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Annual Trip

posted Mar 13, 2013, 12:43 PM by Amiya Behera   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 5:28 AM ]
    It's the time for annual trip with colleagues. The trip is organised and partly sponsored by my company. This time it is going to be a 4 days trip to Dooars and near-by places.

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The day wise trip details are given below :

Day0 (14th March) :

    Started the journey from Sealdah to New Mal Junction (NMZ) by train. The evening was full of fun :)

Day1 :

Reached NMZ by 9:30AM and moved to resort (booked for the whole trip duration) near Batabari.
Roamed around Batabari Tea Estate (Tea Garden).
In the afternoon, went to the MEDHLA tower (on the bank of Murti river, in south range of Gorumara National Park) to watch Rhinoceros and Peacock. The buffalo cart ride from entrance to the watch tower was really unforgettable.
Visited Gorumara Eco-village of Kalipur and enjoyed the evening watching the Adibasi Dance of Kalipur Ban Basti.

Day2 :

Started from resort around 10AM.
Visited Neora Bridge and spent some time in the crystal clear water of the river-bed.
Went to the Suntalaykhola (Samsing range - Kalimpong Forest Division). It was almost a trekking from the village to the river-bed. The hanging bridge across the river connect the Nature Resort and Herbal Massage Center to the main road.
We had our lunch in Jhalong River Camp and spent some quality time there.
The last site visit of the day was to Bindu Dam, which located on the India - Bhutan Boarder. Though we could not get permission to enter into the Dam site, spent some time there and came back to our resort.

Day3 :

It was the most memorable day of the trip.
Some of us visited Jaldapara (Zoo and National park) and had jungle safari to watch out Leopards.
We went to LAVA (a small hill station near to Sikim - West Bengal boarder). The journey through the hills was really awesome. The weather in LAVA was totally different from Batabari.
We had some snacks and went to Chaudaferi Camp of Neora Valley National Park, located at an altitude of 2400Meters. The jeep travel from LAVA to Chaudaferi Camp (Red Panda Camp) in the chilling weather was really memorable.
We had a small jungle trecking of nearly 1KM. We had our lunch in the camp. Due to dense fog, the Lava View and Sikim boarder view were not posible. Post lunch we returned to resort and enjoyed the Adibasi Dance arranged by our resort.

Day4 :

On the final day, we had jungle safari in Gorumara National Forest. We saw elephants, peacocks. Few of us have also seen deers in the path.
Later in the day, we went to Lataguri for shopping of local handicraft items. Some of us played cricket in the afternoon.
We checked out from the resort around 5:30PM to catch our return train.

Note :

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