Munsong also called Mungsong gets the longest view of River Teesta and also the panoramic views of the Mt. Kanchenjungha range. This peaceful village is located at an altitude of 5000 ft. and is near the Kalimpong – Sikkim border on top of a hill. Mungsong offers limited staying options. From here you can take the pleasure of some of the best views of the Eastern Himalayas. So pack your bags this weekend to unite with nature and enjoy the serene environment of Mungsong, in Rangpo.
Places to see at Munsong: Munsong, is still developing as a tourist location. From here you can go to Burmaik Mahadev Dham which is just 3 km away. You can also go for trekking in the Sillery goan at a distance of 5 km. Deolo View point and Pedong are two other spots that you can visit from Mungsong. Mungsong has one of the widest views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and excellent views of the meandering Teesta River. From Munsong the sunrise over crimson mountains looks extraordinary.
Nearby attractions of Munsong: You can go to the town of Kalimpong that is some 22 km away. Making a day trip to the town of Siliguri, which is 85 km from Munsong is also a good way to spend a day. Sightseeing destinations include Lava, Loleygaon, Kolakham, Rishyap and other nearby destinations. You can also make trips to Darjeeling and Gangtok, as they are not very far from this place. Rangpo in Sikkim is also nearby.
Things to do at Mungsong: The major thing you can do in Mungsong, is relax and take in the pleasures of nature with an excellent view of the entire Mt. Kanchenjungha range. You can go for trekking at some points, or take a stroll around the Teesta River. You can also visit the cinchona plantation for which Munson is renowned. There is abundant flora and fauna in this place that you can go for watching.
Best time to visit Munsong: Summer is the ideal time to visit Munsong. This way you can beat the Kolkata heat and relax in the cool and serene environment of Mungsong. Winters are nice for viewing the mountain ranges.
How to go ?
The nearest airport to Munsong is Siliguri’s Bagdogra, which is at a distance of 102 km, and the nearest railway stations are New Jalpaiguri Railway Junction. From New Jalpaiguri Railway Junction you can hire a car to Mungson via Kalimpong and Deolo.
Where to stay ?
There are very few accommodation options in Munsong. One of them is Wiaba Village Resort;
Wiaba Village Resort
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