After the hectic and tired city life we feel like taking a break in the lap of peaceful and pristine nature. The Serrani Tea Bungalow rests in the back side of the renowned Duncan’s tea estates with Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary on one side and the hills of Bhutan on the other side. This place is perfect choice to explore the nature taking a temporary retirement from work. The serenity of the place will cast magic spell upon you. The picturesque view of the sprawling acres of tea gardens on the foothills of the Himalayas is truly eye-catching.
Places to see at Serrani Tea Bungalow: Serrani Tea Estate that lies in the Dooars region is a perfect destination for relishing the essence of the forests, wildlife and the hills. A stay of few days at Serrani will let you discover all about the life in a tea estate from dawn to dusk. A visit to the nearby tea factory of the estate is also a charming experience.
Nearby attractions around Serrani Tea Bungalow: The entry checkpost of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is just an hours drive from the Serrani Tea Bungalow. This rain forest sanctuary is enriched with lush vegetation and an exotic variety of wildlife. The view of the swift flowing TorshaRiver will arrest your heart. The only way to explore the forest is by riding elephants or taking a jeep safari. Jaldapara comes second in boasting the maximum number of rhinos population in India after KazirangaNational Park in Assam.
Close to the sanctuary, Totopara is another major spot of tourist interest, especially for the travelers willing to go for ethnic tourism. It is an exclusive experience to observe the livelihood and the traditional culture of the Toto tribe – one of the rarest ethnic communities across the world.
You can also visit the remnants of a thousand years ancient fort of Nal King, located deep inside the ChilapataForest. The site is attached with remarkable historical importance. It was built in the 5th century during the Gupta Empire.
Things to do at Serrani Tea Bungalow: Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary bordering the Serrani Estate, invites guests to enjoy the elephant safari to explore the forest and its Rhinos. Jeep safari is also available in morning and afternoon. The prime attraction of the sanctuary is the Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros. You can also catch the sight of herds of elephant and frisking deer all around. However, visitors are not allowed in the park between 15 June and 14 September.
While staying at Serrani Tea Bungalow, you can enjoy a picnic on the banks of a river flowing between India and Bhutan. The sight of different birds and butterflies along the tea estate is also delightful. You can also enjoy a walk along the picturesque tea garden. There is a nicely maintained lawn outside the Serrani Tea Bungalow, where you can sit for hours savoring the surrounding natural beauty and toasting to the sun. Also, do not miss the spectacular sunsets.
From Serrani Tea Bungalow you can visit the nearby “Bhutiya Haat” at Gomtu, Bhutan on specific days for attending the weekly flea market. While you make a return a visit to the age-old KaliTemple nestled in the forests on the Indo-Bhutan border is worth.
Best time to visit Serrani Tea Bungalow: The Serrani Tea Estate invites tourists all round the year. However, guests who want to enjoy an elephant safari at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, should avoid the phase from 15 June to 14 September, as the park remains closed during that time. However, the ideal time to visit the place is from October to May and especially the month of March and April, when new grass grows all around.
How to go ?
Serrani Tea Bungalow is nestled at the heart of the Lankapara Tea Estate bordered by the Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary on one side and the blue hills of Bhutan on the other. The site is located around 130 km from Siliguri and 140 km from Bagdogra. The entry checkpost of Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is just an hour’s drive from the tea estate. However, you can also drive to the Indo-Bhutan border in just 15 minutes.
Where to stay ?
This 50 year old bungalow offers excellent accommodation facility in its three deluxe rooms equipped with attached bathrooms and all modern amenities. There is a lounge area, a verandah spanning the entire frontage of the bungalow with sit-out arrangements and an army of staff longing to pamper all your impulse. The hedges bordering the lush lawn are another attraction of the Serrani Tea Bungalow. Guests simply love to spend their days on the lawn. Food is a way of life at Serrani and chefs will leave no stone unturned to keep you asking for their secret recipes.
For booking details you may contact:
P 91 Oxytown
Biren Roy Road (West)
Kolkata 700 061
West Bengal, India
Ph. +91 98308 22937,9836362937
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