Sitong (সিটং/সিতং) is a beautiful Lepcha village in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, near Kurseong located at 4000 ft. above sea level. This picturesque Sitong village also called as ‘Orange Village’ due to high volume of orange cultivation, almost each and every house in this village has orange orchards. River Riyang and waterfall (Jhora), lush green mountain steps and orange gardens will welcome you when you are entering Sitong village.
There is a nice church on hill-top of this village surrounded by very nice atmosphere. Take a short trip to Sitong View Point on your foot, the village is too tiny, you can roam entire village by walking. A magnificent view of orange orchards and Sitong village is visible from view point, a nice church located just beside the view point. Sitong is also a bird watching destination, bird lovers will love this village and numbers of rare Himalayan birds are visible in Sitong.
Make a plan for trip to nearby destinations when you are at Sitong. On a day visit go to Mongpoo – which is home of the noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore (20 km). You also can visit Bagora, Dilaram and Kurseong (20 km) or Latpanchar – which is highest point in the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (15 km).
Point of interest: Sunrise and sunset over mighty Kanchenjunga along with other Himalayan ranges. Nature and forest trek, birding watching, butterfly watching, Village excursions are some of the activities you can get in this village. This is one of the fastest growing eco-tourism and organic village which produces many vegetables (beans, peas, spinach, ginger, Turmeric and round chilies - Dalli).
Also visit Latpanchor
are only option of accommodation at Sitong (Sittong), our associate homestay
located at Sittong Khasmahal,
Tariff: Rs.1,200/Person per day (including all meals). (Updated Jan,2017)
Reviews by our guests (from Google)
“Homely atmosphere. Very clean. Well maintained room & toilet... Nice views from 2nd floor & definitely from roof top . Very good & healthy local food” - Sumita Samanta, Kolkata
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB), direct cars are available from airport as well as from NJP, till now direct shared transport is not available to Sitong. You can avail shared jeep up to Kurseong from Siliguri, and then take local car or taxi to Sitong.
Note: Always hire a big car like Sumo, Bolero, and Jeeps for road condition.
Sitong can be visited throughout the year except monsoon, but best season to travel Sitong is winter (late December to February) when entire village get covered with oranges. The Sitong village produce best quality of orange in this region. This village one the destinations which also can be visited in monsoon, entire village gets green and river streams get filled in the month of Jun, July.