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Katham Bari / Kathambari

This home stay is close to Siliguri and is situated near Teesta Canal. Birds and wild life can be spotted here occasionally. It is nearly 40 kilometers from Siliguri via Odlabari and is roughly 35 kilometers via Gajoldoba. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is 50 and 40 kilometers respectively. Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Odlabari are situated close by. All these places are at a distance of 25 kilometers to 60 kilometers from Jalpaiguri town. Bodaganj is 25 kilometers from Jalpaiguri in Shikarpur forest. Ambari is also accessible by road from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Kathambari is around 50 kilometers away from Jalpaiguri and is approachable by road. Odlabari is 90 kilometers away from Jalpaiguri by road. Scenic beauty of Forest and tea gardens, somewhere with a backdrop of hills is the main attraction of these locations. Teesta barrage is very close from Ambari. Thickly forested, with a few pockets of settlement where the Kathambs, Totos and Mechis lived. Bhotias, Lepchas, Koches and Rajbongshis were the other ethnic groups who made up the then tiny and scattered population. Kathambari is situated close to Siliguri and is an hour’s drive. Kathambari is in Dooars. It is said that the word 'Dooars' has been originated from the Assamese word “Duar” which literally means door. Duars spreads from Goalpara district in Assam to the foot hills OF Darjeeling district of West Bengal. But now days Duars signified which was the then call as Bengal Dooars. It comprises with parts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. Tourism has established itself overcoming the other three established economic factors of Tea, Transportation and Timber. There are numerous tourist attraction waiting for you to explore and enjoy along with various activity options. Guest can just enjoy the nature at its very best. The breathtaking view of the Tea estate, forest, background of the Mount Himalaya and the beautiful landscape is worth enjoying. Riding on Elephant into the forest or taking a Jeep safari to get a view of the wild life into the forest is two of the exciting options other activities are angling; bird watching at Gajoldoba could also be a memorable experience for any traveler. One can also enjoy village tourism, tribal life and their culture. In short Kathambari can give you the real experience of nature. 2 Rooms with quality home stay is worth visiting. Western toilet, warm water with decent ambience welcomes the guest. Indian cuisine, local fish is available during the stay. Buxa Fort Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 meters / 2844 feet in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. The Fort is famous for the ruins of the camp used by the British Government for detaining freedom fighters of our country is a popular trekking destination. Few accommodations are available in Buxa in forest bungalow. Home stays have developed in the vicinity of the fort. Buxa fort is about 30 kilometers from Alipurduar town and about 18 kilometers from Rajabhatkhawa. It is nearly 178 kilometers from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Vehicle move up to Santrabari and then one has to travel to Buxa Fort 5 kilometers and the home stay is nearly 2 kilometers from Santrabari. Buxa is supposed to be one of the earliest forts in Eastern India. It is believed that the fort might have been first built either by the Tibetan Occupation Forces in the middle or in the second half of the seventh century or by Sangaldwip, the first ruler of Kamatapur. In subsequent times, the Koch kings had taken possession of the fort before it was seized by the Bhutanese in the second half of the eighteenth century. The Bhutan King used the fort to protect the portion of Silk Route connecting Tibet with India, via Bhutan. Still later during unrest in Occupation of Tibet, hundreds of refugees arrived at the place and used the then abandoned fort as refuge. Some of the places of interest worth visiting from Buxa are quite popular amongst tourists and nature lovers. The distance and places of interest are Rovers Point, Roopang Valley, Lepchakha, Chunabhatti. Buxa Fort to Rovers point 3 kilometers, Santrabari to Roopang valley 14 kilometers, Buxa Fort to Lepchakha 4 kilometers and Buxa Fort to Chunabhati 4 kilometers. The longest trek is to Mahakaal which is trekable from Lepchakha, the trek ends at Jayanti. Lapchakha Lepchakha is a place where silence extends its own magic and loneliness finds its true definition. The clam nature of the village dwellers adds so much to the environment that one can make a hands-on will for spending the rest of the life here. It’s a haven of quietness and solitude otherwise known as Lepchakha. Chang the local brew is rather a heavenly drink without which the magical mist wouldn’t have dared to play tricks to overwhelm guest. It's walking distance from Buxa in the district of Alipurduar, West Bengal, a place where silence extends its own magic and loneliness finds its true definition. This is a small plateau over hill surrounded by few peaks to view along with the plains. To get the best of view full moon night is recommended to guest. A place to stay and enjoy the hospitality provided by the locals> One can relish the view of Buxa Tiger Reserve from the hill top. Lepchakha is a small Drukpa village on a hill top inside the Buxa Tiger reserve. The village is located close to Bhutan; the distance is nearly 3 to 4 kilometers from the fort. There is a border outpost of the security agencies here. The hamlet has a very small population of about a hundred people. Buxa fort is about 30 kilometers from Alipurduar town and about 18 kilometers from Rajabhatkhawa Lepchakha is another 4 kilometers from Buxa fort. It is nearly 182 kilometers from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Vehicle move up to Santrabari and then one has to travel to Buxa Fort 5 kilometers and the home stay at Lepchakha is another 4 kilometers. Trek to Tashi Gaon is also highly recommended. Attraction of Lepchakha is the view from the hilltop. There is a large ground where you can seat on few benches made from wooden planks on top of a small table top. The mesmerizing view of Buxa Tiger reserve, Bhutan Hills and the Himalaya will please anyone. Almost the entire Buxa forest area is visible from along with the rivers and the tributaries. As many as seven rivers flowing through the Buxa forest can be seen from here. Raidak, Jayanti, Bala and other river are visible from here. One can see Alipurduar town, Jayanti riverbed, Santalabari and the entire green cover. On the opposite side are the hills of Mahakal, Chuna bhatti and Rovers point which together makes for a great trek. People of the village are also very unique. The Drukpa people are the original inhabitant of the place. These people are Bhutanese in origin and have unique culture. Agriculture is the only source of income. Two beautiful home stay are available here with prior bookings. Stay and food is basic. Evening and night will be spent in the glow of candles and Kerosene lamps as there is still no electricity in this part of the stay. The night-stay is also excellent as it was a breezy night throughout the year and the climate pleasant.

