ARITAR RETREATThe Retreat is a perfect getaway for spending a peaceful holiday at a countryside located in the eastern part of Sikkim. A farmhouse belonging to a very traditional Sikkimese family residing in the same place giving it a warm touch of a home away from home. The cuisine here consists of an authentic Sikkimese spread prepared by the family members.

 

 

 

It is best to go on long walks to explore the village culture, flora and avifauna or one could laze around the Aritar lake boating. For the more adventurous lot a 6 hr trek to Rechela pass with a night stay in tents and back could be a thrilling experience.

 

Amongst the other activities are mountain biking, rock climbing, monkey crawling and walking on the Burma bridge.

 

One can drive to Aritar from Siliguri in 3hrs, Kalimpong 2hrs and Gangtok 2hrs. Foreigners would need to enter through Rangpo in order to complete the registration formalities. The nearest bazaar is a 15 minute drive to Rehnok where all provisions are available.

 

 

WILD FLOWER RETREAT

An Eco Friendly Resort for leisure tourism

Borong, South Sikkim

 

A new haven for nature and mountain lovers, surrounded by alpine landscape, wildlife, dense verdant woodland, hot spring, sylvan forests & water falls at the foot of Mainam Hills in the backdrop of Snow capped Mt. Narsing, Simmho & Sinlolchu, Borong presents the distinct feel of exquisite nature and beauty. The view from the sit-out of the cozy log huts seep in the mesmerizing effect of sunrise & set on these peaks will be a memorable experience.

 

Accommodation:

Spacious log cottages with attached western style baths (8’-6’); Bed Size (Mattress Size) – 7’-6’, Each Hut has its small covered sit-out.

 

Sightseeing:

 

Light nature walk in the surroundings present the most scintillating feel of virgin nature amidst several of Water Falls, Valley, and Snow Capped Mountain Range with alpine landscape, wildlife, dense verdant woodland, Hot spring (Borong Tsachu) and sylvan forests.

 

Sumdruptse: A 135 ft. huge statue of Guru Padmasambha, the founder of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism built on the Samdruptse hilltop, which means in Bhutia language “The Wish Fulfilling Hill”- is perhaps the tallest statue in the Himalayan range. This hilltop situated at about 7,000 ft provides a breath taking view of Mt. Kanchendzonga and its ranges.

Temi Tea Garden: The only tea garden of Sikkim is renowned for its top quality tea. The garden extends over a vast area, which originate from the Tendong Hill and provides a magnificent view of the hills and river.

Ravangla: Situated at an altitude of 7000 ft.  This place enjoys the Tourist Festival usually held in each spring and Pang Lhabsol festival when the spectacular warrior dance is performed in the Ravang Monastery.

Ralang Monastery: The first monastery of the Kargyupa sect established in Sikkim, was built during the reign of the fourth Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal. Since the old building was reduced to ashes in 1919. A New Monastery was constructed afterwards.

 

Adventure:

Treks to the Wildlife Sanctuary of Mainam Hills (10,300 ft.) See the rare Himalayan Red Panda and Thar or Barking Deer and a host of most colorful birds not seen elsewhere. A short distance from Mainam is the Bhalay Dhunga, a spur of trek, which boldly emerges from the ridge top above the Yangang Village. Also camping in upper hills and riverside is arranged on request.

 

Location:

Located at a distance of four and half hours journey (135 km.) from Silliguri. 17 km. from Ravangla.

 

Road RouteSilliguri-Sevoke-Melli-Namchi-Ravangla-Borong.

The resort provides pick up and Drop facilities on request.

 

KORANGANI TEA ESTATE

Tea is an integral part of our life. We are so fond of it and some are addicts also but very few know the source of it and the method by which it is processed and sold as a finished product ready for consumption.

To create the awareness of the production of tea we present the concept of tea tourism.

Korangani is situated in the Moranhat district of Assam close to Jorehat and Dibrugarh. The accomodation offered is good with a touch of the old world charm.

Food served is simple and hygenic.

The tour starts with the first day driving to the garden from the Jorehat airport or Dibrugarh airport - 2hrs either one of them. Checkinto the Garden bunglow.

Day 2 After breakfast go out with the pluckers for a round of plucking and orienteering of the garden. After lunch visit the factory to know how tea is made and graded. Evening enjoy the Jhumur ( local ) dance.

 

 

 

Day 3 - Depart with the tea made from the leaves that you plucked or just relax and enjoy the freshness of the place !!!!!!!!