Adjacent to Mirik and Darjeeling, Bunkulung or Bungkulung is a newfound offbeat destination. Dotted with lush subalpine forest, orange orchards, many vast stretches of tea gardens and the shimmering Balason River passing through it, Bunklung proves to be an ideal holiday destination amidst the lap of Mother Nature.
Just about 14 km away from the main town of Siliguri and about 18 km away from Mirik, the heavenly abode of Bunkulung is a worth visiting one and let us describe why?
Endowed with fascinating serenity and the breathtaking vista of the mountain peaks, there are a lot of things to see in and around Bunklung. Here are some of the most striking ones as mentioned below.
As you can see, the newly found jewel named Bunkulung has a lot of things to offer to its visitors. Here are the activities you can do while having a holiday in this breathtaking hamlet.
Bungkulung is 14 km from Siliguri, in the Siliguri-Mirik highway. NJP is the nearest railway station and Bagdogra is the nearest airport, upon reaching here you can hire a car to reach Bungkulung. With North Bengal Tourism's Darjeeling Tour Packages, you can skip the hassle of hiring a vehicle and reach Bungkulung quite comfortably.
Bungkulung can be visited at any time of the year but winter is considered to be the best time to visit. During the months of winter, the beauty of orange orchards can be enjoyed.
The rainy season has its own kind of charm too. The verdant forest appears to be more green and fresh. The temperature of Bunkulung does not rise too high or nor too low. The sky remains clear most of the time of the year.
Bungkulung offers all the modern accommodation options. There are Bunkulung resort, hotels, homestays, eco huts etc. to spend nights amidst the lush greenery. Moreover, all these accommodation options come with all kind of modern amenities.
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