Tea ~::~ Tourism


With the rising desire among people to have more exotic vacations coupled with the rise in the popularity of tea, especially green tea, tea tourism is becoming increasingly popular and finally realizing its potential as an amazing holiday experience. The clean air, the aromatic teas and the fresh international vegetarian food (+egg items) help the guests unwind and relax. Trips to the tea factory with professional tea-tasting sessions are also arranged, giving guests a rare insight into the manufacturing processes of world-class teas. Hiking sessions on the tea slopes and interactions with tea pluckers are especially enjoyed by the guests. 

For accommodation / transportation / stay packages with guided tea related activities please mail us at mailkhorlo@gmail.com or basunil2001@gmail.com or visit our website: http://www.khorlo.in 

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Selim Hill is a sprawling organic tea estate located in Kurseong area and in Darjeeling district. It’s perched on a hill slope with varying elevations that rises up to some 3,500ft and facing the mountain on its north. The estate is spread over a gross area of 370 hectares out of which tea plantation is done in 170 hectares. It is spilt into upper and lowers segments and includes four villages. There are over 200 workers employed in the garden. Selim Hill was established in 1870 by a British planter known as Henry. Nobody seems to know why the estate is known as Selim Hill. 

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Chamong was also one of the first tea estates to be acquired by the Lohia Group and as such, holds a very special place in our hearts. Amongst the prettiest of our gardens, Chamong’s special charm stems from the presence of the little whistling birds that the Lepchas call “Chamoo,” who gather here in the summer. The estate is comfortably high in the hills and only a little above a third of its 332 hectares is devoted to the organic tea plantation; the rest is virgin forest land that promises thrills and quietude alike to the sensitive visitor seeking a place away from the madding crowd.

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Sourenee like most other Darjeeling gardens has an interesting story behind its name. Bjoujit Rai, son of the erstwhile Dakman Rai who was as responsible for the establishment of Darjeeling as Llyod, established Sourenitea garden by planting “Saur”– a kind of medicinal tree which grows in this region, and “Rani” which means ‘the queen of the valley’. A combination of those two words formed the name of the garden. It is a tea garden with a unique scenic beauty. 

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Tumsong, the first of the Chiabari Tea Retreats to be open to the public, started out as a tea garden back in 1867 when the German Wernicke brothers, who had just started on the nearby Lingia garden (now a part of the Chamong Group) planted the estate around a temple to Tamsa Devi, a local deity. The temple stands on a steep slope that rises sharply from 2700 ft to 5500 ft and offers fantastic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga and the Golden Valley of Darjeeling. The locals believe that the goddess Tamsa presides over this serene landscape and in fact, they refer to Tumsong as the Garden of Happy Hearts.

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For accommodation / transportation / stay packages with guided tea related activities please mail us at mailkhorlo@gmail.com or basunil2001@gmail.com or visit our website: http://www.khorlo.in 

High up in the Eastern Himalayas, nestled next to the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world, Darjeeling is about more than a brand of tea or a holiday in a hill town: it’s an experience best savoured when the tea and holiday come together – at Tumsong, Chiabari (literally meaning “tea-house”). This unique region, located at the northern tip of the state of West Bengal in India, is famous throughout the world for the teas produced in the 80 odd gardens here. Some 5000 feet above the sea level, the landscape turns magical. The pure air, the crisp breeze, the soft misting rain all come together in a wonderland where the tea grows with a finer flavour than anywhere else in the world. Tumsong offers fantastic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga and the Golden Valley of Darjeeling. The tea plants here grow very slowly and flavour the entire estate with their aroma. The locals believe that the goddess Tamsa presides over this serene landscape and in fact, the locals refer to Tumsong as the Garden of Happy Hearts. Come find out why.

