Rocky Island is a new hot tourist destination and unspoiled
weekend destination in Dooars region of North Bengal, India. The ideal
destination for trekking, rappelling, rock climbing and other adventures
activities, distance from Samsing only 12 K.M. Same road
from Samsing to SULTANEKHOLA gone straight towards Rocky Island, take right
turn (5 K.M from here) after few kilometers from SAMSING. The road to Rock
Island is very scenic, through pine, far forest few orange gardens can be seen
on the way. Peak of hills are visible after a little down to the road after crossing
The main attraction of this
Rocky Island is Flashy Murti river, flows noisily through large stones, taking
bath in crystal clear and cold water of river is another attraction. Kitap Singh
hill on the one hand and Murti river on another side make this place truly beautiful.
The sound of flowing water will be peer with you for entire time at Rocky
Island. The water of Murti river became silvered in full-moon night, so
romantic to see and feel with your loving one. There are small villages around
Rocky Island, all these villages can be roamed on foot, and smiling faces will
be on the way to welcome you. After a bit walking you’ll reach at Kataria
village, from here view of Murti river is just awesome. Severe water from the
mountain river or Murti falling on boulders.
view from homestay
murti river at rocky island
Best accommodation options at Rocky Island are homestays;
spend your holiday in a village homestay to enjoy the local culture and tradition.
Home Stay one
of the best accommodation available at Rocky Island, owner Dhruba Chhetri a
nice person with smiling face and always ready to help you. They provide nice lodging
and fooding along with local sightseeing and pick-up and drop from Malbazar,
NJP, Siliguri and Samsing.
Murti River Camp also a great accommodation option in Rock
Island at lap of nature just adjacent Murti river, provides a nice view of
river from rooftop. You can enjoy sunrise and sunset with a charming cup of tea
from verandah of river camp
For adventure lover Nomadic is a best accommodation option
at Rocky Island, they have office in Siliguri.
Nearest Rly station is New Mal Jn, take private car from
Malbazar (few K.M from New Mal) to Rocky Island through Chalsa, Meteli and
Samsing. The journey way is so nice through tea gardens on both side of road.
Kanchankanya Express is connecting New Mal Jn. to Kolkata by daily train from
Sealdah. For car booking call Sunil Thapa, a guide, car owner, driver cum travel
specialist. He has good knowledge about routes along with spot details.
railhead is New Jalpaiguri or NJP, well connected with all major cities of
India. North East express, New Delhi-Bibrugarh connecting with Delhi. From NJP
book private car to Samsing, Suntaleykhola & Rocky Island, whole can be
visited within a day trip.
Rocky Island and
Samsing attracts tourist throughout the year, entire area covered with oranges at
winter, you can have as much as you can with prior permission of your homestay
owner. River Murti gets a huge beauty at post monsoon season.