Sittong, West Bengal, India

Offbeat Sittong Trip

Sittong

West Bengal, India

On the next day, you are bound to find yourself indulging in the local culture, with the most finger-licking regional breakfast offered by these Sittong homestays. And then off you go for an exhaustive Sittong sightseeing that ranges from the Ahaldara Viewpoint, where the lordly mountain view awaits, to the House of Rabindranath Tagore and Sittong monastery (Upper Ghaylear Longho Lepcha Buddhist monastery) that offers a quick glance of our richly diverse culture. Do not forget to grab some fresh oranges from the beautiful orange orchards, some orchids to tuck behind your ears in the orchid fields, and allow yourself a bite of the medicinal herb at the cinchona plantations before you get back for a good night’s sleep at the best upper Sittong homestays. Next, visit Namthing Lake. Also known as Pokhri Lake, it is truly a paradise surrounded by the lush green vegetation of the alpine forest. You can spend some quality time here while enjoying the great scenery of the surroundings and a calmful ambiance.

Sittong Travel Tips

1. Carry Your Travel Documents
2. Keep A Track On The Weather Forecast

3. Don’t Forget Your Identity Proof

4. Pack According To The Weather

5. Keep A Medical Kit Handy

6. Respect Local Laws And Ethics

7. Try Local Delicacies

Sittong Facts

Sittong or Sitong is a "KhasMahal" in the Kurseong division of the Darjeeling district. It is not one village, but a cluster of villages in a large area known as Sittong Khasmahal. The place has become famous among tourists as it is the heart of the orange-growing countryside of Darjeeling hills. However, Sittong has much more to offer to tourists apart from its oranges. Nature is at its pristine best and bestowed Sittong with its bounty. The area is popular among nature lovers as nature is pristine and visitors can enjoy the beauty of nature unaffected by the vices of modern tourism. The place is also quite close to NJP / Bagdogra arrival point which makes it a convenient start or end point of your tour.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The nearest Airport is in Bagdogra in West Bengal. From here one can either take a pre-paid Taxi (from within the Airport) or one can go to Siliguri to find a shared taxi. Major flight carriers have daily flights to this airport. One can take a taxi upto Sittong which is about 2 hours drive.

Train
Train By Train

The nearest Train station is in New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. From here one can either take a pre-paid Taxi (from within the Airport) or one can go to Siliguri to find a shared taxi. Major flight carriers have daily flights to this airport. One can take a taxi upto Sittong, Darjeeling which is about 2 hours drive.

Car
Car By Road

Sittong can be easily reached by road from Siliguri. Sittong is around 26.4 km from Siliguri and it takes around 2 hours to reach there from Siliguri.

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