Raimatang Nature Hut

“ To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment ”
— Jane Austen

When the verdure is as intense and wild as in Duars, you know it’s nothing else but pure bliss. Verdant rain forests, hills, rivers and rivulets, tea gardens, wildlife and solitude, that’s Duars for you, a natural gateway to Bhutan.

❝ Those who contemplate the beauty of earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts… ❞
Rachel Carson

Details

There’s something mystic and magical about the wilderness of Duars. Hauntingly beautiful, untamed yet serene and with an element of mystery, Duars is much more than it meets the eye.

Some forest villages at remotest corners of Duars have opened their homes to rural tourism very recently but thankfully, it’s not that much organized as yet. Which means the rustic charm is still intact and the hosts of these rural homestays are still (unprofessionally) warm, sincere and treat the guests like their own family.

Raimatang is one such tiny village on the fringes Buxa Tiger Reserve in Duars, North Bengal. Secluded by the beautiful Bhutan hills and Sinchula hills and untainted by modernity, this village on the banks of Raimatang khola makes an ideal escapade loaded with wilderness, serenity and solitude.

Rendezvous with Raimatang

Your journey starts from a quiet railway station, Hamiltongunj and the next 16 km drive takes you through some beautiful tea gardens like Kalchini, Chuapara, Gangutiya, Bhatpara etc, around numerous streams, hills, forests and across the meandering Raimatang khola. The quiet village surrounded by saal, gamhar, simul, champa, mahogany and thickets of cane and bamboo is teeming with wild orchids and thousands of butterflies.

Your hideout in the Log Hut

The small population of Raimatang consists of about 100 people from the Mund tribe, Lamas and mostly Nepalese. The Chhetri family-run ‘Raimatang Nature Hut’ is a basic and comfortable accomodation.

The 4 double bedrooms are simple, cosy, clean and airy, with electricity, attached bath. These are traditional log huts on a raised platform with tinned roofs and very much in tune with the natural environs of Buxa. If you are not looking out for luxurious hotels or boutique cottages, then you’ll definitely find them impressive.

The hosts are very amiable and helpful. Their hospitality is a reflection of their traditions and culture which is genuinely warm and welcoming, far, far different from what we are accustomed in urban life.

Available Room & Tariff
Log Hut — 1100

Dining Plan
European Plan (EP): The quoted rate is for lodging and does not include any meals.

Children & Extra Beds

Children of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 10+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
Room Notes:
Log Hut - A traditional log hut on a raised platform with tinned roofs, simple, cosy, clean and airy and assigned to two people and have one double bed.

Dine, Meals & More

There aren’t regular markets within 10 km of Raimatang. Century old, traditional, weekly ‘haat’ are the main centres of business. Local produce, household items, handloom, grocery, cane baskets, spices, handicrafts etc all are sourced from there. So you should expect home-cooked, simple yet scrumptious food at the Homestay. Usually local cuisine is served like rice, lentils, locally grown vegetable curry, pickles, varieties of local fish or chicken curry, etc. Breakfast might comprise spicy Nepali aloo-dum and flat bread or puri.

Little more…

Outdoors calling

Take a walk round the beautiful village dotted with betel nut plantation, corn and paddy fields, fruit orchards and flowering plants. Meet the people to better understand their culture and way of life. You can go out for angling or bird watching, butterfly spotting and of course photography. Numerous trekking options take you to Panbari, watch tower near a salt pit (frequented by herds of elephants), Lepchakha village, Adma, historical Buxa Fort, stalactite and stalagmites caves of Mahakal Mandir etc. A couple of days spent in proximity to nature at it’s rustic magnificence would leave you recharched like none.

Reaching Raimatang

The nearest Railway station is Hamilton Ganj, lies at a distance of about 16 km amidst the lush green wilderness of Buxa Forest, hills and small streams. To enter Raimatang village, you have to cross a 4 kms stretch of arid riverbed of Raimatang khola by any 4-wheel drive car (except during monsoons which make it formidable with intensely turbulent waters).
You can also take the route from Alipurduar, 45 kms or New Jalpaiguri, 162 kms. Nearest airport is Bagdogra, 173 kms.

Payment Policy

25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Raimatang Nature Hut after booking. Final balance to be paid to Raimatang Nature Hut after arrival.

Cancellation Policy

If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).

For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Raimatang Nature Hut will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Raimatang Nature Hut will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Raimatang Nature Hut will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Raimatang Nature Hut may be used for a future stay at this property.

Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.

Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.

Check-in

12:00 PM

Check-out

11:00 AM

photo by Bhramonik
Covid-19 update: some services and facilities may be changed as a result of Coronavirus measures.
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