Places  /  Published 29.12.21

Tonglu-Tumling trail offers first-timers a small taste of trekking

A trek to Tonglu and Tumling can be a rewarding experience for first-time trekkers and encourage them to embark on more such journeys. If you wish to travel the entire route by car from Siliguri, the...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 04.12.21

Homestay in Santiniketan offers ‘an experience of a lifetime’

Minkudi and Alokeda decided to shift back to Santiniketan from Bangalore in February 2019. “Both of us studied here and we met here. Ma is also here,” she said. And she had Amoli sketched in her ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 02.12.21

It’s just about tea and tranquility at Tabakoshi

How to Reach: Tabakoshi is approximately a two-hour scenic drive from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Station (64 km) or Bagdogra (52 km). Private taxis from NJP and Bagdogra and shared jeeps from NJP ply unti...
By Sugato Mukherjee

Places  /  Published 16.11.21

Silence, serenity and scenery await you at Kolakham

Chaiti Mitra is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata, and Guest Faculty at the Post Graduate Department of English, West Bengal...
By Chaiti Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.21

State allots cash aid for Kalimpong homestays

The Mamata Banerjee government, which has been putting impetus on the tourism sector that provides employment to around 10 lakh people in north Bengal, has sanctioned funds to assist over 300 homestay...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.21

Plea to frame policy for homestays

Homestay owners in north Bengal have asked the Mamata Banerjee government to frame a comprehensive policy to ensure standard services at such hospitality facilities which mushroomed in the region in r...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.21

Mirik homestays brave the second wave of Covid

Homestay owners in Mirik, a tiny town in Darjeeling hills, are trying to run their accommodations despite the second wave in Covid-19 cases. Mirik subdivision — the smallest in the hills &mdash...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Land Rovers, homestays to skip booking

A total of 80 Land Rovers are registered with the association. Tourists visiting Darjeeling from the rest of Bengal do not have to produce Covid19 negative test results unlike travellers to Sikkim. ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.21

Tourism carnival boon for returnees

According to sources, the carnival had started on January 14 and continued till January 24 across different locations such as Rajabhatkhawa in the Dooars, Bungkulung, 12th Mile, Lolegaon, Takdah, Rimb...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

States  /  Published 24.11.20

Sikkim charts tourism projects

Sikkim chief minister P. S. Tamang (Golay) on Monday announced a slew of projects to boost tourism in the state, including a mega project for homestays that is currently being drawn up. Speaking at t...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri


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