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Bagora near Kurseong: A Perfect Destination for Peaceful Weekends

  • Post author:Subhra Das
  • Post last modified:October 20, 2021
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Situating at 7100 ft above sea level Bagora is a charming hamlet surrounded by magnificent lush green. The ever-luring thickly wooded alpine forest filled with rhododendron trees and breath-taking view of snow-capped mount Kanchanjangha made this place a hidden treasure of Darjeeling district, West Bengal.

The beauty of meandering River Teesta flowing beside the village is definitely an added attraction; In addition, well-maintained flower gardens, plenty of orange trees, and mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view around the wider Himalayan range draw the prime attention of the nomadic travelers.

Besides the abundance of exotic Himalayan flora, Bagora is famous for herbal and medicinal plants gardening; you’ll find such farmlands almost everywhere in this small village. Undoubtfully, this place is a little heaven for the botanist and Phytochemists.

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Things to do in Bagora

With the evergreen alpine forests filled with rhododendrons, ever-flowing River Teesta, and breath-taking mountain view, the hamlet Bagora offers a lot of excitement to the nature lovers. As a first-time visitor to Bagora, you should enjoy the trip by…

Visiting the well-maintained natural flower gardens and greenhouses.
Spending peaceful hours sitting beside the meandering River Teesta.
Wandering through the lush green rhododendron forest.
Exploring the natural flora of Himalayan territory and the medicinal gardens around the village.
Watching the breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchanjungha and sunrise over the snow-capped mountain.
Waking up with the song of vibrant Himalayan birds.
Grasping the calmness of a hilly hamlet with a cup of coffee or by ambling around the little village.

Stopping by the village Bagora, you may plan to cover nearby attractions. Nearby tourist places are Eagle’s Craig view point, Bhanzang Salamander Lake, Ambootia temple, Giddapahar Seti Mata Temple, Ancient Chimney (British age), war memorial, Batasia Loop, and Ghoom monastery.

Bagora near Kurseong - A Perfect Destination for Peaceful Weekends

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How to reach Bagora

There are several gateways to reach Bagora. It’s important from where you are starting your journey. Are you visiting from Siliguri, Darjeeling, or Kalimpong? All are having different routes but anyway you have to book a rented car and reach Kurseong first, then take a turn towards the village Bagora. Following are the distance of Bagora from different starting points.

  • The distance of Bagora from New Jalpaiguri Station: 55 km
  • The distance of Bagora from Bagdogra Airport: 52 km
  • The distance of Bagora from Darjeeling: 21 km
  • The distance of Bagora from Kalimpong: 60 km

Best time to visit

Except for the monsoon season, North Bengal hill stations can be visited any time of the year. However, winter and spring is the best time to visit Bagora because of three prime reasons.

  1. In winter the orange gardens remain filled with ripening oranges, which is a magnificent view.
  2. The late spring is the blossoming season of the rhododendron flower. The forest looks amazing in late spring to early summer.
  3. The sky remains relatively clear during winter and spring; thus, you may have a clear view of Mt. Kanchanjungha and sun-rise in these seasons.

However, many nature lovers visit Bagora in Autumn to spend seasonal holidays and during hot summer to get relief from the angry sun. Without any hesitation, you may visit Bagora any season except monsoon to experience the pleasant atmosphere and amazing beauty surrounded by lush green.

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Where to stay in Bagora?

No 5 star hotels are available in Bagora; there are two options where you can stay happily.

  1. Village Homestays
  2. Forest Bungalow hosted by West Bengal Government.

Almost all the homestays as well as the forest bungalow offer spacious rooms with a precious view and are equipped with all the required amenities.

That’s all about the hamlet Bagora. If you are thinking to have a little break from daily city life, just plan your trip and fly on to mix up with green paradise!

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Ms. Subhra Das is a biology teacher in high school. Besides she is a passionate traveler, science writer, and nature lover.

As a teacher, she never restricts herself to the four walls of the classroom, rather she loves exploring the crude science behind the natural facts that include human and animal health, critical diseases, typical characteristics of wildlife, and mother nature.

Ms. Subhra Das is also a passionate traveler and explorer; she always tries to uncover natural flora and fauna at every destination she travels.

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