“Vacation homes are no more the luxuries of rich,” says Mr. Chatterjee, a State Government employee, who recently purchased a vacation home at Dooars. Last year when Mr. Chatterjee planned a family vacation in Dooars, their extended hotel stay ended up being the most expensive one. But, there’s, in fact, no way to cut down the accommodation costs, especially when you are out on a family vacation. So, the idea of vacation apartments near Lataguri arrived to him as a blessing.
The luxury apartment which he booked in Dooars is pretty close to the Chapramari forest, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations. So, this year, when he is planning a weeklong tour in the Queen of Hills, the accommodation expenses are the least of his concern. Quite obviously, he chalked out a wonderful weekend trip to the regions, which are two to three hours away from his vacation apartment at Lataguri.
Let’s take a look at the fantastic destinations, which you can visit over the weekend while staying at your own residence at Lataguri.
The perfect collage of snow-capped Himalayan ranges, winding walking tracks, valleys, monastery, and the tea gardens have always been a lure for the Bengalis. Who does not want to plunge in the breathtaking views conjured up by the green-grey hills and the serene tea gardens? Exploring the winding mountains in a toy train is quite a charm. And, when you are staying at Dooars and that too in your own home, Darjeeling is just a few hours’ journey.
Barely a journey of 2 hr. 30 mins from Dooars, the splendid views of the high Himalayan ranges is simply mind-blowing. A peaceful retreat amidst the wilderness of the mountains and serenity of the greens, a short trip to Kalimpong can provide you respite from the monotonous routine of the taxing city life. Monasteries and churches across the town make this place a peaceful weekend getaway.
Mirik, located on the banks of a huge lake is a visual treat in every possible means. Surrounded by the beautiful vales, lakes, and mountains Mirik is the ideal vacation destination far from the vanilla life. Even as a romantic getaway, Mirik is a preferred choice among the couples. It’s a mere three hours journey from Dooars.
Ghoom was in the travel itinerary of Mr. Chatterjee, because he missed it last year due to time concern. From his new home at Lataguri, Ghoom is merely a 2 hours journey. The highest hill station of Darjeeling is the world’s wonder at the same time. The fantastic views of the snow-capped Himalayas along with the landscaped gardens, Ghoom monastery, and most importantly the Batasia Loop can offer you a weekend retreat that you have been longing for years.
- Lava, Rishap, Loleygaon
The quaint village in the lap of Himalayas is an eye candy by every possible means. The calm and serene hamlet is just 3 hrs journey from the Dooars. Surrounded by cypress forest, there’s a lot to explore in this region. For the birdwatchers, Loleygaon is more of a fantastic destination.
Last but Not the Least
Vacation homes have certainly brought a new trend in the real estate industry. For homebuyers like Mr. Chatterjee, a vacation apartment at Lataguri is more of a long term investment plan. Moreover, he is getting all the amenities in his flat what the five-star hotels in this region are offering. No wonder it provides you the ideal privacy that you have been yearning for years.