Chamurchi, hill town located at Indo-Bhutan border

Chamurchi is a small hill town located at the Indo-Bhutan border. It is a relatively new tourist destination and is far from the madding crowds. You can explore this hill station without much chaos and people who have already visited the town wish to come back here again and again. It is a place of natural abundance and generally has a soothing effect on the mind and body of the tourists.

The lush green sprawling tea gardens, the cascading rivers and the small market add to the charm of this small yet pristine hill station of Chamurchi. One of the major attractions of this small town is the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga which looks breathtakingly beautiful.

Top tourist attractions in Chamurchi


The Musical Stone Cave – The Musical Stone Cave is another highlight of Chamurchi. The interesting part of this cave is that when you strike one of the stones inside the cave, the sound traverses as a musical tune to the ears. It is a unique experience for the visitor and the best part is that it is located at a distance of only 3 kilometers. If you decide to trek the road to the cave you will be considerably rewarded with beautiful scenes from the natural reserves of Chamurchi. The Diana River flows through this region giving life to the flora and fauna around it. Wild animals are sometimes spotted drinking from the river.

Garuchira, Kalapani and Rohiti – Garuchira, Kalapani and Rohiti are located close by and do not miss them while you are exploring Chamurchi. They are equally rewarding in terms of tourist attractions. The forests of these regions are home to leopards, elephants and gaurs that are easily visible.

Tea Gardens – One of the primary attractions of Chamurchi is the tea garden. The quaint tea gardens at Chamurchi though not in a good condition can still attract tourists. There is a Mukti Bungalow in Chamurchi which not many people know about. Thanks to the discerning travelers to these parts of the world that this bungalow was discovered and now tourists with adventurous interests are finding it interesting.

Shopping in Chamurchi – Take a walk through the Chamurchi bazaar and explore the shops there. You might also collect a souvenir.

Best time to visit Chamurchi


Chamurchi can be visited through the year, however, try to avoid the rains because it gets dangerous at times.

How to reach Chamurchi


Tourists generally visit Chamurchi on a tour of Dooars though it is slightly off route on private cars. The easiest route to Chamurchi from Kolkata is boarding the Kanchankanya Express departing from Sealdah and arriving at New Mal Junction. You can hire a car from here to take you to Chamurchi and the fare will be 900 INR.

Accommodation in Chamurchi


Accommodation in Chamurchi is sparse. The only place for tourists is the Eco Resort which charges 800-900 INR for double bed rooms and 325 INR for food.

After you have reveled in the natural beauty of the place, it is time to visit Samtse in Bhutan. It is only a short distance away and is equally spectacular. There is a monastery in Samtse which can be visited early in the morning.

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2 replies on “Chamurchi, hill town located at Indo-Bhutan border

  • ARNAB mUKHERJEE

    Best Way to reach in chamurchi-samsi(bhutan) – take the train Tista-torsa/kamrup exp from/sealdah/howrah, reach DHUPGURI station, Dhupguri is the nearest station from Butan border, after reaching Dhupguri station take the TOTO and reach Dhupguri Birpara bus stand within 15 mins, take the bus for chamurchi border, then reach chamourchi within 1hr50 mins,The border gate can be seen, then walk to Samsi Bhutan, there are hotels in Bhutan stay at night
    if you want to reach Funtseling bhutan, take the direct bus to jayga from Birpara bus stand, or if u can’t get the direct bus for jayga, take the bus to birpara then from birpara u can get the bus of jayga border, after reaching the jayga take the auto and reach bhutan get within 5 min,

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  • ARNAB MUKHERJEE

    No need to go njp go for DHUPGURI rail station, then go birpara bus stand in order to go Bhutan(samsi) chamurchi or funtseling-jayga, it is very near ,

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