 

Katham Bari / Kathambari

This home stay is close to Siliguri and is situated near Teesta Canal. Birds and wild life can be spotted here occasionally. It is nearly 40 kilometers from Siliguri via Odlabari and is roughly 35 kilometers via Gajoldoba. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is 50 and 40 kilometers respectively. Bodaganj, Ambari, Kathambari, Odlabari are situated close by. All these places are at a distance of 25 kilometers to 60 kilometers from Jalpaiguri town. Bodaganj is 25 kilometers from Jalpaiguri in Shikarpur forest. Ambari is also accessible by road from Siliguri and Jalpaiguri. Kathambari is around 50 kilometers away from Jalpaiguri and is approachable by road. Odlabari is 90 kilometers away from Jalpaiguri by road. Scenic beauty of Forest and tea gardens, somewhere with a backdrop of hills is the main attraction of these locations. Teesta barrage is very close from Ambari. Thickly forested, with a few pockets of settlement where the Kathambs, Totos and Mechis lived. Bhotias, Lepchas, Koches and Rajbongshis were the other ethnic groups who made up the then tiny and scattered population.

Kathambari is situated close to Siliguri and is an hour’s drive. Kathambari is in Dooars. It is said that the word 'Dooars' has been originated from the Assamese word “Duar” which literally means door. Duars spreads from Goalpara district in Assam to the foot hills OF Darjeeling district of West Bengal. But now days Duars signified which was the then call as Bengal Dooars.  It comprises with parts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. Tourism has established itself overcoming the other three established economic factors of Tea, Transportation and Timber. There are numerous tourist attraction waiting for you to explore and enjoy along with various activity options. Guest can just enjoy the nature at its very best. The breathtaking view of the Tea estate, forest, background of the Mount Himalaya and the beautiful landscape is worth enjoying. Riding on Elephant into the forest or taking a Jeep safari to get a view of the wild life into the forest is two of the exciting options other activities are angling; bird watching at Gajoldoba could also be a memorable experience for any traveler. One can also enjoy village tourism, tribal life and their culture. In short Kathambari can give you the real experience of nature. 2 Rooms with quality home stay is worth visiting. Western toilet, warm water with decent ambience welcomes the guest. Indian cuisine, local fish is available during the stay.  

