An offbeat Family Trip to Chatakpur, Darjeeling!

‘Worship of nature has played an invincible role in our country since ancient times!’

True nature lovers have foregone the luxuries of city life to settle down in the remotest places and worshipped it. Such places are rare but exist within our reach not too far from where you are!

Chatakpur is one such serene village within the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary in Darjeeling District, West Bengal!

Indulged In The Tranquility Of Chatakpur!!

Chatakpur

Located at an altitude of 7,887 feet, Chatakpur is a paradise for nature lovers as one can get a spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with getting an experience of the overwhelming lush green forest.

Wow! Really it is worth to visit!

With a population of only around 90 people and 18 village houses, Chatakpur promotes organic farming of vegetables through terraced cultivation.

This Village Holds A Unique Past…

Once upon a time, Chatakpur village was a timber den and the local people used to prevalently smuggle out the timbers. But the forest department has taken the initiative to remodel it to an eco-tourism place where the villagers actively participate in it in order to make tourism as an alternative source of livelihood.

How Can You Reach Chatakpur?

Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport

Distance from Bagdogra Airport to Chatakpur- 58.5km

Nearest Railhead- New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP)

Distance from NJP to Chatakpur-65.3km

Avail the most affordable family package for Chatakpur trip along with Darjeeling sightseeing for a remarkable vacation.

Experience Astonishing Things in Chatakpur…

Let’s have a look at below that what you can discover here-

1.You can witness the charismatic view of the trekkers’ dream destination, Sandakphu from the Watch Tower in Chatakpur, 10 minutes walk from the tourist cottages.

2. Kanchenjunga range will be with you all along on a clear day, and this is the main reason why you will love this place.

3. From the tourist cottages, if you go 100 meters to the right, you enter the jungle which is ideal for trekking activity.

4.A trail from the eco cottages leads down to a nice small pond, locally known as pokhri.
5.This forest is also home to a number of lovely colorful birds like-

•Blue Magpie
•Bulbul
•Verditer
•Flycatcher
•Pipit
•Long tail Shrike
•Warbler
•Prinia and so on.

Amazing, it’s a great place for the bird watchers as well!

6.You can pick fresh organic vegetables from the farmland, or even feed or milk the cattle if you want.

7.And there are elderly folks in the village who are waiting to tell you the stories about this place, its history, and their culture.

8.After sunset, the locals perform traditional folk dances on request and make you feel happy.

Hurry! Get ready for your next trip to Chatakpur while in Darjeeling!

Popular FAQs

Q. Which is the best time to visit Chatakpur?

A. The best time to visit Chatakpur is from November to February.

Q. Where to stay while in Chatakpur?

A. There are two Eco cottages and several homestays where you can stay comfortably in Chatakpur.