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  • The people of North Bengal are also a varied lot. The tea gardens brought in Tribals from Bengal and Bihar. The hill stations attracted people from neighboring Nepal, and the partition of 1947 brought in Hordes of Bengalis from Bangladesh.
  • The Hills, the jungles and the serene beauty of undulating tea gardens spread to the horizon.

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Samsing

A drive through some of the best tea gardens of Dooars, set amongst undulating countryside, will take you to Samsing. The beautiful little hamlet is blessed with natures bounty; where small streams, natural forests, tea gardens come together to form a picture perfect landscape. Samsing is where the plains suddenly rise to transform into the mighty Himalaya. Samsing is where the forests of Neora valley reach the plain. Samsing is where river Murti opens up from the mountainous confinement to become one of the most adored rivers of Dooars. Samsing is where you will find your bliss.

River at Sakham

​Staying on the bank of the Suntalekhola you will listen to the eternal tunes of water. The picnicking on the bank of the Suntalekhola or drive through the steep serpentine way to Tree Fern Point and Mouchuki with only nature as your companion is worth remembering all the life. For the adventurous soul Samsing offers excellent terrain. Situated at an altitude of 750m Samsing is a gateway to the remote parts of Neora Valley National Park. The hills with green all around will never let you feel alone in this divine landscape.

Birding

The place is full of flying beauties, the birds. The sweet chirping of unknown colorful birds in the serene landscape is a refreshing break from the city life. Step out with a binocular and explore the treasure offered by the nature.

Some of the major species include Grey Nightjar, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Maroon Oriole, Greychinned and Short-billed Minivets, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Slaty-backed Forktail, Sultan Tit, Ashy Bulbul, Yellow-vented, Golden-spectacled and Chestnut crowned Warblers, Greater Necklaced Laughing thrush, Long-tailed Sibia, White-napped and Black-chinned Yuhinas.

A cormorant drying its feather in sun

Suntalekhola

Just 4 kms from Samsing lays Suntalekhola, a popular tourist spot in Dooars. Suntalekhola is truly an offbeat destination in the Himalayan foothills of Dooars in the backdrop of glistering green and blue sky with touch of everlasting beauty. Trekking from Samsing to Suntalekhola will bring you closer to nature. The sinuous flow of mountain streams will whisper in your heart. The music of rusting leaves and the hide and seek of shadows with the trickling sunrays through the conifer leaves will take you to a pure and pristine world.

Laying on the south eastern fringe of the Neora Valley National Park, Suntalekhola offers a trail that leads to the left from the first bend of the tar road approached from the bungalows and ends at Lava after a three-day trek. The trail leads steeply through thick broadleaved tropical and semi-tropical forests via Mouchouki, Rechila Top (4500m), Alubari and Pankhasari Ridge.

Rocky Island

About 2 kms from Samsing, Rocky Island is a small eco-resort on the banks of river Murti. Today the whole area is referred to as Rocky Island. Even if you are not staying at the tented accommodation, you may well visit the riverside and spend a few hours amongst undisturbed nature at its best.

 

Small flowers blooming on the roadside

Getting There

The distance of Samsing from Siliguri via Chalsa is 80 Km. The drive to Samsing through lush green tea gardens sets the mood for the trip. The land of floating clouds, meandering mountain streams and endless maze of green will leave an everlasting sense of satisfaction in your heart.

Accommodation

The accommodation in both Samsing and Suntalekhola is maintained by Forest Department of West Bengal. The wilderness resorts in Suntalekhola are located amidst the natural wild environment.

naturebeyond provides booking to these resorts as well as other homestay accommodations. Most homestay accommodations have come up in the Faribasti area which is close to Suntalekhola. There are also a number of small eco-resorts in Samsing including in and around Rocky island.

Humro Home, a unit of naturebeyond, has its own Homestay in Samsing, there are two home lodges available at Samsing from us, one is near Suntalekhola and the other is at Fari Basty . More information is available at the given link. You may also ask our helpdesk executives for more information about this home lodges.


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