Buxa Tiger Reserve
The Home Stay is managed by Lal Singh Bhujel and his wife Maiya who together ensures a great blend of personal touch with professionalism.
Every guest who visit Humro Home Buxa return as a friend of the family. Lal Singhs brother, children and other relatives also contribute to the guests happiness.Even More...
Within a walking distance from our accommodation here, you can engage in a number of activities. On advance notice, we can organise a walk through the forest to the nearby Dima river.
The total hike to Dima river and back through a different route may take upto 3 to 4 hours and is ideal in the morning. We may take you for a village walk. The village has a mixed population of different communities, and you can watch their farming, weaving and animal husbandry activities and have a firsthand knowledge of the local peoples lifestyle. Those interested in the local culture may enjoy the evening cultural program by the local children. All these activities must be booked in advance and payment for the same would be additional.Even More...
The sightseeing around our accommodation here are concentrated in the Buxa forests. Visit to Jayanti riverbed and trek to Buxa fort are by far the two most common tourist activities here.
Jayanti riverbed close to the Bhutan boarder is a popular view point and also a popular shooting point for many Bengali movies. Near Jayanti, you can go for jungle safari is forest assigned jeeps with guides. One can also visit the Pukhuri hill near Jayanti which is a small lake on a hilltop considered sacred by the locals. There are plenty of cat fish and tortoises in the lake. The Buxa fort is a historical place which was used by the British to confine Indian freedom fighters. Many famous Bengali freedom fighters have spent their prime years here. The fort is on a secluded hill and requires a trek of about 4 kms through the hills. It’s a relatively easy uphill trail that most healthy people can undertake. Further, you may walk to reach Lepchakha village about 1 km ahead which provides excellent glimpse of the Dooars valley. The village is populated by the Drukpa community who are originally from Bhutan. There are other forest safari options that originate from Rajabhatkhawa itself. You can avail them in consultation with your host here. Another sightseeing option is to visit the Sikia Jhora boating point. Here you are taken on a boat ride through dense forests of Buxa.Even More...
The plains of Buxa Tiger Reserve mostly witness mild temperature except for a few days in May when the...
The plains of Buxa Tiger Reserve mostly witness mild temperature except for a few days in May when the weather may become quite hot. The highest temperature rarely goes above 30˚c and the lowest rarely touches 5˚c. The Monsoon months between July and September witnesses heavy to very heavy rainfall. Average annual rainfall at Rajabhatkhawa is about 3750 mm. Average rainfall in the entire Tiger reserve is about 4100 mm with the northern part having slightly higher rainfall than the south. Humidity remains between 80 to 90% with the monsoon months having highest humidity and the winter months having the least. Heavy wind and cyclone is a rarity but may occur occasionally during April-May and sometimes during September-October period.
November – February
The winter months are the most comfortable for travel to Buxa. The day temperature remains between 12˚c to 21˚c. This is the dry period with December being the driest. Night temperature may go down well below 10 ˚c. Worm clothing is a must. Dense fog lingers in the morning and early evening.
March – April
The day temperature varies between 22˚c to 26˚c. Occasional showers may occur, so it is safer to carry an umbrella.
These are the summer months and the hottest. Average temperature 27˚c to 32˚c. Carry light cotton clothing, sunscreen and sunglass to travel during these months.
July – September
This is the rainy season. The forests are the greenest and looks most beautiful. But this is also the mating season for wildlife and the forest remains closed for tourists between 15th June and 15th September every year. Average temperature 25˚-30˚c. Heavy rain occasionally leads to minor flooding. The last major flood occurred in 1993. In the past the roads were often damaged and the Reserve remained cut off during Monsoon months. Presently the road condition has improved and accessibility is better.
This is the beginning of the festival season and start of the high season for tourism. Weather is mostly pleasant with clear sky and good visibility. Evening weather begins to get little cold. Day temperature varies between 23˚-26˚c. Rain stops by the first week of October.
Humro Home Buxa is the first Humro Home Project. It was started in 2011 and has now become one of the most popular homestays in Dooars region. Mr. Lal Singh Bhujel, a forest villager of Buxa is your host here. It is located strategically at Rajabhatkhawa forest village and has the unique advantage of being just 100 meters from the forest. Yet Rajabhatkhawa market is just 10 minutes walk away.
The Homestay is located at Rajabhatkhawa inside Buxa forest, about 12 kms from Alipurduar Junction railway station and about a km from Rajabhatkhawa rail station. Humro Home Buxa offers five rooms all with attached toilets and running hot and cold water. The rooms are in an wooden Bungalow that is constructed in traditional Dooars style. There is an additional dormitory in the adjacent Kitchen / Dinning area.
There is an open ground in front of the eco-resort with flower garden and children play area. Allow us to guide you through the village and learn about village lifestyle. We may organise cultural program by the villagers on your request.
You can walk in the garden or even go beyond to take a stroll among the agricultural land. Two small streams flowing on both sides of the resort are the source of fishes and crabs for the locals and you are welcome to join the hunt. Or you may simply seat on the deck chair in your veranda and watch the forest and the hills of Bhutan beyond. There are Television sets in some of the rooms and geyser in all the toilets.
