Mongpong is the first step to Dooars and located on the banks of River Teesta. It is quite popular as a great tourist destination that offers marvellous views of the Mahananda Sanctuary and Teesta basin. This small place, Mongpong has very few shops, a forest check post and some huts, but it is not far behind when it comes to display of natural beauty. There is a Sal forest hiding the TeestaRiver and making the place idyllic for relaxed outing. It is about 29 kilometers from Siliguri, Mongpong and provides a perfectly tranquil atmosphere longed by any urbanite.
Places to see at Mongpong: The Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary is a must see when you are in Mongpong. The sanctuary houses wide variety of bird life like the Pintail duck, Bar-headed goose, Poachard, Brahminy duck, Mallard and others. Plus, the Teesta valley offers some breathtaking views of nature that you had somehow missed in the chaos and confusion of the city. The historical CoronationBridge at Sevoke is also a great piece of attraction.
Nearby attractions from Mongpong: The city of Siliguri is just 29 kilometers from Mongpong and the forests of Dooars are also nearby. So, you can definitely make a trip to these two places.
Things to do at Mongpong: Enjoying the breathtaking views of the region and its natural beauties is perhaps the best thing that you can do.
Best time to visit Mongpong: You can visit Monpong during anytime of the year.
How to go ?
Mongpong is some 29 kilometers from Siliguri. It is better if you reach New Jalpaiguri railway station and from there, you can easily hire a car. Cars can also be hired from Siliguri. All the buses heading towards Dooars go via Monpong.
Where to stay ?
You can stay at forest department cottages and bunglows offered by the Government. They also offer one dining hall and dining facilities as well. For booking details you may contact:
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited
6A, Raja Subodh Mullick Square, 7th – Floor, Kolkata-700013
Ph No. : 033-2237-0060, 2237-0061, 2225-8549.
Official website: www.wbfdc.com
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