Aug 1 2019
Pabong or Pabung a small village located near Loleygaon
and Charkhole. We two friend cum office colleagues visited Pabong this winter (December
2018), in this short write-up/blog I will share my journey and memories of
Pabong with you all.
loving people know that getting train tickets is hectic and also sometimes need
good luck to obtain train booking from IRCTC. After lots of search we could not
get any confirm tickets from NJP/Siliguri from Kolkata/Sealdah, my old friend suggests
to try for Radhikapur Express (13146). After few days the travel date came 21 December
2018, we taken OLA from New Town to Dakhsindari (Ultadanga), then started walking
to Kolkata station (KOAA), our scheduled time was 19.30 P.M and we departed
timely from Kolkata. After a short nap around 3.35 A.M (next day) we reached
Malda Town (MLDT), after getting fresh our actual activity started to search
further train to reach NJP. We found that all trains are late, luckily we got Brahmputra
Mail (14056) from Maldah, its stopped almost every stations and we reached NJP
around 10.00 A.M. We called on Pabong Homestay’s booking number (7908112610)
for share car arrangement to up to Pabong for us, we got informed that the
morning share Jeep departed from Siliguri, we need to wait till 1.00 P.M (noon)
for another and last share car to the village.
we got refreshed, small breakfast cum lunch at NJP IRCTC canteen, finally taken
an auto rickshaw to Mahananda Sporting Club (near bridge) for share car. After lots
of wait our journey started, you all aware about road/traffic jam of Siliguri town.
We crossed Salugara, Sevoke Kali bari, Kalijhora one by one, flowing Teesta
also going with us on right side. At Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project
Stage III near Riayang, we crossed the river and started uphill journey from
here around 5.15 P.M we reached Pabong Homestay. Just upon reaching we fallen
love the place, departure was around 3-50 C, only silence over the
valley and twinkle, twinkle little starts on the sky. Our host was ready and
expecting us on road, they served hot veg-momos, we just finished two plate of
momos within few minutes, also got informed that dinner will be around 8.30 P.M
with roti, dal and chicken.