MAHALDIRAM

Mahaldiram is an upcoming offbit tourist destination located in the hilly terrains of North Bengal. Mahaldiram mainly comprises of numerous flowers, endless natural wonders, and silent ambience. Mahaldiram is far away from the madding crowd and the hustle and bustle city life. One can easily spend one or two days on the lap of Mother Nature at Mahaldiram. The route to Mahaldiram is full of dense greenness on all both the sides of the road. Mahaldiram lies on a hill top with numerous tea gardens on all sides. The word Mahaldiram is derived from Lepcha word. In the past Mahaldi falls comes down from a hill with excessive currents. In the year 1907 a book was published named Darjeeling Gazetier where L.S.L O Malir has written about the place. On that he mentioned the spot as “The fountain head or the Source of Mahaldi”. A name given to the ridge near Kurseong that rises below it. In the plains ‘Mahaldi’ is better known as ‘Mahanadi’ on the later days ‘Mahananda River’. From the pages of History it says that the ancient Old Military road of Darjeeling District has ended at Mahaldiram. In the past there were many European styled bungalows at Mahaldiram. But now all are demolished. Just near to Mahaldiram Tea Estate Jangpana and to the upward side are Mahanadi Kurseong, Gidda and Bagora. The main attraction of Mahaldiram is its untouched beauty. The main sources of livelihood of the locals are tea plantations, step cultivation and recently tourism has added an extra source of income for the locals. The locals at Mahaldiram mainly grow ginger, ailaichhi, and cinchona. From Mahaldiram on a day tour one can visit the nearest local watchable spots like Namthing Pokhri, Mungpoo, Bagora, Chatakpur, Dilaram and Tiger Hill. One can also avail a short walk around the village and get to know about the life of the local villagers. On a clear day Mahaldiram offers excellent view of the Terai and Dooars region.

How to reach:  The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. From Kolkata, Howrah and Sealdah several trains are available those reaches upto New Jalpaiguri railway station. The nearest airport is Bagdogra. From Siliguri or NJP railway station at a distance of about 70 km is Mahaldiram. From Kurseong at a distance of about 22 km, from Shivkhola at a distance of about 12 km, from Latpanchar at a distance of about 12 km and from Sittong at a distance of about 7 km is Mahaldiram.

SALAMANDER JUNGLE CAMP

Salamander Jungle Camp nestled atop the tea gardens on the edge of the valleys of Mahaldiram. Salamander Jungle Camp offers excellent stays to the tourists. Salamander Jungle Camp also offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the rooms and balconies. All rooms of Salamander Jungle Camp are fully wooden furnished and well equipped with all the basic amenities available in that region. Meals served at Salamander Jungle Camp are purely organic. both local and continental foods are served here.

Amenities available:
Wooden furnished with attached bathrooms (western toilets)
Arrangements of local sightseeing.
Pick up and drop facility available on request (paid service)
Arrangement of Bon fire and Bar-B-Que on request (paid service)
Full view of Mt. Kanchenjunga on a clear day
Arrangement of short treks and hikes.

Tariff:
Per day per person @ 1600/- (includes both food and lodging)
Food includes- Bed tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, snacks and dinner.
Children below the age of 5 years are complimentary
Children above 5 years and upto 10 years are charged half.
Children above 8 years are charged full.

HOW TO BOOK: Call us at 9831311606 , 9830381306, 9830619422, 9831208172 to get the current availability status or use the query form furnished below with all you travel queries and submit, we will call/ contact you directly.
Or, you may also directly book from our Kolkata office at: 8C Shanti Ghosh Street, Kolkata – 700003. Nearest Landmark: Manindra Chandra College and Shyambazar Metro Railway Station (Gate No: 3)
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