Bara Mangwa, West Bengal, India

bara mangwa

Bara Mangwa

West Bengal, India

Bara Mangwa village is gaining fame as a calm tourist destination along with Chota Mangwa and Tinchuley. A mountain slope, famous for the Orange Orchard, Bara Mangwais settled atop Darjeeling Hills towards the western side of the Kalimpong hills in the Teesta Valley, with magnificent view of the convergence of Teesta and Rangeet Rivers on one side and with Kalimpong Hills on the other side is Bara Mangwa.

Bara Mangwa Travel Tips

You can plan a trip to Bara Mangwa and Chota Managwa throughout the year except the rainy season. Colourful orchids mark the autumn months which is October and November. Winter is the time when both the valleys are flooded with oranges.

Bara Mangwa Facts

Enclosed with lush orange orchards, Bara Mangwa with its terraced agriculture and simplicity has become the epitome of the eco-friendly village in Darjeeling. During the harvesting season when all the oranges ripe many exquisite Himalayan birds can be spotted in Bara Mangwa collecting their share of orange, making Bara Mangwa an ideal place for birding for the passionate bird watchers. Besides from offering the breathtaking a view of Teesta and Rangeet river confluence and the lofty mountainous hill of Kalimpong, there are many destinations close by Bara Mangwa with pictorial sights with an easy travelling distance like Tackling Phunchok Choling Monastery.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The nearest airport to Bara Mangwa is Bagdogra. From Bagdogra, it is approximately 65 KM and it will take around 2hr 45 minutes to reach Bara Mangwa.

Train
Train By Train

Bara Mangwa is 62 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Railaway Station. It will take around 2.5 hr to reach there from NJP railway station if you reserve a car. If you want to come Bara Mangwa by share transport, first you have to take a share car for Teesta Bazar. And from teesta bazar you have to hire another car to reach Bara Mangwa.

Car
Car By Road

From Bagdogra airport or NJP station, the distance to Bara Mangwa is about 65 kilometres and will take around 2.5 to 3 hours to reach.There are three different routes to reach here. The first route is through Teesta Bazar. This would be the preferred route for anyone coming from Kalimpong, Sikkim, Dooars side or even from Bagdogra / NJP. Travel to Teesta bazaar and on the Sikkim Bengal National Highway 10 and take the steep uphill village road toward Tinchuley and Chota Mangwa from here. From Teesta bazaar to your destination should be anything between 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on which part of the two villages you would be travelling to. The second option is to travel via Takdah. The British cantonment of Takdah is another popular tourist destination which can be approached either from the Darjeeling side or from the NH10 side already discussed. From Takdah, Chota Mangwa is just about 4 km ahead. Bara Mangwa would be slightly further. The third route is to come through Peshok road. This route would be suitable for anyone who is travelling here from the Lamahatta area.

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