Rhododendron Trek – Paradise in North Bengal

The door step begins with the artistically shaped tea gardens of Terai, and then gradually you feel the breeze getting cooler as your wheels demand the shift of gears to number one and two, and it continues till you reach the foggy land of Lava. If you consider Darjeeling as one of the most beautifully located town India, then in terms of its green beauty, a name that can never be missed for its red lusciousness of Rhododendron flowers is Rachela- The Rhododendron Paradise of north Bengal. The spot is crowned as the highest altitude jungle of one of the pristine heritage forest of India- Neora Valley National Park. In order to save its untouched beauty, the place can only be reached by a determined trekker as no road ways are available. The base camp can be chosen either at lava or at  Samsing which is the only other entrance point to Neora Valley National Park. [Read more…]

Tontongay – The singing stone trek from Samsing

Samsing in North Bengal is often considered as a best spot for rehabilitation from all the urbanized addictions that gradually make you feel like you’re living a robotic life, all based on the feed memories and stringently set parameters. You can neither cross it nor lag behind. So a glimpsed stay at Samsing can be treated as a prescribed medication of Dr Nature to heal your state of mind and again gain the momentum, in the same way. Apart from your mere stay in the luxurious wooden rooms of Samsing, it also has a space for more intense enthusiasts who want to explore the depths of the mesmerizing beauty of nature. [Read more…]