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Mongpong

Teesta RiverA 45 minutes drive from Siliguri, Mongpong is your first stop in Dooars. As you leave behind Siliguri and drive through the Mahananda Wild life Sanctuary, the noise of a modern civilisation slowly mixes with the melody of nature.

Cross the deep gorge of roaring Teesta over the historical Coronation Bridge at Sevoke and reach Mongpong, 30kms from Siliguri, for a completely different landscape. The mighty Teesta River, caged on both side by steep rock throughout its 200 odd kms journey from the snow-capped mountain of Sikkim, liberates itself at Mongpong.

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Here it divides into several channels and flows through the lower marshy land of the sanctuary, providing an ideal breeding place for the migratory birds. Situated on the lofty bank of Teesta, Mongpong Forest Rest House offers a great panoramic view of the Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary and the wide spread Teesta valley. The colour of the river changes as the Sun slowly hides behind the hills. The flocks of wild goose fly back to their nests. The sudden chorus of crickets and beetles animates the surrounding forests. A leopard roars nearby. And night falls at Mongpong. It is now time to return to your nest, one of the coziest ones in the region. Spend the rest of the night in complete peace.

Places Around

Most tourists visit Mongpong for the quiet and serene environment. This is the ideal place to spend a couple of days walking among the trees and sitting besides the river Teesta. Options galore for those who want to go for a drive in the nearby area.

Upper Mongpong
Cross the Highway and travel a hundred meters through the village road to reach Upper Mongpong village besides a small stream. The picturesque village and the wide meadow in front including the dense forests of Mahananda WLS would keep you mesmerised for a whole day.

Sevok
The famous Sevok coronation bridge is about 5 kms from here. You may take a drive or even walk through the hilly road to visit “Sevok Bagpool”. Once here, don’t forget to visit the Sevokeswari Kalimandir, the temple of Kali that is an attraction for the locals as well as tourists.

Washabari
About 7 kilometers ahead of Mongpong is the location of Washabari. One of the older and reputed tea gardens of Dooars. You may take a special permission from the garden manager to visit the garden including the tea production facility at the Tea factory.

Leesh River
Next to Washabari is the Leesh River. The river looks docile for most part of the year but during the Monsoon months, Leesh sometimes becomes violent and has record of breaking into Oodlabari and Washabari area including destroying forests and tea gardens. The view of the river and the hills from the highway bridge is very attractive. You may decide to go for a day hike upstream the Leesh river. An hour’s walk from Bagrakot up the river will take you to an abandoned coal mine on the bank of Leesh River.

Bagrakot
If Washabari is on the right bank of the Leesh River, Bagrakot is on the left bank. The small village is cantered around Bagrakot Tea Garden. Just after crossing the Leesh bridge you will reach “Mina More”. From here Bagrakot village is a 100 meter on your left.
A road passes through Bagrakot to reach up in the hills. Through this road a large number of tourist destinations can be accessed very easily including Nimbong, Barbote, Samthar, Chuikhim and Charkol. The road condition is not very good when last reported and you must confirm the current status of the road from Mongpong check post before venturing into this road.

Further east from Mongpong as you drive through the Highway you will visit the following places one after the other. Distance given are from Mongpong
Washabari – 8 Kms
Leesh River Bridge – 9 Kms
Bagrakot (Mina More) – 10 Kms – From here take a left turn for Barbote, Nimbong area
Gheesh River Bridge – 14 Kms
Oodlabari Crossing – 16 Kms – From here take a right to go to Kathambari forest area
Damdim – 21 Kms – From here take a left turn to reach Lava via Gorubathan
Malbazar - 28 Kms
Chalsa – 36 Kms – From here Take a left turn to Samsing or a right turn to Gorumara.

Where to Stay

The only tourist accommodation at Mongpong is the forest rest house of West Bengal Tourist Development Corporation. The accommodation is very comfortable and is one of the best in the area.

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