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Aranya Mahal Raimatang, Buxa Tiger Reserve (West)

Raimatang, FOREST VILLAGE, Kalchini, West Bengal 735217

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GALLERY:

ROOM TYPES:

Standard Family Bedroom

2-3 Guests, 1 extra child allowed


Room facilities:

Geyser
Fan
Lock
Bucket
Western Toilet

Tariff:
₹1200

  • Pay 50% in advance for Booking.
  • Online Payment accepted for pre-booking.

ABOUT ARANYA MAHAL RAIMATANG

Far from the maddening crowd, in the jungle of Raimatang, is Aranya Mahal, an exclusive three-room log house nested in the blue foothills of Dooars. Raimatang is deemed as the “Daughter of Dooars”. Located within the Buxa Tiger Reserve, Aranya Mahal Raimatang is ideal for trekkers, wildlife lovers, forest lovers, and birdwatchers.

You will be transported from Alipurduar through jungles, tea-gardens and dry-riverbeds – as the path to this enchanted place is trodden by only an exclusive few. Aranya Mahal is the heaven for stargazers. You will surely fall in love with the beautiful starry nocturnal sky. During moonlit nights the moonshine falls upon the hills and forest and creates a mystic vibrancy. You will wake up by the chirping of birds after a nice sleep off-post an evening warmed by a rustling campfire. If you are fortunate, you will have a sight of wild animals from the window of your room. 

Your days can be filled with treks through the forest, climbing hills to the Bhutan border, or get up on exclusive forest watch-towers to spot wild animals. Or you can simply laze off basking in the sun rays coming through the mists and scattered clouds. Sit and relax in the balcony of the wooden bungalow watching the panoramic hill view in the serene ambience of aromatic woods. You can cherish this moment with a cup of tea. There is an option for Jungle Safari to experience the mysterious beauty of the dense forest. Whatever you choose, you will surely come back with an aching heart, yearning to go back to the pristine Aranya Mahal, once again.

HOW TO REACH

There are 3 options available  to reach Aranya Mahal, Raimatang. By air, Bagdogra is the nearest airport (165KM). From there you can hire a car and reach the place. By road, you can hire a car from many towns like Alipurduar, Kalchini, Hasimara, Hamiltonganj which are connected to NH-31. Apart from that there are various railway stations, from where you can hire a car and reach the resort.

Ideally, in the end, you have to take a car for reaching Raimatang. Plenty of cars are available at the above mentioned locations (Alipurduar, Hasimara, Kalchini, Hamiltonganj etc). You can pre-book cars or can reserve it on spot. Charges will varry according to distance (from where you book the car). From Alipurduar cars normally cost you around Rs.1500 – 2000 only to drop. And if you reserve car for your whole Raimatang tour, including nightstay, then it will cost extra according to your travelling activities. 

The resort is situated at Raimatang, a remote, offbeat location. Hence, you have to reach Raimatang Check-post (Pana Range) first. Ask anyone at the check-post about the direction of lodge and they will show you. 

BEST TIME TO VISIT ARANYA MAHAL RAIMATANG

Raimatang expresses its beauty differently in different seasons. In the monsoon time this place is gloomy, fresh, full of lush green and the river is full up to the brim. Monsoon is breeding season for animals, so Jungle-safari is closed from 15th June to 15th September. During heavy downpour the rivers overflow, so sometimes transportation facilities are disrupted and connection gets lost from the main towns. In winter, this place is grey, foggy and mysterious. The pleasant sound of the dry-leaves, when you walk over it, gives you a creepy feeling. Autumn and Spring are the best times to visit Raimatang. In these seasons the place looks extremely beautiful and also the weather is fine and pleasant. 

ARANYA MAHAL FACILITIES

Sanitized rooms

Parking Space, driver accommodation available

Bengali cuisine

Hill facing wooden balcony with armchair.

Bonfire available

Food per day per head costs Rs.550.

FOODING FACILITIES

Package includes :

i) Bed Tea 

ii) Breakfast ( Luchi / Rooti Sabji) 

iii) Lunch (Salad, Rice, Veggies, Potato fries/Papad, Sabji/Curry, Egg/Chicken, Pickle) 

iv) Tiffin (Chai, Pakoda)

v) Dinner (Same as Lunch)

Veg Menu also available.

ARANYA MAHAL RAIMATANG POLICIES

Checkin and Checkout Time

Check-in: 12 noon
Check-out : 11 am

Flexible Checkin and Checkout

Flexible Check-in or Check-out by a few hours on the same day if there is no other booking on that day.

Unmarried Couples Not Allowed

Unmarried couples are not allowed at Aranya Mahal Raimatang.

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