Monchasha Roadmap

Route Map of Monchasha

Route Map of Monchasha

The Road Route From Kolkata :

Kolkata – Vidyasagar Setu – Uluberia – Bagnan – Kolaghat – Nimtori – Nandakumar – (Towards Digha) Chandipur – Henria – Kalinagar

For Your Reference :: Nandakumar To Kalinagar Bus Stop Is 35 Km only


* If you miss to track the KM at “Nandakumar Island” then please note that the distance between “Henria” (A Major Crossing before Kalinagar) To “Kalinagar Bus Stop” Is only 7 Km.

Take A Right Turn From Kalinagar Bus Stop. A Pink Coloured Kali Temple Is Situated On The Crossing. Drive 5.5 Km Straight Along A Blacktop Road. Ask for Paushi Village. Enroute Cross A Rail Line (Without Level Crossing) & 2 Small Temples (Nagraj Basuki Mandir & Kali Mandir). After This 5.5 Km Ride You Will Find A Moram Road (Laterite Red) On Right Side (Condition > Bad :: Length > 400 Meter). At The End You Have To Cross A Bridge Which Has 2 Exits. Take The Left Exit & After 7 – 8 Shops Take A Left Turn Once Again. Go On For 100 Meters, Crossing A Sluice Gate Along With “Bagda River” & You Will Find “Monchasha”.


Guest Reviews :: monchasha

“Monchasha……. definately a heaven on earth… a place where you re-discover yourself…”

If you are a person who can communicate with mother nature in her language, Monchasha is the perfect place for you…refreshing, serene, peaceful. the place where you can re-discover your own swwet self in the cradle of mother nature. It has captured the real essence of Eco-tourism, peserving the real meaning of ” ecology” & “ethology” in all respect. If you are a keen bird-watcher or entomologist, this place is a must visit since you can find a lot of birds & insects that too in their natural habitat. This is definately a place for people who prefers cool composed environmentthat can nurture hidden or long forgotten talents like- art music or writing….. Both Nilanjan & Debjani Basu are always at the edge of their seat to make you feel at home ……. for foodies ” Good News”- excellent bengali cuisine and sumptuous portions- definately the taste ” maa-er hath-er ranna” . Air feels light loaded with oxygen. And when you come back you are full with lovely and lively moments which are worth treasuring…. Would always love to visit Monchasha again and again!!!!


“Mon Chasha : Eco tourism at its best”

I visited Monchasha during Nov 2013, with my family. Heard a lot about this place, so expectation was high. After 02 nights & 3 days of stay, I was overwhelmed by the experience. I travel a lot throughout India & have stayed at trekkers hut to star hotels. Believe me, the personal touch they add to their hospitality is the best I have ever experienced. Food is excellent, authentic bengali cuisine. Meticulous about combination & varieties of foods.
Interacting with their staffs, Kanai Pal – the rickshaw puller, Kanai Bhaumik & Tushar Maiti the artisans will make you feel like you know them for years.

Had several adda sessions, with Nilanjan & Debjani Basu, the proprietor of this property. These people are really “jolly good fellow”. Thanks for creating & maintaining MONCHASHA in West Bengal. Thanks for everything !!!


“rest of mind and cherish the spirit of life”

In bengali chash means cultivation. good cultivation gives us good crop. I usually tell people that, Mon-Chasha is also a place for cultivation. Here the crop is your mind, your sole. Going there, I bet, one will get the opportunity to cultivate his sole/mind for a new/fresh journey.
thank you Mon-Chasha, keep your journey on……………

This is not another eco-tourism project to me. I find so called eco-tourism a fashion to urban people who mostly dont feel the nature. Its a good topic nowadays to discuss in a living room or any urban gathering. One should not grade Mon-Chasha with those so-called fashion topic. Because, it means really drive to the nature and feel the sole with lots of good food, ethnic bengali culture etc.
somebody may feel that the tariff is high. But I differ. because you would get a good double bed room in hotel not less than rs 2000 minimum. here @ mon-chasha, accommodation is rs 3000 for 4 persons and the rooms is enough specious.
now come to food tariff. that is also less than any other hotel package for a day. here you may get some good local sweets from a nearby shop.

still, somebody may think, it is not worthy. But I bet, you cant get a nice place to feel your root.


