Located at an altitude of 5800 feet in South Sikkim Borong is an idyllic retreat for the nature lovers. Borong can be easily accessed from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri. Some 17 km from Ravangla, Borong can also be reached from Pelling, Gangtok and Rinchengpong. With the Himalayan Mountains located at the backdrop, Borong is an excellent spot to unwind yourself amidst the peace and tranquility of nature.
Places to see at Borong: Don’t miss to catch a glimpse of some extraordinary views of Mt.Kanchenjungha and other the snowcapped peaks from here. And a spectacular sight of sunrise from the snow-covered mountains is perhaps the main reason behind a visit to this beautiful place. You can also look for glances of Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks.
Nearby attractions from Borong: Ralong Monastery is some 5km away from here. You can hire a car and visit other places like Famtam Village, Gurang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barmely Bridge. Besides, a hot fountain is located at a distance of some 3km from Borong, on the bank of Rangit River.
Things to do at Borong: Borong is idyllic for trekking to Maenam Peak. Besides, there is also a trekking route at Namchi that ends in Borong and takes some 6 days to complete. Apart from trekking, you can go for bird-watching as Borong is home to a wide variety of birds like the scarlet minivet, the black magpie and the Himalayan pheasants.
Best time to visit Borong: Borong can be enjoyed throughout the year. But if you want to see the festival taking place by the bank of Rangeet River, then you must come during the month of February.
How to go ?
The nearest railway station to Borong is New Jalpaiguri. Then from the station, you need to hire a car that will take you to Borong via Ravangla. You can also reach Jorthang or Singtam from Siliguri bus stand and then head to Borong. Borong can also be reached from Pelling, Gangtok or Rinchengpong by car.
Where to stay ?
There are two accommodations at Borong located amidst beautiful hilly trees covering from all sides. Both these accommodation options offer dining facilities.
The Wildflower Retreat: +91 9830705512 / 9609853543 / 9733154748
Club 8000 The Borong Resort: +91-96098 54231
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