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Built in 1862, Singtom Tea Estate & Resort is one of India’s first and most famous tea resorts. It is located in Singtom Tea Estate, which is one of Darjeeling’s oldest tea estates, established in 1852. Located only 20 minutes away from Darjeeling, we welcome guests from all over the world to enjoy our hospitality, experience tea tourism at its roots, gaze at the Kanchenjunga, and have Darjeeling’s best teas. Singtom is the only destination in India where you can walk all day through 1,600 acres of private estate, and then return to luxury at night. Each of our rooms is more than 500 sq. ft. in size and was built on or before 1862 by the British. As a result, every room has subtle Victorian influences that have been coupled with modern facilities so as to create a luxury tea estate experience. Staying in these rooms gives you an insight into the life of a British tea planter!

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Diana Tea Company aims to promote eco-tourism by devoting 125 acres of available land which is not feasible for tea plantation. One of the key goals of the firm is to instill consciousness towards conservation of nature and inculcate a sense of appreciation of the natural, biological and cultural history of the environment. Therefore our chief motive is to educate people of the true essence of eco-tourism which constitutes of social welfare, ecological sustainability and concentrates on Nature. 

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Located in the hill-station of Kurseong in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Makaibari was traditionally a family-owned and operated estate. Kurseong means “Land of white orchids” and the beauty of the place lives up to the name. Makaibari also holds the honor of establishing the world’s first tea factory, in the year 1859. The tea estate is a part of multi-tier system of trees and plants, akin to a sub-tropical rainforest. It is rooted in rich history, beauty and produces some of the finest teas in India.

Glenburn stretches from a height of 3,700 feet all the Way down to the banks of the two Himalayan rivers, the Rungeet and the Rung Dung, that meander through it. Within its 1,600 acres Glenburn has forests that are a bird watcher’s paradise. Across the river lie the forests and villages of the old royal kingdom of Sikkim, which you can access via a hanging bridge.

For accommodation / transportation / stay packages with guided tea related activities please mail us at mailkhorlo@gmail.com or basunil2001@gmail.com or visit our website: http://www.khorlo.in 

This 120 year-old, heritage tea estate – one of the earliest to commit to 100% organic cultivation – is a rather spectacular sight with its two mountain rivers with their many streams and waterfalls, and its tall and dense natural forests inhabited by a variety of mountain wildlife. The use of hydroelectric power, the lack of pollution and the carefully organic practices of cultivation have all helped create a Himalayan paradise for its mainly Nepali residents who are almost all connected with the plantation one way or the other.

Goomtee Tea Garden is located near Kurseong in Darjeeling district and next to the National Highway (Hill Cart Road) that leads all the way to Darjeeling hill town. Out of about 225 hectares of gross estate area, about 50% is used for tea plantation. This is an organic tea garden which means that no chemicals or pesticides are used in growing the tea bushes. The estate produces one of the finest quality of orthodox Darjeeling tea and employs over 300 garden workers. The estate was set up by a British planter Henry Montgomery Lennox.

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For accommodation / transportation / stay packages with guided tea related activities please mail us at mailkhorlo@gmail.com or basunil2001@gmail.com or visit our website: http://www.khorlo.in 

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Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

We are officially approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We are Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Also we are a Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, &  Benfish-in-Tourism Lodges)

Regarding Bank deposit please follow instructions as mentioned below:-

  • ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
  • Account Name: KHORLO TOURS & TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Account Number: 355005000049
  • RTGS / NEFT / IFSC /Code: ICIC0003550

Please check the rules of reservation & cancellation policy before booking. It is mandatory to carry any of the Identity cards (Voter Identity Card / Passport / PAN Card / Driving License / Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt / Adhar Card). Both these will be examined at the time of check-in.

Purulia Tour Itinerary: Raghunathpur Panchakote Circuit


PURULIA TOUR ITINERARY / PACKAGE:: (Raghunathpur / Panchakote / Boronti Circuit)

Purulia with Khorlo

Day 01 – Received at Asansol Station / Muradi Station. Transfer to Hotel / Home Stay / Guest House. After lunch enjoy the sunset over Baranti – Muradi Dam. Walk around the Tribal Villages. Back to Resort. Dinner & stay overnight.

Day 02 – After Breakfast visit sightseeing spots as Bero Hill & Jaichandi Hill or optional Susunia Hill & Jaichandi Hill. Return for lunch. Dinner & stay overnight.

