Bunkulung is an unexplored gem at north Bengal
near Mirik and Darjeeling. The beautiful Himalayan villages
located just 18 away from Mirik town at bank of River Balasun. The village
blessed with two crisscrossing river, Balasun and Murmah Khola. Bunkulung is a
very offbeat travel destination among tourists these days. But it’s gaining
popularity like other offbeat destinations, for its cool and calm weather
throughout the year, natural beauty and obviously for tea gardens. There are
number of points to visit like Gayabari Tea Estate, Mirik Lake, Maju Park/Garden,
Bokar monastery, Mirik Swiss cottages and orange orchards at winter season.
Also you can enjoy a deep bath and fishing at Balasun river.
When your life is busy living in a concrete jungle, the
boundless green of Bunkulung will soothe your eyes. Bunkulung is one such place
where you can see tea-gardens and farmland together. The aroma of the orange
orchard in winter will add another dimension to it. Wake up in the morning with
the sweet call of birds.
There is a Murma tea garden near Bunkulung. Arrive at
the homestay and take a short walk and go for a walk. Go a little further along
the pitch road. A cantilever bridge will come, the Murmah Khola flowing under
that bridge is open. Go ahead. Keep walking in the Murma tea-garden. If you
walk for 10 minutes, you will hear the roar of Balasan River. Don't stop, keep
walking. You will see that at some point you have reached the river bank. If
you live alone, you will notice that there is probably no other person by the
river except you.
First you need to reach NJP station or Bagdogra airport.
Bunkulung is 43 km from here. Rent a car and go to Dudhia on the way to Mirik
first. There you have to cross the Balasan River, leave the Mirik road and turn
right. Bunkulung is 7-8 km away from there. Bunkulung can also be reached from
Mirik. Distance 12 km
Other Point of Interest:
1. Sightseeing- Manju Eco Park, Tingling View Point,
Mirik Helipad, Mirik Lake, Mirik Monestry, Orchid Nursery, Gopaldhara TE.
2. Sightseeing- Ambotia TE, Makaibari TE, Kurseong,
Eagle's crack View Point, Gidde Pahar View Point, Netaji Institute, Dowhill,
Deer Park. ₹.2500/-.
3. Local sightseeing- MurmahTE, Balason River, Gammon
Bridge, Rangbhang River, Orange Orchard, Yenki Tea Factory. ₹.1,000/-
Balasun river bed
Our homestay cum resort is only mode of accommodation
at Bungkulung, currently fives European style cottages are in row. Which provides
best comfortable, best view for you and your loving persons. All cottages are
with western bath (few with bath tub also). We provide hygienic, healthy and tasty
food at our homestay with care as your own home. See below for tariff detail..
For single occupancy - ₹.2400/
For double occupancy ₹.1800/
For triple occupancy in triple bedded
For four heads occupancy in four bedded cottages
Tariff includes stay and all meals. In
food bed tea, breakfast (purl sabji/aloo paratha/chapati sabji, egg), lunch (rice,
dal, sabji, bhaja, chicken/fish, salad, papad), evening tea with veg
pokora/biscuit, dinner (rice/chapati, dal, sabji, bhaja, chicken/fish, salad,
No charge for a child aged up to 5 years.
50% charge for a child aged in between
100% full charge for a child aged above 10
airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and nearest railway heads is New Jalpaiguri (NJP).
Direct car/taxis are available from Siliguri/NJP, it will take around 2.5 hrs
to reach to Bunkulung through Siliguri-Mirik road. Someone also can reach from
Darjeeling via Mirik and Soureni. A reserved car fare
would be around Rs.2000 – Rs.2500 from Siliguri and NJP (it may change in
jeep also available from just font Siliguri Junction station to Mirik, get down
at Soureni then take a reserved car to Bunkulung. Also contact us for pick-up
and drop from Siliguri/Darjeeling.
Taxi Fare to and from Bunulung
Bungkulung is a Himalayan destination
which can be visited throughout the year, in monsoon entire area covered with
green. River Balasun’s soul gets its life in rainy season.