True nature lovers have foregone the luxuries of city life to settle down in the remotest places and worshipped it. Such places are rare but exist within our reach not too far from where you are! Chatakpur is one such serene village within the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary in Darjeeling District, West Bengal.
The location of chatakpur is 7,887 Ft (2380 meter) above Sea level. Coordinates 26.9671° N, 88.3112° E
Chatakpur can be travelled throughout the year, but winter season mainly end of October to end of March are the best time to visit chatakpur.
Package Name : Mystic Chatakpur Tour with Lamahatta
Tour Duration : 4 Nights & 5 Days [Chatakpur-2N, Lamahatta-2N]
Places to Visit in Chatakpur : Chatakpur Remote Village, Latpanchar, Darjeeling, Senchal Lake, Senchal Wildlife Sanctury, Runglee Rungliot Tea Estate, Kurseong, Lamahatta Eco Park, Dense Dhupi Plantations
Pickup and Drop : Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri Station / NJP Station
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|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|NJP||Chatakpur||63 km||3.5 hrs|
|Bagdogra [IXB]||Chatakpur||60 km||2.5 hrs|
|Darjeeling||Chatakpur||20 km||1 hrs|
|Lamahatta||Chatakpur||18 km||1 hrs|
|Place From||Place to||Distance||Travel Duration|
|Darjeeling||Chatakpur||18.8 km||1 hr 6 min|
|Darjeeling||Lepchajagat||13.8 km||34 min|
|Darjeeling||Dawaipani||19.5 km||1 hr 1 min|
|Darjeeling||Takdah||29.5 km||1 hr 28 min|
|Chatakpur||Sitong||33.0 km||1 hr 53 min|
|Darjeeling||Lamahatta||18.8 km||47 min|
|Chatakpur||Lamahatta||27.7 km||1 hr 19 min|
|Lamahatta||Sitong||49.6 km||2 hr 28 min|
|Darjeeling||Ahaldara||47.0 km||2 hr 31 min|
|Darjeeling||Latpanchar||40.1 km||2 hr 8 min|
Meet and greet at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport. Proceed to the pre-booked Chatakpur Homestay or Chatakpur Eco Village Resort. Chatakpur is an untouched hamlet settled in the middle of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. The road towards Chatakpur is quite scenic and about 75 kilometres driving distance away. After covering these three hours of driving distance, reach Chatakpur and check-in to the homestay. During the evening you are all yours to stroll around the village. You can even trek to Tiger Hill which is just 10 minutes from the village. After witnessing the beauty of a mesmerizing sunset, have dinner and overnight stay at Homestay in Chatakpur.
After Breakfast, proceed towards the full day Chatakpur Sightseeing. Walk around the village to explore 30 huts and its total occupants less than a hundred. Being one of the secluded tourist destinations of the region, the village benefits organic farming of vegetables through terrace farming. Local people sustain their livelihood through this but nowadays tourism is also one of their sources of livelihood. Visit the lush greenery of Chatakpur, wooden bungalows, trail and trekking routes. Find solace in the lap of nature while forgetting all the hustle and bustle of city life. While wandering around the village, hear melodious chirping of the Himalayan Birds. After the dusk, return back to the homestay to stay overnight at Chatakpur.
Post breakfast at hotel proceed towards the next destination Lamahatta Tour. As you reach Lamahatta, the first place to halt would be the Lamahatta Roadside Garden. Situated on a hill slope, this beautiful garden is surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids. As you go up, the canopy of firs and conifers start crossing you. Overnight in Lamahatta Homestay.
After breakfast at hotel go for a short excursion in and around Lamahatta. It offers a tranquil atmosphere for all those looking for some peace away from city life. Relish the beauty of the pine trees standing majestically, the mighty Kanchenjunga with colourful Buddhist prayer flags. The sightseeing places around Lamahatta are :
Lamahatta Eco Park Tour : This Roadside Garden is one of Lamahatta’s major attractions. It is surrounded by pine forests containing numerous seasonal flowers, as well as several rare and exotic species of orchids. Browsing through the beautiful array of flowers on display, visitors can also relax on the numerous benches while enjoying the views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. The watchtower is located at a strategic location that helps visitors to enjoy panoramic views of the juncture of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Sikkim Hills, River Teesta and the River Rangeet.
Dense Dhupi Plantations : Small walks and treks are possible from Lamahatta. Walking amidst the Dhupi plantations with lush green flora all around provides a thrilling experience.
Tea Estates : Visit the tea gardens nearby (you will get one within about 1.5kms). Some of the well-known tea estates nearby include Glenburn Tea Estate, Rongli Rangliot Tea Estate, Takdah Tea Estate etc.
Tinchuley : Visit the wonderful hamlet Tinchuley which is 6 kms from Lamahatta. the road passes through the lovely Peshok Tea Gardens. Tinchuley is famous for the excellent views of Kanchenjunga and the numerous orange orchards it has.
Peshok View Point : A nice view point, which is around 6 km from Lamahatta. In the evening, you are free to roam around the area. Overnight in Lamahatta Homestay.
After breakfast proceed towards NJP/IXB with sweet vacation memory.
Tiger Hill - Tiger Hill offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Greater Himalayas. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, is lit up at sunset and sunrise in a mesmerising display of colours. Mt Everest and several other mountain peaks belonging to the 8000+m club can be easily seen from this hilltop. You can even spot the town of Kurseong on a day with clear weather it’s a destination by itself offering not just great views during sunrise, it's a place where you can soak yourself with Himalayan beauty anytime during the day.
