Bunkulung

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. ₹.2,200/-

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/- 

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Accommodation in Bunkulung

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 cottage ₹.1600/-.

For four heads occupancy in four bedded cottages ₹.1500/-.

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, papad).

No charge for a child aged up to 5 years.

50% charge for a child aged in between 5-10 years.

100% full charge for a child aged above 10 years.



How to Reach Bunkulung

Nearest 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 season time).

                Share 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

From

Fare

Time (Aprox.)

NJP/Bagdogra

Rs. 2,400

2.5 hrs.

Siliguri Town

Rs. 2,200

2.5 hrs.

Darjeeling (via Mirik)

Rs.3,500

3.5 hrs.

Best Season to Visit Bunkulung

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.   


Nearby attractions of Bunkulung

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