West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.22

Sunday race to reach Bengal’s pinnacle

It takes five days to trek from Rimbick to Sandakphu, Bengal’s highest point, but on Sunday morning runners will look to cover this 65km hill trail in eight hours. The event has been christened...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.22

Twin marathons in the hills

Darjeeling is set to put on its running shoes soon with two marathons. A Calcutta-based group and a Delhi-based company will separately host two marathons in Darjeeling and Sandakphu on April 24...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.21

Snow surprise in Sandakphu

A sudden storm, coupled with thundershowers, razed various parts of Siliguri subdivision and adjoining Jalpaiguri district on Thursday morning, damaging hutments, cars and houses, while untimely snowf...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.21

Overnight scare for trekker from Calcutta

A 62-year-old Calcutta trekker, who was part of a senior citizen trekking group, lost his way in the Sandakphu region at an altitude of over 11,000 feet, on Tuesday evening, but was found a day later....
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.18

Rare fog in Bengal's Darjeeling

A sea of fog blanketed valleys in Darjeeling on Wednesday, a day after Sandakphu had been enveloped in white following snowfall. The rare phenomenon, which geographers call advection fog, provided a j...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.18

Climbers clear hills of trash

A team of climbers has collected over 3,000kg of garbage from Sandakphu, Bengal’s highest point at 11,929ft, and other areas in the Singalila National Park and its fringes over the past five days as...
By Bireswar Banerjee

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.19

2nd snow tryst for Darjeeling

Snow returned to Darjeeling town within a month on Tuesday, cheering tourists and residents alike. Though the flakes came down for two-and-half hours, the intensity was less and so was the deposition ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.18

Gautam Deb works on tourism plan

Bengal tourism minister Gautam Deb will submit a comprehensive report on the development of tourism across the state, including the Darjeeling hills, to chief minister Mamata Banerjee next month.Deb h...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.20

Rain poses threat to crops in south

After a rise in the mercury that gave south Bengal residents respite from cold wave conditions at many places last week, a new bout of weather troubles kept them indoors from Friday morning.Weather of...
By TT Bureau in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)


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