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.
Small 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 gardens.
Take a 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.
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 from Suntalekhola.
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.
For 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.