Nestled beside the Balasun River and within the deep forests, Hanspokhri is a pictorial hamlet near Indo-Nepal border. Blessed with abundant flora and fauna, the settlement is gaining popularity as a favoured tourist destination in recent years.
A perfectly composed natural phenomenon situated on the lap of Mother Nature and beguiling the fervent travellers, there are plenty of different things to see in Hanspokhri.
The hamlet is dotted with green lush vegetations, terraced paddy fields and the Balasun river is cutting through the valley. The alluring peacocks along with the melodious chirping of unknown birds are the major attractions here. To catch a breathtaking view of the vast stretch of tea gardens and the panoramic view of the valley, you can visit the nearby viewpoints.
Just a few kilometres away from the village, you can visit the old iron bridge over the Balasun River and then Singbulli and Murmah Tea Gardens. Mirik Lake, the Bokar Monastery and the orange orchards of Mirik Busty are some other touristic attractions nearby.
After witnessing a stunning sunrise, you can go to bird watching, village walking and observe the lifestyle of the villages. Try angling and swimming in the Balasun River. In the evening enjoy the campfire while listening to the tales from local villagers.
Hanspokhri is more than 45 km away from Siliguri and NJP is the nearest Railway Station whereas Bagdogra is the nearby Aiport. One can reach the village by hiring a car from NJP, Bagdogra or Siliguri via Dudhia Forest on Mirik Highway.
This alluring village welcomes guests at any time of the year. The weather is splendid in most of the months and the temperature does not become unbearable at all.
The Hanspokhri Jungle camp along with several other homestays provides accommodation to the guests. Basic amenities like western bathrooms, electricity and comfy beds are there in theses homestays and resort.
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