CHATAKPUR :

HIGHEST POINT OF SENCHAL WILDLIFE SCANTUARY –

Chatakpur is a small village residing at the heart of “Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary”. The sanctuary is at an area of about 40 sq km at the south eastern part of Mirik and Jorebunglow. One of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries in India. From Sonada railway station it is at distance of about 7 km. Once upon a time this village was a timber den and people used to rampantly smuggle out the timbers. But the forest department has taken up the initiative to develop the village to an Eco tourism place where the villagers actively participate in order to make tourism an alternative source of livelihood other than just farming. Chatakpur is the home to some of the known species of wild animals like Barking Deer, Leopard, Sloth Bear and the Hedge Hog and you are lucky enough you can get to see the Red Panda. Though the number of flora is much more in comparison to the number of fauna. Just within few meters from the cottages will you enter the famous “Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary” but it is recommended to take guide from the local as because they have a clear idea of the jungle trek route and due to wide varieties of flora and fauna you should not go alone. Chatakpur is at an altitude of about 7800 ft. A Village of complete silence, where you can only hear the chirping sounds of varieties of Himalayan birds like “Blue Magpie”, “Verditer flycatcher”, “Bulbul”, “Long Tail Shrik” and lots more. From Chatakpur view point you can have a clear view of the morning Sunrise at the Tiger hill along with Mt. Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks. And if you are lucky enough, you can have a glimpse of little part Mt. Everest. At a far distance you can also have a view of Reli River. From the watch tower at Chatakpur just 10 minutes walking from the resort/ cottages where you can get a clear view of Sunrise along with the trekkers who are on their trekking for their dream destination “Sandakphu”, the highest point in West Bengal. While some people prefer to watch the sunrise from Tiger Hill at Darjeeling, but you need to travel a few distance from Darjeeling town, but at Chatakpur you just need to walk few minutes. There is “Pokhri” (a small water body) just a little downward, where you will find one of the rarest species of Himalayan Newt. A species which is under the threat of serious extinction. The Himalayan Newt is also known as the Salamander. This species of lizard like animal is found at this region of West Bengal. For the last few years a concept of Eco Tourism has grown up for the betterment of the locals at this region. Here the livelihood of the villagers is mainly organic farming, which is worth visiting. From Chatakpur at about 8 km is the Forest Rest House at Rimbi, which is also worth visiting. There are only 18 to 20 village homes in this small region, and the villagers are very co-operative and they can do what they have to for keeping up tradition. The villagers are very well behaved, friendly and helpful. From Chatakpur you can visit the nearest destinations like Sonada, Ghoom, Jorebunglow and Darjeeling.

How to Reach: Chatakpur can be reached directly from NJP railway station by hire cars. Or you can also hire share jeeps which will drop you at Sonada Railway station via Rohini road, Just 6 km before Sonada Railway Station you will come across a place named “Dilaram Chowk” from there take the right hand side route towards Bagora. After you reach Bagora there you will get to see a board of West Bengal Govt, pointing the direction for Chimney 4 km, Dilaram 2 km, Latpanchar 19 km and Chatakpur 8 km. Leaving behind the board just take the upper left hand side, from there Chatakpur Eco Village is about 8 Km journey. And also from there the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary starts. From Dilaram take the right the right turn to Bagora, from there Chatakpur id about 30- 40 mins drive. Another way is from Sonada via Rambi, then Mongpu and Jorebunglow. From there Chatakpur is just 7 Kms away. But it is recommended that you should take big cars for Chatakpur and avoid small cars.

CHATAKPUR – HOMESTAY:

Chatakpur Homestay – staying capacity of 36 persons and having double bed occupancy. Room heater, geyser for hot water is available in each and every Home Stay. Western type separate toilet & bathroom (attached). Food – Organic traditional food both for vegetarian and non-vegetarian.  Chatakpur  – sunrise point with 180 degree panoramic view of magnificent Kanchendzong  and families  over 8000 mtr.   Snow capped mountains. And deep valley with on other side ends at Rally River. Trek – a number of small treks to Tiger Hill, Rimbi village through wild life sanctuary with expert guide and many other such trails to enjoy the nature. Bird watching – It’s paradise for bird lover’s people, small trek to Sixeen village and Labda will give immense pleasure for shutter happy people. Why Chatakpur –  Experience Organic farming , know Medicinal plants , and share the livelihood of 18 houses  tiny village in hamlet of Senchal Wild Life Sanctuary.. View point is just 10 minutes walking distance from the homestay. A pokhari water points for Wild Life is another 10 min walks from the homestay. The sanctuary with an area of 38.88 sq. km has an elevation of 1500-2600 m. Surrounded by high mountains Senchal receives a very heavy amount of precipitation. Also the Sanctuary is crisscrossed by number of streams and Jhoras. Such a water rich situation has made this Sanctuary the water supply source for Darjeeling Town. The Senchal Lake is the main reservoir of this supply.

