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Turuk, Sikkim – A tranquil retreat from the hustles and bustles of the city life

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Turuk is just 30 minutes by car from Malli Bazar and is a tranquil retreat from the hustles and bustles of the city life, with its splendid natural beauty. In the Turuk Estate just unwind yourself on the lawns and be pampered by fresh air and the surroundings. This private estate spans over an area of 9 acres of lush greenery and the heritage home is the only accommodation here.

TurukPlaces to see at Turuk: The focal point of attraction in Turuk is the Heritage Home, an age-old estate built amidst acres of exotic varieties of flora and fauna. You will be amazed by the hospitality of the landlords of the Turuk Estate. Another attraction is the razor edge cliff of Taraiy Bheer from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Rangeet and Teesta rivers flowing 4000 feet below, distant Darjeeling and beautiful Kalimpong perched on the saddle between Durpin and Delo hills. There are view points along the Taraiy Bheer cliff built for the tourists to enjoy mesmerizing sunsets.

Nearby attractions around Turuk: Arrangements can be made from Turuk for some enjoyable trips to the nearby tourist spots in Sikkim like Namchi, which is famous for the 135 feet high statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Samdruptse Monastery.

Things to do at Turuk: Bird watching is one of the major activities of the visitors at Turuk Estate. You can savour the sight of some exotic variety of birds like Oriental White Eye, Red Vented Bulbul, Owl and many more. If you have an appetite for adventure, then go for a White Water Rafting trip down the Teesta River. You will thoroughly enjoy the roller coaster ride along the roaring Teesta River.

ToorukThe place is also ideal for short trek along the back hill slope, to Rani Ban, dotted with emerald green vegetation and medicinal herbs.  The humming of the bees along with the twittering of the birds coupled with the exotic aroma of the wild flowers creates a mystical environment in Turuk. Take a stroll through the village path and savour a glimpse of the simple life style of the local people. However, if you are not much an outdoor person, just relax on the lawn of the Turuk Estate and watch the performance of the village folks to the rustic music in the evening.

Best time to visit Turuk: You can make a trip to Turuk any time of the year.

How to go ?

Drive for 30 minutes from Malli Bazaar to reach Turuk. Malli Bazaar is two and a half hours drive from Siliguri.

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Where to stay ?

Turuk is a private estate spanning 9 acres and the heritage home is the only accommodation here. There are separate cottages having accommodation for a total of 12 people. There are no telephones or television in the cottages and who needs them in such a tranquil paradise. However, for all those who simply cannot separate themselves from civilization, there is a Common lounge area in the main house where you can avail a Television. Delicious home-made dishes, prepared from organically grown fresh vegetables and fruits are also served to the guests. Eggs and chicken also constitute a part of the menu.

Turuk Kothi:  (+91) 8967389545 (+91)9126001293
Website: www.turukkothi.com

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.
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Sikip

Sikip, Sikkim – Famous destination for its beautiful atmosphere and splendid natural surroundings

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Located in South District of Sikkim, Sikip is a famous destination for its beautiful atmosphere. The place lies on the banks of Rangeet River, and boasts splendid natural surroundings and excellent opportunities for camping and angling. The turbulent waters of Rangeet River offer perfect opportunities for rafting. The opportunities of angling, camping and rafting, makes Sikip the paradise for adventure lovers.

Places to see at Sikip: Sikip is famous for its wonderful natural surrounding. So, you will definitely have a good time savouring the amazing sites of nature.

Nearby attractions from Sikip: Among the nearby attractions, you can definitely visit Jorethang, another great place for its exquisite nature. You would also see a lovely bridge over River Rangeet at Sikip. Samdruptse, Temi Tea Garden, Ravangla, Borong and Namchi are other attractions within a few hours drive from Sikip.

Things to do at Sikip: Sikip offers great opportunities for rafters and anglers in the waters of Rangeet River. The unstable waters of Rangeet River are perfect for rafting from Sikip-Jorethang-Majitar-Melli. Besides, you can also camp on the banks of the river.

Best time to visit Sikip: You can visit Sikip during any time of the year. However, if you want to make the most of rafting opportunities, then the months of March to May and October to December is the best time.

How to go ?

You can reach Sikip from Gangtok via the Legship on a motorable road in some 5 hours. You can also hire a car and reach the place from Darjeeling and Siliguri via Jorethang.

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Where to stay ?

Presently Sikip does not offer any hotels for stay. If you want accommodation at Sikip then you can avail some home stays here which also offer moderate dining facilities as well.

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Holumba Haven, North Bengal – Nature’s wonderland

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Holumba Haven is a nature’s wonderland. Spread over an area of two acres, it faces Mt Kanchenjunga. The homestay resort itself consists of more than one thousand species of plants and orchids. There is a natural spring falling from the hidden gap in the hills showering Holumba Haven which gives a pristine look to the place. An extensive orchid nursery is the best gift from Holumba Haven for the lovers of nature. Bulbs, rhizomes, tubers are some of the rare orchids that are found here.

Nearby Attractions of Holumba Haven: Sightseeing in and around Kalimpong town. There are Monasteries, Temples, Churches, Floricultural nurseries and Tibetan handicrafts shops. Gangtok and Darjeeling is easily accessible by car.

Holumba_Haven_North_BengalThings to do while staying at Holumba Haven: Rafting is done on the Teesta River. You can also enjoy trekking in the Neora Valley National Park, take a stroll to nearby local villages like Gumba Dara, Gitdubling – Budhabare & Suruk – Shamthar. A sightseeing itinerary can be made to Kalimpong and Delho view point, Durpin view point. Holumba Haven organizes transport, trekking, tours, river rafting, cultural entertainment and cycling in or around Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bhutan and Sikkim for its guests.

Best time to visit Holumba Haven: September to March is the best time to visit this place.

How to go ?

Holumba is located on the main highway, 1 km ahead of Kalimpong.
From Siliguri: Tourist coming to Kalimpong via Siliguri can either hire a taxi or a bus. They are available at New Jalpaiguri  (NJP) railway station (the nearest rail head – 75 kms). It takes around 4 hours.
From Bagdogra (nearest airport – 80 kms): Time taken 3.5 hours. From Siliguri town it takes 67 kms.
From Darjeeling: You can travel either by jeep/bus. Time taken by jeep/car is 2 hours. Distance is around 55 kms.
From Gangtok (Sikkim): Car/jeep/bus. Time taken is 3.5 hours. Distance is around 84 kms.

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Where to stay ?

Holumba Haven, a garden home offers the best of hospitality. The premise of “Nurseryman’s Haven” is the location of this guest house. Holumba offers rest and comfort to its guests in affordable and attractive five wooden chalet cottages inside the ‘Holumba Haven” complex that is situated with an orchid farm on the one side and a botanical park on the other.

The five chalets are Magnolia, Bamboo Groove, Wood Cot, Spring Site and Tree Tops. Each has three rooms with double bed, attached bathrooms and kitchen. The bathrooms are supplied with hot and cold water for 24 hours. Arcadia is another cottage with two living rooms, attached baths, a dining room and a kitchen. The rooms are well decorated and furnished. In the evenings, the cottages are lit with beautiful designed lamps. For booking details you may contact:

Holumba Haven
Ph No : 03552 – 256936  (from 9 a.m to 5 p.m)
Fax : 03552 – 255435

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.

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