A Heritage Bungalow near Darjeeling.
Modern urban lifestyle has its charms and perks, nevertheless, after a while, the familiar buildings and routes appear quite tiring. If you are feeling under the weather in the city-life, fresh mountain air and greenery is what you need. The ‘Queen of the Hills’- Darjeeling is an amazing place for such a vacation. However, in peak tourist season, the maddening crowd follows. If one wants to relax amidst nature and enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain, Nomadic Rhododendron Resort Darjeeling is the perfect place to be. The zig-zagging hilly roads lead into the property where wood-panelled rooms are laden with luxury, comfort and heritage vibe. Furthermore, the twinkling night of the city lights up the night landscape like a Christmas tree. When the foggy veil is lifted, snow-capped Kanchanjangha welcomes you into a bright new day.
Accommodation: There are four bungalow rooms and mountain view rooms are available. About 20 – 24 adults can accommodate easily.
Check In: 12:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Local Hikes : The place is set in the lap of nature amidst greeneries. You may take a hike to the nearby winding roads along the hills, through the pine forests. Moreover, you may walk for half an hour to the nearby Batasia Loop, for a panoramic view of the city and the mighty Kanchenjungha.
Tea Garden Visit and Tea Tasting Season : The property is adjacent to Alubari Tea garden, and several other tea estates. A visit to these properties can be arranged for a tea tasting season or to see the processing of Darjeeling tea.
Bird-Watching and Wildlife : As a result of being in the outskirts of the city, and in the vicinity of tea gardens, a number of birds and other wild animals inhabit this area. Himalayan swiftlet, spotted owlet, sunbirds, Spider-hunter, Bunting and Bush warblers are often seen in this area.
Batasia Loop : It is a park and a stop of the UNESCO world heritage Himalayan Mountain Railway, with a panoramic view of the city. There is a war memorial, which is located at the centre of Batasia Loop, to commemorate the brave soldiers of Gorkha regiment sacrificing their lives in various wars and operations after India’s independence for the country.
Ghoom Station : India’s highest operational railway station is Ghoom. Right next to the Ghoom Station, there is a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Museum which has the oldest DHR engine the Baby Sivok in its premises and a wide range of old railway artefacts.
Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park : This is a man-made rock garden in front of beautiful waterfalls along with the park, sitting at the foothill of the mountain. A great place for unwinding.
Tiger Hill Sunrise Point : This place is located at the altitude of 1100 ft. Tiger hill offers a panoramic view of Darjeeling and the surrounding area, as well as it is famous for the amazing sunrise view with the glittering Kanchenjunga peak.
Monastery : Yi Gha Choling Gompa and Samten Choeling Monastery near the Ghoom railway station and post-office area are major crowd-pullers. These places offer a unique insight into the cultural, religious and historical heritage of this area.
How to Reach
Rail : The nearest rail-station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is nearly 60 km away which takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach by car.
Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 67 km away and takes a car 3 hours to reach the place.
Road : From Kolkata, the property is approximately 612 km away and it takes around 16 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time to Visit
Summer season temperature is quite comfortable and the temperature is mild, with a clear sky. Similarly, winter is chilling but the shining sun makes the stay memorable. Monsoon paints the hills in a vibrant green colour.
Package (Foods and Lodging):
Cost : INR 2499 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals – Bungalow Room
Cost : INR 2799 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals – Cottage Room
Only Room + Breakfast:
Cost : INR 3500 + 5% GST per day per room including Breakfast – Bungalow Room
Cost : INR 4000 + 5% GST per day per room including Breakfast – Cottage Room
Extra Cot/ Person: INR 800 per head per day
Kids between 1 to 5 years are complimentary
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