5N 6D DOOARS - 2
 
Covers : Gorumara National Park, Samsing, Sunthalekhola, Rocky Island, Murti, Jhalong, Bindu, South Khayerbari, Jaldapara and any three watch towers along with Elephant safari
 
Day  1 : NJP/Bagdogra/Mal Junction to Lataguri.
 
Upon arrival at the railway station/airport, you are received and driven to your hotel/resort at Lataguri. This place is close to the Garumara National Park. We prefer to put up our guests in hotels/resorts which give you a feeling of being either in the forest or in a tea garden.
 
Late in the afternoon, we take you to have a feel of the Forest. Depending upon the availability of tickets/entry passes, we would take you to any oneof the following watchtowers at:
         Jatraprasad
         Medla
         Chukchuki, or
         Jungle Safari which includes a visit to the Mahakal water reservoir.
Overnight at Lataguri Hotel/resort
 
Day 2 : Excursion to Samsing, Sunthalekhola and Rocky Island
 
After breakfast, we take you for an excursion to Samsing & Sunthalekhola.
 
Samsing is a tea estate in the Dooars, a small locality of about 100 houses which has grown around the tea gardens. On the top of the hill there is a beautiful Guesthouse. The silence of the place is disturbed only by the noise of the gurgling river Murti, which flows about half a kilometer below. The drive to Samsing is through lush green tea gardens and the descending mist on the tea gardens during the monsoons is a sight to behold. It is a great spot to watch birds.
 
Suntalekhola or Suntaley Khola (also Suntaleykhola) is a small village and a tourist spot in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal. The altitude of the place ranges from 650 to 950 m. It gets its name from a small stream: Suntaley Khola. In Nepali, Suntaley means orange and khola means stream. This place is nearly 5 km from Samsing.  The green patch on the left side of the way to Suntalekhola is amazing and holds many rarities of birds and butterflies.
 
Another attractive tourist spot is the `Rocky island nature resort` on the banks of river Murti. This is about 2 km from Samsing. The view of the river and surrounding forests are excellent from Rocky Island.
 
After you return from the trip, late in the afternoon, we take you to get a feel of the Forest from a watchtower. Depending upon the availability of tickets/entry passes, we would take you to any one of the following watchtowers at:
         Jatraprasad
         Medla
         Chukchuki, or
         Jungle Safari which includes a visit to the Mahakal water reservoir.
Overnight at Lataguri Hotel/resort
 
Day 3 : Transfer to Kalipur or RhinoCamp
 
This morning after breakfast, you would check out from the hotel at Lataguri and be transferred either to the Kalipur Eco Village or the Rhino Camp. Enjoy the day at leisure.
If you are at Kalipur, in the evening, you will enjoy the bullock ride and visit the Medhla Watch. Watch wild animals from the watch tower and return at evening. Enjoy an evening of tribal dance. Overnight at Kalipur Eco cottage.
 
Day 4 : Elephant safari and Excursion to South Khayerbari and Jaldapara.
 
Early in the morning, enjoy an Elephant safari. Thereafter, check-out from the resort and drive straight for an excursion to South Khayerbari animal rescue centre and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. As on 11th Jan, 2011, there are eight tigers in South Khayerbari rescue centre of which seven had been seized from different circus troupes and one was brought from Alipore Zoo. The South Khayerbari Animal Rescue Centre is also the home of 18 leopards. A leopard safari (Optional), the only one of its kind in India, can also be availed in South Khayerbari Eco Park.
 
Declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1991, for the protection of the Indian one-horned rhino, Jaldapara is situated in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas. The river Torsha flows through this rain forest sanctuary which is mostly covered with tall grasses.The sanctuary encompasses luxuriant vegetation and a rich variety of wildlife. The Malangi River also flows nearby from east to west. Riding elephants is the only way to move inside this forest and Visiting time is 9A.M. to 4 p.m. 
 
