Bagora is a quaint village where still today the dusk arrives stealthily down the whisky sloppiness of the mountain vegetation. Located at a height of 7100 ft., in the Darjeeling district, is not yet explored and hence it still remains unexploited. Nestled within the canopy of serene and exotic ambiance with majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, this romantic getaway will not disappoint one. Bagora is also called Zero Point and has a base camp of the Indian Air Force with a helipad.
Very much unhampered by the demands of tourism Bagora, situated at a mere 17 km distance from Kurseong, perched at a height of 7150 ft, offers a memorable holiday to tourist covering Darjeeling Kurseong region. A couple of days stay at Bagora is sure to provide one a penetrating feel of mystic deciduous forestry all around with huge Sal and Dhupi Trees, incalculable chirping birds everywhere like a sudden dream turned reality the arriving and disappearing small fog accumulations. The walk to the AF Station is through a forest road and if lady luck favours one might witness Deer's crossing the roads too. Even Wild Bear encounters are reported too. Bagora is famous for its medicinal and herbal plants. In October-November, the trees are laden with oranges. The colour of the fruit blends with the jade green of the trees.
Tourism in Bagora
Tourism at a place even consists of the exploration and acquaintance with the locals who are the reflection of a place; the locales of Bagora are engaged in Dairy farming and Organic farming. During April May, one can also see Red Rhododendron's blooming out of green canvas in the area. Bagora is renowned for its herbal and medicinal plants. During October-November, trees get filled with oranges creating a unique contrast of colour combination of green and orange.
British had constructed a road which was used as an alternative way of communication for movement of forces at that time. This road connects Ghoom and Kurseong via Bagora. The road is like a long black ribbon lying in a virgin green forest of silver fir, oak, pine and birch. The British also built a Chimney, the ruins of which can be seen here at Bagora. The Chimney was used to supply hot water to the British Army during their reign. The hill top is now called Chimney Hill and organic farming can be noticed on its foothills Zoo can also be undertaken. The Forest Training School at the Dow Hill is another spot to see, the only Forest Training School of its kind in the state which also have a Forest Museum therein.
The Netaji Museum is a place containing historical relevance; a museum has been set up there. The house was owned by Sarat Chandra Bose, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's elder brother. Later Government acquired the building and converted it into a museum.
Enthusiasts can walk down the dark forest trail to Tiger Hill to watch the famous sunrise. One can also undergo a 12-km trek to Mongpu, too. Trek to Latpanchar, Mamthing Pokhri which are at a distance of 15 km and 11 km respectively are also good trekking options. To sum up Bagora is a gem in wilderness.