Apr 15 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.
All travel 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.
In between 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.