The forest is mainly of Savanna Type covered with tall elephant grasses. The main attraction of the sanctuary is Asiatic one-horned rhinoceros. The sanctuary holds the highest rhino population in India after Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The other animals found are tigers, elephants, deers, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer, hog deer, wild pig and bisons. Jaldapara is a paradise for bird watchers. It is one of the very few places in India, where the Bengal Florican is sighted. The other birds to be found here are the crested eagle, Pallas's fishing eagle and shikra, besides jungle fowl, peafowl, patridges, and lesser pied hornbill. Python, monitor lizards, kraits, cobras, geckos and about 8 species of fresh water turtles have also been found in the sanctuary here.
 
A thrilling elephant safari is organized in the early morning from Hollong to offer the exquisite beauty of the vast grassland of Jaldapara. You can also enjoy the jeep safari (Optional) inside the sanctuary which is another main attraction. Overnight at Lataguri Hotel/resort
 
Day 5 : One Forest watch Tower in the morning and depart for onward journey.
 
Depending upon the availability of tickets/entry passes, we take you in the morning to any one of the following watchtowers at:
         Jatraprasad (Evening trip accompanied with tribal dance)
         Medla
         Chukchuki, or
         Jungle Safari which includes a visit to the Mahakal water reservoir
 
Rest of the day is free for leisure. Drop to airport/railway station for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories
 
CHILD POLICY:-
 
         Children upto 5 years is complimentary
      Child between 5 years and 8 years  @ 50% of package Cost per adult
      Children over 8 years considered adult.
 
COST INCLUDES:-
 
               Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Dinner
         Accommodation at designated hotel on twin sharing basis with bed rolls for extra persons in room.
         Assistance at all arrival and departure points. 
         All other specified expenses and activities.
         Exclusive Non AC vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. Please note that vehicle will not be at your disposal, but will be made available as per itinerary only.
         Hotel taxes and Service Charges.
         Costs of transfer to watchtowers.
 
COST EXCLUDES:-
 
         Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Dinner
         Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
         Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes” or specified as “optional”.
         Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary.
         Guide & Entrance Fees.
         Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc. (To be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
         Any increase in taxes or fuel, leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
         Camera Charges (Still or movie)
IMPORTANT NOTES:
 
         Booking for Elephant ride at Jaldapara is provided on the spot by the forest department. As no advance booking is possible, elephant ride cannot be guaranteed in advance.
         Tourism in the Dooars has picked up in the last few years. Accommodation available in different places is mostly of Budget and Standard category. If you are looking for 3/4 star hotels, you will be disappointed. Most resorts chosen by India Beacons Sojourn are set amidst beautiful natural surroundings and have clean and basic facilities.
         For tourist traveling by air, one extra night stay would be required at Siliguri at the end of the tour, since all flights from Bagdogra airport are around the first half of the day. Cost of such extra stay is not included in the tour plan. Hotels cannot be altered once booked.
         India Beacons Sojourn will not be responsible for civil disturbances, theft, accidents, natural calamities and other such incidents beyond human control.
         No refund is admissible if a tour is cancelled or altered at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances like strikes/riots or any other unforeseen events beyond human control.
 
PAYMENT TERMS:-
 
         100% before 30 days of departure. Payment can be made by cash/Cheque or by direct transfer to our Current A/c vide the following details :
         ACCOUNT HOLDER’S NAME : INDIA BEACONS SOJOURN
         CURRENT ACCOUNT NO.       : 401720110000193
         BANK                                      : BANK OF INDIA,
         BRANCH                                 : SANTRAGACHHI, HOWRAH
         IFSC CODE                              : BKID0004017
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:-
 
(a)    If written intimation is received at least 30 days or more in advance from the date of booking, then 30% of Total Bill amount will be charged as cancellation fees.
(b)   If written intimation is received within a period of 29 days and 15 days of the date of booking, 50% of the Total Bill will be charged as cancellation Fees.
(c)    No refund is allowed if written intimation of cancellation is received within 14 days of date of booking.



 
 
 
 
 
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