Bagora is a quaint village, located at a height of 7100 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district, still remains unexplored and unexploited. It is situated between the pine forests and rhododendron trees with majestic views of Mt.Kanchenjungha and the River Teesta. This romantic getaway is ideal for weekend trips. Bagora has a base camp of the Indian Air Force with a helipad, also known as Zero Point. If you are fond of low altitude jungle treks and bird watching then Bagora can be the right place for you.
Places to see at Bagora: You can take a short stroll from Bagora to the Kurseong Air Force base that is located beside the Tea Gardens. There the spectacular sight of the vast stretch of River Teesta and breathtaking views of Mt.Kanchenjungha will make your day. You can also visit the Forest Rest House to enjoy the view of the exotic variety of Himalayan flora. The sight of the nicely maintained flower garden, adorned with terraced greenhouses is a treasure trove. Bagora is renowned for its herbal and medicinal plants. In the months of November-December, you will also find the trees bearing oranges. The dense pine forests surrounding this little village, a viewpoint and a dilapidated British-built chimney in a nearby village are few other things to be discovered here.
Nearby attractions of Bagora: Kurseong is just 8 kms from Bagora. Most of the sightseeing options of Kurseong are located nearby like Eagle’s Craig view point, Ambootia Temple, Bhangzang Salamander Lake and Giddapahar Seti Mata Temple. The little village of Chimeni is just a few kilometers away. It is surrounded by valleys. The other attractions are the war memorial at Ghoom, the Batasia Loop and the Ghoom Monastery.
Things to do at Bagora: A nature walk along the scenic landscape of the region is worth enjoying. There is also a nice trekking route from Bagora to Zero point. The place is also a heaven for the avid bird watchers, as Bagora is the home to a wide variety of birds. You can also walk down the shadowy forest trail to Tiger Hill, to to enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunrise or plan for a trek of 12-km to Mongpu. If you are planning for more than a weekend in Bagora, enjoy a three-day forest trek from Kurseong to Kalijhora via Bagora, Namthing Pokhri and Latpanchar. The place is ideal for the shutterbugs.
Best time to visit Bagora: You can visit Bagora any time of the year. In March and April, you would find the Rhododendrons in full bloom in the surrounding forests.
How to go ?
Regular bus and car services are available between Siliguri and Darjeeling via Kurseong and Ghoom. While driving take a right turn from Kurseong to reach the village of Bagora via Down Hill Road. You can also hire a car from Kurseong.
Where to stay ?
The accommodation options offered in Bagora is limited and exclusive. There is only one private homestay in Bagora named Dikki House: 9830132103. The home stay has Double Bed rooms and Four-Bedded rooms in their main building and annexe cottage. All the rooms and cottages of the homestay have western bathrooms, comfy beds, running water in bathrooms and views of Kanchenjungha, surrounding forests and the deep valleys. The home stay can also arrange for local treks, birdwatching tours ad campfire in the evenings. The homestay has a lovely terrace where guests can bask in sunny mornings and lush lawn for the children to run around. The food served is home-cooked and essentially Indian cuisine.
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