32 km drive from Siliguri, Mongpong provides you with the mesmerizing landscape of the Eastern Himalayas. The small hamlet is located on the lofty banks of Teesta. Under the floating clouds, you get some unforgettable picnic spots and a panoramic view of Mahananda wildlife sanctuary. You also can trek through the virgin forests near Mongpong. The sight of flickering ripples in the Teesta on a moonlit night will take you to the world of sublime dreams. The cool breeze and soft melting glow of the sun will infuse a new life in you at Mongpong.
Mongpong is the place where the mighty river Teesta descends from the hills and meets the plains. The left bank of the river is called Mongpong whereas the right bank is known as Sevok bazaar. Technically Mongpong is the first destination of Dooars as the western side of Teesta is referred to as Terai.
Mongpong is a large area on both sides of the National Highway as it enters Dooars, the northernmost area known as Lower Mongpong. There is a small village here, a road through the village goes to the Teesta riverbed which is a common picnic spot for the locals.
About 500 meters east on the main road you will reach the forest check-post and forest offices. This is the area most often visited by tourists. There is a forest development corporation accommodation nearby which is arguably the best place to stay around here.
Another 500 meters east you will find Upper Mongpong village on your left and the Mongpong army cantonment area on your right. The Upper Mongpong village is a nondescript small village but just behind the village is a beautiful scenic place. It includes a river, hills, forests, some paddy land, and an open valley. This area does not have any private accommodation yet, but it is worthwhile to visit the village and its surroundings if you are in Mongpong.
Mongpong is the place where the mighty river Teesta descends from the hills and meets the plains. The left bank of the river is called Mongpong whereas the right bank is known as Sevok bazaar.
There is a forest bungalow in the vicinity where tourists can stay overnight. The bungalow is managed by West Bengal Forest Development Corporation. You can book the bungalow through us by submitting the form below, or you can book it through the WBFDC website.
There is no private accommodation available in the area at the time of writing this article.
NJP rail station and Bagdogra airport are about an hour’s drive away from here. Mongpong is located on National Highway 31 passing through Dooars. As you cross the famous 'Bagpool' or the Tiger Bridge of Sevok, Mongpong is your first destination as you enter Dooars from the Terai area.
Mongpong is a destination for relaxing amongst transcendent nature. Take a walk on the Teesta riverbank, or walk amongst the forests. You may cross the National Highway and walk through the wooded narrow path to reach a small river valley. Take a 15 minutes car ride to reach Sevok Coronation Bridge, a marvel of British architecture, or drive further another 10 minutes to reach Sevok Bazar to have a cup of tea.