A perfect short vacation to Kurseong amidst orange orchards and tea gardens.
North Bengal is an amazing place which enchants the tourists with her natural beauty and pulls a huge crowd every year. If you want to experience the heavenly mountain experience amidst clouds and mist, Jungle Camp Maldiram or Mahal Diram is a perfect place to stay. The property is in between Darjeeling and Kurseong. The hilly roads bordered by oak, birch, and pine trees welcome you to the location. This Maldiram property has lush green tea gardens as their neighbor and nearby orange orchards are full of juicy fruits in the month of December-January. Clouds and mists are frequent visitors here, which adds to the mysterious beauty of the place. When the sky is clear, the travelers are rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga from the rooms, over the emerald green tea garden and blue sky. The property provides delicious local cuisine which is all included in the package. It is a perfect place to relax and engage in activities with close proximity to nature.
Accommodation: There are 4 double bedded rooms are available, about 12 adults can easily accommodate here.
Check-In : 12:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Local Routes : The tourists can relax with a cup of hot Darjeeling tea in their hand sitting in their room or the on the adjacent rooftops. They may also take a hike by foot in the surrounding area to the forest or nearby viewpoints to enjoy nature in all her unchecked glory.
Bird-watching and Wildlife : The property is in close proximity to the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. The surrounding forest is filled with a number of exotic bird species which includes various thrushes, pied hornbills, sunbirds, robins, shrikes, pheasants, babblers etc. The tourists can get lucky with the sighting of spotted deer, monkeys, barking deer, leopards, porcupines etc.
Tea Tasting : With prior arrangement, travelers can visit local tea estates to experience the production of the famous Darjeeling tea here.
Bagora : A small village, at the highest point of Kurseong subdivision, with a viewpoint that offers a magnificent view of the River Teesta and Mount Kanchenjunga. A good place for trekkers and birdwatchers.
Chimney : An old military settlement that gets the name from a tall chimney from the colonial era. This is a calm village with natural beauty and a nice place to experience the local culture.
Latpanchar : Latpanchar is the highest point in Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and a birder’s paradise as this place is not frequented by the noisy picnic folks. Cinchona plantations and the nice view from the viewpoints are the major attractions here, apart from the wildlife.
Namthing Pokhari : Situated at an altitude of 4500 feet, this beautiful lake is the natural habitat for a number of rare species of beautiful birds, butterflies and some wild animals.
How to Reach
Rail : The nearest rail-station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is nearly 40 km away which takes 2 hours to reach by car.
Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 50 km away and takes a car 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the place.
Road : From Kolkata, the property is approximately 594 km away and it takes around 15 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time To Visit
Summer is a nice time to visit the place, with a moderate temperature. In monsoon, the climate is fantastic, but the roads’ condition worsened. In winter the cold chills the bone, but the clear sky and perfect snow-capped mountain views are worth visiting the property at this time.
Price: INR 1750 + 5% GST per head per day (Including stay with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner)
Kids between 1 to 5 years are complimentary
Kids between 6 to 9 years will be charged at half price
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult.