Mongpong (মংপং) is gateway of
Dooars region, first and most beautiful tourist center of West Dooars. Distance
of Mongpong from Siliguri (gateway of North Bengal and North-East) is around 30
K.M. The famous and very awake Sevakeswari Kali Temple will be on the way to
Mongpong from Siliguri, after temple there will be another point of interest
(POI) the Coronation Bridge, to cross the River Teesta. After this bridge a few
area controlled by monkeys, there is also a view point at bank of river Teesta,
it’s very difficult to enjoy beauty of river due to Money business.
rest house cottage
view teesta river from cottage
inside wbfdc complex
Mongpong can be visited
throughout the year, although March to May is very good season for Mongpong, book
cottage as early as possible for this season due to high demand. Winter is also
good time to visit, not so chill due to low height above sea level. In monsoon
or after monsoon Mongpong takes the new forms with lush green forests and water
full Teesta River.
Mongpong is very near
and first destination form Siliguri town towards Dooars, so it’s easily
accessible from Siliguri, an enjoy full 30 to 40 minutes’ drive from Siliguri.
Also you can book a car from New Jalpaiguri railway station or from Bagdogra
airport and cost would be around Rs.1200 to Rs.1500.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra
and only airport of North Bengal and nearest railway station is NJP or New
Jalpaiguri, well connected with allover India. Public transportation also
available from Siliguri or NJP RLY station to Mongpong. A small and nice bus
runs by North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) from NJP station to Lataguri
via Mongpong, fare around Rs.20. to Rs25/. Timing of bus given bellow...
NJP RLY station
Siliguri (tenzing Norgay bus stand)
P.C Mittal Bus Stand
** Call for exact timing and fare: 03582-222576,
Only and best accommodation is West Bengal Forest
Development Corporation’s guest Rest House cottages, two AC and two non-AC
cottages are available here and rent will be Rs.1400 + tax for non-AC and
Rs.1700 + tax for ac cottages. Ac rooms not required because most of the time
there is no power, power cut is common here at day time, generator facility
only available after 6.00 P.M to 10.00 P.M. also you can book cottages online
from here. Call caretaker Basanta
Daju for more info on: +91
9002371850. He is a very friendly and noble person; his wife makes very
tasty foods like egg curry, chicken curry and Momos.