“Essence of Bengal”

Vast greens under a light blue sky ~ waking up to the chirping of birds~ intriguing huts made of bamboo and thatch, with all modern conveniences inside ~a balcony which overlooks a gurgling rivulet ~ the air smells more fresh ~ the breeze feels more smooth ~ Mon Chasha is an experience everyone living close by should treat oneself with!And lest I forget the sheer gastronomic delight laid out, in true Bengali style complete with ” kashar bash on” from “ghee bhaja to chutney mishti”. If u happen to meet the wonderful owners duering your visit who are often there, they will tell you that it was their dream project, proceeds of which go to the orphanage next door. It might have been their dream project but it will also be your dream holiday ~ close to Kolkata and capturing the essence of Bengal


“Monchasa-Nature’s best abode on earth”

I visited Monchasa with my family during the month of October. I had received very good reviews about this place and was looking forward to it and I must say it definitely met my expectations and in some cases even exceeded it. I was not aware that one can create such a dream place in such a remote village like Paushi but hats off to Nilanjanda and Debjanidi that they managed to create such a lovely abode amidst nature. I would recommend everyone to visit this place at least once to enjoy and savor the beauties of nature away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There are 4 cottages in total with each one accommodating at most 4 people. The rooms and washrooms are quite clean. The best part about the cottage is the adjacent balcony. I spent most of my time there. It faces a quiet river and there is green all around and fresh air everywhere!!

The food served is excellent and they serve authentic Bengal cuisine 4 times a day. In terms of activities, you can take a van-rickshaw ride in the local rural villages and visit the local artisans’ homes. You will get a lovely collection of art work and they sell it at quite cheap prices. You can also enjoy fishing or pottery if you have inclination towards them. You can take a plunge in the adjacent ponds. They have a small library and also a collection of tabla, khol tabla etc which you can try your hands at at your leisure. Very enjoyable place for kids too!!! To summarize, it is nature’s best abode on earth and definitely a place to stay if you want a respite from the busy city life. The natural beauty of this place will surely relax your senses and rejuvenate you!! A must visit!!

BHIM PUJA :: a rural festival of bengal


puja pandal of bhim mela > year 2013

“Bhim Mela” – a popular fair of rural bengal is happening now over at Dakshin Baroj area very near to “mon chasha ecotourism project”. The special event will continue for 9 days from 21st February till 1st of March 2013. Every year on the Bhim Chaturdashi Tithi – Bengali Month Falgun the festival used to commence with an extraordinary enthusiasm of the local folks of East Midnapore District, West Bengal, India. The management invited us and I have visited the fair on the starting date and enjoyed the opening cetemony with my wife Debjani. Got to know some imporyant informations about this unknown tradition of rural Bengal. Please go through the pictorial story for some detail of “Bhim Mela”.


the idol of bhim & duryodhan @ bhim mela

According to the epic “Mahabharata” – “Bhim” used to be the most strongest person and one of the brother of reknowned “Pandav’s”, who won the war with “Duryodhan” – the most important person of the 100 brother and one sister “Kaurav Family”. At the end Bhim killed Durjodhan. The village people celebrate this auspicious event as a festival now from their core of heart. They think that their beloved “Bhim” will save them from all the evils and enemies and they used to attend this fair to offer a “puja”. Now-a-days this simple “puja” turned to an eventful festival for the entertainment lovers of East Midnapore villagers.


decorative models @ bhim mela

Lot of this type models decorate the event arena which can be an added attraction for the fair visitors. Each model symbolises the facts of “Mahabharata” and also some contemporary issues of modern life.


soft gamble game counter at bhim mela


game counter at bhim mela

Soft gamble related to Playing Cards, Number games add colour to the said “Bhim Mela”. This games are very much popular to the local people. Over at Bengal, festivals are one of the major entertainment tool for the farmers, fishermen, potters, shop owners, suppliers and the daily waged labour groups. Not only them but also to the housewifes these fairs are the most important event after their daily life schedule. So still now “Jatra Pala”, “Kobir Lorai”, “Kathokata”, “Kirton – Sonkirton”, “Mela”, “Parbon”, “Sonkranti” plays important role to supply direct oxygen to the local hard lifers of rural bengal.




