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Mineral Springs

famous for rural landscape...

Situated just 45 minutes away from Darjeeling town, Mineral Springs offers dazzling views of the Himalayas in the backdrop. In this peaceful village you can spend your days exploring the nature trails or simply relax in your farm-stay reading your favorite book. This is an offbeat location for the person who would like to spend a couple of days quietly in a Himalayan village. Mineral Springs also is an internationally certified organic area and fair-trade labeled collective of 456 small farmers since 2002.


Activities


Peaceful retreat: This place would be a peaceful retreat from your daily busy life. Reading books and sipping the famous organic Darjeeling tea, A short walk with your camera to capture the village life or just sitting on a rock and admire the view of lush green Tea garden – could anything be more fancier than these!

Nature walk: You can go for soulful nature walk or guided village walk and interact with the local farming communities. You can also go picnicking in the river and enjoy your day.

Sightseeing tour: You can go for local sightseeing tour to the places of interest in Darjeeling from here. The tour program can be suitably customized to meet your needs and generally a full day tour. Some of the places of interest are Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling Ropeway, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Ava art gallery, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center, Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Happy Valley Tea Estate, Tiger Hill, Japanese Temple & Peace Pagoda and many more.

Places to Visit: Aapbotay village, Darjeeling.


Travel Guide


Weather

The general temperature in Mineral Springs stays comfortable all time. During summer, mercury hardly crosses 25°C in daytime and during night it stays around 15°C. The average temperature in winter is 16°C here. This place never gets snowfall. During monsoon this area gets good amount of rainfall.

Local Words

Generals greetings and words: Welcome greetings: Namas-tey, Yes: Hoon-chha, No: Ney-he, Little bit: Ali-kati, Thank you: Dhan-ya-baad, Road: Raas-taa, Shop/Store: Doo-kaan, Market: Baa-zar, Medicine: Daa-wai.

Food and Drinks: Hot water: Taa-to Paa-ni, Cold Water: Chee-so Paa-ni, Rice: Khaa-naa, Lentils:Daal, Vegetables: Sab-jee,

Emotions: Good (Food): Mee-tho, Not Good (food): Mee-tho chha-e-no, Good (Places, things): Daa-me, Not Good: (Place,things): Daa-me Chha-e-no.

Time: Morning/day: Bee-yan, Evening/night: Bel-ka.

Relationships: Elder-brother: Daa-joo, Brother: Bhaa-e, Elder Sister: Dee-Dee, Sister: Ba-hee-nee.

Getting here

The nearest airport name is Bagdogra airport (IXB). It is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and metro cities of India.

The nearest railway station name is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP). It’s well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and other metro cities of India.

Mineral springs is well connected by roads with West Bengal and rest of the India.

Permit

Indian and foreign tourists don’t need any permit to visit this place. For further query please contact us.

Custom

While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple. Also it is advisable to wear modest clothes while visiting any religious place. People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before taking any picture.

*Please note that in local tradition while a guest is leaving they offer Khada (scarf) to their guest as a sign of good luck. If they offer you such then please close your palms together to reply as a thank you gesture.

Safety

In Mineral springs people have deep respect for not only towards tourists but for each other also. But for any safety concern you can share your query with local police station (dial 100 only).

Health

You won’t find any mosquitoes here in Mineral Springs. Due to alpine climate tourist generally doesn’t get sick. But if you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution. The local hotels and restaurants serve safe drinking water but if you are not sure then there are few shops where you can buy packaged drinking water.

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