Suntalekhola Stream in Samsing-A Place Would Leave You Spellbound For Sure

Suntalekhola Stream in Samsing-A Place Would Leave You Spellbound For Sure


‘Cross the stream, listen to the sounds, and feel that the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul.’ Samsing- ‘Unique Blend of Mountains & Streams’ Samsing, a small village of Dooars, is located in the Kalimpong subdivision of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Situated at an elevation of around 3000 ft above sea level, Samsing is famous for its astonishing landscape, green tea gardens, high mountain ranges hills, and dense forests.  

Getting Suntalekhola

[caption id="attachment_212" align="alignnone" width="637"] Image Courtesy:[/caption] At a distance of 82 km from Siliguri, it takes about 3 hours to reach Samsing from Siliguri through the most picturesque landscape such as Malbazar, Chalsa, and Meteli.  

Suntalekhola- ‘Village of beautiful stream’

[caption id="attachment_214" align="alignnone" width="634"] Image Courtesy:[/caption] Suntalekhola is a small village which is nearly 5 km from Samsing. Located at an altitude of 950 m, it is one of the iconic tourist destinations in Bengal. This village gets its unique name from a small stream, which is called Suntaley Khola. In Nepali, the word ‘Suntaley’ means ‘orange’ and the word ‘Khola’ means ‘stream’. A beautiful bridge hanged over the stream which is itself an awe-inspiring view. The major attraction of this village is the green patch on the left side of the way to Suntalekhola which holds many varieties of birds and butterflies.  

A Hub of Colorful Bird Species

[caption id="attachment_215" align="alignnone" width="636"] Image Courtesy:[/caption] Suntalekhola boasts a wide range variety of numerous bird species, such as

  • Pond Heron
  • Black Eagle
  • Hill Partridge
  • Red-Vented Bulbul
  • Ashy Wood Pigeon
  • Bronzed Drongo
  • White-Throated Fantail
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Scarlet Minivet
  • Racket-Tailed Drongo
  • Rufous Sibia
  • Grey Treepie
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Green Magpie

Treks Around…

There are several trek routes which originate from Suntalekhola. The Neora Valley National Park is adjacent to this place and most treks are organized in the surrounding area of the National Park. You can start your trekking by taking a steep ride to `Tree Fern Point` and `Mo Chaki` for a great view of the Himalayas.  

Spend Your Tour with a Leisure Stay in Resort

   Whenever you are traveling to any place, the foremost thing that comes to your mind is to have a proper stay to relish your weekend moments to the fullest. Murti is being one of the most serene places to stay, it will be better to spend your night halt in Murti for the comfort & safety.  

The distance between Suntalekhola and Murti is 28kms.

There are numerous tourist resorts present in Murti with modern amenities. Among all, Resort Trimurti is the most comfortable tourist lodge in Murti, where you will get most affordable rooms with a great of view from the balcony. Their services are so good that you will never regret your choices. And, most importantly, the foods have a just mouthwatering taste.  

Popular FAQs

Q. What is the best time to visit Suntalekhola? A. The best time to explore Suntalekhola is just after the rainy season, from September to February, which is the ideal time for trekking. Q. What are the nearby attractions of Suntalekhola? A. The most charming nearby attractions of Suntalekhola are Faribasti, Rocky Island, and River Murti. Q. What are the most popular festivals in Suntalekhola? A. The Festivals celebrated here mostly are Jaure, Chutkay, Maruni, Tibetan Chaam, Maghe Sankranti, Lhosar etc.

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