You can also enjoy the cultural programs performed by local villagers and their guests coming from outside. The festival management arange different “Jatrapala” based on both ancient and modern topics with traditional cultural events, games in this continue 9 day fair.

With the “Puja Rituals” you can also experience the “Bom Gaach” – a bomb tree, which is fired as an offering to “Bhim God”. In this corner of rural Bengal this is one of the important factor of all puja festivals where “Manasik”s are done with these amazing bomb tree offerings.


In Bengal “Mela” (Fair) means “Milan” (Social Attachment) which cannot be completed without “Paapar Bhaja” (Fried Papad) and “Hot Jilipi”, “Kotkoti” – types of sweet item. So according to the demand local villegers operate small stalls with the support of mela comitee and sell their items. You can have a look over to these Food – Costume Jewellery – Cooking Utensils – Sports Items and also vegetables, fish shops in this festival arena.


We are overwhelmed by the welcome note we got from the Mela Management and Local Panchayet. They have given us a grand welcome on stage and the
guests of “mon chasha” enjoyed the fair a lot – also suggested some new ideas to the fair comitee for the betterment and future planning of “Bhim Mela”.

Please visit this event and you can experience the hidden treasures of bengal villages. Through these fairs you can feel the rustic but romantic village life of Bengal.

Behalf of “mon chasha ecotourism project”, we have already supported this wonderful event in every aspect. In future also we will spread our hands to them.

To “mon chasha” – Bengal is Beautiful, Bengal is Simple, Bengal is Live here. – Still Life in Bengal.

See you there. mon chasha.

what visitors say about “mon chasha”

On 30th September 2012 Mr. Devraj, Ms. Mehr And Mrs. Rinku Puri Wrote:

Monchasha Was An Experience – Heart, Soul And Mind Touching. Nature At Its Best – Fresh, Pure And Beautiful.  Accommodation – Wow! People Smiling, Welcoming, Caring And Kind. Excellent Hospitality. Food That Is Fresh, Appealing, Cooked To Perfection. Every Meal Was A Feast. Ashram Was Soul Touching – Salute Everyone Who Has Contributed Towards It.  I Am So Glad We Came Here. Our 9 Year Old Daughter Would Like To Come Here On Every Birthday. We Did Something We Had Never Done. Village Visit, Fishing, Boat Ride On A River, Rickshaw Ride, …. So Much To Do And Learn. That’s What A Great Weekend Should Be. I Am Taking Back A Treasure.


On 2nd October 2012 Mr. Rajen Kundu Wrote:

The Food That One Gets Here For One’s Body And Mind Are All Cultivated Locally.


On 8th October 2012 Ms. Debolina Mookherjee Wrote:

Thank You For A Marvelous Time, Monchasha. The View From My Balcony Was One Of The Most Refreshing Things I Have Ever Encountered. Marvelous Food And Great Hospitality. Hope To Come Back Soon !!


On 15th October 2012 Mr. Subhobrata Dasgupta Wrote:

Coming Over Here, There Is An Achievement In Life Without Expectations!


On 15th October 2012 Mrs. Sriparna Dasgupta Wrote:

“Monchasha” Makes You Feel That There Is Something Beyond Money. Shall Visit Again !!


On 23rd October 2012 Mr. Eric Datta Wrote:

Loved The Rural Touch And The Peaceful Environment. One Of The Best Examples Of Comfortable Ecotourism Spots. Would Love To Recommend It To Others. Great Service. Thank You.

On 23rd October 2012 Mrs. Gopa Datta Wrote:

Reminds Me Of An Ambience ‘Far From The Maddening Crowd’. Gives Space And Spam For Self Reflection.


On 23rd October 2012 Mrs. Sreyasi Chatterjee Wrote:

“MONCHASHA” Is A Home Away From Home For Me……


On 23rd October 2012 Mr. Joykriti Mitra Wrote:

I Came Here Without Expectations With A Blank State, To Escape Kolkata’s Puja Chaos. Ans Was Pleasantly Surprised. A Touch Of Rural Bengal Is Just The Right Medicine For The Fatigue Induced By City Life. Monchasha Will Be With Me For Quite Some Time. I Return Invigorated.