Room Tariff: 

INR 1500/- per pax Per Day

Service tax @ 9% on the above tariff

HOW TO BOOK: Call us at 9830381306, 9830387637, 9830619422 or come down to our office at: City Office: 120 Satyen Roy Road, Behala, Kolkata- 700034. Branch Office: Ukil para, ground floor of mirror beauty parlour, Jalpaiguri – 735101. Or, fill up the query form given below and submit.

CHATAKPUR – KANCHENJHAU HOMESTAY

Just like other homestays available at Chatakpur, Kanchenjhau Homestay is another accommodation available at this Eco village. Located at the top Chatakpur, offering a full range of Mt. Kanchenjunga standing tall at the forefront. The periphery pf this homestay is full of agricultural and horticultural fields. The people of these homestay used to practice step cultivation on these hilly terrains. All the rooms of Kanchenjhau Homestay are fully wooden furnished and from its balcony you will get to see a full overview of Chatakpur Village. From this point where the homestay is located, you hear nothing, except the chirping sounds of numerous Himalayan birds and the roaring sounds of wind that blows through the dense pine forests. There are facilities of attached bathrooms along western type toilets and hot water supply is available in all these homestay.

Tariff @ 1500/- + 9% (service tax – as per latest Govt. rules) – per day per head (includes both food and lodging). Food includes bed tea, lunch, evening tea and snacks and dinner.

HOW TO BOOK: call us at 9830619422 / 9830387637/ 9830381306 or please visit our office at the address stated below. Or fill up query form given below and submit. We will get in touch with you directly.

CHATAKPUR – NORBU HOMESTAY

Norbu Homestay is another homestay available at Chatakpur, at the top of the village serving the tourists with a concept of Eco tourism that has grown up here. The homestay has very well wooden furnished rooms with attached bathrooms (all western type toilets), geyser facility is also available. There is a big lawn in this homestay where you can sit for the whole day and experience some of the most beautiful creations of nature, from birds, flowers and the most outstanding of all the majestic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. From this point of Chatakpur, you will here nothing except the roaring sounds of dense pine forest.

Tariff @ 1300/- + 9% (service tax – as per current Govt. rules) – per day per head (includes both food and lodging). Food includes bed tea, lunch, evening tea and snacks and dinner.

HOW TO BOOK: call us at 9830619422 / 9830387637/ 9830381306 or please visit our office at the address stated below. Or fill up query form given below and submit. We will get in touch with you directly.

CHATAKPUR – MUNAL HOMESTAY

Munal Homestay is another accommodation of homestay type available at Chatakpur Eco Village. Munal Homestay is located at the top most position of Chatakpur, offering a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other peaks. From the lawn of the homestay you will get see the morning sunrise very clearly. The periphery of the homestay has organic farming fields by the process of step cultivation. The rooms of the homestay are fully wooden furnished to avoid the server cold weather of the place in winter, food facility is available with the homestay (from bed tea to dinner), all the toilets have western type toilets and availability of hot and cold water. The host the property is very co-operative and do their utmost to serve the guests.

Tariff @ 1500/- + 9% (service tax – as per latest Govt. rules) – per day per head (includes both food and lodging). Food includes bed tea, lunch, evening tea and snacks and dinner.

HOW TO BOOK: Call us at 9830381306, 9830387637, 9830619422, 9836858320 or come down to our office at: City Office: 120 Satyen Roy Road, Behala, Kolkata- 700034. Branch Office: Ukil para, ground floor of mirror beauty parlour, Jalpaiguri – 735101. Or, fill up the query form given below and submit.

 

CHATAKPUR – SHERPA HOMESTAY

Sherpa Homestay is again accommodation available at Chatakpur, just beside the Norbu Homestay. The rooms are all wooden furnished with attached bath rooms (with geyser facility), western typed toilets, food facility is available with in the homestay. The outside area of the homestay is very well decorated with wide varieties of Orchids and others unknown flowers. The rooms are comparatively bigger in size, very well decorated with the maximum basic available at the place. From the home stay you will get a outstanding view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga and along with the sunrise.

Tariff @ 1500/- + 9% (service tax – as per latest Govt. rules) – per day per head (includes both food and lodging). Food includes bed tea, lunch, evening tea and snacks and dinner.

HOW TO BOOK: Call us at 9830381306, 9830387637, 9830619422, 9836858320 or come down to our office at: City Office: 120 Satyen Roy Road, Behala, Kolkata- 700034. Branch Office: Ukil para, ground floor of mirror beauty parlour, Jalpaiguri – 735101. Or, fill up the query form given below and submit.