All About Bijanbari Tour – Hidden Treasure of West Bengal

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Bijanbari Tour – Hidden Treasure of West Bengal

Bijanbari, an offbeat place near the city of Darjeeling, is about 2,500 feet high. This small hill village is located just 30 km from Darjeeling.

River Rangit
River Rangit

This place is surrounded by lush greenery, the place is full of natural beauty, with tea gardens wrapped like green sheets on the high hills, the chirping of birds, the murmur of the water flowing in the river, and the silence all around is a pleasant environment that brings peace to the mind.

Why To Go Bijanbari?

  • You must have stayed in a hotel or a homestay in the mountains, but have you ever stayed in a bamboo cottage? If you haven’t stayed, you’ll find it in this Bijanbari, the experience of spending the night in a bamboo cottage and waking up in the morning to the chirping of unknown birds and the sound of the flowing river will all create a different feeling.
  • You will get some resorts to stay in Bijanbari. The rooms of the cottage are made of bamboo and a small colored river flows along the side of the cottage. Time will pass effortlessly while sipping a cup of tea on the balcony of the cottage and listening to the currents and murmurs of the mountain river.

How to Reach Bijanbari?

  • By Train: Lots of trains going from Sealdah to New Jalpaiguri. Some of the special ones are Darjeeling Mail, North Bengal Express, New Jalpaiguri Express, Padatik Express, and Kanchanakanya Express. All these trains leave at night and arrive the next morning. Those who want to go in the morning can catch the Kanchenjunga Express, it arrives in the evening.
    NJP to Bijanbari Distance 96 Km. From the stations, you can book a private car which takes about 3-3.30 hours to reach depending on the road condition.

    For your Information:
    Darjeeling to Bijanbari distance 24.2 Km. It will take 1.5 hours from Darjeeling to Bijanbari by car.
    Kalimpong to Bijanbari Distance 58.1km. It will take about 2 hours from Kalimpong to Bijanbari by car.
  • By Flight: To reach Bijanbari by flight, you can board a flight to Bagdogra Airport (Bagdogra to Bijanbari Distance 91.1 Km). You can rent a car from Bagdogra to Bijanbari.
  • By Shared Car: If you want, you can come to Bijanbari by sharing car. In this case, you can reach Darjeeling from Siliguri taxi stand. Then get on the car from Darjeeling stand to Bijanbari. From Darjeeling, there is a new road now to Bijanbari which is known as CV Raman Road, branches off Lebong Cart Road near St. Joseph’s College, goes past Soom Tea Garden all the way down to Bijanbari.
  • On demand, the resort is having pick and drop facilities for the guests from airport and NJP at a cost of 4000 in Sumo and 3500 in WagonR.
Bijanbari Road
Bijanbari Road

Things To Do in Bijanbari

  • This place can be great for those who just want to spend some time alone in the mountains. You can sit by the river and sip with a cup of tea in your hand and hear the endless murmur of the river. You can visit the resort’s farm and see the vegetables they produce. You can walk around the resort.
  • You will see the River Little Rangeet (locally Chota Rangeet) flowing over a bed of rocks and boulders, and separating the hills at Poolbazar. The valley around the river Rangeet has many fruit orchards like apple, orange, pineapple and others.
Bijanbari View
Bijanbari View
  • Poolbazar is a place near to Bijanbari. There is a Hindu temple in Poolbazar known as Panchaga Mandir that was established in 1971. Inside the temple you will see great images of goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Ganesha and others. The idols are all carved on stones and painted with bright colors.
  • About 2km from Poolbazar, you will reach a Sericulture Farm that makes products out of mulberry bushes and silk worms. You can see the hydroelectric power plant Rammam Hydel Power Station located at Lodhoma, 17kms away from Bijanbari.
  • Hiking routes from Bijanbari:
    i) Singla Bazar can be reached in about 4 hours.
    ii) Relling is about 8 kms away from Bijanbari.
    iii) Soom Tea Estate is about 4 hours walk from Bijanbari.

Also, ReadAll Offbeat Destinations of West Bengal

Where to Stay in Bijanbari?

You can find several Resort in Bijanbari. You can book them over the phone or face to face. Before you go there I will suggest you speak with one of them at least once. It will cost around 1200-1500 per day to stay there depending upon the season.

You will get all kinds of benefits in Resort. You will find hot water, breakfast, lunch, and a clean bathroom. At the same time, you will get the hospitality and love of the people there.

Some Popular Homestay / Resort of Bijanbari:

1. Relling Rangit River Resort
You can experience this Relling Rangit River Resort for staying in Bijanbari. You will find bamboo cottages at this resort which will give you a different feeling of being there. There is also Barbique & Bonfire. Trout fish is farmed in this resort’s own farm, you can try this trout fish.
Contact Number – 9800315340/6294168549

Room rent here will be 1500 rupees per person, including three meals a day and Sancks Include in the evening. In addition, if you want to do Barbique & Bonfire, you have to spend extra money for it, which will cost around 600-800 rupees.

