Bagdogra – A Beautiful Land of Tranquillity, Rural Landscapes & Traditional Cultures
Bagdogra is a gorgeous little town in Darjeeling, West Bengal set at the foothills of the Himalayas and surrounded by emerald tea gardens. It’s a land of endless natural beauty and is well worth spending a weekend at. Bagdogra has a very rich culture with Buddhist and Hindu influences around town. You can witness various religious traditions here, especially when there’s a festival going on; Kali Puja is celebrated here in style, with celebrants dedicating their festivities to the goddess Kali on the night of the new moon during the month of Ashwin, plus Durga Puja, a colourful and fun 10 day event also held in the month of Ashwin. Traveasy offers cheap tickets to Bagdogra, taking you to the centre of this cultural hub.
There aren’t a great deal of things to get up to in Bagdogra; it’s one of those destinations where you can just take some time to chill out and enjoy some serenity amidst picturesque rural settings. There are a small number of attractions which are worth taking the time out to visit in and around town, including the sacred Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, the Salugara Monastery which features stunning stupas and the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home a number of wildlife species, flora and fauna and bird species. The Sevokeshwari Kali Temple is also worth venturing to; it’s set around an hour’s drive from Bagdogra and is a significant place of Hindu worship with breath-taking views of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Bagdogra is a great base for exploration of other beautiful regions; you could continue your stay in Siliguri, the town’s neighbouring city which is popular with families with a castle-themed amusement park, safari park, the iconic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and an interactive science centre with a planetarium. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is another popular destination within easy reach of Bagdogra which is nestled in the mountains. This charming hill station is a nature lover’s paradise with a great number of adventure activities and attractions. Then there’s Cooch Behar, a charming city around a 4 hour drive from Bagdogra which has a melting pot of cultures to immerse in, plus colonial buildings and Himalayan backdrops to admire. Book cheap flight deals with Traveasy and look forward to boundless adventure in Bagdogra and its nearby destinations.