Senchal Lake - Senchal Lake is a beautiful water body situated within the territory of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. This lake offers stunning views of the hilly surroundings. The water of this lake is clean and potable, which is why it is supplied to the entire city of Darjeeling. Encompassed by dense forests of oak, pine and birch, this topography is where you can find nature in its most expressive form. Colourful flowers like rhododendrons and orchids on the lakeside enhance the overall beauty.
Senchal Wildlife Sanctury - The dense canopy of the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is also the house to a variety of wildlife and birds. You would be actually amazed to see birds like the Himalayan Bulbul, Blue magpie, warbler and the Verdant Flycatcher are quite commonly seen. As for wildlife, if you are lucky enough, then you can view the Great Himalayan Black Bear, mountain leopard and the barking deer.
Runglee Rungliot Tea Estate - Among the famous Tea estates in Darjeeling district, RungleeRungliot is one of them. It is actually one of the oldest tea brands of Duncans. One can visit the estate factories and watch the tea processing but not in winters as it is usually remain closed during winter. The picturesque view from the tea garden will surely mesmerize one. You can explore the place by walking through the tea gardens and by interacting with the locals.
You can view the trekkers' dream destination Sundakphu from the Watch Tower in Chatakpur, this view tower is also known as the sunrise point, to view the sunrise or take a panoramic view from Sandakphu Trek.
You can also spend time at the Pokhri (Pond).
Bird lovers can spend their time watching birds and tourists can even enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from nearby or enjoy the folk dances performed by local people.
Yes, Chatakpur has good home stay and cottage hut where you will get 24x7 electricity and hot water on demand.
Yes, Chatakpur offers amazing views of the entire range of Kanchenjunga right from your window also on a clear day.
It takes 10 min walk to reach the watchtower, the view tower called Sunrise point also, from where you can view the Sandakphu also, and it gives the best view of sunrise over Kanchenjunga.
Yes, there are some forest trails through lush greenery ideal for light treks, but always go with a guide as the forest has wild lives like leopards, deer and red panda as well.
Yes, you can buy organic vegetables from the villagers; you can pick farm fresh vegetables from the farmland.
Chatakpur can be visited throughout the year but for those planning to visit the forest are advised to avoid the rainy season.
Chatakpur has some best homestays in the lap of mother nature with good ambience and amenities.
Humro Home Norbu Homestay - Chatakpur
Eco Village Hut - Chatakpur
Dhanmaya Niwas Homestay - Chatakpur
Humro Home Angchu HomeStay - Chatakpur
Eco Resort - Chatakpur
Sherpa Homestay - Chatakpur
Sunrise Homestay - Chatakpur
Green Valley Homestay - Chatakpur
Kulung Homestay - Chatakpur
Akriti Homestay - Chatakpur
Chetan Homestay - Chatakpur
Chatakpur is a beautiful, quaint, eco-friendly village right at the opposite of Tiger Hill. Chatakpur is famous for offering unobstructed views of the whole range of Kanchenjunga right from your window.
There are three different routes to come here, the most common way to reach Chatakpur is Dilaram - Bagora route. From Bagdogra / NJP drive to Dilaram near Darjeeling (55 km), from here a steep forested road will take you to Bagora, about 3 km away.
There is no direct share taxi service available from NJP/Siliguri or Bagdogra. Take a share taxi service for Darjeeling and get down at Sonada bazaar. From Sonada Bazaar, take a private vehicle to reach Chatakpur.
Sittong, Chatakpur Tour Reviews
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 25 Reviews
If you are looking for a laid-back relaxing getaway, this is the perfect place. The 4N/ 5D short trip to Chatakpur and Lamahatta is always a good idea to imbibe some offbeat culture of Ecotourism in North Bengal, especially if you live close to Bengal. Live the days of your vacation in the lap of the nature with the beautiful calm, yet mysterious forest of Senchal. The view of Mt Kanchenjunga from here is way better than tiger hill. I highly recommend every tourist to give a visit to this place if you are a nature freak and want to break away from your day to day busy, noisy, hustle-bustle life.
In a nutshell, If you're looking for luxury and indulgence, this isn’t the place. But if you want great views of the hills, it's a great spot. This place is pretty remote surrounded by theforest. The eco-huts at the bottom of the village have better amenities but the homestays on the hills have great views. We had a homestay room just below the viewing platform and had great views of the Kanchenjunga Mountain just outside our rooms.
The food is wholesome and good but pretty standard: rice, dal, and vegetable, eggs for lunch, roti and chicken for dinner and puri sabji for breakfast. The viewing platform on the top provides spectacular views of the mountains.
Finally, do try and interact with the local villagers. They are all lovely people and have some great stories to share. One of the best moments from our trip was sharing stories with them on a cold night over an amazing bonfire.
If you love oranges then you can't resist a Sittong Tour. The place, the people, their affection towards the guests/visitors is true from heart.
Although the small village is famous for its Orange plantations, you will be surprised to find various species of birds around you.The trip to the orange village was satisfying in all accounts. If you are looking for going away from the city at the weekend, Sitong can be a good option. Our Sitong Lamahatta Tour organized by NatureWings was a perfect one. The homestays at every place were very good and best in the respective places. In Sitong, we stayed in fact inside an orange orchard. The chatakpur homestay was in upper chatakpur, from where our entire team enjoyed the beautiful views of snow Peak Mountains.
Relatively unknown to tourists, Sitong is probably the most off beat destination in North Bengal Tour. There are orange orchards and pine trees all around and the people out there will definitely steal your heart. A visit to this hamlet is strongly recommended. If you want to enjoy the offbeat places in Darjeeling, I would strongly recommend Sitong, Lamahatta and Chatakpur Tour and you will feel the complete relaxation of your mind and soul.
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