Samsing Suntaleykhola

Samsing Suntaleykhola are twin tourist spots in the Dooars region just 80 kms from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. They are a beautiful blend of Himalayan foothill villages and tea gardens with an amazing freshness of air and water.

Suntaleykhola is a winding rivulet skirting around the village of Samsing. In the local language, Suntaley refers to oranges and Khola means a rivulet or stream. It is around 2800 feet in altitude and is 18 km from the Neora Valley National Park. This is nature lover’s place with time to spend lazing on huge rocks beside hilly streams and whiling your time away watching birds and butterflies. With this quietude comes the cultural richness of the village folks here. Apart from the greenery, Samsing is also popular for its local orange orchards, strawberry farms and cardamom plantations. These are a major source of sustenance of the locals of the area: the Nepalese. This is also the land of tea gardens and timber plantations another major source of income for the locals.

 

Things to do at Samsing Suntaleykhola

Samsing with its meandering stream Suntaleykhola is dotted with trek routes. One trek route takes guests to ‘Tree Fern Point’ and Mouchuki. Here one can get to see the amazing combination of the Himalayas and the gorgeous green Dooars plain lands. Then you can also trek to Neora Valley National Park with requisite permission.

For those who prefer lighter activities, the nature trails following forest paths in Samsing are great fun. You can also enjoy the company of many colorful birds. The best spots for bird watching are Suntaleykhola, Rocky Island, Faribasti and the Mouchaki beat. You can also go camping to Rocky Island nearby.

 

Samsing Suntaleykhola sightseeing

There are many picturesque picnic spots and tourist destinations nearby. As mentioned before you can visit the Neora Valley National Park which is at a distance of one hour from this place. You can also take a day trip to Gorumara National Park area, around 20 to 30 kms away and an hours travel time. You can also take another entire day-trip to Jhalong – Bindu. Visit to the tea gardens from Chalsa to Samsing (15 kms) is another activity you can enjoy. The beautiful Faribasti – a small beautiful village next to Suntalekhola has recently seen tourist footfalls too. You can also take day trips to the banks of Rocky Island and Murti River.

 

How to reach Samsing Suntaleykhola

Samsing is 82 kms from Siliguri at a distance of 3 hours. You can travel via New Mall Junction, 19 kms from Samsing. From here you can hire cars to reach Samsing.

 

Best time to visit Samsing Suntaleykhola

The best time to visit here are the summer months, which is very pleasant with a maximum temperature of 25 degree Centigrade. Winter is not bad either with the min temperature hardly ever below 10 degree Centigrade.

 

Homestay Accommodation at Samsing Suntaleykhola

LOCATION: Village area with view of Suntaleykhola river

FACILITIES: Driver’s accommodation, Attached western bathroom, Geyser, Dining Hall, Common balcony.

ROOM TYPES: Double Bedrooms.

LOCATION: Beside Strawberry farm

FACILITIES: Lawn, Parking, Inverter, Campfire arrangement, Driver’s accommodation, Attached western bathroom, Geyser, TV in common area, Dining Hall, Common balcony with view.

ROOM TYPES: Double Bedroom.

LOCATION: Forest area with view of Murti River

FACILITIES: Lawn, Parking, Generator, Driver’s accommodation, Attached western bathroom, Geyser, TV in deluxe room, Dining Hall, Conference facilities Private forest within homestay area.

ROOM TYPES: Double Bed Deluxe, Double Bed Standard rooms.