Suntalekhola (সুনতালে খোলা), a small picturesque village in western
region of Dooars in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The most attractive
tourist spot of Samsing, Suntalekhola and Rocky Island circuit, situated on
2900 ft. above sea level, and distance from Samsing only 5 K.M. The name
Suntalekhola derived from two Nepali
words, Suntaley means oranges and Khola means streams in Nepali speaking communities.
green hills, the wide and open sky, flowing Suntalekhola river, this is about
Suntalekhola, the sound of flowing river will remember for a life time as like
as wave. The entire regions looks like painted on canvas frame, one of the
attractions of Suntalekhola is hanging bridge on river. The narrow green lane
goes to Suntalekhola forest resort (built and maintained by W.B government’s
forest department) after crossing the hanging foot bridge through oranges
short trek to Mouchuki- a nice spot beside Neora river, it will be nice
experience for your lifetime, taking a guide is must on this trek route for new
travellers. He can guide you through the short route to reach Mouchuki, be
aware of leeches in every step. This mild uphill trek around 6 K.M from
Suntalekhola to Mouchuki, through nice landscape, don’t forget to visit lovers
point when you are in Suntalekhola.
view from balcony of homestay
bedroom at homestay
view from bedroom
ac. room at homestay
external view of homestay
Our associate homestay is fine accommodation and deluxe stay at Suntalekhola, owner Mr.
D Raha has arranged comfortable accommodation in Suntalekhola with all
modern facilities like western styled bathrooms, hot water, fine dining etc. It
feels like home away home. They provide well decorated AC/Non AC rooms with
balcony, a superb view of surrounding hills with cup of tea from balcony a nice
experience. Mr. Raha has good knowledge about local areas, ask him for a nice
itinerary or tour plane for your holidays at Suntalekhola, package tour and
adventure tour can be arranged on prior request.
Another Homestay situated
near Suntalekhola fari basti, provides comfortable stay, deluxe rooms with
attached bathrooms. Enjoy Neora valley wildlife Sanctuary from
this homestay, they can arrange local sightseeing and transportation to and
Tariff stars from Rs.1,000
to Rs.2,500 per person per day full board (Lodging, breakfast, lunch and
dinner), contact us or send us enquiry for peaceful holiday at Suntaleykhola.
Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP),
distance 85 K.M, another nearest railway station is New Mal Jn. distance around
43 K.M. NJP well connected to all major cities of India, especially with
Kolkata. Only Kanchan Kanya Express runs between Sealdah (SDAH) Kolkata to New
Mal directly. You can avail cars from NJP or New Mal Jn. to Samsing via
Malbazar, Chalsha and Mettali, book a car from Mettali to Suntalekhola. Also
you can take bus from Siliguri bus stand or from P.C. Mittal bus stand to
Samsing directly fare will be around Rs.65 – Rs.75, frequent buses from
Malbazar also available to Samsing, then take a car to Suntalekhola, or ask
locals to drop you Suntalekhola with little extra money.
budgeted tour you can catch Bamanhat passenger train to Chalsa from New Mal jn. distance
is around 9 K.M. From Chalsa take local vehicle or shared jeep to Meteli and
fare would be around Rs.15 to Rs.20. From Meteli take another local transport
or shared jeep to Samsing & ask the driver to drop you Suntalekhola.
Suntalekhola can be
visited around the year, each and every season of year has different charm, you
can visit Suntalekhola during or after monsoon to get best savor of Dooars.