Day 03 – After Breakfast check out from Boronti & visit Gar Panchakote Hill & temple, Panchet Dam, Maithon Dam, Kalayansari Temple. Proceed for Asansoal Station / Muradi Station.

Other sight seeing options are Kashipur Rajbari and Raghunathpur Tasar Silpa. The Itinerary Provided Is For An Idea. Guests Are Requested To Make It Final As Per Their Choice. As Per The Time Schedule And Weather Condition Spots May Be Covered In Different Schedule.

Packages inclusions: Triple Sharing Accommodation, All Meals (3 Breakfast/3 Lunch/2 Evening snaks/2 Dinner), Transport – Sight Seeings

Meal Style: Break Fast- Luchi/Roti, Sabji, Boiled Egg, Jilipi Or Bread Butter/Jelly Lunch – Rice, Dal, Alubhaja, Sabji, Fish/Chicken/Egg, Chatni, Papad. Dinner- Roti/Rice,Dal Fry/Tarka Chicken/Mutton Or Chicken/Panir

As You Know this Is A Remote Place, We Request You To Co-Operate As Per The Availability Of Raw Materials.

Let’s Support Our Cultural Heritages :: We can arrange Chhow Dance, Santal Dance, Natua Dance As Per Choice with extra cost as Chhow Dance Rs.5500/- :: Santal Dance Rs.3000/-

The Roadway to Baranti – Garpanchkot

1) Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way Dankuni) – Asansol (through Jublee More NH2 left side turn). Bagath Singh More then right turn Nemat Pur (left side turn) – Desergarh Bridge – Sarbori More (Barakar – Purulia Road) – Sarbori More (left turn) – Madhukunda Station cross right turn Madhukunda – Santuri Road. BARANTI. (263Km)

2) Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way NH2 Dankuni) – Durgapur/Raniganj Punjabi More left turn – Megia Tharmal Power Station right turn (Raniganj – Raghunathpur Road) – Saltora More. Santuri More , Santuri PS right turn Subhas Road, Talberia Village – Muradi – BARANTI. (238Km)

By Train:-
Howrah / Sealdah / Kolkata- (Via Dankuni / Bandel) Burdwan – Asanso l- Madhukunda / Muradi Station – By (Car / Riksha 6KM)

Costing Based On NAC Standard Accommodation (Twin/Triple Sharing) With Attached Bath, Bengali Cuisine, NAC Transport & Sightseeing with Station Pick up & Drop) excluding Service Tax

**Please mention information regarding aged guest, food allergy, any special instruction during reservation. Picture courtesy :: Internet.

Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

We are officially approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We are Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Also we are a Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, &  Benfish-in-Tourism Lodges)

Regarding Bank deposit please follow instructions as mentioned below:-

  • ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
  • Account Name: KHORLO TOURS & TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Account Number: 355005000049
  • RTGS / NEFT / IFSC /Code: ICIC0003550

Please check the rules of reservation & cancellation policy before booking. It is mandatory to carry any of the Identity cards (Voter Identity Card / Passport / PAN Card / Driving License / Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt / Adhar Card). Both these will be examined at the time of check-in.

Purulia Tour Itinerary: Ayodhya – Baghmundi Circuit


Purulia Tour Itinerary : Option 1

Photographed by: Sanghamitra Sarkar :: Picture Location: Charida Village, Purulia
Photograph Owner: Sanghamitra Sarkar :: Picture Location: Charida Village, Purulia, West Bengal
 

1ST DAY – Arrival At Purulia Station Or Barabhum Station In The Morning. Transfer To Hotel / Home Stay. Traditional Welcome Drink. After Breakfast Visit Ghagkocha Falls. Back To Hotel / Home Stay For Lunch. After Lunch Visit Khairabera Lake And Return Via Charida Village. (Famous At For Chow Mask). Evening Enjoy A Spectacular Chou Dance Or Santhali (Saontali) Dance Show At Village.

