Chatakpur is a hamlet situated within the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary in Darjeeling district, West Bengal close to Kurseong. Beautifully situated at an altitude of 7887 feet. It is surrounded by the Mountain Range in the North and the river Relly Khola in the south. This tourist spot is ideal for leisure holidays and birding. Its setting is amidst overwhelming Senchel forest with Pine trees surrounding the area. Local people depend on agriculture & tourism. Its a popular tourist destination near Darjeeling and is quite a tourist hotspot. Chatakpur is nearly 30 kilometers from Darjeeling city and 20 kilometers from Ghoom. Three routes lead to Chatakpur i.e. Kurseong-Dilaram-Bagora via the Hill Cart or Rohini Road, next is Rambi-Mongpu-Jorebunglow and finally Sonada nearly 07 kilometers away from Chatakpur and Darjeeling-Sonada (1-hour drive) and then to Chatakpur. Vehicles like Sumo, jeep, Bolero, etc with good ground clearance is preferable on any of the routes. Sunrise trek to Tiger Hill is probably one of the attractions at around 04:45 - 05 AM and is just 10 minutes walk from the tower of Chatakpur. Traveler / Tourists can spot leopards, barking deer, and even a Red Panda along with rare species of Birds. View of the Himalayan range is also an attraction. We arrange Chatakpur Homestay, Packages to Chatakpur and we also arrange vehicles to Chatakpur. Chatakpur is a small village hence there is no restaurant so all our bookings are in AP plan i.e. with all your meals served at homestay. Since traveling is through the forests, entry fee and the permit have to be done which will be assisted by us.
Maldiram / Mahal Diram situated at an altitude of 5800 feet. lt is situated inside Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary with a magnificent view of the Himalayan Range and is surrounded by Tea Garden. Maldiram is a very well-known tea garden & it is also one of the oldest tea estates in Shelpu Hills of Kurseong. If travelers want to experience the beauty of Darjeeling & Kalimpong, offbeat destinations like Maldiram or Mahal Diram is one such beautiful location. One can enjoy the beauty of the heavenly mountain experience amidst clouds and mist. Few homestays is the perfect location here to stay. Best of hospitality & local food or food of your choice from organic vegetables are made available by these homestay owners. Some of these properties are situated between the hills of Darjeeling to Kurseong & between Kurseong & Kalimpong. This location is between Darjeeling and Kurseong. Mountain roads bordered by oak, birch, and pine trees welcome guests to the destination. Most of the homestay in this region has lush green tea gardens/estate and orange orchards are best during the winter months of December-February. The region is always under the shade of cloud and mist making it nature's paradise. The place offers a picturesque view of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga along with the whole of the Himalayan range. Nature at its best clear sky, mist, and green tea estate. It is a perfect location for leisure holidays and to relax. Tourists / Traveler and guests can also visit local tea factories and watch the Tea Manufacturing process. There were European styled bungalows, all are demolished. Just near to Mahaldiram Tea Estate on the upper side is Gidda (Giddapahar) and Bagora/ Bagura.
Bagora / Baggura is a small settlement and situated at the highest point of the Kurseong subdivision, with a viewpoint that offers a magnificent view of the Himalayan range and Mount Kanchenjunga. Bagora the quaint village is located at a height of 7100 feet. It is an offbeat tourist attraction and is known for short trek and Birding. Summer is a nice time to visit these places. With the moderate temperature in Summer, Chilling Cold in winters, and beautiful green during monsoon. The climate is fantastic, but the roads’ condition worsened in monsoon. Spring & Autumn offers clear sky and pleasant weather offers a view of snow-capped mountain views. Situated amidst alpine forest and rhododendron trees, it is known for offering a jaw-dropping view of the snow-peaked Himalayan range which has attracted many a tourist/traveler. It is best during Summer being on the leeward side one hardly get the Sun rays and is always covered with mist.
Chimney is a small settlement nearly 08 kilometers from Kurseong. It is nearly 50 kilometers from Darjeeling & Siliguri. Alpine forest and the Himalayan range as the backdrop, Chimney in Kurseong holds a plethora of historical incidents. It was once a station of the East India Company during the First World War. They built a huge 24 feet chimney. It is one of the major attractions of this village and literally gets its name from this chimney. The forest surrounding the village is quite a place for birding. Vast stretches of tea estates adds to the beauty. Nearby places like Bagora / Baggura, Chatakpur, Dowhill Deer Park, Makaabari, Ambotia, Castleton, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum, and Goomtee is quite a place to visit. Religious places like St. Paul, Juma Mosque, Buddhist Gompa, Giddapahar, Durga Mata Mandir, Jagdish Mandir, Ambotia Shiva Temple, etc are worth visiting. Nearby tea estates like Singel, Monteviot, and Makaibari are also internationally famous.
Senchel Wildlife Sanctuary
Eagle's Craig viewpoint
Bhangzang Salamander Lake
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Museum
Goomtee & Mahaldiram Tea Estate
Makaibari Tea Factory & Estate
Chatakpur is nearly 80 kilometers and takes around 03 - 03½ hours’ drive by scenic road from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction), Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT), Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport (IXB via Kurseong. Nearest Village from Chatakpur is Buggura 11 Kilometers and nearest Town is Kurseong i.e. 25 kilometers. Chatakpur is nearly 30 kilometers from Darjeeling city and 20 kilometers from Ghoom. Chimney is nearly 55 kilometers and takes around 02½ - 03 hours’ drive by scenic road from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction), Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT), Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Mahaldiram is 70 kilometers from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction), Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT), Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Kurseong is 22 kilometers, Shivkhola is 12 kilometers, Latpanchar is 12 kilometers and Sittong is 07 kilometers is Mahaldiram.