Chel Bungalow

More than 100 years old, this two-storey bungalow amidst a 600 hectare tea garden is a hidden gem of Dooars. Located near the Chel River, this bungalow exudes the colonial charm in its lush lawns, gardens, wooden floors, fireplaces and antique furniture.

Tariff: Rs.8500 per night (MAP for 2 adults)

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Built by the British during the early days of tea plantation in Dooars, the Chel Bungalow is bounded by River Chel on one side and the deep lush forests and tea gardens of Gorubathan on the other.

Accommodation at Chel Bungalow

The bungalow is a two storey structure with three air conditioned suite rooms and a lounge cum dining area. All rooms and the lounge area have fireplaces. The bungalow also has a spacious large balcony on the first floor opening up to the distant hills and tea gardens and a portico with seating arrangements in the ground floor for enjoying your evening tea. All the suite rooms come with seating arrangements, comfy spacious beds, wall-to-wall windows with views, wardrobes, writing desks, fireplaces, spacious western bathrooms with walk in showers, room heaters, electric tea kettles, hot water geysers and everything else you need for a comfortable stay. A Television has been installed in the lounge area but there are no televisions in room for encouraging you to read books while going to bed – we have a tidy collection in our in-house library too.

How to reach at Chel Bungalow

Chel Bungalow is around 62 kms from Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and 48 kms from the nearest major railhead of New Jalpaiguri (NJP). However, New Mall Junction (NMZ) railway station is only 10 kms away but few trains only make a stop in NMZ. You can avail pick-up services of the bungalow from IXB, NJP or NMZ or you can hire cars personally to reach our bungalow.

Attractions around at Chel Bungalow

The beautiful Chel River is not even 1.5 kms from the bungalow through tea gardens and villages and you can simply take a walk to reach the river bank. The beautiful villages on the Himalayan foothills bordering the famous Neora Valley Forest like Samsing, Suntaleykhola, Paren, Kumai, Dalgaon are all located within 40 kms from our bungalow and can be covered in day trips. Other riverside spots like Jhallong, Bindu, Murti and Rocky Island are also nearby. Our Chel Bungalow is just 32 kms from Gorumara National Park and 24 kms from Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, so wildlife safaris to these forests are easily attended by guests from our bungalow. If you are fond of Monasteries and views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, then make a visit to Lava and Rishyap village at around 6000 feet ASL just 45 kms from Chel Bungalow.

Activities at Chel Bungalow

Apart from jungle safaris and sightseeing trips to mountain villages and riverside, you can take a tea tour to nearby tea factories and even participate in tea tasting sessions. Guests interested in Bird watching, Village Walks and tea plucking would find our Chel Bungalow very suitable. However, if you are planning a trip far from the din of civilization, then Chel Bungalow can be your refuge too. Here you can play chess with your partner in our lounge area or simple spend you afternoons reading novels and evening beside fireplaces listening music and enjoying a cup of Darjeeling Tea.


TARIFF: Rs.8500 for 2 guests (Lodging + Breakfast + 01 Meal)  Click to drop an Enquiry.