2nd Day – After Breakfast Visit Turga Falls, Bamni Falls, Tarpaniya Lake, Saotal Village. After Village Visit Return For Lunch. After Lunch Visit Lower Dam, Upper Dam, Loharia Shiv Mandir, Hill Top (Sita Kndu), Mayur Pahar. Evening Free For Local Interaction. Enjoy Brief History Of Purulia (Both Historical & Mythological). Dinner & Night Stay. 3rd Day – 1st Half Enjoy Excursion At Kuku Buru Hill Visit Or Dowri Khal Visit. After Lunch Depart From Hotel / Home Stay To Station. On The Way Visit Matha Pahar, Pakhi Pahar And Drop To Station. Guests Can Take Drop To Purulia Station.

3rd Day Extention: After Lunch Visit Rakab Jungle, Digardih Village ( Shellac Handicraft Centre). At Night Experience Camp Fire With Chou Dance Accompanied With “Paatpura”.

4th Day – After Breakfast Tikartarn, Badlidhadir Trekking (3 km Gradually). After Lunch, Drop To Barabhum Or Purulia Station.

According to the choice vide factors like Landscape, Craft, Cuisine, Community, Traditional Heritage, Culture, Accommodation, lot of itineraries can be made for this Purulia District.

Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

We are officially approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We are Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Also we are a Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, &  Benfish-in-Tourism Lodges)

Regarding Bank deposit please follow instructions as mentioned below:-

  • ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
  • Account Name: KHORLO TOURS & TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Account Number: 355005000049
  • RTGS / NEFT / IFSC /Code: ICIC0003550

Please check the rules of reservation & cancellation policy before booking. It is mandatory to carry any of the Identity cards (Voter Identity Card / Passport / PAN Card / Driving License / Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt / Adhar Card). Both these will be examined at the time of check-in.

SUNDARBANS

Sundarban Tour is the most popular weekend activity of Bengal… The inaccessibility of Sundarbans (declared Tiger Reserve on 1973) is its biggest attraction …… overlooking an untamed forest scape & enjoy sights & sounds of nature resplendent in her pristine virginal beauty……


Canopied with bondless azure sky with babbling streams & rivulets flowing across the endless stretch of greenery – the Sundari, Garan, Keora, Hental, Dhundul, Golpata, Passur, Garjan, Kakra & many other variety of trees – World’s best mangrove forest, the largest delta of the world, with all her exotic beauty & silent mystery – The Sundarbans is waiting to welcome you.

Be with Khorlo Tours & Travels on our own luxurious pleasure launch – destined to take you through the meandering canal of Durga Duani to the area of Tiger Project. While moving through the rippling water of Matla you will come across rivers of different sizes & shapes named as Bidya, Hogol, Gosaba, Gona, Kartal, Netai, Raimangal, Kalindi, Haribhanga, Bidyadhari & Sundarban will unfold her myriad beauties before you one after other.

The deep dense forest, the murmur of the sparking rivulets, various species of local & other migratory birds as Tern, Kingfisher, Heron, Cormorant, Egret, Seagull, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Whimprel, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard, Dalmatian Pelican, Osprey, Shaheen Falcon, Lesser Adjutant Stork & Estuarine Crocodiles basking in the wintry sunshine, Chinese Pangolin, Spotted & Axis Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, Leopard Cat, Indian Fishing Cat, Common Yellow Water Monitor, Marine Indian Soft/ Flap shelled Olive Ridley Turtles, Gigantic Dolphin, Hard shelled Batagur, Terrapin, Pythons, King Kobra, various type of lizards & the feeling of emancipation in the lap of nature will certainly touch your mind.

The inaccessibility of Sundarbans (declared as a Tiger Reserve on 1973) is its biggest attraction & in the mystery-shrouded Pirkhali, Gazikhali, Chora Ganjikhali, DeolBharani, Bhagaban Bharani, Panchamukhani & Sunarkhari you may have a glimpse of that awful beauty – The Royal Bengal Tiger. You may ascend the watch tower of Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali, Do Baanki, Marichjhapi, Burir Dabri & Netidhopani overlooking an untamed forestscape & enjoy sights & sounds of nature resplendent in her pristine virginal beauty.

