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Sabuj Bon

 
September 2010

Sabuj Bon Information 


Address: Sabuj Ban, Rasulpur, P.O.-Panchsowa. Around 13Km from Bolpur.

Reservation: Call Mr. Abdus Salim. Cell : 093337 46244 / 099325 89244. He will make a pencil booking and provide Axis Bank account number where you need to deposit some advance.

Tariff: 2 bed room Rs 500, 3 bed Rs 700, 4 bed Rs 1000. Not sure about the AC room charges. Food charges extra. [Charges as of September 2010]

Driving direction: From Kolkata, Durgapur Expressway –> cross Burdwan and take a right turn to the road going to Gushkhara. One can avoid going via Panagarh using this road and the shorten the journey time. This road goes straight to Bolpur station. After crossing the bridge on river Ajoy, there is a small local toll collection booth. Take a right turn at the toll booth and an immediate right once again. After that, its a straight drive, but ask for directions.
If one is coming from Bolpur, take the road going towards Gushkara and take a detour at the toll booth. There is another entrance on the Ilaambazar – Bolpur Road also.

 

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Sabuj Bon Information



37 Comments

  1. Raja said:

    Kauisk da, description ta bapok hoyeche.. r akta jinis na bole parlam na.ghora er sathe orokom lunch er menu pele ghora er moja ta double hoye jai…

    Posted on January 26th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

  2. farooi said:

    from your description, i understood that this is rural area for the people who like ecotourism.
    who is the owner of the sobuj bon, is it an international standard?
    farooqi

    Posted on February 27th, 2011 at 12:52 am

  3. admin said:

    Dear farooi,
    The owner of the place is a gentleman named Mr. Abdus Salim. Regarding your question of whether the place is of international standards, its very difficult to benchmark. Perceptions vary. I did not expect much from the place and I was not disappointed. It is to be noted that the accommodation and kitchen is not something that is professionally managed. They are operated by the local staff. They may have deficiencies in their service, but they make it up by their sincerity.

    Posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 5:53 am

  4. Farooqi said:

    I am convinced with your answer. Just I wanted to know more about the area:
    (1) Do you think that locality is safe or not

    (2) Is internate connection available?

    (3) What about the drinking water?

    (4) Public tranport system?

    Kindest regards

    Posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  5. Shahid said:

    Is there any public transport to reach subuj bon?

    What is the best time to visit sobuj bon? room easily available?

    Posted on March 30th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  6. admin said:

    Unfortunately there is no public transport till Sobuj Bon. You will get public transport till Bolpur or till the main road (I forget the bus stop) from where you have to enter for Sabuj Bon. Except summer, anytime should be good time. In winter weekends, there is a rush. So better to book in advance. Weekdays should not be much of a problem.

    Posted on April 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  7. ANANDA MUKHERJEE said:

    Dear
    I came to know about this place from jara parijayee,the travel mag.then i found this on net .and now i have decided to visit the place very soon.

    Posted on October 18th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

  8. Suvra said:

    Please send the contactnumber, i will be travelling kolkata on 26th november.
    Thanks.

    Posted on November 18th, 2011 at 3:06 am

  9. Kausik Saha said:

    Hi Suvra,

    The contact of Sabuj Bon is Mr. Abdus Salim. Cell : 093337 46244 / 099325 89244.
    All details are provided in the ‘Information’ page of Sabuj Bon in my website. Here is the URL: http://travelstorybook.com/sabuj-bon.htm/2.

    Let me know if you have any other queries.

    Posted on November 18th, 2011 at 4:19 am

  10. sk.md.salim said:

    please send me a detailed road map to sabuj bon we will be
    coming by road on bikes.

    Posted on December 2nd, 2011 at 2:41 am

  11. Kausik Saha said:

    Hi Salim,
    Please let me know from where you would be travelling to Sabuj Bon.

    Posted on December 6th, 2011 at 4:51 am

  12. Dr.Aniruddha Bose FRCS said:

    SABUJ BON: THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU BOOK!
    (The reality behind the dream!)

