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Offbeat Tour Destination Icche gaon Homestay & Chatakpur

Icche Gaon's Homestays & Chatakpur's Forest Trails Await in Our Offbeat Tour Destination Package

Offbeat adventure to Icche Gaon's tranquil homestays and Chatakpur's enchanting forest trails. Immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, away from the tourist crowds. Experience authentic hospitality, explore hidden paths amidst lush greenery, and create lasting memories in these lesser-known yet captivating destinations.

Icchey Gaon or Icche Gaon is one of the top draws for weekenders. Perched at an elevation of 5800 ft this tiny hill hamlet is located barely 17kms from Kalimpong. This picturesque village has caught the attention of tourists and travellers alike with the astounding and gorgeous views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place boasts of a cool breeze that wafts through the air all year long making it a chosen place where the warmth and hospitality of the local people leaves you speechless. Soak in the sun while satiating your tastebuds to some authentic Lepcha food on your sojourn to icche gaon homestay . Further up visit Chatakpur that sits atop 7887ft on a hillock overlooking the town of Sonada. Chatakpur is regarded as a forest village due to its proximity to the Senchal Reserve Forest. A paradise for nature lovers, Chatakpur homestay offers pristine views of the snow-clad mountains of the Himalayas coupled with the lush greens of the alpine forests. Remodelled as an eco-tourism hub Chatakpur was earlier a timber den. The village is bound by Kanchenjunga to the north while the River gorge Relly Khola flows down the southern end.
Taba Koshi is a pristine settlement that is nestled amidst the scenic backdrop of the tea gardens. Regarded as a virgin village Taba Koshi sits high at 3800ft covering the Gopaldhara Tea Estate. Taba Koshi is the perfect break away from the daily grind of city life. One that allows you to enjoy tea garden trails, listening to the gurgling sound of the stream and staring at the never-ending stretch of the plantations and orchards.

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Icche gaon Homestay & Chatakpur Tour Highlights

  1. Tranquil Homestays: Experience authentic hospitality in cozy homestays amidst the serene ambiance of Icche Gaon.
  2. Enchanting Forest Trails: Explore Chatakpur’s lush forest trails, offering glimpses of diverse flora and fauna.
  3. Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  4. Cultural Immersion: Interact with local communities and learn about their traditions and way of life.
  5. Offbeat Experience: Escape the tourist crowds and indulge in a peaceful getaway in these lesser-known destinations.

Hotels In Icche gaon Homestay & Chatakpur

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Tour Itinerary

Day 01: NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport to Icchey Gaon + Ichhey Gaon Local Sightseeing

Welcome on arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Ahaldara. Check-in into your homestay. Ahaldara is a tiny hill hamlet that has been left untouched. Get mesmerized by the scenic views that leaves you with a sensory overload. If time permits proceed to the Ahaldara Sunrise Point. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga. An ideal place for camping, Ahaldara view point is located barely 5kms from the village and is a go to destination on clearer days. Since the view point paves way to look at Gangtok, Kalimpong, Bagora as well as Tinchuley hills. Later proceed to visit the Bengal Safari Park located in the midst of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. The Park is famed for leopards to tigers. Further cover a birding tour to nearby Latpanchar. The place is a heaven for avid birdwatchers boasting of a myriad variety of avifauna. This includes Orient Hornbill, Common Green Magpie, Oriental Cuckoo to the Darjeeling Woodpecker. Return back to your homestay. Overnight at Ahaldara homestay.

Day 02: Icchey Gaon Local Sightseeing + Transfer to Chatakpur

Early morning proceed to visit and stay Icche gaon homestay Hilltop that offers stunning views during dawn. Later after breakfast check out of resort / homestay and cover some of the local sightseeing points in and around Icchey Gaon. Visit the Aritar Lake also referred as the Lampokhri Lake. Famed as a boot-shaped lake, Aritar Lake is one of the oldest recognized natural lakes around the Darjeeling hills that is 1120 feet in length and 240 feet wide in breadth. Later transfer to Chatakpur. Check-in into homestay. Experience the new culture of the place you are at. Overnight at Chatakpur homestay.

Day 03: Chatakpur Local Sightseeing + Transfer to Taba Koshi

Visit the Chatakpur Watch Tower that offers mesmerizing views of the trekker’s paradise of West Bengal, i.e., “Sandakphu”. The Chatakpur Watch Tower is also considered as the sunrise point of Chatakpur. One that offers the visitors to catch a regular affair in all its glory. The glimpse of the snow-clad mountainous ranges that glazes whilst the sunrise covers its trajectory of revealing as far as the horizon while the sky basks in honey dipped orange and golden hues. Chatakpur is also famous for the conifer and pine plantations that are strewn all around and makes for a perfect picture postcard view. Later transfer to Taba Koshi. The term “Taba Koshi” has been derived from local Nepali language where “Tamba” stands for copper while “Koshi” stands for river. Thus, the name “Tamba Koshi” or “Taba Koshi” since the place owes its scenic settings to the mountainous river that flows by the town, the river “Rangbhang”. Check-in into resort / homestay. Evening free for individual activity and leisure. Overnight at Taba Koshi.

Day 04: Taba Koshi Local Sightseeing + Transfer to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport

Visit the river “Rangbhang”. The beautiful views amidst the lap of nature transfers you into a surreal world. After spending some time proceed to visit the Vishnu & Shiva Temples in Taba Koshi. Do take time out to visit the Taba Koshi Park that boasts of carved out pathways that allows one to take walk amidst the lush lawns. Taba Koshi boasts of two tea factories, visit the tea factory of Gopal Dhara. Further also visit a local ginger farm. Also try your hands at fishing (subject to availability at local homestay). Later transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport. Tour Ends.

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