While you are with Octavius we wish to make you comfortable and relaxed. If you are stressed about what you would do during your stay with us then just relax and arrive at our resort. We shall help you plan your visit to Octavius and make sure you take up activities as per your liking.
Book with us for 6 nights and explore the best around Octavius. A perfect itinerary to give you a chance to explore the wildlife in Dooars, witness the interesting process of tea manufacturing, experience the adventure of river rafting on River Teesta and Paragliding at Kalimpong, explore the true beauty of Dooars through your sightseeing visit to Lava and Rishop and also give you enough time to unwind and relax yourself in the colonial Bungalows set amongst lush green expanse of the tea estates which extend a good share of fun and family bonding making it the perfect escape with your loved ones.
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Upon arrival at the Bagdogra airport/NJP Railway station you will be transferred to “The Octavius Tea Resort” in Dooars, West Bengal! The mere mention of Dooars evokes thoughts of a green carpet of tea plantations and dense forests. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the activities at the resort on your own, like cycling in the tea estates or taking a walk to the nearby stream or enjoying indoor and outdoor games in the comfort of the Director’s bungalow.
Overnight in Octavius tea resorts.
DAY 2 – TEA ESTATE VISIT
Embark on the Tea Estate Visit in the Octavius Tea Resorts. This tour will take you up close and personal with the essence of a Tea Resort. The visit starts with a trip to the tea nursery and the development activities of planting of new tea. Thereafter, you proceed to the tea gardens to witness as well as experience tea plucking in the traditional costumes of the pluckers and take photographs for memories. This is followed by a visit to the tea factory to see and understand the tea manufacturing process and also experience a tea tasting session. An experienced tea expert shall guide you through this tea estate visit. After this trip you proceed to the Bungalow for lunch and then relax.
NOTE: Guest will have to provide their own vehicle for this activity.
In the afternoon you proceed for the jungle safari to the Gorumara National Park, a famous wildlife sanctuary in the Dooars. The Gorumara Jungle Safari is an outstanding experience for the jungle-buffs who enjoy being in the midst of the forest fauna and enjoy watching their lives in the jungle. This experience is an unforgettable one.
To experience this, you need to arrange the evening GORUMARA JEEP SAFARI run by the Forest Department which will give you a true adventurous experience. The trip lasts for an hour and you can visit one of the various Watch Towers inside the Gorumara National park or the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary.
Guests may go for the jungle safari in the company of a naturalist. Outside the national park, you can explore the various shopping options to buy a few handicraft items manufactured by the local tribal people.
Overnight in Octavius tea resorts
DAY 3 – RIVER RAFTING AND SIGHTSEEING ON THE WAY
Today, after breakfast you embark on your adventurous trip of River Rafting on the River Teesta. Enjoy the drive to the rafting spot with the beautiful sights of the lush green forests, the deep valleys and river Teesta flowing along. The rafting experience is a very exciting and unforgettable one. In the evening we recommend you to relax with some indoor board games or enjoy a game of billiards or just relax in the balcony. The lavish colonial bungalow with its homely comfort promises an unforgettable experience.
Overnight in Octavius Tea Resort
DAY 4 – LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TO LAVA & RISHOP
Lava: After breakfast you depart for sightseeing to Lava. This small village is surrounded by virgin pine forests and often hidden in mists and clouds at an altitude of 2,350 meters. This small village lies on the old trade route to Bhutan. You reach Lava enjoying the mesmerizing scenic beauty on the way and then visit the beautiful monastery of Bhutanese origin followed by the visit to the Nature Interpretation Centre.
Rishop: After breakfast you depart for local sightseeing to Rishop. Rishop or also spelt as Rishyap is a Himalayan hamlet in West Bengal. 2591 m above sea-level. You enjoy this nice calm and quiet village far away from hustling cities, with beautiful landscapes of the snow-capped mountains. You can take a short trip and enjoy the natural beauty of Neora Valley National Park followed by a short trek in Tiffin Dara in a deep silent forest of pine, birch, fir & orchids with some soothing path following the chirps. Tiffin Dara is on the hill top of Rishop hill. The jungle is natural habitat of wide range of plants and birds, so the trail through this semi-dense forest is quite interesting. View of Kanchenjunga during Sunset or Sunrise is indeed captivating. There’s an elevated podium to witness the 360-degree view of Himalayan range.
We depart for our tea estates and relax after dinner. Overnight in Octavius tea resorts.
DAY 5 – PARAGLIDING & SIGHTSEEING ON THE WAY.
Today, after breakfast you embark on your trip to paragliding to Kalimpong situated at an altitude of 1250 meters. Enjoy the drive to the Paragliding spot with the beautiful sights of the lush green forests, the deep valleys and the river Teesta flowing along. The paragliding experience is very exciting and an unforgettable one.
Kalimpong is a little secluded in the corner under the umbrella of Darjeeling . It is a quiet place and gives the opportunity to relax against the backdrop of Kanchenjunga.
In the evening we recommend you to relax with some indoor board games or enjoy a game of billiards or just relax in the balcony. The lavish colonial bungalow with its homely comfort promises you an unforgettable experience.
Overnight in Octavius Tea Resort
LOCAL SIGHTSEEING TO BINDU
After breakfast you depart for sightseeing to Bindu. Bindu is a small village situated on the India Bhutan Border. It is a valley surrounded by the hills of Bhutan and India on the banks of river Jaldhaka. The natural beauty of this place is a treat to the eyes with so much of greenery all around. Enjoy the drive to Bindu which in itself is an unforgettable experience. The Dooars area starts just after you cross the Teesta River at Coronation Bridge. The whole region is amazingly beautiful with green vegetation all around. Wild life sighting is also possible on the way.
The people of Bindu are engaged either in Elaichi (Cardamom) or Suntala (Orange) cultivation
. Terrace cultivation is quite common here.
Thereafter you shall visit the Godak village which is just a few kilometers away from Bindu and Paren on an accentuated height. On both sides of the road on the way to Godak you can see the Cardamom Curing Centre set up by the Government for the farmers. India’s best- Cardamom is dyed and processed here before shipment. . India’s best Cardamom is dyed and processed here before shipment The view of the Bhutan Himalayas and snow clad mountains from here is mesmerizing. You also see the Bindu Dam, built on the Jaldhaka River. Here you see a rare view of the Bhutan Himalayas and snow Peak Mountains in the winters.
Overnight in Octavius tea resorts.
DAY 7 – DEPART FROM OCTAVIUS TEA RESORTS
Morning is at leisure for enjoying the lush green tea estates around you and take some last minute pictures. After Breakfast you shall depart to the airport/ N J P railway station for your flight/ train back home with everlasting memories of this enchanting tea experience.
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