At dusk as the birds retire to their nests & the sky tinged with rays of the setting sun, the entire forest undergoes a subtle transformation when the shapes & forms, silhouetted against the evening sky, acquire a surrealistic character. The night stay in launch with eternal silvery moonlight, the star-studded blue sky & the constant murmur of the river is a different experience altogether. The variegated moods & colours of the forest form a Kaleidoscope, which is sure to fascinate you. The sounds of nocturnal birds at a distance will take your mind far far away from this madding world.

The most interesting wilderness of the world, Sundarbans is a paradise for wild life enthusiasts, bird & butterfly watchers. Honey collectors, fishermen with their typical fishing boats will be an added attraction.

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The Zoological Aspects Of Sundarbans

Major Birds Found at Sundarbans

Tern, Kingfisher, Heron, Cormorant, Egret, Seagull, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Whimprel, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard, Dalmatian Pelican, Osprey, Shaheen Falcon, Lesser Adjutant Stork & others.

Major Animals Found at Sundarbans

Estuarine Crocodile, Chinese Pangolin, Spotted & Axis Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, Leopard Cat, Indian Fishing Cat, Common Yellow Water Monitor, Marine Indian Soft/ Flap shelled Olive Ridley Turtles, Gigantic Dolphin, Hard shelled Batagur, Terrapin, Pythons, King Kobra, various type of lizards etc.

The Botanical Aspects Of Sundarbans

Major Flora Found at Sundarbans

Sundari, Garan, Keora, Hental, Dhundul, Golpata, Passur, Garjan, Kakra

Probable Itinerary for a 2 Night 3 Days Tour over at Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve

Day 01: Pick up from Kolkata & transfer to Godhkhali (Dist: 24 PGS South) by road via Bantala, Ghatakpukur, Malancha, Kultoli & Sonakhali. Arrival at Godhkhali. Board Mechanised Boat M.V.Sonar Toree & start for Sajnekhali via Pathankhali, Goshaba villages through Hogol, Kartal, Bidya, Durgadoani rivers. Hotel Check In. Visit Sajnekhali Tiger Project (Watch Tower) & Nature Interpretation Centre. Have lunch on board & proceed to  Sudhanyakhali Tiger Project (Watch Tower) through Sudhanyakhali Khal. Night halt at Hotel.

Day 02: After breakfast transfer to Dobanki via short creeks of Bhagaban Bharani, Deul Bharani, Ganjikhali, Pirkhali, Choraganjikhali, Panchamukhani (a junction of five rivers). Enjoy ½ Km. Canopy walk over at Do Banki (Watch Tower). Visit Netidhopani Watch Tower & back to Sajnekhali. Night halt at Hotel.

Day 03: After breakfast visit short creeks of Sarakkhali & after lunch back to Godhkhali. Transfer to Kolkata.

Things to Carry:      

Sunglass, Camera, Bynocular, Torch, Light Woolens (in winter)

Things to Follow:

  • Sundarban is plastic free zone.
  • Don’t throw non biodegradable items to water. Use bin.
  • Do not disturb the wildlife & the environment.
  • Angling is strictly prohibited.

Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

We are officially approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We are Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Also we are a Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, &  Benfish-in-Tourism Lodges)

Regarding Bank deposit please follow instructions as mentioned below:-

  • ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
  • Account Name: KHORLO TOURS & TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Account Number: 355005000049
  • RTGS / NEFT / IFSC /Code: ICIC0003550

Please check the rules of reservation & cancellation policy before booking. It is mandatory to carry any of the Identity cards (Voter Identity Card / Passport / PAN Card / Driving License / Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt / Adhar Card). Both these will be examined at the time of check-in.

Regarding Bank deposit please follow instructions as mentioned below:-

  • ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
  • Account Name: KHORLO TOURS & TRAVELS PRIVATE LIMITED
  • Account Number: 355005000049
  • RTGS / NEFT / IFSC /Code: ICIC0003550

Please check the rules of reservation & cancellation policy before booking. It is mandatory to carry any of the Identity cards (Voter Identity Card / Passport / PAN Card / Driving License / Photo ID card issued by Central / State Govt / Adhar Card). Both these will be examined at the time of check-in.

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