    On the way from Burdwan-Gushkara after you cross the bridge over Ajay River, you have to take a turn to right. Sabuj Bon is 12 km from that turning.. At first entry you are impressed with the greenery. On a pre-ordered food you are served with cold rice and tasteless frozen fish for which they charge Rs 120/- per meal. Then you walk amidst to your cottages. The caretaker named Firdous starts selling you dreams, of bullock carts, pure ghee etc. When you have reached the thatched cottages (Rs700/- to Rs 1000/-) per night it impresses you further. Cottages amidst nature!!! Aha! This is the place to be on a holiday. Alas…..when you enter you get SHOCK for the money you paid!! Two basic beds, a roof of straws without even a brick structure, the taps leaking, mirror over-turned,, bathroom flooded with water. Some vital taps missing!!! You think is this why I paid thousand bucks for a night!!!! Nighmare is yet to come…..If you are hungry at tea-time or otherwise, no food is available in between.They have 13 cottages and three people (they will tell you 50 people, another lie) manning the area. No service is available. Once you are dumped in your room and business money recovered, you will hardly find anyone there to attend you. On asking why room s are in such pathetic condition, you are told, nothing can be done. There are no people to go to Bolpur.
    When you ask the caretaker Firdous he starts blabbering a bunch of lies…….8 years since it is formed, dreams are being sold, yet in 8 years no improvement to the quality of rooms or service! All they are keen on business at a price which will provide below standard service!!!
    Before you jump and book…..think twice!! You have wasted your money and fun too!!!
    DREAMS in net and REALITY on spot are entirely different issues.
    Think! Think!! Think!!!.
    Are you prepared for such holiday at such a price?

    Posted on January 15th, 2012 at 4:58 am

  13. M. Saha said:

    Dr. Basu, I have been there with a group of my 5 friends at the Sobuj Bon about one and half years ago. We were aware Sobuj Bon situated at rasulpur- a village at the side of the river Ajoy where we went with expectation to spend time at calm and quite place free from hussle and bussle. We did not expect that we will live a star hotel in a village like rasulpur. We know Rs. 500-700 is nothing now a days. By spending this small amount of monies, all my friends- vijay, Swapan, Rabin and Deepak, and me enjoyed pollution free lash greenery Sobuj Bon. For us, it was an excellent place. I will also say it is a good place to visit for those people who likes good natural environment, tired in living polluted city life and want take some fresh breath.

    Yes I found some short fall -like non-clean bedsheet. But we all were impressed with services of the staff of sobuj bon.

    Last but not least, I will say that people who will expect five star hotel service from Sobuj Bon (with merely by paying Rs-500-Rs.700 per nigh. This amount is nothing now a days- I will not expect five star service from sobuj bon), they should not go at the village resort like sobuj bon. They should go to the five start hotel and enjoy by paying Rs.8000 to 10,000 per night.(????)

    People who like natural beauty, greenery world class privately maintained plant museum, I will recommend, please visit atleast once this place.

    Posted on January 28th, 2012 at 11:06 am

  14. Farooqi said:

    If some recent photographs of sobuj bon are uploaded, it will be fantastic..

    Posted on February 4th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  15. pradip majhi said:

    Tieup

    Posted on May 25th, 2012 at 8:27 am

  16. Er. A. SAHA said:

    The taste varies from person to person. First you decide what you want. A luxurious resort with star qualities in the greens? Then forget India and specially West Bengal. There is no govt. controlled tourism or any resort from international chain in infamous places like this. We are wasting our great opportunities to use the Mother Nature that we are gifted. But still if you want to explore the untouched rural beauty of LAL MATIR DESH, stay in a village. The people will let you know how mechanical you are. We just can blow the whistle that they don’t provide for what we paid. But, in most part of the state this is the scenario. The tourism is working on private initiatives which are meant for middle class Bengali people. They can’t afford star levels. I tell you, it’s worth of enjoying world’s 3rd highest peak from an unknown home stay at Chatakpur instead from a suite of Cidar Inn at Darjeeling.
    Their only income is from weekend visitors. Petrol is Rs. 75/litre. I was once at Birbhum. Believe me. The city of joy just can’t imagine how poor people can be. Probably, they don’t know the ceiling limit of professionalism which is required to be presented against a valuable 1000 bucks.
    So, be prepared for that.

    Posted on June 8th, 2012 at 5:36 am

  17. Gary Gratious said:

    great stuff !

    Posted on July 5th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

  18. Abu Adnan said:

    Please download more recent pictures of sobuj bon and let us know what new developments took place in the sobuj bon for new tourists.