On 24th October 2012 Mr. Gautam Nandi And Mr. B.K.Pal Wrote:

Excellent In All Respect.

On 25th October 2012 Mr. Shivaji Basuroy Wrote:

One Of Its Kind! I Enjoyed My Stay. Food Is Awesome!! Keep It Up!!

On 25th October 2012 Mr. Uddipan Nath Wrote:

I Wish We Could Have Spent The Entire Durgapuja Here. Boat Ride Was Excellent. I Also Wanted To Do Some Angling, But Could Not Do So Due To Scarcity Of Time. Next Time I Would Also Like To Swim In The Ponds. Some Interesting Things Like Rope Activities And Rafting On The Pond Could Be Introduced. I Would Also Like To Bring Some Of My Friends Here And Stay Here In Absolute Peace For At Least Two Full Days. Please Introduce Telescope For Some Star Gazing As Well.

On 25th October 2012 Mrs. Sumona Mukherjee Wrote:

It’s A Home Away From Home. Nice Experience. An Unique One Too. Will Surely See You Again.

On 26th October 2012 Sekh Yousuf Wrote:

Coming Very Soon. No Words To Explain The Beauty. Very Close To Nature.

On 26th October 2012 Ms. Tiyasa Ghosh Wrote:

Just One Word. AMAZING PLACE!!

On 27th October 2012 Mr. Amlan Baruah Wrote:

Very Beautiful Set Up With Great View Of The River. Nice Clean Rooms. Service Is Very Good. The Aides Are Very Polite And Well Mannered. Thanks For The Pleasurable Experience.

On 27th October 2012 Ms. Payal Chatterjee Wrote:

Although We Had Expectation But We Never Had Such An Experience In Mind When We Planned To Come Here. Perfect Blend Of Rustic Ambience As Well As Modern Amenities. “Monchasha” Is An Exemplary Joyride !  Hats Off To The Effort Of The People Behind Conceptualizing Such An Experience, Complete With Amazing Hospitality And Warm Reception. Loved It !!

On 28th October 2012 Mrs. Soma Pramanik Wrote:

My Second Home….

On 28th October 2012 Mr. Ajoy Maity, Mrs. Keya Maity And Mst. Soymya Maity Wrote:

It Is A Real Pleasure To Spend The Weekend Here In “Monchasha”. We Have Been To Various Resorts But Here We Really Felt A Homely Atmosphere. ‘A Home Away From Home’. We Will Definitely Recommend Our Friends To Visit This Place At Least Once. I Really Thank You All For The Hospitality.

On 4th November 2012 Mr. K Manna Wrote:

I Have Really Enjoyed The Scenic Beauty Of The Spot. The Cottages Are Very Nice Which Are Far Away From The Contamination Of Urban Life. I Will Suggest Others To Visit This Place. Thanking You.

On 4th November 2012 Ms. Sudeshna Roy Chaudhury Wrote:

Inexplicable Beauty, Really A Dream Come True – Rain Washed Nature-  What More Can One Dream Off ?? Wonderful Experience !!!

On 18th November 2012 Mithun, Lopa, Ranabir, Nirmalya And Joydeep  Wrote:

Enjoyed Our Stay. Food Was Great. Very Peaceful. A Few Improvements Would Be Even Better. Addition Of A Geyser In The Bathrooms, A Calling Bell System For Reception, Make Food And Entertainment, Crafts As Part Of The Package – All Inclusive. Since This Is A Remote Area, It Will Be A Great Value Add For Guests If All Of The Items Are Part Of The Experience. And Rat Trouble Would Be Great If It Didn’t Happen. But Loved It, And Will Tell Our Friends.

On 18th November 2012 Mr. Anupam Dasgupta Wrote:

Was An Absolutely Beautiful And Relaxed Stay, Coupled With Awesome Food And Great Hospitality. A Real Home Away From Home. Keep Up The Great Work ! Will Be Back !!

On 24th November 2012 Mr. Shiladitya And Anamika Chakraborty Wrote:

Was An Excellent And Relaxing Stay. Great Food And Service. Will Come Back For Sure.

