Are you feeling overstressed in your daily schedule? I guess it is a common situation in present-day urban lifestyle. Most of us are now suffering from serious health and mental problems like depression, obesity, and many more; curtsy- our super busy lifestyle. So, there is every reason to break this monotony pretty regularly. And for that we have to go for small tours or rather I can say for weekend tours. But sometimes it is quite difficult to find a proper location for a short trip, as the locations are not much popular. Though there are many locations available at our doorsteps which are yet to achieve proper mention. Here are two such places of different types to suit your personal choice.
Murti is a small village by the side of river Murti, in Dooars. It is ideally a picnic spot for the local residents; however, there are few bungalows there where you can stay. The place is famous for its scenic beauty. The Dooars area of West Bengal is famous for its lush green forests and tea gardens. The Murti village is also no exception of these properties. You can enjoy the beauty of Khuniya forest from this place. At night, the wild beasts come to Murti River for drinking water. You can enjoy a glimpse of wild elephants or bison from the balcony of your bungalow.
How to reach
Murti can be reached by Kanchankanya express which runs from Sealdah to Mall junction. From Mall Junction Murti is 18KM. You can also go to Murti from New Jalpaiguri. The distance is 75 KM. Private cars or taxis are available at Mall junction or Jalpaiguri to take you to Murti.
Ph: (03561) 282190
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation
Arya Mansion, 7th Floor
6-A Raja Subodh Mullick Square
Rent: Non-AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 900 to 1,000/, four-bed-family-room costs Rs. 800/, non-AC cottage costs Rs. 1,100/, AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 1,100 to 1,400/, AC deluxe double bedroom costs Rs. 1,600/.
Murti River camp
Rent: Non-AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 600/, three-bed-room costs Rs. 700/.
If you are a sea lover then Junput is ideal for a short weekend tour. It is a virgin beach on the Bay of Bengal where you can enjoy seclusion if you are looking for some. There is a museum of Fishery Department which houses a grand collection of carcasses of rare species of fishes, different kinds of snakes; taxonomies of different wild animals and is a must visit destination. The Temple of Kapalkundala and the lighthouse in Dariapur at the confluence of two rivers Ganges and Rasulpur are added attractions.
How to Reach
Junput can be reached from Contai by a trekker or a car. The distance is 9 Km.
or by crossing the Vidyasagar Sethu the distance of 145 km from Kolkata to Junput and can be traveled by car.
Rent: Double-bedroom AC costs Rs. 800/, double-bedroom non-AC costs Rs. 400 to 500/, single bedroom non-AC costs Rs. 250/, four-bedroom costs Rs. 500 to 600/, dormitory with eight beds costs Rs. 125/ per bed and the rent of the whole dormitory is Rs. 1,000/.