A cosy nook in the valley of Bijanbari with fishing facility, river and lot of greenery accompaning you, visit Bijanbari Riverside Retreat just 45 mins away from Darjeeling town
What are the primary reasons that drive you to travel? What makes you want to break free from the bonds of your day to day life, pack a bag and go out for a trip? If it is an unquenchable love for nature in its full glory, you cannot go wrong if you select north Bengal as your destination. Proud mountain peaks glistening against the sky, abundant greenery, fantastic food with a continental touch, you can cherry-pick from quite a few famous destinations here. If you want to stay somewhere that is near all the significant points of interest, but free from all the din and bustle that comes with it, you are in luck. Bijanbari Riverside Retreat, a small village stay near Darjeeling matches the category entirely.
Bijanbari riverside retreat is the perfect place for a staycation you can find. Excellent view from the cosy rooms, that too at an affordable price point- you would love spending your time here. This luxury property is not far from the significant spots in Darjeeling. It is around 8 km away from Darjeeling railway station, and the Sikkim border is 1-hour journey only. Hence, you can also go and visit a number of sightseeing spots in West Sikkim easily. You will enjoy the picturesque route to reach the property, which is set amidst a pretty garden. Enjoy the view from the balcony that overlooks the surrounding farmlands, hills and winding roads. The quaint stay in here will calm your mind, yet you will not miss checking out any major spots or trying out some good food.
Accommodation: Standard double-bed rooms
Check-in 12:00 Noon
Check out 12:00 Noon
Outdoor Activity in Bijanbari Retreat:
Local experience: If you have a day without any plan to go out for sightseeing, spend a leisurely time with a walk in the neighbourhood. See how they farm in the hills in the limited land, how they store the crop. Also, if the day is sunny, and not chilly, you can go out to the local waterbody for fishing or taking a dip with family and friends.
Birding: As the property is at a junction of forest, farmland and a small village, it is a heaven for the birders. Take out your camera and spend hours in the early morning or in the afternoon for a nice snap of the avifauna.
Tea garden visit: A tour to these parts of north Bengal is incomplete without a tea garden visit. You can go to the nearby Pattabong or Happy Valley tea garden. See the tea plantation, leaf picking and processing. In the outlets, you can try the famous Darjeeling tea too, as per your preference.
Nearby Attractions of Bijanbari:
Batasia Loop: It is a part and a stop in the UNESCO world heritage Himalayan Mountain Railway line. There is a garden and an observation point here. Get down here for when the toy train stops for a good view. On a clear day, you can see Darjeeling, along with all the significant peaks from here. Also, there is a war memorial here, to commemorate the brave soldiers of Gorkha regiment who sacrificed their lives in various wars and operations for the country.
Tiger Hill sunrise point: It is one of the prime destinations if you are visiting the Darjeeling area. This place is 20 km away from here, which takes around 1 hour to reach in the early morning if you want to see the sunrise from here. At an altitude of 1100 ft., Tiger hill offers a panoramic view of Darjeeling and the surrounding area.
Barsey: At the Sikkim side, you can find Barsey, which is 43 km away. By the India-Nepal border, Barsey is a Rhododendron sanctuary and wildlife habitat. You have a chance to see leopards, wild boars and red pandas along with birds. A wide Kanchenjungha range can be seen from here too.
Rabdentse Ruins: Rabdentse ruins is a significant part of the history of Sikkim. The place is around 3 hour’s car journey from the property. It was the second capital of the kings of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. An invading Gurkha army destroyed the place and capital. You can still see the ruins of the palace and the Chortens in here.
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan zoological park: The place lies at only 6 km distance from the property. This zoo has an excellent and well-maintained set-up. Its members are from several exotic species. Here, the major highlights are wolf, Clouded leopard, Bengal tiger, Red Panda, etc. Early morning is the time when the authority feeds them. They all come out in the open enclosure which is the best time to see them.
How to Reach Bijanbari Retreat:
Rail: The nearest rail station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is nearly 71 km away, which takes 3 hours and 10 minutes to reach by car.
Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 78 km away and takes a car 3 hours 20 minutes to reach the place.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 624 km away, and it takes around 17 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time to Visit Bijanbari:
Summer and late winter is a great time to visit. In summer, the weather is comfortable with moderate temperature. Winter is frigid than the plains, but not unbearable. When the sun comes out, and the fog moves away, it is quite beautiful. Monsoon is a bit messy, with farmlands and poor road conditions. Still, it adds a more fresh touch in the neighbourhood.
INR 1850 + 5% GST per head per day including breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner
Child Policy: Complimentary for a child under five years.
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