Rural Destination Bagora, Chimney, Kurseong, Rural Destination, Rural tourism, and Rural Village
Bagora is a wonderful small village located at an altitude of 7,150 ft in Kurseong sub division. The quaint village is well known for its variety of birds, forest of oak and pine and of course the rhododendrons. Nestled amidst pine forests and rhododendron trees with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the meandering River Teesta, this romantic getaway will not disappoint you. Bagora is also called Zero Point and has a station of the Indian Air Force with a helipad. If you are fond of low altitude jungle treks and bird watching then Bagora can be very interesting for you, You can always enjoy a nature walk along the scenic landscape of the region. You can take a short stroll from Bagora to the Air Force base alongside the Tea Gardens. The site offers a spectacular view of the vast stretch of River Teesta and breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. You can also visit the Forest Rest House to savor the view of the exotic variety of Himalayan flora. You will truly treasure the sight of the nicely maintained flower garden, adorned with terraced greenhouses.
Chimney is a sleepy himalayan hamlet, 8km from kurseong, gets its name from a 23-foot high 100 year’s old chimney that was probably built during world war i and used by british officers. bagora is a small village located at the highest altitude (7,150 ft) of kurseong subdivision.beside chimney there is a viewpoint, you can see sandakphu in a sunny day. despite its age, it is restored to its original glory by the forest department as ‘chimney heritage garden’. fascinating in every way, chimney is nature lovers’ paradise. the place overlooks the two significant rivers of the region – teesta and mahananda. it is endowed with many viewpoints from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of kanchenjunga peaks.
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On behalf of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, I would like to express my warm welcome to tourists from around the globe to the GTA region.
As one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations, my region rich in heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism locations that are both unique and sustainable. Our Tourism Department’s official portal will help you get all the details about the best tourist places, events, accommodations, and travel itineraries which will help you plan your tour by yourself. Lastly, I welcome you all again to ” The QUEEN OF HILLS”, Darjeeling. Be our guest because “HEAVEN IS MYTH BUT DARJEELING IS REAL”.
Shri Anit Thapa
Gorkhaland territorial administration
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