2. Bamboo Resort & Atv Park
Another resort in Bijanbari is Bamboo Resort, the name suggests that the resort is built of bamboo and the cottages here are also made entirely of bamboo, and this resort is also located on the banks of the Rangeet River and here you will find the Swiming Pool inside the resort.
Contact Number : 8597759361/8588827280

The rent of this resort will be around 1500-1600 rupees per person, which will include three meals and tea and Sancks Include.

3. Baashbari
Like all other resorts, you will find bamboo cottages here, but you can stay here in a tent, you can stay there if you want.
Conatct Number : 9932240537

The cottages at this resort will cost around Rs 1,500-1,600 per person, including three meals and tea and Sancks Include.

Basbari Cottege

Cost To Travel Bijanbari

Travel Cost:

  • From NJP- From NJP you can reach Bijanbari in two ways.
    i) You can rent a private car from NJP to Bijanbari. The small car will cost around 2500-3000 rupees and the big car will cost around 3500-4000 rupees. These fares may vary depending on the season.

    ii) If you have a low budget then you can go to a share jeep. In that case, your cost will be reduced a lot. In this case, you can reach Darjeeling from Siliguri taxi stand. Then get on the car from Darjeeling stand to Bijanbari. If you come to share car, the estimated rent will be 300-500 rupees per person.
  • From Bagdogra:
    You can reach Bijanbari from Bagdogra same as From NJP. You can rent a private car from Bagdogra also. In that case, your estimated cost will be around 2500-3000 rupees. These fares may vary depending on the season.

Homestay / Resort Cost:
It will cost you around 1500-1600 per day to stay in Homestay. These fares may vary depending on the season.

Best Time To Visit Bijanbari

Bijanbari can be planned at any time of the year. The rainy season is also beautiful there.

Things to Carry While Travelling To Bijanbari

Important Information About Bijanbari

  • Although homestays serve plenty of food, you can keep dry food like cakes and biscuits with you.
  • Credit or debit card payments may not accepted by most homestays, so keep enough cash with you.
  • It is better to keep the necessary medicines with you but if you feel ill suddenly.
  • Mobile Network is available there.
  • Carry at least one ID proof with you.
  • Ensure that your accommodation provides continuous supply of clean water in washroom and for shower. Check for alternative arrangement if they do not.
  • Road Condion may can make your journey difficult. So pick your vehicle carefully.

Bijanbari Tour Plan

Bijanbari is a small place close to Darjeeling. You can stay in this place maximum 1-2 days. So You can plan this place with Darjeeling tour.

Frequently Asked Question About Bijanbari

Is there any option for Hike From Bijanbari?

Yes, there are 3-4 trekking routes available in Bijanbari. You can enjoy them easily.
Hiking routes from Bijanbari:
i) Singla Bazar can be reached in about 4 hours.
ii) Relling is about 8 kms away from Bijanbari.
iii) Soom Tea Estate is about 4 hours walk from Bijanbari.

Is any shared car available from NJP to Bijanbari?

If you want, you can come to Bijanbari by sharing car. In this case, you can reach Darjeeling from Siliguri taxi stand. Then get on the car from Darjeeling stand to Bijanbari.

What is the best way to reach Bijanbari?

From Siliguri / NJP/ Bagdogra you can book any private car. It will take 3 hours to 3.5 hours to reach Bijanbari depending upon the road condition.

What is Bijanbari famous for?

Bijanbari is famous for its Bamboo Cottege, River side view, Hike routes and many more attractions.

What is the distance between Darjeeling and Bijanbari?

Bijanbari is just 24.2 km away from Darjeeling.

What is the distance between NJP and Bijanbari?

Bijanbari is just 101 km away from NJP.

What is the best time to visit Bijanbari?

Bijanbari can be planned between any time of the year.

Final Words

The natural environment around this small hill village is very beautiful. There are very few tourist destinations in North Bengal that have the opportunity to be so close to nature. There is a Changtong tea garden on the opposite side of the hill.

This small town surrounded by greenery is surrounded by Nepal and Sikkim. Nepal on the one hand, and parts of Sikkim on the other can be seen from Banshbari. Darjeeling became brighter as soon as the sun set. In the darkness of the night, Shailshahar looks more magical.

You can choose Bijanbari as an ideal place to spend time in the midst of nature and to have some fun with family or loved ones without any worries.

Special Note: Don’t leave dirt and plastic in the mountains. Keep the mountains clean by thinking of the people living in the mountains and the mountain-loving people like you and me so that they can travel in the mountains for the next few thousand years. Remember that whatever you give to the environment you will get back one day.

Basbari Cottege
Basbari Cottege

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