On 1st December 2012 Mr. Soumitra And Srima Mondal Wrote:

Spent A Very Nice Time.

On 6th December 2012 Mr. Matt Kidd And Ms.Nadine Plattek Wrote:

Thank You For Your Hospitality, It Had A Wonderful Stay. The Location Is Very Chilled And The Local People Were All Friendly. Special Mention To The Guys Working – Cooking – The Service Was Perfect And The Food Was Exceptional. And Of Course Thanking You Both For Sharing Your Knowledge. We Will Definitely Recommend. Cheers.

On 9th December 2012 Mr. Sukhendu Samanta Wrote:


On 9th December 2012 Mr. Avijit Som Wrote:

Awesome. Excellent.

On 10th December 2012 Chakravarty’s (Piyali, Saurav, Sauvik, Tejaswini) Wrote:

A Second Home – Natural View.

On 12th December 2012 Mr. Prathik Kothari And Mrs. Dharti Momaya Wrote:

Awesome Location, Nice Birding. Great Hospitality And Lovely Property. Thanking You For Making It Memorable.

On 15th December 2012 Mr. Aviprasun And Suchorita Chattopadhyay Wrote:

Fantastic Experience And Excellent Accommodation And Easy Accessibility From Kolkata And Wholesome And Tasty Food And That Too In Profusion An Insight Into A Very Relaxing, Very Rejuvenating Experience.

On 15th December 2012 Mr. Daniel Gedosch And Mrs.Sikata Banerjee Wrote:

A Very Relaxing Atmosphjere. Wonderfully Decorated Huts With Great Touches Of “Classic” Bengali Culture. The Home Cooked Food Is Delicious. We Hope To Come Back.

On 17th December 2012 Mr. Soumya Mukherji Wrote:

Been Touring West Bengal For The Last Two Weeks And Felt That I Was Missing Something. I Found It Here – Bengali Food And Culture Showcased And Preserved In A Beautiful Way. The Villages Nearby Are Charming And Have So Much To Explore. Wish My Hosts Nilanjan And Debjani The Best Of Luck For The Future. A Perfect End Of My Tour.

On 21st December 2012 Mr. Subrata Kumar Wrote:

Concept Is Good, Service Is Very Good. Need To Maintain The Styandard. Wish All The Very Best !!

On 21st December 2012 Mrs. Rakhi Basu Wrote:

Monchasha Is Rediscovering Bengal And Rejuvenating Yourself. Monchasha – Of The Earth, By The Earth – For The Earth.

On 21st December 2012 Mr. Gora Datta Wrote:

It Is Evident That The Love, Dedication And Effort Put In By Debjani And Nilanjan Has Paid Off Very Well – Monchasha Is Perfect ! We Enjoyed Our Brief But Beautiful Stay At Monchasha. I Am Sure – We Will Be Back !

On 21st December 2012 Ms. Anindita Datta Wrote:

Rejuvenating. Outstanding Arrangement And Food.

On 21st December 2012 Mr. Rohan Datta Wrote:

What An Amazing Place – So Far Removed From The Chaos Of The City. Superb.

On 22nd December 2012 Mr. Sudip Acharya Wrote:

Excellent Atmosphere. Good Effort To Campaign For Eco Tourism Footprint. Concept Is Unique.

On 23rd December 2012 Mr. K Roy Chowdhury Wrote:

Liked “Monchasha” With All Good Feelings, Felt The Appropriate Ambiance, Hospitality Of The Host And Hostess. Wishing To Come Here Again.

On 23rd December 2012 Mrs. Sudeshna Chakraborty Wrote:

‘Break Free – Unwind To Serene Nature’ –  Amazing Experience To Pure Rural Life, Few Days Of To Yourself. The Best Part Of The Stay In “Monchasha” Is The Awesome Hospitality And Loving And Warmth Of The Host Nilanjan And Debjani

On 23rd December 2012 Mr. Subir Kumar Saha Wrote:

Wishing To Come Here Again.

On 26th December 2012 Mr. Souvik Sinha Wrote:

Wonderful Ambience, Beauty Of Nature, Interior Awesome. Behavior And Service Excellent.

