Suntalekhola is a picturesque hamlet in the Kalimpong District of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 650 to 950 meters, the name of this alluring hamlet comes from a small stream named "SuntaleyKhola". Surrounded by a dense forest, the green patch on the left side of the way to Suntalekhola is quite scenic. You can see various birds and butterflies are flying in the sky. Now if you are planning to travel from Bagdogra to Suntalekhola to enjoy this scenic beauty, let see some of the attractive places in Suntalekhola first.
In Suntalekhola there are many attractive places to visit. You can walk on the Hanging Bridge in Suntalekhola and enjoy the beauty of surrounding trees while walking. Spend some time on the Hanging Bridge and enjoy the beauty of the attractive river flowing under the bridge.
Faribasti is a nearby village of Suntalekhola. It is a beautiful hamlet with just 50 families. You will get amazed by seeing that all the houses are well maintained and quite clean. And all the houses have a beautiful garden just in front of them.
Samsing is another picturesque village just 5 km away from Suntalekhola. Samsing's Neora Valley National Park is the most popular tourist destination. Blessed with rich flora and fauna, Neora Valley is quite popular for a unique animal named Red Panda. Samsing View Point is another attractive place from where you can get a fascinating view of the river Murti and its surrounding places.
Rocky Island is another attractive place located just 3 km away from Samsing. The place is quite alluring and you can see many big rocks here and there. There is a place named Tree Fern Point from where you can get a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Mountains.
Buses are not directly available from Bagdogra to Suntalekhola. You can opt for a bus from Siliguri's P.C Mittal Bus stand. Get a bus which is going to Malbazar or Samsing. After reaching Samsing, you have to hire a taxi or an auto to finally reach Suntalekhola. As you can see, the journey is not quite smooth at all. You have to change many vehicles and can't even save money on car fare.
Shared taxi is also not available from Bagdogra to Suntalekhola. However, pre-paid taxis are available and you can directly reach Suntalekhola from Bagdogra. But the problem arises when the drivers ask for high car fare and it is quite uncomfortable for someone to bargain on car fare.
Suntalekhola does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is Chalsa Railway Station at a distance of 23 km. You can get a train from Bagdogra to Chalsa. After reaching Chalsa, again you have to get a taxi to finally reach Suntalekhola. The journey, as you can see, looks quite troublesome again.
Suntalekhola does not have an airport either. The nearest airport is Bagdogra itself and this airport is nicely connected with many other airports of entire India. But after arriving at Bagdogra you have to hire a car with high fare as you don’t have other options.
To summarize it briefly, Traveling to Suntalekhola is not going to be an easy task. You have to bear a lot of hassles. The journey by bus is full of troubles as you have to change multiple vehicles. The worse situation does not change even when you opt for a train or a pre-paid taxi. And to avoid all these problems, we always suggest you try our Car Rental Service once. Here at Himalayan Wheels, we compromise on price but not on customer's comfort. We always offer the best so that you can enjoy your journey as much as you enjoy your destination.