Rangaroon Homestay : An offbeat wonder in Darjeeling

Rangaroon Homestay is located in a small village called Rangaroon. The place is basically a small scenic tea garden located 6000 feet above sea level and 16 kilometers from Darjeeling. The place offers a great view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. There are very few people living here. The tea garden is about 90 hectares. Rangoon homestay is a well known offbeat destination among tourists who plan on extending their Darjeeling trip. The natural sights and sounds of the hills from this place are absolutely breathtaking.

If you are looking for a travel adventure then Rangaroon Homestay is the place to be. The place attracts a lot of offbeat travelers for its scenic beauty, its high quality tea and the abundance of rare and endangered birds and animals. The place is paradise for adventure junkies and nature lovers as the serene environment is very soothing and enjoyable for the tourists. It is one of the most spectacular offbeat places in all of Darjeeling. There are a variety of the species of birds and animals here and one can even go bird watching.

Why is it worth visiting Rangaroon Homestay ?

It is very obvious that if you visit Darjeeling then you will spend some quite hours at the Darjeeling Mall. You will get a view of the village from the back of the Mall. So we can firmly say that Rangaroon is located at the back of Darjeeling town. It is a beautiful village located 16 km away from the hustle and bustle of Darjeeling town. There are forests on the east, north, and south and Aloobai on the west. The tea estates of Aloobari, Fulbari and Pandam are separated by Rundung Khola.

  • • During the spring season, the flowers such as Rhododendron, Magnolia and other seasonal flowers are in full bloom.
  • • The place is a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers. Tourist can go for hiking, mountain biking and bird-watching activities.
  • • There is a lot of amazing view points that one can simply marvel at. There are so many rare birds and animals that you can see and admire in Rangaroon. The place has a charm and beaty that is so uniquely beautiful.

Places to visit near Rangaroon Homestay : 

Tiger Hill :

It is one of the most famous view point location in the whole of Darjeeling. The place is famous for its amazing sunrise. Tourists from all over the world visit this place just to witness the amazing view of the sunrise. On a clear sky one can also see meteor showers. This place is indeed a paradise on earth.

Senchal Wildlife Santuary :

The sanctuary is one of the oldest one in India. There are a variety of species of birds and animals such as the barking deer, jungle cat, wild pig, and the Himalayan Black Bear. There are two lakes that are the source of drinking water to the town of Darjeeling.

Batasia Loop :

If you want to get the perfect view of the Kanchenjunga then you should not miss out this place. The place is enjoyed to the fullest if you are on a train ride. The train makes a complete loop when it reaches the area. It is one of the best sightseeing places in the whole of Darjeeling.

Himalayan Zoological Park :

The place is home to many endangered species that are rarely seen anywhere else in the world. It is the largest high altitude zoo in the whole of India. The zoo was dedicated to Padmaja Naidu under the orders of the former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi. Padmaji Naidu was an ex Governor of West Bengal and the daughter of Sarojini Naidu, a national leader and a poet.

Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling :

It is one of the most beautiful temples of Darjeeling. It is a two storied building built in traditional Japanese style architecture. The place is serene and beautiful. The temple was built to promote and propagate world peace. If you are staying in Rangaroon homestay then you should definitely this amazing place.

How to reach Rangaroon Homestay ?

Via Roadway:

The place is located at a distance of about 75kms from NJP. Tourists need to take the Nh55 highway till Jorebunglow. From there turn right towards 3rd mile and when you reach 3rd mile you need to take left towards Rangaroon Tea Estate. Distance from Siliguri : 75kms

Via Railway:

The nearest railway station is NJP. From NJP you can book a cab till Siliguri and from there you can rent a car or hire a taxi to take you to Rangaroon.

Via Airway:

The closest airport is Bagdogra. From Bagdogra you can book a cab that will take you to Rangaroon.

Best time to visit Homestay in Rangaroon

The ideal time to visit Rangaroon would be during the months of April to mid May as the flowers are in full bloom and you can also taste the first flush tea from the Rangaroon tea garden. However you will be blessed with clear skies on the months of mid September to mid November. The view of the landscape is absolutely stunning and beautiful at this time. You can also perform a wide variety of adventure sports and discover new trekking trails as the weather is absolutely amazing during this time of the year.

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