    I would also like request to suggest to the management of sobuj bon that please improve your facilities and services what Dr. Basu has pointed out about some weakness in the boarding and lodging facilities at your village resort. If you improve, it is granted that more tourists will like and visit your place.

    By the by, do your have any e-mail id? Please let me know.

    Posted on October 6th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  19. shib sankar gupta said:

    i required booking mb no

    Posted on October 25th, 2012 at 7:09 am

  20. Shiddhartha Sankar Mukherjee said:

    Please let me know from where you would be travelling to Sabuj Bon.

    Posted on December 13th, 2012 at 6:25 am

  21. Sanchita Roy Chowdhury said:

    Please help me as calls are not connected with those numbers of Mr Salim for booking. is there any other number?

    Posted on January 9th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  22. Somtirtha De said:

    The contact informations are incorrect. kindly help.

    Posted on January 19th, 2013 at 8:27 am

  23. admin said:

    Let me check and get back. Even I am not being able to connect at the given numbers.

    Posted on January 20th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  24. prajnapguharakshit said:

    Honestly I was pretty scared with all the negative reviews but our experience was too good….. dont expect a 5star ambiance in a small village like rasulpur….but their hospitality was good….you know it is a real good place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily city life .In the evening time one can go to the riverside ….. its lovely. Food was delicious and the people didnot compromise on the quality and quantity ….they served hot and tasty foods…. yes you wont get food other than the breakfast, lunch, tea-snacks ,dinner but hopefully i think one dont need it too. Going with group of friends is preferable as in the evening you dont have anything to do if you are alone….. we were there for 1 1/2 days , I think that was the perfect duration for stay.. roads are pretty good… you wont face any problems. people are pretty helpful…. one should visit this place atleast once……

    Posted on March 11th, 2013 at 8:22 am

  25. Kanchan Mondal said:

    Sabujban – The Plant Museum – Shantiniketan

    Description
    Sabujban is a budding plant museum where people can stay amidst nature getting a taste of the village life. It is a complete private endeavor to help people enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature and the Shantiniketan is a quiet place with lots of sightseeing?s around where you can spend your time.

    Inclusions

    Accommodation in Cottages on Sharing Basis Meals.
    Transport for Sight seeing and Station, Pick-Up and Drop.

    Posted on June 2nd, 2013 at 10:10 am

  26. Kanchan Mondal said:

    Dear All,
    Visit our official website http://www.sabujban.com.

    With Regards.
    Sabujban

    Posted on June 2nd, 2013 at 10:13 am

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  29. Debanjan said:

    The place are nice , its NATURAL LANDSCAPE ARE A…W……E… S……O…M… EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    Posted on August 27th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

  30. Priyanka Ghosh said:

    The website or any provided contact number doesn’t exist. How do I make a booking ???

    Posted on October 8th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  31. admin said:

    Can you try 9153193458? It seems that the old numbers are not working. I got this number from a post in Indiamike.

    Posted on October 9th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  32. Priyanka Ghosh said:

    Thanks I’ll try, hope the place is open and functional now as I plan to visit next week

    Posted on October 10th, 2014 at 3:36 am

  33. Sov said:

    I want to visit sobuj bon with my girl friend.. is it safe?

    Posted on January 16th, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  34. RBan said:

    Visited the place recently. No such improvements noted. Amenities are basic and are at par with the rural surroundings. However service is too poor. In a remote place like this, there should be at least some attendant/ boy to reach out in case of any emergency requirements like candle during powercut, mosquito repellents after evening, drinking water at night, replacement of fused bathroom bulb etc. These are basic hospitality requirements which one would expect even at a rural lodging centre. After all they are doing business, not running a charity dharamshala. If they know Rs. 1200 is apt with market rates, they must also know how much minimum service to be provided against that. We are not expecting 5* star services, but this resort did not provide us even 1* service.

    Posted on November 25th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

  35. S ghosh said:

    Never go to sabuj bon. It’s a nightmare. Only savage animal can stay there. Like a Kandahar. We booked for 2 days. But seeing all returned same day with losing the money. They r cheating with everyone.

    Posted on August 7th, 2016 at 2:45 pm

  36. PANKAJ CHAKRABORTY said:

    How do I book the cottage of Sobuj Bon because the mobile number mentioned here of Mr. Abdus Salim. Cell : 093337 46244 / 099325 89244, not at all are valid numbers.

    Posted on March 18th, 2017 at 7:49 am

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