Bunkulung

Bunkulung Mirik

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?

What to See in and around Bungkulung

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.

  • The hilly terrain of Bunkulung mostly covered with nicely trimmed tea gardens.
  • Countless paddy fields lying across the village.
  • The houses of the village with well-manicured gardens in the front.
  • The breathtaking night view of Kurseong City from the hilly terrain of Bunkulung.
  • Tea factory and tea gardens in Murmah and Gayabari.
  • A beautiful Buddhist Monastery named Bokar in Mirik.
  • Orange orchards of Rangbhang.

Activities to Do in Bunkulung Mirik

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.

  • Trek through the dense forest to discover other mesmerizing scenic attractions near the settlement.
  • Explore the tea factory, Tea Gardens of Murmah and Gayabari.
  • Have a short excursion to Mirik which is just about 18 km away. Visit the iconic Bokar Monastery.
  • Stroll around the village, paddy fields, and tea gardens to feel their serenity.
  • Relish the beauty of the magnificent sunrise while having a cup of tea.
  • Spend the evening at leisure while listening to the song of the cricket.
  • Enjoy angling in the nearby rivers like Balason and Murmah Khola.
  • Have picnic in the riverbank of Balason to create sweet memories with your dear ones.

How to Reach Bunkulung

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.

Best Time to Visit Bungkulung

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.

Where to Stay in Bungkulung

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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