GTA imposes Ban on New tourists coming to GTA Region

In a meeting held with GTA representatives and all stakeholders of tourism the following issue was resolved. Tourists  will not be allowed to enter Darjeeling and Kalimpong Hills from 19th March. The ban will extend till 15th April. GTA appeals to all taxi drivers and travel associations not to bring in tourists. In order to […]

आकर्षणको केन्द्र बिन्दु बन्दैछ मङ्पूको सिम्बेडियम अर्किड पार्क

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प्रतिविम्ब न्यूज कालेबुङ 22 मार्च। प्राकृतिक सुन्दरताहरूसँग रमाउन चाहनेहरूका निम्ति मङ्पूको सिम्बेडियम अर्किड पार्क आकर्षणको केन्द्रबिन्दु बनिरहेको छ। विशेष गरेर प्रकृतिको सुन्दर रचना मानिने सुनखरी अर्थात् अर्किड प्रेमीहरूका निम्ति झनै मङ्पूको सिम्बेडियम अर्किड पार्क अत्यन्तै सुन्दर पर्यटन स्थलका रूपमा विकसित बनिरहेको छ। दार्जीलिङ जिल्लाको मङ्पू सिन्कोना बगानमा अर्किडका खेती अहिलेघरी जीटीए अधिनस्थ सिन्कोना निर्देशालयको देखरेखमा […]

Sillery in Kalimpong entirely depends on Village Tourism

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Kalimpong…. Ghumako Chaw (Explored) ? Sillery, a tiny hamet, nestled at a height of 6000 Ft used to be a home to just four families working in Cinchona plantation. Today, this village has grown big and has  around 32 families and its slowing booming as the major village tourism destination. Its name has been derived […]

Sikkim – Seven dead in Twin Accidents

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Seven People Dead in Twin Accidents in East and North Sikkim – 6 were Tourists from 24 North Parganas, West Bengal. First accident took place at Phyangla in East Sikkim. A vehicle (MAX) Number SK 03J 0124 met with an accident while returnimg from Lachung at Phyangla. Total number of eight tourists were there in […]

Darjeeling Toy train long distance service put on hold

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DARJEELING 13 Jun 2016 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train service along the 87km route from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri station has been temporarily suspended  after three of its diesel engines broke down a few days ago and are presently under repairs. The DHR has four diesel engines, but three being non-functional, with the latest […]

Sikkim Highway connecting Mangan with Chungthang reopened

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Gangtok, June 10: The highway connecting Mangan with Chungthang in North district has been reopened for light vehicles with the Border Roads Organisation temporarily restoring the bailey bridge that collapsed over a stream at Rit Chu. North District collector Karmpa Bonpo today said around 250 small vehicles like SUVs and cars carrying about 2,400 tourists […]

Darjeeling toy train get glass walls for engine view

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Darjeeling June 8: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has replaced the opaque walls at the rear and front ends of two first class coaches with glasses so that travellers can see the more than century-old steam engine pull the train. Narendra Mohan, the area officer of DHR, said the refit compartments were being used for toy […]

Three Gorkha youths rescued the tourist and grabbed the rapist in North Sikkim

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Three Gorkha youths Biren Tamang, Priyanka Tamang & Rajiv Thapa from Gangtok, Sikkim successfully rescued the tourist gal and grabbed the rapist Taxi Driver Prem Rai (22) along with uncle and relatives of the tourist at the sub highway after Kabi Village of North Sikkim around 2 A.M. morning of 15th May’2016. Priyanka Tamang received the late […]

Darjeeling toy train resumes its daily train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling

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Siliguri, May 23: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will resume its daily train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling next week, more than five months after it had been rescheduled to thrice a week because of lack of diesel engines. Narendra Mohan, the area officer of the DHR, said daily services between NJP and Darjeeling halted […]

Darjeeling receives heavy hailstorm

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Very heavy hailstorm witnessed in Darjeeling town which was accompanied by wind and rain. Hailstones in the size of goldballs  battered roofs, trees, vehicles and people alike. Most of the places in the town received heavy hailstorm coupled with rain today. People got worried about electricity connections and transportation. In the Morning, it was clear […]

Sikkim to get its railway line soon – gets green flag from Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday showed the green flag to a litigation-marred railway line from Sevoke in West Bengal to Rangpo in Sikkim, a project hanging fire since 2009 as wildlife activists and environmentalists are opposed to it. The Sivok-Rangpo New Rail Line Project is a mere 44.98 km with only 7.6% of the tracks […]

Air-conditioned bus service between Gangtok and Kolkata

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Gangtok, Feb. 17: The Sikkim government has announced a direct air-conditioned bus service between Gangtok and Kolkata on alternate days for the convenience of tourists. The transport secretary, S.B.S. Bhaduria, said the fare of the trips was yet to be fixed and the state government had inked an agreement with the Bengal government for the […]

Gorkha runner wins Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon – Triumphs Over Kenyan and Ethiopian Runners

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Writes: Vivek Chhetri The Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon had international participants, from as far away as Ethiopia and Kenya, but the winner in the male category was a Darjeeling runner. Around 1,500 runners took part in the 21km half marathon which was flagged off at Sukhiapokhri today. The event was organised by Darjeeling police in association with […]

Darjeeling to organize 60km cycle rally on 1st January 2016

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Darjeeling 24 Dec 2015 Adventure tour operators of Darjeeling, with support from the district administration and the police department, will organise a 60km cycle rally on January 1 with the twofold aim of promoting cycling in the hills as a tourism activity and in helping reduce pollution emitted by vehicles. The cycling event has been […]

Darjeeling toy rtain to add extra coaches for Christmas-New Year season

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Siliguri, Dec. 22: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will add one extra coach to each of the three diesel-run toy trains for the joy rides to accommodate tourists who flock to the hills during the Christmas-New Year season. The additional compartments on the Darjeeling-Ghoom-Darjeeling route would be introduced from December 25. Narendra Mohan, the area officer […]

Week long Darjeeling Cultural and Tourism Festival 2015

Tourist in the second day of the ongoing week long Darjeeling Cultural and Tourism Festival (DCTF) did what they had only watched actors do in cinemas and wished. The festival organizers gave enthusiastic tourists a thrilling opportunity, to dance on the moving Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a first for many of them. And willing tourists […]

GJM backed Transport union Strike Threat in Hills to support JISTO

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Writes: Vivek Chhetri The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed transport union in the middle of the tourist season today threatened a vehicle strike in the hills after Diwali in support of voluntary teachers demanding job regularisation. The All Transport Joint Action Committee that has 56 taxi syndicates as members has said it would wait till November 9 […]

Bimal Gurung announced fresh Gorkhaland agitation without strike

Statehood cry without shutdown – No strikes in Darjeeling, says Gurung, and welcomes Puja tourists. Writes Rajeev Ravidas Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung today announced a fresh round of agitation for Gorkhaland but promised there would be no strikes so that tourists could visit the hills in the Pujas. Addressing a public meeting […]
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