Mangalgunj Backpackers' Villa

Mangalgunj Backpackers

What if suddenly you come to know there exist a place like "Vuter Rajar Desh" of Satyajit Ray's Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. I bet you will be excited and if you are a Bengali you must be thrilled. So, yes there is a place. If you really want to feel the thrill of paranormal presence around you Mangalganj is the place. Located 100kms from Kolkata it is a small village nestled among green and serenity. The chirping birds, the gentle breeze of the forest and the soothing sound of the Ichamoti will make you feel connected to nature. Also it is famous for the old, now derelict Rajbari known as 'Kata Saheber Kuthi'. Originally built by Maharaja Mangalchandra the 'kuthi' have many chapters in it's history. During the british rule it was a 'Nilkuthi' and so it is the mute spectator of the brutal tortures of the british to force the locals to farm only 'nil' or the blue dye. Then came the Swadeshi movement. The life and death of many freedom fighters were also written on the walls of this place. But this place have more than the eyes can see. As the night creeps in surely it will make you feel the presence of beings that will send a chill down your spine. The howling bamboo forest , the bats and owls definitely won't make things any better. And in that darkness as the wind whispers in unknown signs maybe someone will suddenly appear right behind you and all you can feel is his cold breath on your shoulder.

Overview

Your stay at our Backpackers’ Villa is going to be a unique and exciting experience in itself. We have adventure tents and bamboo cottages to choose from. Our villa offers you a common area cum dining space to enjoy your food. In evening, you can enjoy campfire with stories and have a taste of delicious bamboo chicken barbeque.  We have three bamboo cottages with attach toilets with 24 hours running water. Starting from haunted stories to boat riding, from jungle walk and birding to lying idly with your favorite book on the bamboo benches, and watching beautiful sunset for hours sitting, our villa has a whole bunch of exciting experiences to offer.

 

Feed your Backpacking Soul

11:00 A.M. Check in Welcome Drinks (Nimbu Pani)

01:30 P.M. Lunch (Rice, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Fish Curry)

06:00 P.M. Evening Snacks (Vegetable Pakora, Puffed Rice, Tea)

09:00 P.M. Dinner (Rice/Roti, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)

08:00 A.M. Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry,  Boiled egg, Tea)

 

You can reach Mangalgunj Backpackers' villa following two different routes. 

 

Route 1: 

Sealdah Railway Station to Bongaon Railway Station (80 Km)- By Train 25/- Per head 

Bongaon Railway Station to Bongaon Town Hall Auto Stand (3 Km) - By toto 12/- Per head 

Bongaon Town Hall Auto Stand to Nataberia (21 Km) - By Auto 20/- Per head 

Nataberia to Mangalgunj Backpackers' Villa (3 Km) - By toto 15/- Per head 

 

Route 2:

Sealdah Railway Station to Chakdah Railway Station (65 Km) - By Train 15/- Per head 

Chakdah Railway Station to Nataberia (28 Km) - By Bus 30/- Per head 

Nataberia to Mangalgunj Backpackers' Villa (3 Km) - By toto 15/- Per head 


Nearby locations:

Mangalgunj Neel Kuthi: 0 Kms. 

Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary: 0 Kms.

The Petrapole Border: 30 Kms.

 

Wake up with the chirping birds and enjoy a relaxed day with good food and fresh air in the cozy comfort of our backpacker's villa. Take a walk or a boat ride in the Ichamoti river.

Experience the magical beauty of millions of fireflies glittering like star dust all around during the migration season.

Visit the main attraction, the haunted "Kata Saheber Kuthi" at night to experience some bone chilling thrill.

Being an integral part of responsible tourism, Izifiso always focus on lending a helping hand in developing the places they touch. In Mangalgunj, Izifiso is employing only the local people for all the areas where manpower is needed. This helps in woman empowerment and overall betterment of the livelihood of the people, making them more confident.

We also try to work for education of local children with an idea to collaborate with the local school in the area in near future.

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