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
orange orchard around homestay
Home stays are only option of accommodation at Sitong
(Sittong), our associate homestay located at Sittong Khasmahal, West
Bengal. We are offering best property with lovely home cooked food surrounded
by orange orchards. We have double bedded rooms, triple bedded, four bedded and
dormitory type rooms for our honorable guests. All rooms are enough large with
attached western toilets. You will get pure natural view from each and every
room. We also arrange day trip or sightseeing tour of nearby locations from
Sittong, popular places like Moongpu, Latpanchar, Ahaldara, Tinchuley etc. we
also can make arrangement for pick-up & drop to-from Siliguri, NJP,
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.