There is a small food joint next to the bungalow where we serve some delicacies you won’t get in much pricier hotels. The serving is generous and the smiles are complimentary. We will help you savour local delicacies such as Momo or Thukpa. Try local milk or curd which is of the purest form.
For groups, we organise cultural programs, bon fire and barbeque against small extra charge. Your driver and car will be taken care of adequately as well.
We will serve you with local food which is simple, sumptuous and delicious. Do not expect a hotel like food here, as this is a Homestay.
Our Breakfast includes either Roti Sabji or Puri Bhaji along with tea. In the lunch we mostly serve Egg or Fish with rice, vegetables, Dal. Dinner consists of Chicken with rice or Roti along with Dal and vegetables. In the evening we also serve you tea and some snacks. Purely vegetarian food is also available but should be informed well in advance.
Buxa Tiger Reserve is spared over about 760 square kilometre area. It is the largest forest in North Bengal. Rajabhatkhawa is located in the Northern fringe of the tiger reserve and is the entry point to the core area of the forest.
Our eco-resort is about 1.5 kilometers from the Rajabhatkhawa rail station and is located in Rajabhatkhawa forest village which is surrounded on all sides by dense forest.
We 3 families visited this Home Stay recently and enjoyed our Stay there. Really every thing was fine.Apart from Professionalisim to treat guests, Mr Lal's whole family extends a personal touch to guests...More Reviews
If u need less crowded and peaceful place surrounded by Jungle and nice view of Bhutan hills with homely food and nice hospitality then this is the place to be.The best thing I like that the host Mr Lal Singh also...More Reviews
Few times in your life you get overwhelmed by simplicity. Our stay in Buxa in Lal Singh's home stay was such an instance. A quaint 2-storey wooden house overlooking acres of paddy fields, a small stream passing...More Reviews
It has been a long and cherished association with Humro Home Buxa and my dear friend Lal Singh & family. All of our stays there are filled with absolute comfort, finger licking food (including the fish from local...More Reviews
What to say....it was just a night stay for us but what a stay it was. Mesmerizing, Adventurous, Overwhelming. Will forever remember every moment of Mr. Lal Singh Bhujel's hospitality....More Reviews
This is not in Rajabhatkhawa but in a forest village nearby. A perfect homestay with great host. There is a nice garden and the entire buxa area sightseeing can be done from here. Special mention must be made about...More Reviews
It was one of the most beautiful experience of my life till now regarding traveling and tour. The environment, natural beauty and also the excellent location surrounding the home stay really made us speechless....More Reviews
An amazing place with great hospitality. Owners will make you feel like home from the first minute. Value for money. Overall this is a great place to stay and I would definitely stay here again....More Reviews
The food, hospitality, environment and the views from the place were incredible. Strongly recommend this place and will definitely look forward to stay there again. Great job Lalsingh ji and Maiya didi. Hope...More Reviews
Our most favorite accommodation of the entire trip was Humro Home in Buxa. Not only were the homemade meals the best we ate while in India (and we really enjoyed the food everywhere we went) but we were also treated...More Reviews
I have stayed in many places in Dooars, but Humro Home Buxa makes its mark for its hospitality. The owners are involved and go the extra mile to keep the guests happy. In the evening some elephants came in the nearby...More Reviews
We (a group of 6 travellers) stayed in Humro Home,Garo Busty, Rajabhatkhawa for one day on 28 January 2017 and very much enjoyed the excellent natural environment, good food and warm hospitality of Mr Lal Singh...More Reviews
Property rooms were neat and clean and the hotel service staff were all helpful and cooperative by nature towards there guests.The nature and property location is excellent. Food was amazing and properly cooked,...More Reviews
From AlipurduarIf you are travelling by train, you may get down at Alipurduar Junction rail station which is just 16 kms from our eco-resort and is half an hours’ drive.
At Rajabhatkhawa market, cross the rail line and drive about 500 meters before leaving the main road and taking a left turn to travel inside the Rajabhatkhawa forest village. The Humro HomeRajabhatkhawa is just a kilometre from this point.From NJP / BagdograFor most visitors NJP is the railhead and Bagdogra is the airport where they alight. From here our resort is about 160 kms and may take between 3 to 4 hours depending on road condition. You have to travel through Gorumara and Jaldapara forests till you reach Hasimara. From here take a left turn and travel through Kalchini and Hamiltonganj before reaching Rajabhatkhawa. Alternatively you may skip the left turn at Hasimara and drive straight on the National highway till you reach Alipurduar. From here take a left turn and drive on for about 20 minutes to reach the eco-resort.Even More...
Rajabhatkhawa is centrally located in Eastern Dooars and there are many other tourist destinations nearby which can also be reached easily from here.
Phuentsholing – the main entry point to Bhutan is 40 kms from here and takes about an hour to reach. The Cooch Behar town with its historic palace is also about 40 kms but in the opposite direction of Phuentsholing. Driving time is also about an hour here. Jaldapara, about 36 kms away would also take similar time to reach. Chilapata forest on the other hand is about 30 kms away and takes less than an hour to reach.Even More...
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