Gahunbari is a fascinating village in the Dooars region of North Bengal. Nestled adjacent to Sikkim and the Bhutan border, Gahunbari is embellished with virgin scenic beauty, picturesque natural backdrop and the captivating view of mighty Kanchenjunga.
Gahunbari is a newly discovered settlement adorned with lush greenery all around. The peace-loving tourists are going to love the place as it is far from the tourist rush. The nearby sightseeing places like Chapramari forest, Gorumara National Park, Jaldhaka River, etc also makes it a worth visiting offbeat destination.
Gahunbari offers a complete serenity where nature itself is the visitor’s companion. The sightseeing will start when you will reach the village through forests of Chapramari and Gorumara National Park. The journey, towards this destination, is filled with the pictorial view of changing landscape which ranges from deciduous rain forest to lush green tea garden and the plain region convert to a hillside which is certainly a visual treat for travellers. Moreover, during the trip towards Gahunbari, stop at Murti river to have an alluring view of the surrounding.
Upon reaching, all the nearby sightseeing places can be explored. One can start the excursion by exploring Bindu, a tiny town near Bhutan Border. Bindu Dam across the Jaldhaka River is a major fascination here which attracts countless migratory birds. Other sightseeing places near the village including Jhalong and Paren are also worth visiting.
Reaching Gahunbari is not as hard as you think. Even though an offbeat destination, it is nicely connected by road. You have to board a train to New Jalpaiguri Junction or take a flight to Bagdogra Airport. From Bagdogra Airport, NJP or Siliguri, hired cars are available to reach Gahunbari which is more than 100 km away.
There are homestays and resorts in the village that offers the finest accommodation to its guest. All the basic amenities are there in the homestays and resorts. Being an offbeat destination, electricity is not there but all the resorts provide electricity by generators.
Gahunbari welcomes tourists at any time of the year. Apart from the rainy season, the weather of the village stays charming most of the seasons. Avoid visiting the village during monsoon as the road towards the village gets muddy and inaccessible.
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