On 27th December 2012 Mrs. Nupur Barua Wrote:

“Monchasha” – A Different  World, A Dwelling Place In The Nature’s Lap Where Our Minds Are Nurtured By Excellent Natural Beauty. Hearts Become Filled With Excellent Hospitality. Above All Nilanjan And Debjani Are Excellent People To Stay With.

On 29th December 2012 Dr. Subrato Chakraborty Wrote:

“Monchjasha Is Unique, Innovative And Displays Deep Thinking At Every Step. Hospitality Is Extra Ordinary. I Sincerely Wish All The Success For The Project.

On 29th December 2012 Mr. Sukanta Chakraborty Wrote:

Nice Place For Holiday And Their Hospitality Is Excellent And Extra Ordinary.

On 29th December 2012 Mrs. Rupanjana Pakrashi Wrote:

Beautiful Place For Holiday. Excellent Hospitality. Wish You Both For This Immense Project.

On 29th December 2012 Mr. Amit Kundu Wrote:

Simply A Perfect Place To Unwind And Relax. Worth Coming Back At Respected Occasions.

On 30th December 2012 Mr. Tushar Deb Wrote:

Had A Very Pleasant Stay. Good Food, Nice Reception And Very Peaceful For A Good And Memorable Weekend.

On 30th December 2012 Dr. Tirthankar Bagchi Wrote:

Picturesque Location; Serene Ambience; Well Conceived Cottages; Warm Reception; Scrumptious Food; Good Basic Amenities – Gives One The Feel Of A Home Outside Home. Love The Experience At “Monchasha” To Our Heart’s Content.

On 1st January 2013 Mr. J.C.Dey Wrote:

Environment Is Highly Appreciable / Excellent. Attention To Guest Is Also Top Class. Suggest: Floor In Cottages Should Be Replaced By Wooden Platform And Garden Should Be Beautified By Flower Belt.

On 2nd January 2013 Mr. Shibaji Bose Wrote:

Discovering Self, Rediscovering This And Getting Immersed In The Rustic Charm Of An Ethereal  And Picturesque Destination – “Monchasha” ! Personalized, Laid Back And Sumptuous Food. Will Keep Coming Back.

On 2nd January 2013 Mrs. Aparna Bose Wrote:

“Monchasha” – ‘Passion At Its Best’. An Awesome Place Where One Can Let His/Her Imagination Go Wild. A Place Where Sun, Moon, Stars, Trees And Birds Talk To You. There Is Poetry At Every Nook And Corner Waiting To Be Discovered By You. Beautiful Place. The Smell Of Freshness, The Scent Of Earth, Its Like Revisiting The Childhood. Taking Back A Lot From Here, Something Which Cannot Be Bought. Gift Of Nature, Priceless And Rare. Best Wishes And Love.

On 2nd January 2013 Mr. Shridhar K S Wrote:

To Run Away From The Chaos Of The City Life, “Monchasha” Is A Good Place And Not Far Away Too. Well Designed Cottages, Nice Music And Good Experience Of Village Life. All The Best.

On 4th January 2013 Ms. Aarushi Gupta Wrote:

“Monchasha” – I Like This Green Beautiful Place.

On 4th January 2013 Mr. Anubhav Sarkar Wrote:

It Was An Exclusive Experience. Surely Coming Back.

On 5th January 2013 Mr. Suprotik Saha Wrote:

We All Had A Fabulous Time Over Here, We Enjoyed A Lot Ourselves. We Will Visit Again This Place. The People Were Very Cooperative. Infrastructure Was Very Nice And The Food Was Also Very Good.

On 13th January 2013 Friends From BERGER Paints Wrote:

Gentle Breeze, Simple Life, Reminds The Beauty Of Countryside, The Silent River, Morning Prayer, Rare Joy For City Dweller. A Rare Combination Of Village And Urban Facilities Touches The Heart.

On 13th January 2013 Mr. Subhadeep Nag Wrote:

A Perfect Blend Of Modern Amenities With Rural Essence. True Village Environment Makes One Wonder, What Are Enjoy In The So Called Mega Cities, Is Only Affecting The Lungs And The Heart. But Here It Is Pure Bliss. Wonderful Homely People With Semi Urban Lining; One Cares To Wonder When To Return To This Wonderland ! Thank You For The Experience !!

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