Places Covered : Gorumara, Chapramari, Jaldapara, Jhalong-Bindu, Rocky Island etc.
Best Time to Go : Mid September-Mid June.
Duration : 6 Days.
The area of Dooars Consist with Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaldapara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jayanti, Jhalong-Bindu, Samsing-Rocky Island, Todey-Tangta, Paren, Suntalekhola, Chilapata etc. It lies in the Himalayan foothills and has great natural beauty. Much of these forest is moist deciduous and sal (shorea robusta) is the most common and valuable tree. Teak, Simul, Siris, Khair are also found here. These park is rich in large herbivores including Indian Rhinoceros, Bisons, Gaur, Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Chital, barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Pangolin etc. These National Park are famous for its bird population - which includes brilliant submontane forest birds like the Green Magpie, Indian Treepie , Hill Myna, Scarlet Minivet, Sunbird, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Spangled Drongo and Great Indian Hornbill, Large Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Adjutant Stork, Peafowl, Green pigeon. In winter you can find out various migratory birds like Brahminy, Teals, etc. An elephant or a jeep safari can provide you an opportunity to have a closer view of this wild species. But from June to mid September this safari remain close for rainfalls. Lataguri derives its name from ‘Lata’ means “Wood’ as the place is situated in the midst of dense forest and lush grassland in Dooars. Permits for entering Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary are given from here.
A homestay in Darjeeling is typically an extension of the house of a local. The landlord and his family would stay in one part of the property while there will be separate rooms for guests. Most time the dining room and even the living room would be common so that you can interact with the owner's family when you stay there. In several such homestays, you can also join a family member in the kitchen and lend your hand in cooking if you so want. Or learn from the family how to prepare local Nepali food which is often delicious. In the evening when you are back after sightseeing or shopping, you can sit with the family members in the living room, chat and watch TV. So a homestay in Darjeeling is all about staying in a local home, experiencing and enjoying Darjeeling using the ways and eyes of the locals. You can dine with the local family, even participate in their day to day life to get insight into their lives and culture, and of course have delicious homemade food in a homely environment. This is an experience which is completely different from a hotel. Do not expect professional service like of a hotel, instead you will get lots of love and caring from the family. By allowing tourists in their houses, such local families have decided on a different way of living life where they need to spend a lot of time with outsiders as part of their day-to-day life.
Places Covered : Kalimpong, Deolo, Morgan House, Lava, Loleygaon, Rishyap.
Best Time to Go : March-Mid June & Mid September-December.
Duration : 4 Days.
Kalimpong in Lepcha means ‘Hillock of Assemblage’. There are many things about Kalimpong which makes it perfect for holidays. Kalimpong offers panoramic views of the great Himalayan ranges and of the Kanchenjunga peak. Kalimpong is also known for its educational institutions, of which many were established during the British colonial period. Amidst the dense forests and deep valleys a hamlet Lava is situated, at an altitude of 2,100 m. It is near Kalimpong adjacent to the Neora Valley National Park. Flowers, meadows, calm and cool weather are the attractions in themselves covered with thick mist and floating clouds Lava is a place where you will be mesmerized. Loleygaon, a small hamlet, is famous for it’s panoramic view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a fabulous destination for the lovers of wildlife. You can enjoy the charm of sunrise, various orchids, flowers, and canopy walk. An exotic beauty dwells in Rishyap, this hill station at the foot of Tiffin Dara comprises a Lepcha hamlet and a few resorts. It is at an altitude of 4,310 m. ‘Ri’ stands for mountain plak and ‘shop’ means old tree. The blue mountains by its side are worth watching show covered peaks are rising at intervals – ‘heaven kissing hills’.
Places Covered : Port Blair, Neil, Havelock, Radhanagar Beach, Cellular Jail etc.
Best Time to Go : November to March.
Duration : 7 Days
The Andaman Island situated in the Bay of Bengal between India to the west and Myanmar to the north and east. Andaman & Nicobar Island is Union Territory of India. Picturesque beaches, crystal clear water and a rich history make Andaman the perfect choice for a family vacation. From the cultural town of Port Blair to the picturesque beaches of Neil and Havelock Islands and famous limestone caves of Diglipur, the Andamans offer something for every tourist. Radhanagar beach in Havelock Island should be in everyones list of things to do in Andaman. This beach has been consistently rated as the best beach in India. Another great activity will be snorkelling at Elephant beach in Havelock island. You can take a boat trip or trek to Elephant beach, and enjoy snorkelling there. Neil Island is all about coral reefs, calm beaches and rich wildlife. If you are a water sports lover then Andaman will never frustrate you. You can enjoy Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Under sea Walking, Jet Skiing etc.