped in the lap of nature this place is ideal. Gift your eyes ample of greenery and savour the local delicacies while enjoying the eco-sanctuary. There are arrangements of forest bungalow. The availability of the accommodation depends upon your booking timings. Bishnupur is located nearby where you can visit as sightseeing.