A Few days in silence: Borong the silent valley!
Borong is a little special. Little far from Ravangla, little closer to nature and little more further to cities hustle. Borong is for people who love to take a break from fast-paced life and social media.
You want to go off the grid and immerse yourself into the beautiful natural surroundings this place is definitely worth a stay. Tune your ears to the sound of chirping birds and feast your eyes to the beauty of Mt.Kachendzonga from your rooms.
Check out: 10:00am
Borong Outdoor activities
Village walk or a lazy nature stroll, along with the jungle trails.
Hike to the waterfalls or hot water springs of Rangit River Valley.
Do not miss to go on bird watching. It’s a special attraction here. The resort will arrange your bird watching trip with a local experienced guide at a nominal cost.
Learning Sikkimese cuisines can be another unique experience in this farmhouse, which prepares the traditional Sikkimese cuisines from the fully organic vegetables grown in the farm.
Tathagata Tsal- Situated 12 km from Borong, Tathagata Tsal is a beautiful 20-acre size Buddha Park that features a giant statue of Sakyamuni Buddha (130 ft high). The park is beautifully landscaped, creating ample walkway, gardens and space for visitors to enjoy the serene surroundings. The park has a meditation centre which is used for Buddhist conclaves.
Silver Falls and Barmeley Bridge – Silver Falls and Barmeley Bridge (hanging suspension bridge) about 5 km from Wild Flower Retreat present picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, accompanied with the chirping sounds of colourful birds. Both are easily accessible by car or on foot and are known to be popular stop-overs for trekkers heading to Phamtam village.
Samdruptse – This is a place near Namchi in South Sikkim in Samdruptse which means in Bhutia language “The Wish-Fulfilling Hill”. A 135 ft unique statue of Guru Padmasambhava is installed at the top of Samdruptse. His Holiness the Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of the statue. It is said to be the highest statue of Guru Padmasambhava in the world.
Temi tea Garden- The one and only tea garden in Sikkim produces top quality tea for the international market. The garden spreads out on a gentle hill slope and provides a panoramic view.
Ravagla – Ravangla is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Sikkim. At an altitude of 7000 ft, located on a ridge between Maenam and Tendong Hill, Ravangla offers unmatched views of the Greater Himalayas. The beauty of its landscape and its location as a transit point to nearby destinations has made Ravangla a must-visit place. Ravangla stages the Pang Lhabsol festival in a grand manner every year around August-September.
Best time to visit Borong
The best time to visit Sikkim is anytime between March, April, May and June. Though it is summer time the weather is very pleasant during this time. Oct – Feb is winter time and though the skies are clear the temperatures are very cold around that time.
How to Reach Borong
If you are driving yourself, the road from New Jalpaiguri(NJP) to Borong is in a reasonably good condition. It is 140 km ride on well paved hilly roads and will take you about 5 hours. The route is Siliguri-Melli-Namchi-Ravangla-Borong. Due to weather conditions, roads may be a little tricky for new drivers. So, we advise you not to self-drive in these roads. Especially experienced drivers should be taken in monsoon.
Road Distances(all roads pass through Ravangla):
Major Cities in nearby and Distance from Borong
Ravangla – 16 kms
Gangtok – 69 kms
Pelling – 85 kms
Siliguri – 130 kms
Zuluk – 141 kms
The nearest bus stand and taxi stand is at Ravangla. We will be more than happy to arrange your transportation.
Standard Room: INR 2000 + 5% GST per night per room
Premium Cottage: INR 3350 + 5% GST per night per room
Deluxe Room: INR 3750 + 5% GST per night per room
No charge for Babiesbetween 1 to 5 years
Half price for Toddlers between 6 to 9 years
Full adult charge for Kids form 10 years and above
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