Takdah : Touch the clouds
I love this place not because it’s cold throughout the year, but monsoon is the best season to visit Takdah. The green color of the leaves of tea gardens and the forests will blush in its fresh and clean tone after the rain will have washed out all the layers of the dust. The snaky roads will seem like a carpet spread upon the pink sheet made of petals of peach and weeping willow’s flowers. The sloped roofs of beautiful houses on the sweeping landscapes of mountains will shine with its bright colors matching its contrast with the wet landscapes of the foothills of Himalayas. The best of all, the beautiful place surrounded by the slopes of tea gardens, heritages Bungalows, and a view of plains rising to meet the mountains will all turn into a cloudy world. Clouds, clouds, and clouds, is what you will love the most about Takdah. Just from the window of any house, you will feel the clouds rising below you, somewhere from the river Teesta, cascaded with the aroma of those fresh tea leaves, the wetness of the dry soil, and the forest at its bloom, caressing your body with its chilled touch. If you’re a photographer, this is the time to capture the moments of clouds mating with the mountains dancing in its various seducing forms, just to make the whole mountain region fall in love with Monsoon.
Bara Mangwa: The Monsoon with a Farmer
Monsoon is not just a season, but a time when nature celebrates with all its beauty and creations. The soil regains its fertility, the plants shoot out their new leaves depicting a new life, the river and streams get back to their juvenile age, and above all a time when a farmer wears a vigorous smile to decorate his fields and farms. Darjeeling, being one of the most blessed places of nature, is not just famous for its tea plantations that have won the whole world with its aroma and taste, but the magic of its climatic influence can be seen in fruits and vegetables as well. In order to explore all these taste and flavors of happiness, Bara Mangwa is the best place to experience the agricultural richness and beauty of Darjeeling.
Staying in one of the best farm houses of Bara Mangwa named Orage Villa, you can experience all the small wonders of happiness, nature can bless you with its miraculous orchards, flower gardens, and vegetable farms in the foothills of Himalayas. This can be really a meaningful Summer escape for the travelers who really want to get closer to nature. So, soil your feet and hands, getting ready to work in a farm of trees laden with peach fruits and plums, climbers heaving huge hill cucumbers and the hypnotizing smell of blooming orange trees giving you the message of its early fruiting season at Bara Mangwa Orange Villa, a homestay and also a farm stay for the true nature lovers.
Kolakham – Sing with Monsoon Birds
Samsing-Suntaleykhola : I love Butterflies
|Photo courtesy – Asif Hussain|
|Photography courtesy – Asif Hussain|
Don’t just miss any of the Sunny breaks in between as this the best time to grab you macro lenses. Just run out to hunt for the colorful creatures near the streams and other bushes. All the surrounding areas of Suntaleykhola like Asaley camp, Rocky island and Neora Hydel are the best regions for the butterfly lovers. The natural forest that has its undisturbed vegetation provides the habitat for varieties of species of Butterfly. Above all Monsoon is the time for these creatures to come out for the single purpose of adult stage and that is mating. So, you will encounter many species of butterflies mating each other during summer.
So isn’t the Monsoon the best time to visit North Bengal ? Just be sure you choose the right Monsoon destinations of North Bengal.
DawaiPani – The Rural Darjeeling:
Only a few people have about this place that is like a veiled beauty of the untouched Darjeeling. Located under the shadow of the famous Tiger Hill of Darjeeling, this rural destination is now the most preferred nest for Meaningful Travelers. Now for those who also want to explore the Darjeeling town and in addition stay away from the crouching crowd, then this monsoon destination has all.
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