Martin Park Bungalow

Martin Park heritage British bungalow is more than 100 years old. Popular destinations like Darjeeling, Tinchuley, Goom are nearby, This British bungalow was renovated with modern furnishings recently to accommodate guests.

Room Tariff: Rs.2200 per night

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Martin Park in erstwhile Takdah Cantonment area is located around 26 kilometers from the town of Darjeeling, near the Runglee Rungliot tea gardens. Martin Park is a popular tourist destination famous for its green stretches of tea gardens and a British Heritage Bungalow of 105 years.

What makes it more popular is that Martin Park stands at an altitude of 5100 feet on the great Himalayan foothills. This makes it an ideal destination not just for the aroma of pure Darjeeling tea but also for a view of the majestic Himalayan mountain range, its terrain, and vegetation.

Martin Park is an area full of tall pine and cedar trees and a treasure of orchid flowers. You can also enjoy watching local women plucking tea in the surrounding tea gardens of Takdah.

You can visit Martin Park anytime of the year. The winters are best for basking in the bungalow’s lawn and summers and monsoons are best for the greenery.

 

Accommodation at Martin Park

The best place to stay in Martin Park is the heritage British Bungalow. The other colonial bungalows locally known as the ‘Kothis’, have mostly been turned into Churches and Schools. The Martin Park bungalow in Takdah has maintained its old world charm while providing modern amenities as well – Hot water geysers, room with fireplace and attached with western styled bathrooms and kitchen with dining facilities. There are 3 rooms and a sitting area available for guests in the bungalow.

You will love the pure home-cooked Indian cuisine served here, much of which is prepared from organically sourced stuff from local markets.

 

Attractions around Martin Park

Martin Park has many interesting places to visit nearby. The Dechhen Pema Tshoiling Monastery or Gumpha is a sacred Buddhist monastery close to the Mata Durga caves. They are religiously maintained sites under a respected monk named Rev. Lama Karma Gyaltchen (Bal Me Me). Some of the Heritage British bungalows have been reconstructed for other purposes and you can also visit them. The Rani Kothi for instance has been transformed into a church and two more have been converted into Green Shields and Griffith High School. Some of them are a relic of the past but are visited for their heritage value. The Tea estates around Martin Park are a must visit and include tea gardens like Runglee Rungliot, Martin Park Tea Estate, Teesta Valley Tea Estate, Gielle and Namring. Here you can also enjoy the beautiful orchid gardens. You can also visit the Peshoke Tea Garden, 14 kilometers away. Dokan Dara is the local market and a major attraction for getting hold of some local stuff. From nearby Durpin View Point, you can catch the longest view of River Teesta and Mt. Kanchenjungha at the same time. Popular tourist destinations like Tinchuley and Lamahatta village are around 4.5 kms and 11 kms from Martin Park respectively; where you will get some amazing views of the Kanchenjungha Mountain and local parks. Bara Mangwa and Chota Mangwa orange orchard is just 12 kilometers from Martin Park. The major town Kalimpong is located around 40 kilometers from Martin Park. Other attractions include the 100-year-old suspension bridge – Barbatey Bridge.

 

How to reach Martin Park

Martin Park is at a distance of 70 kilometers from Siliguri, the key connecting town of Darjeeling district. Martin Park is connected to nearby main area of Ghoom through buses and shared cars. Vehicles from Siliguri, NJP Railway Station and Bagdogra Airport are available.

 

Activities at Martin Park

Martin Park offers a mix of solitude and nature-based activities like sightseeing, nature and leisure walks, and visits to local markets.
You can also get a flavor of the local and village culture. For this you can visit the local weekly village market on Thursdays at Dokan Dara. You can also visit the Chagporti Tibetan Medical Institute for getting more information about the local culture.

If you love gardening, the Orchid Center is a must visit to see the rarest of rare and most colorful collection of Himalayan orchid flowers.

This is also the best place for people who wish to feel the Himalayan winter chill and enjoy an evening bonfire under the gaze of the majestic mountains.

 

ROOM TARIFF: Rs.2200.  Click to drop an Enquiry.