Buxa Fort

Buxa Fort is located at an altitude of 867 meters / 2844 feet in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. The Fort is famous for the ruins of the camp used by the British Government for detaining freedom fighters of our country is a popular trekking destination. Few accommodations are available in Buxa in forest bungalow. Home stays have developed in the vicinity of the fort. Buxa fort is about 30 kilometers from Alipurduar town and about 18 kilometers from Rajabhatkhawa. It is nearly 178 kilometers from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Vehicle move up to Santrabari and then one has to travel to Buxa Fort 5 kilometers and the home stay is nearly 2 kilometers from Santrabari.

Buxa is supposed to be one of the earliest forts in Eastern India. It is believed that the fort might have been first built either by the Tibetan Occupation Forces in the middle or in the second half of the seventh century or by Sangaldwip, the first ruler of Kamatapur. In subsequent times, the Koch kings had taken possession of the fort before it was seized by the Bhutanese in the second half of the eighteenth century. The Bhutan King used the fort to protect the portion of Silk Route connecting Tibet with India, via Bhutan. Still later during unrest in Occupation of Tibet, hundreds of refugees arrived at the place and used the then abandoned fort as refuge. Some of the places of interest worth visiting from Buxa are quite popular amongst tourists and nature lovers. The distance and places of interest are Rovers Point, Roopang Valley, Lepchakha, Chunabhatti. Buxa Fort to Rovers point 3 kilometers, Santrabari to Roopang valley 14 kilometers, Buxa Fort to Lepchakha 4 kilometers and Buxa Fort to Chunabhati 4 kilometers. The longest trek is to Mahakaal which is trekable from Lepchakha, the trek ends at Jayanti.

Lapchakha

Lepchakha is a place where silence extends its own magic and loneliness finds its true definition. The clam nature of the village dwellers adds so much to the environment that one can make a hands-on will for spending the rest of the life here. It’s a haven of quietness and solitude otherwise known as Lepchakha. Chang the local brew is rather a heavenly drink without which the magical mist wouldn’t have dared to play tricks to overwhelm guest. It's walking distance from Buxa in the district of Alipurduar, West Bengal, a place where silence extends its own magic and loneliness finds its true definition. This is a small plateau over hill surrounded by few peaks to view along with the plains. To get the best of view full moon night is recommended to guest. A place to stay and enjoy the hospitality provided by the locals> One can relish the view of Buxa Tiger Reserve from the hill top. Lepchakha is a small Drukpa village on a hill top inside the Buxa Tiger reserve. The village is located close to Bhutan; the distance is nearly 3 to 4 kilometers from the fort. There is a border outpost of the security agencies here. The hamlet has a very small population of about a hundred people. Buxa fort is about 30 kilometers from Alipurduar town and about 18 kilometers from Rajabhatkhawa Lepchakha is another 4 kilometers from Buxa fort. It is nearly 182 kilometers from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Vehicle move up to Santrabari and then one has to travel to Buxa Fort 5 kilometers and the home stay at Lepchakha is another 4 kilometers. Trek to Tashi Gaon is also highly recommended.

Attraction of Lepchakha is the view from the hilltop. There is a large ground where you can seat on few benches made from wooden planks on top of a small table top. The mesmerizing view of Buxa Tiger reserve, Bhutan Hills and the Himalaya will please anyone. Almost the entire Buxa forest area is visible from along with the rivers and the tributaries. As many as seven rivers flowing through the Buxa forest can be seen from here. Raidak, Jayanti, Bala and other river are visible from here. One can see Alipurduar town, Jayanti riverbed, Santalabari and the entire green cover. On the opposite side are the hills of Mahakal, Chuna bhatti and Rovers point which together makes for a great trek. People of the village are also very unique. The Drukpa people are the original inhabitant of the place. These people are Bhutanese in origin and have unique culture. Agriculture is the only source of income. Two beautiful home stay are available here with prior bookings. Stay and food is basic. Evening and night will be spent in the glow of candles and Kerosene lamps as there is still no electricity in this part of the stay. The night-stay is also excellent as it was a breezy night throughout the year and the climate pleasant.

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