10 Unknown Offbeat Destinations in North Bengal – Updated List 2024



Change Log: This post was first published in 29th April, 2023. With all your blessings this post has got 16k visits till January 2024. We keep exploring new destinations and keep adding into our website. So we thought we should update the destination list for 2024. Enjoy the offbeat destinations and let us know what was your experience in the comment section.

Enjoy life as you enjoy tea that is the main motto when you plan for an offbeat tour in North Bengal. Yes, sip by sip rather than gulping, you enjoy the awe-inspiring North Bengal. North Bengal has many places to offer for every kind of touring feet. And we have brought ten offbeat locations to you to sip yourself into the pictorial North Bengal. So pack your bags, ditch the crowds, and embark on a journey to the offbeat North Bengal, where adventure, tranquility, and beauty await.

1. Todey Tangta

Todey Tangta is a small hamlet surrounded by mountains and shrouded by green forest at the Bhutan border area. The Chumang River and view of Bhutan hills makes it an ultimate travel destination for nature lovers. The view of pristine water of Chumang river along with hilly slopes, creating a pictorial vista to soothe your eyes. Drenched in pleasant climates, Todey Tangta is a fascinating place to quench your thirst for peaceful stay in dooars area. Todey Tangta can be visited from Mal Bazar towards Jhalong. After Jhalong the road gets two direction. You have to take the road towards Paren from here.

After reading this, if you are getting interested in visiting here, you should know that there are a few homestays in Todey Tangta.  

2. Paren

Paren is located in Doors in West Bengal’s northern borders. It is 112 km away from Siliguri and in Bhutan’s foothills. You can see the Jaldhaka River meandering its way through Paren. A luxuriant range of green forests and Himalayas embraced its meadow. And it gives you soul-touching peace in your enchanted touring spirit. You can trek here, hike into the lofty alpine jungle, or sit beside the hills and experience the confluence of flowing spirits of nature and lives. 

An offbeat tourist destination like Paren has its backdrop in terms of tourist accommodation. There are not many options if you are looking for a Paren homestay in your Google search bar, but a few homestays in Paren may meet your staying expectation. Our fusionstays.com has enlisted some of the homestays for you for a hassle-free vacation. 

3. Ahaldara

If you are looking for an offbeat location in North Bengal and that too on a hilltop, then Ahaldara is the perfect location for you. ‘Dara’ means hilltop, and it provides a 360-degree view of Kurseong, Darjeeling hills. The undulating landscapes amid tea gardens and far-standing Kanchenjunga, Ahaldara is known for its picturesque existence. It is famous for its sunrise and sunset, which are animated over Kanchenjunga peaks. In Ahaldara, jungle safari is a popular expedition among visitors and facilitates tourists to peek a glimpse into the wildlife habitats. 

To experience the best tour, some of the Ahaldara homestays provide cosy and affordable accommodation. These are Ahaldara Chamling Homestay or Ahaladara View Point Homestay or Ahaldara Sunrise Homestay. Our website offers you the best arrangements, so you enjoy the best deals on these homestays. 

4. Tabakoshi

If you are looking for days to spend in a tranquil offbeat location in North Bengal, Tabakoshi is the best destination suited for you. Tabakoshi is a Himalayan village nestled in the Gopaldhara Tea estate in the Darjeeling district. It is elevated at 3,800 ft and 5.2 km away from Mirikbazar in Pokhriabong Rangbhang Valley. 

Hills, rivers and valleys will make you soak like a part of nature in Tabakoshi. The visit to Tabakoshi is all about your recreational gateway to nature and loving people. Enjoy walks in the tea garden, sit and dip your feet in the stream, and feel the cool and calmness. 

You can find the best homestays in Tabakoshi on our websites. We have curated the lists of homestays, especially for your hassle-free tour experience. 

5. Risheehut

Rishihat, another offbeat location (sometimes spelt Risheehat or Risheehut) is a village in the Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block of the Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Rishihat meaning ‘home of holy sages’, is nestled in a tea garden with various tourist accommodations like farm stays, homestays, and resorts. 

6. Pabong

In Neora Valley National Park, emerald green forests endowed the hamlet Pabong. It is also known as a convenient place for bird watchers. Charkhole, Lava, Koklakham, Kalimpong and Lolegaon are among the close tourist places to Pabong. You can enjoy the mammoth view of Mount Kanchenjunga from here. Take a walk into the wild Neora Valley National Park. Enjoy the Himalayan Birds cooing in their natural habitat. 

Pabong homestays are very comfortable and provide a refreshing stay-over experience. You can find the cosy homestays in Pabong on our website.

7 Fikkalaygaon

Fikkalaygaon is a relatively new place for travel enthusiasts. It is surrounded by the Delo hills and blessed with an undulating view of Kanchenjunga.

In Fikkalagaon, a small village called Sangsay or Sangsar is another pictorial place where the mighty Teesta River is flowing below the village. This amazing place offers you a pleasant time investment to yourself. 

8 Kharka Gaon

Kharka Gaon, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of West Bengal’s Kalimpong district, is a haven for travellers seeking off-the-beaten-path destinations. This small hamlet may be new to the tourism scene, but it promises an unforgettable adventure that will leave you yearning for more.

Take a stroll through the lush jungles and immerse yourself in the surrounding nature as you go on a Jungle Walk. Explore the nearby villages on a guided Village Walk and interact with the friendly locals to learn about their culture and way of life. For bird lovers, Kharka Gaon offers a fantastic Bird Watching experience, where you can spot rare and exotic species.

But that’s not all! Kharka Gaon is also a great place for Sightseeing, where you can marvel at the stunning natural landscapes and breathtaking views. And on a clear day, be sure to step out onto your balcony and catch a glimpse of the majestic Kanchanjangha range – a sight that will take your breath away.

9 . Chilapata

If you’re looking for an unforgettable getaway that offers a perfect blend of nature, adventure, and tranquillity, then Chilapata should be at the top of your list. This hidden gem, perched beside Basra River and Kaljani river and surrounded by lush green forests, offers breathtaking views of the Chilapata Forest. This forest is popular for single horned Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards, Deers, Hornbill and many other wildlife creatures.

There are a few homestays and resorts in Chilapata forest which was built in different part of the forest area. This forest offers Elephant safari and Jeep safari which is a great activity for your stay.

10 Rangaroon

Escape to the idyllic village of Rangaroon, a hidden gem located just 1hr away from Darjeeling. This picturesque hamlet, situated at an altitude of 5000 ft, boasts stunning views of the Mt.Kanchenjungha, Tea Gardens, South Sikkim hills. The village is also have views of Darjeeling city from backside where you can see Lebong. There are only a few homestays in Rangaroon where you can stay for the night. In general they charge Rs.1500 per head per night.

From Darjeeling you have to take the road towards Teesta from Jorebungalow and you will reach 3 mile in 30min time. From 3 mile take a left and the road goes down down and down towards Rangaroon.

So why settle for the mundane when you can experience the extraordinary? Book your trip via fusionstays.com to these offbeat locations in North Bengal today and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This is a great opportunity that you simply can’t afford to miss.

3 Replies to “10 Unknown Offbeat Destinations in North Bengal – Updated List 2024”

    1. @Manidipta: Rate varies from property to property. Different homestays has different price for fooding & lodging. In general it varies in between 1200-1500 in average. You can check our main website for different location and respective homestays.
      Regards,
      Sourav

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