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Oct 12, 2019 3:45 PM

Tabakoshi- secluded hamlet surrounded tea gardens gushing hilly stream 

Hello friends. Today we are going to visit a comparatively secluded location of north Bengal, Tabakoshi. Tabakoshi is a small hamlet just 8 km away from Mirik. This quiet little village is surrounded by tea gardens and hills on all sides. A gushing hilly stream, named Rangbhang is flowing through this village and needless to say the river adds more beauty and freshness of this place. Here is a short 3 day tour plan around Tabakoshi. Let’s start the tour.  

As this is a newly found hamlet in the darjeeling hills so have a trip there before overcrowded tourists destroy this places also.

Tabakoshi- secluded hamlet surrounded tea gardens gushing hilly stream- Day-1

On day-1 of your tour, reach Tabakoshi from any part of the country. For that 1st reach New Jalpaiguri railway station or Bagdogra airport from your home town. From there go to Tabakoshi either via Mirik Bazar or directly. A shared cab from Njp to Mirik bazaar will charge Rs 200 to 300 per head approximately. From there take a separate shared cab to reach Tabakoshi. From Mirik Bazar the shared cab fare is around Rs 150 to 200 per person. It will take around 2 and a half hours to reach Tabakoshi from NJP. If you want to avoid this break-journey, then you may avail a reserved car from NJP which will take you straight to Tabakoshi. And in that case, the fare will be around Rs 2500to 3000. Upon reaching Tabakoshi, check in to your home-stay.

Tabakoshi- secluded hamlet surrounded tea gardens gushing hilly stream- Day-2

On day-2 morning, after breakfast go for a local sightseeing tourFirst, visit the surrounding tea gardens. This village is surrounded by tea gardensTake a walk around the rolling green slopes of famous Darjeeling tea gardensNext, go to visit the local Lord Shiva Temple. This beautiful temple is situated on the banks of river Rangbhang and is a holy place for the locals. From there go to visit the iron bridge on the river. This place is famous for scenic beauty. You can spend some quality time on the banks of the river here

Tabakoshi- secluded hamlet surrounded tea gardens gushing hilly stream- Day-3

On day-3 morning go for a sightseeing tour around Tabakoshi. A local cab will charge around Rs 2000 for this whole
day tour. Generally, The local Homestays arrange this trip. First, go to visit JorpokhriJorpokhri is a small village on top of a hill in Darjeeling district. Located at an altitude of 7,400 ft, the main feature of Jorpokhi is the twin lakes after which the place has been named. There are seating arrangements on the side of these lakes where you can sit for some time and relax. From there go to visit Gopaldhara Tea factoryThis is a famous tea estate in the Darjeeling region. You can also visit the tea factory here and watch the tea processing procedure. Next, go to Mirik. On your way, visit SimanaViewpoint. This place is located in India-Nepal Border and from this place you can enjoy the surrounding hills and tea gardens. You may also roam around the local market here and can indulge yourself in some shopping. This market sells only local productsIf you are a shopping enthusiast, then you can also visit the famous Pashupati Market from this place. Pashupati market is situated in the Nepal border. Your reserved car will take you to the Nepal Border and from there you have to take a separate auto rickshaw to go to Pashupati market. The charge of the auto rickshaw will be Rs 40 per personAt Mirik, visit the Sumendu Lake or the Mirik Lake. It is located at the heart of MirikYou can boat in the lake or take a horse ride around the lakeFrom there go to visit Bokar Monastery. It is one of the most famous Buddhist meditation centers of this region. 

Tabakoshi- secluded hamlet surrounded tea gardens gushing hilly stream- Day-4

Day-4On day4, head back to NJP for departure. Where to staySunakhari home-stay is the most popular place here where you can put up for the night. The charge here is Rs 1300 per person per day including, food and stayOther than this there are also some home-stays available for night-stayThe total package will cost around Rs 5000 per head.
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